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phragle
12-13-2009, 05:10 PM
here is just a sampling of the things you can do with a VW Beetle...

From This...

http://www.design-cars.com/images/stories/CarDesign/1955_vw_beetle_500.jpg

To this...


http://www.seriouswheels.com/pics-1960-1969/1966-Volkswagen-Bug-maroon-custom-ma.jpg

To this....

http://i149.photobucket.com/albums/s60/nickormerod/IMG_1296.jpg

to this

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/172/444128649_adaf592aea.jpg

to this..

http://www.ugo.com/games/baja-1000-guide/images/meyers-manx.jpg

to this...

http://cache.jalopnik.com/assets/resources/2007/02/vw_hummer.jpg

All started as VW Beetles

jeff1000man
12-13-2009, 05:13 PM
:driving:

Scarab KV
12-13-2009, 05:52 PM
Vroom zoom

phragle
12-13-2009, 06:03 PM
Big bore/stroke kits to turn the sedate little 40 hp 1600cc motor into a 2275cc roller motor with turbos or blower,,5 speed conversion kits, suspension parts to lower it of give it 15" + of wheel travel, you name it it's avail. aftermarket...

MarylandMark
12-13-2009, 06:05 PM
Damn hippies...

phragle
12-13-2009, 06:10 PM
Im not a long hair... Im a no hair....

MikeyFIN
12-13-2009, 06:50 PM
And old friend of mine has a 2.2 something Turbo beetle low 11s a Beach Buggy a friends kid bro had did a mid 10...beat his bros 340 Cuda with NOS royally ;)

The last and the dark red cab looked good.

My oldest daughter which I named Carol Shelby likes VWs and I was working at a local Volkswagen and Audi Racing for a while but they did Golfs and Polos. while not Audis.
Dunno much about Beetles.. run in a 1835cc engine that was in a stock Bug my Father in law had thats mostly all plus years ago a 1303S I took for a spin.
Im more into cars that has working heaters so you do not need to do the Hitler Salute while feeling for warm air coming thru the wents constantly...

MikeyFIN
12-13-2009, 06:55 PM
Some Finns and their VWs...dont know them ;)

http://luftsick.blogspot.com/2007_02_01_archive.html

MikeyFIN
12-13-2009, 07:06 PM
These are the only VWs I warm up to and this era also...
One of the Biggest names within the mark is a good friend and idol to me.

http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/JohnBrooks/Porsche%20911%20Carrera%20RSR%20Turbo/73TargaFlorio_sut_0009.jpg

Woody
12-13-2009, 07:24 PM
the old Vdubs are great. I cut my teeth building buggies in the parents back yard. Mom didn't like motorcylces so I built 4-wheelers.:driving:

cosmic12
12-13-2009, 10:05 PM
I did a complete body and interior restoration on this last winter for a buddie.
1965, we are now building a duel port motor for it with alot of extra extra go power.
did it all stock on the outside and in so it should be a real sleeper.:driving:

MikeyFIN
12-14-2009, 06:53 AM
In Stockholm there was in the 70s a Street Racer who went by the nickname Professorn as he had a VW with a Corvair engine ,he beat some serious heavy hitters on the Street but not the best of them who in the early 90s (1993) at the Bradenton Power (magazine from Sweden) Finals won the "World titles" in Street Racing, thatshow serious Street Racers from overhere take our stuff. And yes I also have a background in that and a soft spot for it...

Heres a pic of Professorn who has a tech column in a Swedish hot rod mag called Wheels
http://www.wheelsmagazine.se/multimedia/archive/00158/prof_158131a.jpg

And heres some pics and links from Stockholm Open ...an illegal Street Race thats been going on every year since the mid 70s...http://www.streetcarforums.com/showthread.php?t=99086
http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=46832


Yes Bugs do fare well on the Street because of the light weight, short wheelbase and engine in the back.

phragle
12-14-2009, 10:27 AM
I did a complete body and interior restoration on this last winter for a buddie.
1965, we are now building a duel port motor for it with alot of extra extra go power.
did it all stock on the outside and in so it should be a real sleeper.:driving:


an 1835 of 1915 with some decent heads and CBP's fuel injection will wake it right up.