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Old 06-11-2017, 01:50 AM   #251 (permalink)
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One thing that hasn't been talked about is how the stock rear beetle fenders scoop air, that causes rear lift at relatively slow speeds for race cars. I bring this up as you can see that those salt flat racers didn't drill their fenders. Where as I've seen dozens of race cars that had drilled them. (there's a nice write up on theSamba) Samba didn't define whether skirts helped this problem or not. I wonder if drilling them would help for our MPG goals?


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Old 06-11-2017, 04:23 AM   #252 (permalink)
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Early Beetles look good in gloss black.

The Beetle in my avatar pic had rear fenders cut at 24" of clearance, the legal limit.



I took one picture of the backend; but if I ever found it I don't have a scanner at present. The bumblebee deck lid was cut at about 21" on a curve. The fender edge was rolled.

Edit: Had I posted a picture of my Notchback yet?



1776, dual Webers and a five-speed. That set of wheels on the sunroof '56 are the ones I traded for the Dasher diesel.

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Depending on your cell phone, sometimes you can focus a good shot of a picture in order to get a digital copy of it. Mine has a 13 meg camera, so I can resize it afterwards to make it the right size and clarity for posting on forums since they require relatively small images to get your point across.


Yeah you already shared that Notchback photo. But they are cool cars, so you really can't do wrong by sharing them a couple times!


Boat load of Beetle? Check!

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If there was a Serial Killer beetle, this one would be it !!! -lol

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Wouldn't that be Horace the Hate Bug?


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This is built on a convertible body based on the windshield's square top corners.
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...Edit: Had I posted a picture of my Notchback yet?
... 1776, dual Webers and a five-speed....
You still have that notchback, Freebeard? Love the look and stance.
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It's gone since the late 90's. I had $8K in it and it still needed everything, when someone chose me to buy their Squareback for $300, running. I knew if I ever had a Squareback it would be hard to go back. I did buy and hold another one for a few years, but then times got hard.

I drove it to the Portland meet one year with the fresh hot rod primer over red oxide two-tone, and the next year Hot VWs showed Notchs in Southern California that used the same line, but with white over light blue (two or three of them). That makes the top look fat instead of chopped.

I do still have the 5-speed.
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Do you see the resemblance? (-lol)





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Here's a nice '59 with SEMAPHORE TURN SIGNALS. (I had to search what they were after seeing them!) What a nice car!



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My '58 Canadian Beetle has semaphore pockets. The 'flippers' are expensive. I'm more likely to use a vertical row of pushbuttons for a security system and/or an LED courtesy light.

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