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Old 05-22-2019, 07:42 PM   #651 (permalink)
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Old 05-22-2019, 08:27 PM   #652 (permalink)
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Summer show season is coming up, are you going to get out much?





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I don't know much about anything at this moment in time.
I did nearly buy a beetle a couple months back.
But I choked and didn't buy it...
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You'll feel better if you're an informed buyer. So you need research. I don't know what river you're boxed up next to,...
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https://duckduckgo.com/?q=vw+brazil+2019+events+shows

It looks like we missed the Filthy Buggers Beer Run in Hope, NJ, last month.

Look at the workmanship on this. It was for sale for IIRC $2500.



They had trailer-loads of $500 Baja Bugs.
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Old 05-23-2019, 06:51 PM   #655 (permalink)
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The problem with baja bugs is converting it back enough to be able to put the sedan delivery body kit on it. They sell the outer body metal, but not the inner engine metal panels. (as far as I've seen) So it would take a bit more fabrication to make the sedan delivery beetle that I would like to own for that cheap of a donor car. Plus I really don't want a stock beetle drive train. So getting what I want equals even more wallet opening... To do the project I would need to find the right parts beetle to hack on, but without the complete drive train that would otherwise raise the vehicle cost. The car I nearly bought was a $1500 baja with a bus transmission in it, and no engine. They said the bus trans was in there for the lower gearing for offroading. I assume this used to be a popular swap back in the day ??? Either way, it was nearly the perfect donor for my intended project. But I choked on buying it...

The other problem is that ebay has ruined the pricing of these cars in MO. Everyone sees the $20k ebay listings and think their beetles will bring $5-10k. Its criminal !!! Honestly I thought the $1500 was a bit high for what I was getting.

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The car I nearly bought was a $1500 baja with a bus transmission in it, and no engine. They said the bus trans was in there for the lower gearing for offroading. I assume this used to be a popular swap back in the day ???
When you put 32" tires on the back the stock gearing gets really anemic. If the rest of the trans is good, swapping everything from the sideplates out will revert to Beetle suspension.



This is IMHO the best way, graft a Type III aft onto the Beetle body. The Type III inner fenders become the base for the woody paneling and the hatch covers a Type III engine (use a side-draft carb). A clip for a wrecking yard would prolly cost less than the new fiberglass, and it would be all metal instead of Frankensteined together.


http://www.dailyturismo.com/2012/09/...les-woody.html

Now the time to buy into a bus.

That one appears to have Mercedes wheels. The fiberglass tops are top-heavy, but you could slant-chop it to teardrop the whole thing.

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The stock ty III dual pdsit carbs come on a shorty intake. It all clears the engine hatch with the aircleaners on. No need for webber/ stromberg side drafts.
I do like the woodie concept.

Iirc, the rage was to take off the reduction boxes in bussies to get faster than 55 mph when you put in a dual port engine. That was only for pre '68 swing axles. After 68 the dual ports didn't have reduction but did have IRS.
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I think I'll stick with Chevy's since they cheaper and easier to build what you want.

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A bobber truck? I saw one like this in Eastern Oregon in the 1970s with a tinted plastic insert in the top. Don't remember if it was blue or orange but it lit up the interior when you met it on the highway.
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I was looking for this at Permalink #656, but didn't find it. That's how much gets cut away.

That's a barn door panel van in the background.

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