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Old 06-09-2021, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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freebeard's BEETLE CFD

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/57561701466034932/https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo.../152847/page1/
Here's still image, indicating flow separation

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Old 06-09-2021, 06:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I think mine has a better stance.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:17 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The one in the video looks like a Standard Beetle. Freebeard's looks like a Super Beetle. A very nice looking Super Beetle by the way.

In spite of it's flaws, the Beetle (and Super Beetle) is a nice looking car to me. It has character, charm, beauty. I'm often tempted to buy another one and do it all over again. My Super Beetle's engine was the one engine I've ever fully rebuilt. I sure do miss it.
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Without popping the frunk to verify, there are possible ways to identify a super. Stance is one, stock supers tend to be slightly nose high, vent bananas since they came out the same time and a grille below the bumper. 73+ year models have the curved window and bump speedo.
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I think mine has a better stance.
Is this really yours? It's really good looking, and I thought you had a collection of more hard-working Beetles. If it is yours, I agree the stance works. Love the wheels too.
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Is this really yours? It's really good looking, and I thought you had a collection of more hard-working Beetles. If it is yours, I agree the stance works. Love the wheels too.
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It's parked outside right now. The Metro XFi is down because when they worked on it (replace broken wheel stud), the ignition switch failed while it was on the lift. Better while it was in the mechanic's hands than when I was miles from home. So I need to pick up the ignition switch and take it to a locksmith because they don't want to.

That picture is when I got it, before the white plasitdip on the wheels. It's been wrecked twice since. Both times it swapped ends on a freeway on-ramp. Once was black ice, the other was a first spring rain.

So now the Lemmerz wheels are powder coated and on the car. I have two replacement fenders (LF & RR) to strip and paint before they go on the car.



And of course I can't not see that the front fenders were painted Kansas Beige while the rest of the car is Shantung Gold. I think when they looked at the chart of 1971 colors they went down the list alphabetically. If I ever top-coat the car it will probably be Rustoleum done at home, then cut and buffed. Youtube has been pushing that idea at me lately.

It's the same as a standard Beetle from the A-pillar back (dash and steering wheel) so I think the CFD analysis is relevant.
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I would say it has the same profile from behind the front bumper or leading edge of the wheels. My frunk was oddly shaped, probably after a front end wreck.

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