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 Anybody into old VW Bugs?

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PostSubject: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:24 pm

I always liked them. And now I'm thinking one may be fun to have...

I love them all chromey and dressed with the roof racks and light shrouds...











(ignore the camberfail in this pic)

And then I like them all ratted out and rat rodded...












So school me in old beetles. What to look for? What to avoid? How to make them have heat? How to make em quick?

What kind of gas mileage do they get? What's the difference between a beetle and a super beetle?

Just thinking out loud here... Wink (gets a little dicey here.... Wink)











(wait... do you see what I see???)









flower Flame suit on. gay

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:28 pm

Porsche motor
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:29 pm

Ok Justin Laughing

If you do it....Rat bug
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:34 pm

1st pictured Rat Rod...or Finalit

Otherwise....major miss-fit (proper spelling)

But you cant run open wheels can you?

Guess its Finalit or nothing.

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:37 pm

I'm actually not really a fan of the open wheels on those, unless you go full out hot rod, which I don't plan to do.

But a nice satin two tone green with the luggage racks, red wheels with moons, wide whites, lowered a few inches with a stinger pipe would be pretty badass.... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:51 pm

Buddy of mine had an all original paint 67? I think it was. Baby blue, faded, just real OG. Roof racks, lowered, staggered 15s, and a mini "gangsta visor" like the 18wheelers have. When he went to the VW shows it was like friggin Paparrazi was everywhere, people would run over to take pics lol. car was so badass. I always liked them. He hydroplaned his and is rebuilding..
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:12 pm

Bored with the Monte already?

According to superbeetles.com, stock fuel economy was 25 mpg carbureted (pre-1975), 33 mpg fuel injected.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:42 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:28 pm

YES




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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:39 pm

More yes... lol.
















(how can you NOT like that pic???)











I'm actually enjoying surfing the net for these pics... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 4:56 pm

Lol Bill. Those are some sexy ladies.

Still not a fan of the dubs tho.

They are cool and everything. Great aftermarket support and following.

Just not my thing.

I have enough friends with dubs to supplement my void of one.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sat Oct 27, 2012 5:22 pm

Wow. This one is sweet! Smile


And check out the pink Smile lol






Car stuck girls? Really? Ok. Smile










Wow.





















Not a fan of the convertibles... But, damn.














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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:01 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
More yes... lol..........
I'm actually enjoying surfing the net for these pics... Wink

Now you have to ask yourself....

Is it really about the car anymore? Shocked Wink


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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:39 am

sdstick wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
More yes... lol..........
I'm actually enjoying surfing the net for these pics... Wink

Now you have to ask yourself....

Is it really about the car anymore? Shocked Wink


Well, yes. At least partially. Wink I didn't post pics that had bugs I didn't like in them... Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:41 am

You got some weird ass taste I cars dude. Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:36 am

No Moa wrote:
You got some weird ass taste I cars dude. Smile

Good taste in women though
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:38 am

I am subscribing to VWtrends magazine again. cheers

I had a baja bug when I was in California. But it was nothing like these. Keep them coming.. Arrow

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:43 am

I was gonna say..if you had tried to sell the miata on us with a bunch of chick pics like this it might have gone a little smoother What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:48 am

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I was gonna say..if you had tried to sell the miata on us with a bunch of chick pics like this it might have gone a little smoother What a Face
Miatas are so gay, chicks won't even pose next to them. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:32 am

IMPALADAKID wrote:
8bud wrote:
I was gonna say..if you had tried to sell the miata on us with a bunch of chick pics like this it might have gone a little smoother What a Face
Miatas are so gay, chicks won't even pose next to them. Razz

ROFLMAO!!!!! Razz


























(I like that one a lot!)


Shocked




I love you






So THAT's what the rack is for!!!!











This is getting harder to do without reapeats!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:51 am

A couple more? Or am I done??? Wink
























lol!


























Enough said...


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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:01 am

I need a cigarette. I love you

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 10:36 am

toomanytoyz wrote:
......... getting harder.......!!!!

No shyt tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:47 am

sdstick wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
......... getting harder.......!!!!

No shyt tongue

LMAO! Laughing

Crovo, this thread has nothing to do with it's original post. It's become the new babe thread.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:56 am

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Crovo, this thread has nothing to do with it's original post. It's become the new babe thread.
Be quiet Matt!!!!!!! Wink

So Crovo... You were saying? Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Way to go, I was hoping someone would pick up on that... Wink

And here's some fail to introduce into this thread... Guess what the most common, most sensicle engine swap is???? Wait for it... Subaru. LOL!

I can see that plate now... FAILBUG

cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:05 pm

So, do you want to actually know about beetles or just post up pics? I'm fine with either, but I don't want to take the time to school you if it's just an evening fad Wink

I am a super fan, to say the least.

Scope out Volksrods.com to some true inspiration.




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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:12 pm

Nice. My Baja bug was this color
http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3234510671.html

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:32 pm

Pooge wrote:
So, do you want to actually know about beetles or just post up pics? I'm fine with either, but I don't want to take the time to school you if it's just an evening fad Wink

I am a super fan, to say the least.

Scope out Volksrods.com to some true inspiration.




Hey Doug, I would love to hear what you have to say. I think I will get one in the spring. And it seems the die hard bug guys hate the fatchicks, but I think I'd want a super, too. Wink And I think I'd want to swap in a scoobie 2.2. Super reliable without the turbo and I think that 130hp would be plenty in a car designed with 50... Wink

I was scoping Volksrods. Until the site bumped me out. Started calling me a creepy peeker, then locked me out until I registered.

IMPALADAKID wrote:
Nice. My Baja bug was this color
http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3234510671.html

Funny. I emailed him today. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:15 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Pooge wrote:
So, do you want to actually know about beetles or just post up pics? I'm fine with either, but I don't want to take the time to school you if it's just an evening fad Wink

I am a super fan, to say the least.

Scope out Volksrods.com to some true inspiration.




Hey Doug, I would love to hear what you have to say. I think I will get one in the spring. And it seems the die hard bug guys hate the fatchicks, but I think I'd want a super, too. Wink And I think I'd want to swap in a scoobie 2.2. Super reliable without the turbo and I think that 130hp would be plenty in a car designed with 50... Wink

I was scoping Volksrods. Until the site bumped me out. Started calling me a creepy peeker, then locked me out until I registered.

LOL

toomanytoyz wrote:
IMPALADAKID wrote:
Nice. My Baja bug was this color
http://nh.craigslist.org/cto/3234510671.html

Funny. I emailed him today. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:19 pm

Ok, I had a 69, bone stock, nearly mint, as my first car, great memories.

Super beetle has rounded windshield, big turn signals, and macpherson struts, more modern, handle better. However, purists will call you crazy, a real bug has a flat windshield.

What else do you need to know? I was always a huge fan of the volksrods and cal look cars. Never a fan of the chrome... Perhaps why I own an Impala...

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:21 pm

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For Sale 1995 RMW.... Rolling Eyes

I don't think so, Tim.

/Al Borland

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:23 pm

Pooge wrote:
Ok, I had a 69, bone stock, nearly mint, as my first car, great memories.

Super beetle has rounded windshield, big turn signals, and macpherson struts, more modern, handle better. However, purists will call you crazy, a real bug has a flat windshield.

What else do you need to know? I was always a huge fan of the volksrods and cal look cars. Never a fan of the chrome... Perhaps why I own an Impala...

Doug

What do I need to know to own one? What do I look for? What do I avoid? Does the heat really travel up the rocker panels? Uninsulated? Propelled only by hope?

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:37 pm

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For Sale 1995 RMW.... Rolling Eyes
*D*I*B*S*
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:38 pm

mp775 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
For Sale 1995 RMW.... Rolling Eyes
*D*I*B*S*

$6500 and it's yours... Wink

j/k!

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 3:47 pm

Further proof that GTA wheels DO look good on EVERYTHING!!!!! Razz




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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:20 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
mp775 wrote:
1984twodoor wrote:
For Sale 1995 RMW.... Rolling Eyes
*D*I*B*S*

$6500 and it's yours... Wink

j/k!

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:42 am

They have to post a million chicks with the cars. The cars are so ugly no one would just take a picture of just the car for christ sake.

But for reference, neighbor had like 15 of the them, one did a massive wheely. And we pushed one down the road with a plow to get it home one night in the snow. VW engines don't like plow cutting edges pounding on them, or when they catch fire, pretty colors though.
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:07 am

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What do I need to know to own one? What do I look for? What do I avoid? Does the heat really travel up the rocker panels? Uninsulated? Propelled only by hope?

well, you don't need to know much to own them, anyone who can turn a wrench and work on any other vehicle will find these to be a breeze, I completely tore one down in a weekend when I was 12.

They are way underpowered in stock form, Subi motors are the normal budget swap.

Obviously with the age there is lots of rusty ones, but there are a few gems. I don't recall all the rust areas, but heater channels are a big one.

Yes, heat is incredibly primitive and not well thought out, but I never drove mine in the winter, so I never used it. I will not bother figuring it out if/when I get another, because i will never use it.

Like anything else, avoid one anyone has worked on or customized, and buy it from an old person. The issue with these cars is that a safety pin, paperclip, or other MacGuyver-ism could get it running again and often the real issue was never solved. I have seen these cars barely functioning and held together with duct tape.

Parts are CHEAP and plentiful, you can often get a parts car for less than the price of a part you need

The level of customize-ability in these cars is truly unparalleled. I have seen V8s in them, I have seen some sick chop tops, baja style, slammed, and I have seen them all chromed out and mint condition, there really is no end to the possibilities, and all are well received.

I LOVE them with open wheels up front and a chopped top. I could go on for hours about what I would want to do to my next one... De-chromed, open wheels up front with spindle mounted fenders like a Plymouth Prowler, moon roof, mid-engine V8 with Porshe Transaxle?... etc, etc



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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:39 am

My brothers used to share driving duties of a 67 bug stock car. They raced it from 76-82 at Seekonk speedway. The first one was white #53, and the second one was orange and black #2. They called it the "Iron Mistress" and "Iron Mistress 2".

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 9:58 am

What's a fair price for a "starter" bug? Is that one that Billy linked a good buy at like $2500? Just curious. He says it's plenty peppy and will do 90 on the highway...

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:23 pm

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I think that 130hp would be plenty in a car designed with 50... Wink

...........right
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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:33 pm

8bud wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
I think that 130hp would be plenty in a car designed with 50... Wink

...........right

Wait. Wait... I didn't finish that sentance... It ends with "to start with." Wink

Somebody tell me this is a better idea than an 04-07 S4 Avant.... Please. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:53 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
8bud wrote:
toomanytoyz wrote:
I think that 130hp would be plenty in a car designed with 50... Wink

...........right

Wait. Wait... I didn't finish that sentance... It ends with "to start with." Wink

Somebody tell me this is a better idea than an 04-07 S4 Avant.... Please. Razz
Way better. Audis suck. And the drivers are punks who all deserve a smack for their arrogance.

Besides, how the hell do you go from Caddy utopia to some punk "Hey I got a job at went a senter, and wive in my parents basesment, but I am way Kooler dan u cuz I got a S-fo" car. Rolling Eyes

The beetle says you have class. It says I don't need no stinkin heat. Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Anybody into old VW Bugs?   Tue Oct 30, 2012 4:23 am

I love them
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4758424-RS-K%E4fer-Type-1s...-BEETLES-people-BEETLES&highlight=beetle





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