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i picked this up last august, ya know just something to screw around since i had sold the corvette, here are the specs on it


1973 VW type 3 fastback
1700CC stroker engine w/dual 40MM weber carbs
freeway flyer transaxle
all original paint, and interior
119K original miles on body
front, and rear sway bars
2/2" drop on it
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first mods on it
clear corner turn signals,a nd headlight visors,a nd restored the OG license plates
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havn't really done too much work to it over the winter area, i plan on when the weather gets better is to detail the interior, and find a new carpet kit for it, i just got new wheels for it today, they came off an early 70's porsche 914




future mods include cermacoated exhaust system, doing a new paint on it, and maybe bagging in the future]


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I love the way that car looks.

Something about it scream "Mr.Bean"
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Makes me want another bug.
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as for the motor, i plan on building it up to an 1835, or a 1915
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We squeezed a 2.2 in one of those... fun little toy....
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i could do that, but trying to keep the air cooled fairly reliable, and the bigger you go, the more hotter it will run, and less reliable
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test fitting the new wheels

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I love the look of it. :D
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looks great. porsche rims always look good on a dub.
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Looks slow.......
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Looks slow.......
you want some, come get some if i have to i will even bring out the DOHC 2.3L
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you want some, come get some if i have to i will even bring out the DOHC 2.3L
I ain't skurred lol
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then you have no idea what is hiding in that motor back there, looks can be deciving
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then you have no idea what is hiding in that motor back there, looks can be deciving
Trust me I know. I owned a bug for a while and did my research
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ohh, but this is no bug, and it doesn;t have a typical VW motor in it, it has the heart of a porsche, and in the coming months, its getting more go fast goodies that cannot be discussed at this time, it is G14 classified
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made a little headway on the wheels today, i got the tires today, 4 almost brand new tires for $100, and i started wetsanding on the wheels, and gonna get them ready for paint, i plan to have them on the car before june 4th for a huge VW GTG, it seems like a long ways out, but with my schedule, and only getting to work on them on the weekend, i don't have much time at all

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and for thoes wonding about the bug, here she is
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alot of custom touches on it, its a 1965 conv. fully restored, and custom built in colorado, buily up 1776CC, the thing is fast
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thats a cool looking bug
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also forgot to mention that i installed, and hooked up my autometer tach today, its nice to know what that motor is doing now
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Nice man what color are the wheels going to be?
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i'm thinking of going with DSG
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great choice!
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well this weekend was time to get some stuff done, the exhaust, and wheels, adn tires are done

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wheel process
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duplicolor graphite color FTW!!!!1
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I totally saw one of these exact cars here in San Diego the other day. I was like hey thats the car that guy on RF has! lol
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i have ordered a very big pivital part of what i am going for, ordered it last week, cost me a pretty damn penny, and gonna take about 6 weeks to get to me

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found this little gem on ebay last weekend, luckily it was local, i made a deal with the guy, and got it for $20, from what i understand it is from the mid 50's, and i believe it, no false patina, no modern hi-tech insert, it is the real deal, and from what i have seen, worth a small fortune if restored

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wheel combo has once again changed, as much as i loved the original porsche wheels, trying to find center caps has been very impossible, i found these yesterday for the same price as i had found the OG's for

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they came with the original center caps, but a couple of them have broken tabs, and various scratches, probally very soon i will put in an order for a set of these little gems

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