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Old 11-11-2009
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Icon6 my new playtoy

picked this up on monday evening and then yesterday i started making some changes to it. just give yall some specs of the way it was when i first got it.

1974 VW Beetle
ragtop sunroof
one-piece windows
pop-out rear quarter windows
Sewfine door panels
custom seats
front kick panels with 6.5" speakers (roadmaster for right now)
cd player in dash (p.o.s duraband)
tach, oil psi, and amp gauge on side of speedo
yellow Grant GT steering wheel with billet adapter
shaved front hood handle
T-bar bumpers front and rear
shaved license plate area on rear decklid
sport gt exhaust
1600cc single port engine
lowered with adjustment nut on front beam and air shocks in rear
Porsche wheels (165R15 in front, 195-65R15 in rear)
early 60's fenders with matching taillights
shaved front turn signals
roller throttle pedal
carpet trunk liner with wiring cover
new pistons, jugs, heads, valves, etc....replaced 400 miles ago
Hurst trigger shifter

here are some pics of when it got home (steering wheel was already changed)
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Size:  110.8 KB i said Tuesday i started changing some things up here is a list of what i have done since we got it:

change exhaust for J-pipes (eliminates heater channels) and merge header with glasspack
install metal gauge panels on sides of speedometer and use VDO tach, Autometer volt and fuel gauge
change radio for Alpine headunit
change yellow grant wheel for black grant wheel
change spark plugs, wires, cap, and rotor for Bosch pieces
oil change using Castrol 20W-50
adjust suspension

and now pics of how it sits today:
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future plans are to install a roof rack, changes out the motor for a hopped up dual port 1641cc, tint the windows, replace front speakers and add rear speaker shelf with 6x9's and a amp and sub under the speaker shelf, touch up some paint here and there......and much more.

Enjoy.....i am already
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looks good, makes me wish i still had my Super Beetle.....

l8r, John
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Old 11-11-2009
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Looks like a fun car dude! Nice!
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Nice man!
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Old 11-11-2009
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Nice! I like the antenna topper.
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Old 11-11-2009
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lets baja that biatch
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Old 11-12-2009
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no baja on this one....i have another one out at my parents house that i was gonna do that to but we are gonna sell that one.
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Old 11-12-2009
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damn.... very jealous, wasnt the original transformer, bumblebee, a bug?? lol. sweet ride.
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drop it!!!! it's a good base, you keeping the rims or getting new ones? what is you take on those door cards? what is that thing at the top of the windshield with all the louvres?
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Ditch the "wide view" mirror, change the wheels, slam it and put a 1776 out back with cadrons. Then it'll be fun. Looks like a decent start, but whoever built it didn't build it right. I mean, why the heck would you put a single port motor in something that came with a dual port? And you can't run early rear fenders with late front fenders.

Anyway, have fun driving it and making it your own and right!
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Old 11-14-2009
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awesome! there's a guy in town with a fairly large turbo on a blue one like that... fricken hauls!
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