My Project beetle - wish me luck !

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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by JonnoDub » Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:32 pm

Finished the bootlid off today
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Still need another coat on the bonnet
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I swapped out the engine from my kombi which looks like a single port 1500 which was way underpowered for the bus, I think it will better suit the beetleImage
Now theres enough space to put back the piece I hacked out for the type 4 engineImage

"A journey of 5000 miles starts with a single step"


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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by JonnoDub » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:39 am

Its been a while since Ive posted anything . The beetles going ok, looks like I may need to overhaul the engine sometime, put some extra bits and so on it.
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The wheels have changed (again) and some EMPI bits have been added.....More pics to follow.
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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by Tony Z » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:03 am

looks interesting. Was going to comment about the rims needing a little paint, but then I saw your EMPI post - now we really need more pics!!

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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by retrovan » Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:15 am

Looking good, will be good to see the Beetle with new wheels.

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Post by JonnoDub » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:38 am

Some more pics


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Post by JonnoDub » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:35 pm

Since my last post Ive been having problems with the front suspension, So it was time to redo all the joints and went for a front disc brake conversion and lowered the front with adjusters. Due to the new disc brakes been 4 x 100 pcd, it was time to change up the wheels and got 2 adapters for the rear. I decided I want to keep the wheels OEM and went with a set of 1981 Jetta 13 inch rims. Brakes have now been bled and its time to set the wheel alignment. This is going to have to be a DIY job as the places around here dont want to touch my beetle because its lowered and does not have the period correct rims.
Heres a pic of her with her new shoes.
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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by Tony Z » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:46 pm

she is looking good.

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Post by JonnoDub » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:49 am

Thanx Tony Z , still need to do something about that engine , are you back yet?
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Post by Tony Z » Sat Apr 07, 2018 3:40 pm

yes, arrived a few days ago

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Post by JonnoDub » Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:02 pm

I just found some before and after pics of the rims
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repainted with 2K rim silver
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Whitewall and rubber installed
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Anyone know where I can get hold of the trim rings?
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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by Blitzkrieg » Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:18 am

small world, I bought those red steelies and caps from you two weeks back.

Do you need the 13 inch trim rings?
If it's too low, you're too old :twisted:

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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by JonnoDub » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:48 am

Howzit man, small world really....... , yes 13 inch trims , but im looking for the period correct 1 for the rims
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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by JonnoDub » Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:54 am

So for Ages I have been looking for an original 1600S badge for the the deck. I have literally been looking Solid for the last 2 years. I finally found one a few weeks ago by a guy that had 2 of them.
He let me buy the ugliest 1 lol

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The swambo decided to give it some tlc






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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by retrovan » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:59 am

JonnoDub wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:48 am
..... , yes 13 inch ... rims
Will look good, but you do know you will effect your top speed, and if you push it on the open road, you will over rev the aircooled motor and kill it.

On the other hand, you will have a killer pull-away.....

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Re: My Project beetle - wish me luck !

Post by JonnoDub » Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:49 pm

retrovan wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:59 am
JonnoDub wrote:
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:48 am
..... , yes 13 inch ... rims
Will look good, but you do know you will effect your top speed, and if you push it on the open road, you will over rev the aircooled motor and kill it.

On the other hand, you will have a killer pull-away.....

Herman
Hi again , yes I will not be pushing the car hard as I realised the 13 inch revs can be high. I normally go max 80-90 km/h anyways will try to keep the speed low n slow
Keep on rolling baby , you know what time it is !

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