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Old 06-23-2011, 05:14 PM
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hey man your inbox is full i couldnt send a msg. either way ill post here and delete it in a few.


I would guess that the '94 s-10 chassis is narrower than the '99 chassis or the '95 blazer or Do you know if the '73 super is wider than the '63 regular bug? i appreciate you letting me pick your brain on this topic.

p.s. im just so concerned about the front because im going pro street rear with ladder bars and coil overs with a 9" for with 12 inch tires which ill build easy.
I saw that. I deleted some messages, but I can answer your questions here too. I believe they are all the same width up front. Also, I believe all S10 frames are the same with the exception of 7.5, 7.625, or 8.5 rear diffs. It's just the body that changed.

Here's one of the V8 bug guys that used a S10 chassis on two of his V8 bug builds. One is a split window 53? bug and the other is a 60's model. As you can see both of their bodies fit just fine. You might, however, have to cut the heater channels to get the body to fit around the chassis depending on how low or high you want the body to sit on the frame and where you want your ride height.














Come to think of it, I believe CMD had to widen the front clip on the green one an inch or two, but that's because he used the larger tires up front. If you use some 165/15 tires up front you should be okay. You'll just have to mock it up and see.

I hope this helps.

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Old 09-18-2011, 06:01 PM
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Paul Newman Bug

Here is an interesting article on the V8 VW Paul Newman commissioned
http://home.earthlink.net/~roygmisc1...ewmanbug1.html
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Old 09-18-2011, 07:49 PM
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Saw an oddity on the way to church this evening. It looked like a hot rod coming at me. No front fenders etc. When it went by it turned out to be a bug body on a hot rod. May have been fresh out of the shop because it was multi-colored. Nothing at all like the fine machine that you produced, but nontheless, interesting. I may see it around somewhere and get some pictures. If so I will post.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:40 AM
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Very cool. I saw the Newman car before. Very nice.

Awesome, Adantesser! Sounds like what we call a volks rod. Basically a bug without fenders with the top chopped. I would love to do a V8 bug in a similar fashion. Very minimal.

Well, I finally took the bug to a car show, now that it's getting cooler. Lots of people were very curious about it and had lots of questions. I think my car was the only car people got on the ground to look under.



My daughter and I with the people's choice award I won.




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V8 Beetle

Here is my Bug....
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Old 12-02-2011, 08:44 AM
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Wow! Very nice! I love the simplicity of the frame design. What front clip did you use?

I see you're in Katy. I'd love to see your bug one of these days or maybe we both could attend a vw or classic car show with our v8 bugs.
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Front suspension

Thanks! Front suspension is from a 1972 Opel GT. I'll include a picture.... The finished car is from a number of years ago (my Gen. 1 VW) . I the pictures of frame is from a second VW (Gen 2), I'm currently building....You are welcome to see it anytime....Are you in the Houston area? I got transferred here from Oklahoma about a year ago....

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1967 V8 Beetle

Thought you might like some more current pics.....Yes, the car has wheelie bars, but will be street legal.
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Old 12-02-2011, 03:04 PM
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Very nice! I am in the Cypress area, actually. 290 and Barker Cypress. I'll have to come check it out one of these days.

What is the engine and tranny combo?
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I like your car...!

I've been seeing your car on various sites for some time....How long has it been driveable?
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Engine and Trans

327 Chevy Turbo 400, not a really nasty build.... It will do for now...
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It's been drivable for about 1 1/2 now. I really haven't taken it far though. I still need an alignment and to install a brake switch into the brake system.

I agree, 327 will be plenty. I initially started mine out with a 283, but traded for a 350 that eventually became a 383. It's a little too wild. I kinda wish I would've built it to be more cruise friendly, although it does have a nice rumble and PLENTY of power, maybe too much. My tastes have changed over the past three to four years since having started this project. Hind 20/20.
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Engine / Trans

Yeah, I'm not so young any more and as I get older my taste has changed a lot! The 327 has a 488/510 cam with double hump heads and 2x4's on Edelbrock tunnel. The trans has a 3500 stall converter....the car is so light, I don't think it will has any negative affect on the street. The (Gen 1) had 4 speed manual and a really stout 350. It was brutal and a handful to drive. The gears were 4:11 and the motor would go nearly to an idle at speed, when you let off ... I expect the auto trans to be a lot easier to drive.
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Been a while...

Hey guys,

I hope your projects are going well. I haven't been on much lately, but I've been getting the bug out more since it's cool outside. This past weekend I drove it to a gig I had and it was a lot of fun, although I couldn't fit much equipment in it.

http://youtu.be/mobUC3ZPkv0
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Hey guys,

I hope your projects are going well. I haven't been on much lately, but I've been getting the bug out more since it's cool outside. This past weekend I drove it to a gig I had and it was a lot of fun, although I couldn't fit much equipment in it.

http://youtu.be/mobUC3ZPkv0

With all your spare time now that the bug is finished, I think its time to start a new Project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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