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Old 06-17-2012, 07:52 AM
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never seen any burnout pics...lol

also the s10 is a good chassis, but heavy, weird shaped, if anyone wants to build one id suggest a toyota truck chassis. their 2x3 frame, light, cheap.

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Old 06-18-2012, 09:13 AM
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With all your spare time now that the bug is finished, I think its time to start a new Project!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wish I had the time and money. I've been concentrating on my music (guitar), which I had put off somewhat while I was building the bug.

I would Love to start another project. Hopefully sometime in the near future. Maybe I'll sell the bug so I can do another project. Not enough room in the garage.
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Old 06-18-2012, 09:15 AM
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never seen any burnout pics...lol

also the s10 is a good chassis, but heavy, weird shaped, if anyone wants to build one id suggest a toyota truck chassis. their 2x3 frame, light, cheap.

With such a light body, a little weight isn't such a bad thing.

That and converting a S10 to accept a SBC is much easier and there's plenty of aftermarket chassis parts for the S10 as well.
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wanting to put a v-8 in my bug,any help would be nice ,thy
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wanting to put a v-8 in my bug,any help would be nice ,thy

You can check out my V8 Beetle website. I'm building a 69 convertible beetle with a 350 chevy and modified s10 chassis.

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I'am going to put a v-8 in my bug,never really did alot on cars before,but what the hell,any info would really be nice,alot would be nice,lol.Always wanted a hot rod,wase'nt thinking of a bug,but i have it,why not.Did a lot of reading & talking to people,have fun they say,kind of starting from the beginning,found this bug,been sitting for 40 something years in a field,brought in home and here we go,birds used the seats for thier home,and some one eat the wiring.they say it is a mess,i seesomething special,hahaha.So any help would be nice,i guess tools help thow.Look forward to hearing from anyone,thy
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Been a long while since I posted. Lot's of things have changed in my life. Still a hotrodder at heart, but the projects have taken a back seat to family, kids, starting a new screen printing business and playing music.

I'm getting an itch for a another V8 project. Something that has a V8 in it already. Possibly an 80's or early 90's camaro, el camino, or malibu. Whatever I can find a great deal on.

I unfortunately had to sell my bug. Had to get some bills paid and my garage is tied up with my screen printing equipment now. The goal is to get the business out of the garage, into a shop, and make it my full time income. Hopefully I'll be squeezing into a project sometime soon. Otherwise I'll just be hanging out and dreaming.
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Funny that you should post this just now. I was thinking about you and your bug today and wondering what you've been up to. Good to hear from you.
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Funny that you should post this just now. I was thinking about you and your bug today and wondering what you've been up to. Good to hear from you.
I could feel your vibes. Good to hear from you too.
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Hi,sometimes life gets in the way of our hotrods,I think most of us have been there,I am in North Florida (Ocala),I have a 1987 firebird,Florida title,,very nice body,NO engine or trans,BUT,if you come and get it,its yours free...Before I pulled the engine and trans,I got a ticket by FHP for 142 MPH...
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build something that you can carry kids in and advertise your business ... make it fun!!

Sorry you had to sell the beetle though.It was a great build and I hope the new owner appreciates it.
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Hi,sometimes life gets in the way of our hotrods,I think most of us have been there,I am in North Florida (Ocala),I have a 1987 firebird,Florida title,,very nice body,NO engine or trans,BUT,if you come and get it,its yours free...Before I pulled the engine and trans,I got a ticket by FHP for 142 MPH...
Life sure does, but there's plenty of more time to do another project. I've been dreaming of starting a screen printing business for 10 years and I'm just now getting around to it.. well now that I'm not working on a hotrod project.

Wow! That's very generous of you. I'll be in Florida this spring. I don't know if we're driving. Might have to get a trailer hit for the wife's SUV. We'll see.

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build something that you can carry kids in and advertise your business ... make it fun!!

Sorry you had to sell the beetle though.It was a great build and I hope the new owner appreciates it.
That's a great idea. Speaking of. I bought a 1971 VW beetle. Clean car, original for the most part, needs some cosmetic work, but runs great, is fun and the kids love riding in it. We take it to shows every now and then. I'm itching for something with some get up and go though.
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