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Old 02-11-2007, 01:48 AM
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There used to be a site called Caddywagen.com. It chronicled a college student who grafted the front frame section of an Eldorado with a 500 engine to the rear of a bug pan. It was remarkably easy, even the frame rail spacing was the same. He just pulled the body, cut the VW pan, welded the Eldo frame on to it (with reinforcements) and then cut the Caddy frame off at the firewall. He welded the pitman arm on the steering box to fix the toe, but he had it running and driving with the body back on in a matter of a few weeks and a few hundred dollars.

Of course he gave up the back seat, but that's not really a loss in a bug I agree that VWs should stay in the Audi/VW/Porsche family, but a 500 in a bug is pretty wicked

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Old 02-11-2007, 01:50 AM
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Do you do anything but post on this site?? Why not try actually doing some work on your buggy then telling us what ahppened or what you did or did not do. You can blabe and blabe on here every day, but if you don't get off your duff and try something on your own, then your missing the point.
I wish at 14 I would have been asking questions instead of messing around playing video games. By the time I started actually building my Mustang, I would have been able to do it right the first time. The learning process for me involved less asking questions, more yanking the motor I built 4 times to keep troubleshooting. Took me about 6 months to get the drivetrain right, but at this point, I can swap my motor and tranny in and out in about 3 or 4 hours tops. Depending on WHY I'm pulling them. =D I love my little 6.
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Dude, he's 14, limited on experience, not to mention cash on what he can do financial wise so stop being such a wise *** and leave him the hell alone you ignorant bastard.
I second that.
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I second that.
I third it. And being a mode pretty much makes it final.
Yknot. Try to be a little more sensative or try not posting at all.

As for yer question mr Photo.
Ive had several VW's and dont think with some fine tunning they wont move dwn the track.
I had a mag that showed ya step by step on how to get like 170 horses outta a stroked stock looking bug as well as 3-4 hundred horse turbo bugs. If I can find it, I will gladly send it to ya. If not, I will try to see if I can find the article online.
You figure it this way. A bug weighs like 1500-1600lbs. So with a 170 horse engine, its like having a Chevelle with a 350 horse engine or so. But you still have the weight over the tires for aided traction, lighter weight to get a jump off the line. So all in all, its like having a 400+ horse full size car.
It comes with a price though. VW motors will cost a little more with less results. But its way different and way cool in my book.
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I Love that picture! Now all it needs is a number 53 on the hood.
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haha wow all that happened in 2 days... i was gone but didnt get to work on it... and i go to school from 8-2 and work from 2:30-6 every day.. saturdays and sundays .. are the days for the bug.. but lately i've been gone buying parts... and this weekend i was out of town..
next weekend i'll be out of town.. working on my boat.. then the next weekend i'll be able to go down to my grandparents to work on the bug.. get it running.. then i can bring it home and then get started on the dirty work]


but Yknot... screw you ... why dont you go to work every day from 8-6(in your case).. then come home.. and your project is 7 miles away.. and you cant drive.. how are YOU going to work on it?.. thats what my weekends are for..
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94CC jugs, piston, rings, no need to bore or machine anything....
mallory ignition, good wires and best plugs you can buy...
single, I repeat SINGLE two barrel..

three steps...put the rest of your money in a sound system and a neat paint job.. and I forgot....stinger exhaust, no heater option, then a good winter coat to wear and your'e all set..

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Old 02-11-2007, 07:37 PM
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94CC jugs, piston, rings, no need to bore or machine anything....
mallory ignition, good wires and best plugs you can buy...
single, I repeat SINGLE two barrel..

three steps...put the rest of your money in a sound system and a neat paint job.. and I forgot....stinger exhaust, no heater option, then a good winter coat to wear and your'e all set..

MAC

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thats really all i want.. haha

but it has a heater.. it comes off the engine.. but its no real blower...

the 1970 had an AC.. but this wasnt bought new .. so we dont have it..

but the rear glass says " Air Conditoned by Volkswagen"

=D

haha i know about the single carb.. my grandpa told me that the first day


now if you do that volkswagen.. dont even think about putting another carb. on it.. because you'll never get it tuned right.. back in the late 70's when we had a sqare back with dual carbs.....

haha and the story goes on

thats really waht i want... i want it lowered a bit.. maybe suicide doors.. black paintjob.. and window tint.. a bit of go juice.. thats it
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oops, i double posted. read what I wrote below, cam.

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Mr photographer (Cam is your name, right?) I've got respect for you. Your a kid like me, trying your best to fix up a car the best you can, a VW bug nonetheless. I think it's cool that when other people try to tell you to go American muscle, you wanna stay with the Beetle. It's different, but cool regardless. Keep trying hard and you'll get it fixed up nice. I'll send you some pics of my 4-year VW project either tomorrow or tuesday, if I can remember to do so.

You may want to join a VW board also, they may know more and have more experience souping up Bugs.
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:16 PM
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but Yknot... screw you ...
I like your spirit.

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yeah yall can call me cam...


but it wont be my Daily Driver.. but will be a cool thing to drive
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Oh, it's not gonna be a DD? Well, thats good to know. I figured this was gonna be your DD by the way you talked.
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There are many things you can do to a bug. I would go out and get a vw magazine and just start looking at ads and reading.
Make a plan of what you would like and how to go about it step by step. To me that is important. That way I dont waste money on parts I dont need or wont work with what I want.
I wish at your age I would have been this much in the game. Good for you.
It will not come all at once and may take time but set your goal and ask around.
Go to bug shows if you can or to the bug drags and talk to guys about there cars and how to get where you want to be. Most guys if you show an intrest will help.
Good luck.
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Oh, it's not gonna be a DD? Well, thats good to know. I figured this was gonna be your DD by the way you talked.
yeah

i thought so to start with.. but my dad told me that he wanted to buy me something to drive.. but by my plans for this beast.. he'd have to put alot into it to make me want it more than this =D
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