Any Beetle Fans?

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Smokey15, Oct 5, 2017.

  1. OHC JOE


    Here was mine that I had I sold at at mecum Anaheim last year she was a great car

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  2. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Very nice, Joe! Did you restore it?
  3. OHC JOE


    I did engine and some other things but it was painted already and interior was done just a bunch of odds and ends needed to be done.
  4. bignastyGS

    bignastyGS Maggot pilot

    IMG_20170130_150244408.jpg My one 99 4 1/2 inch lift..The other is our TDI
  5. papa roger

    papa roger Well-Known Member

    I have my Regal toy so my wife had to have one to. She bought a 2003 new beetle convertible in mint condition and we drove it to the Frankenmuth Mi. Car show this summer. She even drove it up and down Main Street cruising with the big boys and got just as many thumbs up and cheers as the street rods. It's a fun little car I'll admit.

    On The Eighth Day God Created Buick
  6. 51wood

    51wood Active Member

    I agree with newmexguy. If your body is a rust bucket, you might be labor ahead to find a good donor car with a good body & swap your mechanicals over.
  7. 51wood

    51wood Active Member

    I always thought a single or double cab VW pickup would be a really cool daily driver with a tube frame & a 3.8 V6 mounted in the front of the bed.
  8. jay3000

    jay3000 Well-Known Member

    I can spot his mistake right off. He wasn't going fast enough
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  9. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Dear Jay, I never wrote a "Dear Jay" letter. Please take anything I say light heartedly. It is almost midnight, I'm having my last beer, and tomorrow I only have 135 more days till I retire. I am high as a kite, figuratively. Unless Wild Bill is out there. Maybe I did "hang out with Willie tonight." Yes, I most certainly agree my son could have had an alternative plan. Faster, maybe. If he had even driven up on the burm he would have made it. Lessons learned. The funniest part was he had my friend from the mountains of Virginia with him. (Country boy) mudjam.png mudjam.png It was unbelievably hot that day. (Middle of April) Alex originally had planned to take Ron for a drive along the beach. A much nicer trip. Nooooo, instead he took Ron to our muddy woods. They went out there with nothing. No water, beers, Willie, nothing! They got stuck. Alex called any friend on his phone for help. Can't even believe he had reception out there. A couple hours later 2 of Alex's friends show up with dirt bikes. My buddy Ron is thinking..... "This is never going to work!" Sure enough the stoners tie their bikes up to the rail, rev their engines, pop the clutches, and blam!!! They lay their bikes down in the mud. Must have been funny as heck, if you had a cooler full of cold beer. The mud here will suck the boots right off of your feet! The 4 of them finally lift the front end of the rail up out of the mud. They put, according to Virginia Ron, "raggedy a$$ Florida pine branches under the back tires." They finally got out of there. At dinner Ron complained that, "Florida trees provide NO shade compared to Virginia trees!" Laughed my but off!!!!!
    Side note.... I bought this rail off of my son, kinda. Alex traded a pos mud Jeep for the sandrail. So I guess I paid for getting rid of the mud Jeep. Like any trade, somebody feels good. We traded this guy, went down the street to check the tie downs on the trailer, and gave each other a big high 5!!!! Ripped that sucker off!!!! The Jeep might have been a pos, but it was fun! Had a complete Chevy 350 Blazer drive train under the Jeep body. The giant tires would float through deep water. It never got stuck. So in respect to my son, not much respect, he wasn't use to worrying about getting stuck. I'll attach a couple of pictures. The first picture is at a place called Bamboo where they had "Trucks Gone Wild." Some model for a mud magazine wanted to take a picture by the Jeep. Alex said, "Climb up on the hood." So she got up there and we ended up in the magazine. You'll see Alex, a friend, and me. Alex's wife was hiding under the dash board. She wanted no part of a picture with some chick on the hood.
    Jerry.... I hope your Bug is coming along!!! JC1
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  10. 66electrafied

    66electrafied Well-Known Member

    Photographed a neat one in a German museum a couple of weeks ago...
    Now why did go sideways on me?
    Anyway, this one was a 1942 model "Brezel Kaefer", it's patterned after the original 1938 design with a jacked up suspension. They built these for the British after the war.
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