I had a 68' beige bug for 5 years and between my bro's n dad we had 4 baja's all round..at different times ofcourse..what did you used to run?? honestly when I bought the caddy I was looking for a split window double cab just as bad..but the caddy came to me so cheap..and had a heater
so now I'm into water http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I intended to be, but when I called about the Karmann Ghia I found on a bulletin board, and the guy says, "I've also got a Rabbit GTI for sale."
I got my Superbeetle after I had the GTI for a while. I'm still planning on getting a pre-67 Bug one of these days. Guess I should finish the Super first.
I was..my first car was a 66 Bus that was a major project too much for me at the time. I bought a 71 Fastback after that and drove it for about a year. I learned alot about automotive electrical systems from that car, a little too much.
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'69 Baja in high school. Took it to South Parde and got sand in the carbs. Never ran right after that.
'67 Bug. Currently in a restoration hold stage as I complete the GTi. Plan on dropping a 2.4L Type 4 engine in it, though.
I bought my 67 beetle in 1998. I needed a winter beater so i bought a rabbit gti for $800. Now i'm on my second bunny and just finished my 2.0 8v conversion..but this winter the bug is getting a type IV all beefed up. We'll see whats faster when i'm done...
quote:[HR][/HR]but this winter the bug is getting a type IV all beefed up. We'll see whats faster when i'm done...
The bug should be faster on the strip. Be real careful on how you plan your rear axle. You cannot go stock. They'll break like twigs. You need a new tranny and axles. I am going with a Rancho trans and Sway-Away axles, and having it built by a guy in Cali (name escapes me now).
The bunny will tear it up between the cones.
That's why I'm building the bug for the 1/4 and the bunny for auto-x.
I started out as a hard-core air cooled fan, and have owned many many different varieties (bugs, buses, lots of Type IIIs, etc.). Sometime after college I realized that my time was better spent on Watercooled cars, and that the air cooled cars were great for recreational use (I still love the styling, I just can't live without the conveniences of the watercooled cars).
So, now I have an air cooled toy and a watercooled daily driver (Turbo Beetle and 2.0L 77 Rabbit).... here is a picture of my aircooled toy:
Yep, my first car in 1987 was a '57 Oval window. Since then, I have owned a '64 baja, 73 squareback, 80 vanagon, 80 rabbit, (2)83 GTi's, (2)84 GTi's, 76 bug, 89 16v golf, 96 golf sport, 85 quantum syncro wagon, 78 audi fox...I know I'm forgetting some...
Thanks.... Basically, I started to look for the project after my buddy got his going. Once I saw his, then I looked for a decent body, totally fabricated the chassis from a 1955 Beetle pan that had already been shortened, and the rest is history. Check out the complete project at: http://www.vdubn.com
Here is a picture of my buddies, buggy (the inspiration for mine):
i have a 66 bettle that i have all restored. and my first car was a 83 rabbit. anyways, i am back into the a1 vws and all my aircooled buddies cant understand why i like them but as long as it says vw on it then i like it. they are all P O S in some way or another but i will always have them. i just dont understand my addiction sometime!!!
I had more than 15 different aircooled vw's before, my first car was a shaved and ultra-lowered 63' beetle when I was 13 (in the 80's in mexico you did not need a driver's licence, with a 20 pesos bill was good enough) then a had a bunch of different beetles, a baja, a brasilia (don't ask me , hard to describe, it's like a notchback) until I went to college and got my first water cooled vw: a 78 scirocco from there up, including other german, italian and british cars.
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