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I was going thru some old photos from my trip to Cancun Mexico 3 years ago and ran across these pics i took. Sorry for the quality, theyre digi pics of photos.
so is this bug normal? or did someone chop it? i remember it had a momo steering wheel, and the sign on the back says "its not a car, its a volkswagen". i was in love with it when i saw it...couldnt think of another car id wanna cruise thru mexico in



 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (sk8vet)

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Sorry for the quality, theyre digi pics of photos.

you know, there's this device we call a scanner...

cool bug, though http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (Kafer Wolf)

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you know, there's this device we call a scanner...

its 3am...i dont have a scanner...i dont have money to buy a scanner...sorry princess.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (sk8vet)

The first two pics, that car reaaaaaally looks like a model or a toy. Only the last pic convinced me it was a real car. Nice ride!
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (Black Jetta GT)

What hotel is that...looks like the one i stayed at this past April...wow what a blast.
But back on topic...funny looking dub.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (VRpoweredA2)

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What hotel is that...looks like the one i stayed at this past April...wow what a blast.

the Omni.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (sk8vet)

Ah..i remember seeing that thing..crazy.
I stayed at the Flamingo. 10x better than those horrible rooms at Oasis.
Is the door on that bug really that small? or did the pic come out like that?
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (VRpoweredA2)

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Is the door on that bug really that small? or did the pic come out like that?

no, its REALLY that small. the inside of the car is literally just the two front seats. i was just curious if it was a special version cause it didnt look chopped or anything, it looked factory.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (sk8vet)

I'd say this Bug has been chopped and shortened.
The windshield frame is shorter than stock, the rear deck curves upwards (doesn't do this on the real convertibles), and of course the door has been shortened too.
Quite an oddity for sure.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (ThatsGoodT)

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I'd say this Bug has been chopped and shortened.
The windshield frame is shorter than stock, the rear deck curves upwards (doesn't do this on the real convertibles), and of course the door has been shortened too.
Quite an oddity for sure.

and along the windshield frame and rear deck, those look like riveted in "snaps" for a soft top. not something you usually see from the factory.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (GTiTOM)

I've been to that hotel!! Ah, Cancun before the days of MTV goin there http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (LittleBlackGTI)

By the location of the engine air intake vents, above the lid, you can tell it was once a hardtop. The windshield frame is a dead giveaway as well. Definitely not factory, but definitely cool in my book. They shortened it, removed the top & chopped the windshield, so it was a fair amount of work. I like the fact that it was painted all one color, and that someone went to the trouble of fitting a soft top or tonneau of some sort. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (maximus_manx)

Shorty bugs rule http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
It's been shortened and chopped. It's a semi-popular thing to do to bugs and busses. Some look like hack-jobs, while others (like that one) are done well.
They have the potential to be wheelie-machines.
 

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Re: Is this bug normal? (Mikes72sb)

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Shorty bugs rule http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
It's been shortened and chopped. It's a semi-popular thing to do to bugs and busses. Some look like hack-jobs, while others (like that one) are done well.

I've also seen 'em in Puerto Vallarta as well as in Ixtapa/Zihuatanejo.
 
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