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Old 26-02-2008, 12:18
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Wow that looks super!
Keep up the good work.
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Old 26-02-2008, 12:21
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damn.. those wheels look good!
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Old 26-02-2008, 12:22
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wow looks amazing! really good job.
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Old 26-02-2008, 12:30
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Why using a ball joint beam ??
Everybody knows that a link pin axle will give you more drop without the risk of knocking down
the BJ's and -worsed case scenario- crashing the car.

I liked your Mk1 convertible very much, but I don't think you will turn more heads with the beetle.
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Old 26-02-2008, 12:54
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Why using a ball joint beam ??
Everybody knows that a link pin axle will give you more drop without the risk of knocking down
the BJ's and -worsed case scenario- crashing the car.

I liked your Mk1 convertible very much, but I don't think you will turn more heads with the beetle.


I use long travel ball joints and drop spindles. The pan hits the ground before the ball joints stops.
I also flip the tie rods so make sure that I don't get a steer lock while driving.

I know that my old MK1 got more "WOOOOW" than this project.
But I still think the result for me will be the same.. I got the car just the way I want.
The look of the beetle will be more raw/brutal than the KL-EEN 1 project

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Old 26-02-2008, 12:57
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WOW, glad you're back in business mate..
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Old 26-02-2008, 13:25
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Old 26-02-2008, 13:41
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WOW, glad you're back in business mate..

good thing you revived his cabbie topic.. i bet he forgot all about us
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Old 26-02-2008, 15:13
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SWEEEEET!
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Old 26-02-2008, 15:24
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My TRUE passion is air-cooled


But why a beetle ??

VW made more intresting models then the beetle you know
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Old 26-02-2008, 15:35
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Yeh, Area51 has a nice 412 for sale....
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Old 26-02-2008, 15:47
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Yeh, Area51 has a nice 412 for sale....


Yeah Baby, talking about some cool air-cooled models... Beatles made music, not ment for the road without a sqaushing sound...
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Old 26-02-2008, 19:34
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Tonights update

Finally the fun started!







Bad picture..


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Old 26-02-2008, 19:55
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that's looking good, you already did some serious work on the beetle!
nice that you keep us posted with pics, we like people that really work on their cars, and post pics you know!
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Old 27-02-2008, 21:33
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Tonights update

I spent some hours in the garage tonight. And got a lot done




Transmission, bags, käfer cup bar etc. in place.
I think the result was pretty ok










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Old 27-02-2008, 21:37
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i love shiny new parts
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Old 27-02-2008, 23:53
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wow!! this is really nice work
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Old 28-02-2008, 00:28
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Love the steelies and all the nice parts you are mounting at the moment!
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Old 28-02-2008, 09:18
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Damn, that a sweet project....!!!

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Old 28-02-2008, 22:41
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*Update*

Tonight I changed all my ball joints with the "long travel" that I got with the air ride.




Blasted the "new" short axel tubes end prepared them for primer.




Two coats later with primer..
Ready for black paint tomorrow


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