DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 9:13 p.m.

Time to build the motor and boost the E36 M3 out of it

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/29/14 9:15 p.m.

Real Beetle or fake one?

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 9:19 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Real Beetle or fake one?

74 Super Beetle. Not sure which ones are "real" or "fake"

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
6/29/14 9:25 p.m.

You got a real one.

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 9:26 p.m.

In reply to mndsm: I'm gonna go ahead and assume the fake ones are front wheel drive?

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/29/14 9:27 p.m.

Real Beetle.

VW Golf.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
6/29/14 9:28 p.m.

Now Baja that thing-STAT!

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 9:32 p.m.
Appleseed wrote: Now Baja that thing-STAT!

I'm not a fan of the Baja look. I'm turning it into a street/strip car

nicksta43
nicksta43 UberDork
6/29/14 9:40 p.m.

These things have been on my mind a lot lately. The want is becoming increasingly difficult to resist.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
6/29/14 9:44 p.m.

I saw a Diesel new beetle at a local shop with front end damage. If I made a Baja beetle to commute in would it still be bad?

mndsm
mndsm MegaDork
6/29/14 9:47 p.m.
DCharger68 wrote: In reply to mndsm: I'm gonna go ahead and assume the fake ones are front wheel drive?

Winner winner chicken dinner! Or steak if you prefer.

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 9:51 p.m.
mndsm wrote:
DCharger68 wrote: In reply to mndsm: I'm gonna go ahead and assume the fake ones are front wheel drive?
Winner winner chicken dinner! Or steak if you prefer.

Depends on who's buying

Mr_Clutch42
Mr_Clutch42 HalfDork
6/29/14 9:59 p.m.

If people scoff at your Beetle, you can tell them that it inspired the creation of the 911, so, no Beetle, no 911.

ssswitch
ssswitch Reader
6/29/14 10:51 p.m.

In reply to Wally:

Since the front end damage may have cacked the motor, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and build a mid-rear-engined New Beetle TDI, then Baja the crap out of it. You'll probably make the damn thing easier to work on in the end, too.

Even Volkswagen could build a mid-engined Golf, and it only took them 8 weeks: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volkswagen_Golf_Mk5#GTI_W12-650

They're actually surprisingly common rally cars here because of how many parts are shared with a Golf. Everything still seems too expensive and painful, even for a watercooled VW, though.

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 10:56 p.m.
Mr_Clutch42 wrote: If people scoff at your Beetle, you can tell them that it inspired the creation of the 911, so, no Beetle, no 911.

Well me and a friend nicknamed it the Horse Fly. Mustangs are a common sight in my area. So we're building this bug to be a pain in their hindquarters

Trans_Maro
Trans_Maro UltraDork
6/29/14 11:01 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed:

No Baja for him...

It's a Sooper Beetle, "super beetle" is German for "McPherson Strut"

ssswitch
ssswitch Reader
6/29/14 11:05 p.m.

I've seen Super Beetle Bajas before. A Baja'd Stupor Beetle is still better than a slammed and rusted torsion bar any day of the week.

I'm sure by now someone's built a decent front suspension kit or McStrut mount spacers or something too.

DCharger68
DCharger68 Reader
6/29/14 11:38 p.m.

I got a Baja kit with it. I just prefer a car that's a little bit lowered with the stock fenders

RossD
RossD PowerDork
6/30/14 7:28 a.m.

There is a guy on here that used a bunch of 944/911/924 suspension/brake parts on his super beetle.

mad_machine
mad_machine MegaDork
6/30/14 7:31 a.m.

yes.. the 924's suspension was more or less based on that of the super beetle.. makes swaps to later Porsche parts easier and better.

And you don't want stock fenders. get some wider 'glass ones. You can stuff a lot of tyre under one of those if you get wider fenders.. and it will still look more or less stock

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