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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by graverobber63, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. banjorear
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    Damn! Wicked, mon...
     
  2. ironhunter
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    dude, I saw her in Tijuana with a horse!

    Seriously, I don't mind admitting I like bugs. That rad one is cool, but I wouldn't wanna drive it. I have a 59 Cabriolet (vert) and a (new) Gazelle 29 Mercedes roadster on a 70 pan with a rebuilt 1600 and auto-stick, new everything from brakes to rubber with 56 miles on it. My grandfather built it in 83-84 and never drove it. Got a folder with over $10K worth of receipts (too much for a kit car, I think). I've got it now and really don't know what I'm gonna do with it, but since it was his I guess it will stay in the family.
    I've owned six, including a 67 bus and a 61 sliding roof beetle. I think theres just something about the simplicity that appeals to hot rodders, even if some won't admit it. They used to be cheap, but restoring my 59 has become anything but. I'm about $2K into just new parts for the convertible top. and upholstery (not counting the seats). Damn, I could build a Deuce for what I'm gonna have in this ragtop beetle!
     
  3. Chopper Demon
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    I dig the wild side radical stuff like that, very different.:D
     
  4. The Rocketeer
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    always loved aircooled VW´s ! That car is awesome !!!
    Even though it´s not a "hotrod"...the VW Bug also deserves a little place in the american hotrod history .
    It´s been around, hopped up, customized and raced since the first day it came to the United States in 1950 !! Therefore it´s a part of american car culture !
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  5. squirrel
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    I don't know how, but I manage to not like it. Huh.
     
  6. Mike
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    If it were a Model A with the same chop and the same stance I'd care for it even less.
     
  7. moses
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    man that dog is big
     
  8. cecce
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    Shit, and I thought that my friend Fazze's VW was low…
    Thats my little brother standing beside it…
    We actually saw that thing drive UNDER the snow one winter…
    I love 'em.
     

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  9. Mattimus
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    We all have to start somewhere. I drove bugs as my first cars in high school. It was definately the simplicity that drew me in. I learned to work on them and customize them myself. That is, until I graduated into the big leagues, now its just double the cylinders.... =)
     
  10. Aaron51chevy
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    reminds me of the gasmonkey greasemonkey car...a little over the top for me, and yeah I'd feel the same way if it was a model a.
    now the one with the luggage rack that grave robber posted is bad ass
     
  11. LDNFAST
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  12. I like it. But, then again, I'm off my meds...

    -bill
     
  13. JustJoey
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    Heres another one for the volksrod fans.

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  14. Cool stuff.That one would fit right in on Volksrods.com
     
  15. UK Comet
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    Veedubs can be cool, espacially when they do stuff like this.......:D
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  16. bumpercarkid
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    That is one awesome car.
     

  17. What year is this VW?
     
  18. graverobber63
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  19. What's with all the vintage retro crap on the roof ?
     
  20. The VW powered FED is owned by the Lauffer family, of VW Paradise
    www.vwparadise.com
    Kris (one of the sons) drives it
    Jason (the other son) wrenches on it
    Scott (the dad) is there, but has pretty much let the kids take over.I was building an open-wheeled VW, 1969 body (sorry, Ryan) with a 5 inch chop, Oval window sunroof clip, suicide doors, hidden hinges, Super Bell 4 inch drop axle, Speedway hairpins 16 and 17 inch Ford wires with Coker wide whites, and a fire-breathing 2054cc engine that would kick the living shit out just about anything (160 horsepower at the flywheel, 1600 pound car, do the math...)
    Didn't get it finished, and didn't think a fenderless car in the temperate rain forest of the NorCal redwoods was the most practical thing, so I sold it to the former bass player for Ted Nugent, and used the $$ to move here.
     

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  21. hemi
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    Barf.... and I like Volkswagens.
     
  22. I like VWs too - and thats not nice to look at. Another silly cartoon car.
     
  23. Looks like a creeper with an engine!
     
  24. tjm73
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    I like it. Fabrication is really nice. Even if you don't like the medium you have to respect the work.
     
  25. Blacktop Graffiti
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    I love it! Is it ridiculous? Yes. Is it stupid fun? Hell yes! We all need more stupid fun.
     
  26. damnfingers
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    I like it too...different while still being recognizable.
     
  27. spoole
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    If you keep watering it, one day it will grow into a Hot Rod....
     
  28. Bugman
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    wow... Actually on the road driving too, unlike most of the extreme ol skool rods cars.
     
  29. old wood 51
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    I had VWs for over 25 years still own the my 1st {got it in high school} it's a cal looker 56 sunroof right-hand drive slammed 125-15 temps on front 145-15 on the rear now i've seen it all ,it just needs a super tall shifter sticking out of the roof!
     
  30. gearjam1
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    To quote my kids..."OMG"!!!!
     
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