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Cars > GregDawson’s Garage > “My Bug”


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M –42
Sandy, Oregon
United States


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Rayman’s Profile Photo
Jun 24, 2010 at 3:35 am
Wow that is awesome!!!
Smurphette’s Profile Photo
Apr 15, 2010 at 2:05 am
A Bug with an ATTITUDE! cool image
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Apr 14, 2010 at 8:32 am

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Photo of a 1972 VW Beetle
New Look

1972 VW Beetle

Owner: dangerusdug

  • New Look: 25 pts (draw)
  • My Bug: 25 pts (draw)
  • Total votes: 10
  • Ended: Apr 28, 2010
Photo of a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
Papa Smurph

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

Owner: Smurphette

  • Papa Smurph: 15 pts (draw)
  • My Bug: 15 pts (draw)
  • Total votes: 6
  • Ended: Apr 21, 2010
Photo of a 1965 Ford Mustang
65 Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang

Owner: Rollinasilverado

  • 65 Mustang: 13 pts (loss)
  • My Bug: 22 pts (win)
  • Total votes: 7
  • Ended: Apr 19, 2010

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1972 Volkswagen Bug (My Bug)

Last updated Apr 14, 2010  

Photo of a 1972 Volkswagen Bug (My Bug)


I bought the car from a freind who was having trouble making rent. He didn't want to part with it, but his son's birthday was coming up, and I made him an offer he couldn't refuse. The block was cracked, and it had been sitting for a few years. I found an ad in the nickel ads, for a pair of squarebacks that the guy just wanted gone. I then rented a trailer, and headed out to get the cars. I pulled the engine out of the 71 squareback, and rebuilt it using all of the bug's cooling tin.


1641cc dual port. Nothing too fancy.

Factory Options

Were there any options on a 72 bug?


Fiberglass 37 ford front end kit. I didn't do the paint myself. Pink flames would not have been my first choice. I bought it this way. The sad part is, I don't think they washed it before they painted it. Seriously. I think they masked off the glass, and chrome, and just shot it as it sat. No prep work whatsoever. The paint is flaking off here, and there. I intend, maybe this summer, to but a Subaru 2.2 in it. Kennedy clutches makes a kit to adapt VW transmissions to Subaru engines, so I'm going to give that a shot. I'll re paint it, while it's stripped down. If I get real ambitious, I might do a turbo. Doubtful, though. There's already going to be a lot of modification for the cooling system.

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