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Cars > Challenges > “Papa Smurph” Vs “My Bug”

 

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Smurphette

F–38

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GregDawson

M–38
Sandy, Oregon
United States

 

1969 Volkswagen Beetle

“Papa Smurph”

1972 Volkswagen Bug

“My Bug”

 
Photo of: 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
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About “Papa Smurph”

This is my first car. Others have come and gone, but Papa has been with me since high school. I restored him with my boyfriend at the time, and we had so much fun doing it, I married him!

About “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.

 

Specs for “Papa Smurph”

Just the basics. After all, it IS a VW Bug!

Specs for “My Bug”

1641cc dual port. Nothing too fancy.

 

Factory Options for “Papa Smurph”

AM Radio, heater

Factory Options for “My Bug”

Were there any options on a 72 bug?

 

Mods for “Papa Smurph”

Radial tires

Mods for “My 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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