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Sandy, Oregon
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Jun 24, 2010 at 3:35 am
Wow that is awesome!!!
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A Bug with an ATTITUDE! cool image
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1972 Volkswagen Bug (My Bug)

Last updated Apr 14, 2010  

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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.

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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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