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September 22nd 2008, 19:50
it's Not Done but it's getting their
hope you guys like it.

the first day I got it...



and what I have Done in just over a Year...







September 22nd 2008, 19:51
Stock who wants that lol

901 5Speed ;)
and you can See the Vdub Engineering 3 Bar Kafer Bar
Great fit and very well Made.



September 22nd 2008, 20:07
That's great! I wish I could have done a 901 in mine.

What motor are you going with?

September 23rd 2008, 00:53
hey thanks
well I only have a little 1641
with 044 CB head 40X35.5 port and polished
W/matching Intakes
w/ 40's weber carbs


September 23rd 2008, 00:59
That's ok, it will be lots of fun with that 5 speed!

Good Job!

September 23rd 2008, 11:52
Looks fantastic Chris.

What model seats and where did you get the dash cover ? Super or standard ?


September 23rd 2008, 16:34
Hey Sandeep
thanks for the nice words :)

umm Seat don't know what Model but I got it at the autoware house
in St. Cath
they have Super nice Seats and Super Cheap
the Dash is From Carbon Joe and it's a Standard.


September 24th 2008, 00:42
Looking good man :righton:


September 24th 2008, 17:12
thanks Alex :)
Still Need to Do wider fenders and Wheels and Brakes...


old gh bug
October 23rd 2008, 07:35
Hi love your bug
i have done 901 box conversion on my chassis as well did you have to modify the back seat area or did the body fit on ok as i havent tried my body on yet mine is a flat screen model also


October 23rd 2008, 10:06
Hey thanks Garry
Well I had no Problem with the back Seat.
Yet I don't know about your Body Due to my is a Std.


October 23rd 2008, 20:05
Chris, post some more pics the seat.

Where did you get the steering wheel?

What did you end up doing to fasten the carbon door panels?

Looking good!:agree:


October 24th 2008, 08:28
And, why have you got a timber floor to the engine bay??:lmao:


November 22nd 2008, 12:33
Chris, post some more pics the seat.

Where did you get the steering wheel?

What did you end up doing to fasten the carbon door panels?

Looking good!:agree:


Hey pete Well I haven't fasten the Door panels just yet it's Going in for Paint
this Spring So that was just Mock up lol
as for the Wheel Ebay ;)
and the Seat Name it's called the Club mans Sprint, and I now have a Sec Seat for it too :)


New Sec Seat


November 23rd 2008, 04:05
Those seats are inexpensive as they use a tubular-steel frame. I would highly recommend putting in a bar behind them to keep the seats from moving backward in the case of impact.


November 23rd 2008, 10:47
Those seats are inexpensive as they use a tubular-steel frame. I would highly recommend putting in a bar behind them to keep the seats from moving backward in the case of impact.


Hey Dave thanks For the recommedtion, But I do have a Bar that Runs
Between the B pilars to Hang my Beats...


November 24th 2008, 03:41
The bar should be as close to the seats as possible, which typically requires a second bar over the harness bar.


November 24th 2008, 08:51
Those seats are inexpensive as they use a tubular-steel frame. I would highly recommend putting in a bar behind them to keep the seats from moving backward in the case of impact.


Dave, if the seat is going to move backwards then the thing won't be attached to anything so its almost pointless having a bar there! They are however, perfectly strong enough in bending so that the back won't separate from the squab. The Sparco Clubman Sprint tubular frame seat is bottom fixed so it can be attached to standard sliding rails that then have to be fitted to a tubular subframe to attach to the floor pan. IMO the standard bug floor pan is only just strong enough to cope with a seat subframe and even so would need big load spreading washers on the underside of the pan. The latest aftermarket pans are however, woefully thin and without substantial additional strengthening would not be srong enough in a severe accident. VW did very sensibly locate the seat fixings to the sides of the heater channel and tunnel that are very much stronger and therefore I have done the same with my seat installation. Also, with standard sliding rails I always weld a pair of small steel hoops around the rails to prevent catastrophic separation in an accident.


December 5th 2008, 17:58
Hey guys just had the car out to take some Pics
and the White 72 Std is my Friends...





May 16th 2009, 00:14
Soo just a few things that I have Been up to this Spring...





will post more tomorrow

May 18th 2009, 20:56
Sooo I Started the body work and I'm waiting on the my Fiber glass
fenders that should be in the week some time, the deck lid came in the other day
and was order at the same time as the fenders... but didn't get them in oh well,
this is what I have done So far it's going in for paint Soon too :) to match the Green
on the inside.. it's going to look hot.
and I Seen just the other day Someone Stole my porsche Lugnuts, but only on the one wheel, hmmmmmm weird





July 7th 2009, 13:53
Soo I have an Update...
al Fenders are on and Looking Good got the DrySump and Oil Cooler all done and Started the Motor Runs Great... Going For Paint Next week I'll Post pic when I get it back :)

the B4 pics:





getting the air intake Box paint the Same as the car. that's why it looks not done lol


that's all for Now


July 7th 2009, 15:02
So far so good! A lot of that stuff looks familiar so I'll let you in on a few issues I ran into.

-The CB pump works awesome but make sure there's a good seal between the pump and the block or it'll leak.
-The sump tank in the car is mounted too high (guess how I know) but I see you have a manual valve on it. It will gravity feed into the block and fill it if you ever forget to turn off the valve. I don't think I need to tell you what happens if you forget to turn it back on. I thought about doing the valve setup like you but found it easier to lower the tank vs adding procedures.
-The power pulley is way small, like really, really small. I ran into charging problems and dead batteries because average (read: non race speed) driving wasn't turning enough revs to charge the battery. I swapped to a new pulley (had to turn down the back face of it 1/8 inch) and used a spacer to clear the dry sump pump.

BTW, fenders are looking great! What wheels do you have in mind to fill them?

July 7th 2009, 18:07
Wow, that IS a lot of fender to fill!!!

Isn't there a one way valve you can put inline so the oil only flows one way so you don't have to worry about oil bleeding back OR not turning on the valve?

Did you do the windows yourself? What material did you use for them?

The muffler looks a little precarious, is that where it's going to end up?


Lot's of questions, sorry!!!

July 9th 2009, 02:01
Chris where did you get that Sparco wheel? I want one.... how much?

See-ya in South Carolina this weekend.:beer:

July 18th 2009, 12:25
thanks for the Comments guys...

Humble, thanks for the Info I have No leaks at the block and the pump Sealed up nice and good I guess, I'm going to put a switch on the tank valve so it wont let me turn the car over
B4 opening it So I don't kill the motor... As for the pulley it's only 5 1/4" and I changed the Alt pulley to a Smaller 356 pulley and oil temps are GREAT :)
and For Wheels I have a set of 17X8 BBS RC painted gold.
did the Windows myself it's just Lexan took the old window and copied it Fits great :)
and the Muffler you guys are going to love this but ti was something Different, but it's from a GSXR 750 and ya with the 3" wider fenders it looks just fine... and I brang it up tighter to teh fender after it's all Done

Pete got the Wheel off Ebay. think it was about $260ish US well worth it :D

also Have an update... have abit of an oil Leak at the Coolers and From the AN fittings :S soo have some new ones and I'll try them, and the oil pressure gauge went for a Crap same with the 5 year old Tach... So hoping for some nice weather to fix them tomorrow then Off to paint tue or wed... I'll post pics when it's all done
thanks again


July 19th 2009, 00:09
your cars lookin real good. where did you get the fenders, and how much wider are they? cars gonna look killer! also... i have to ask the dumb question (i dint know much about the systems), but whats the bennifit of running a dry sump and whats the cost to convert? sorry for the questions. i love learning...lol!

July 19th 2009, 01:59
thanks Cook...

Soo the front fenders are 2 1/2" wider the Stock and the back are 3" then Stock.
and I got them from Creative Car Craft

The HowStuffWorks article on car engines shows you where the sump is -- it's the area below the crank shaft. In a wet sump, the oil that you put into the engine is stored beneath the crankshaft in the oil pan. This pan has to be large and deep enough to hold four to six quarts of oil -- think about two 3-liter bottles of soda and you can see that this storage area is pretty big.

In a wet sump, the oil pump sucks oil from the bottom of the oil pan through a tube, and then pumps it to the rest of the engine.

In a dry sump, extra oil is stored in a tank outside the engine rather than in the oil pan. There are at least two oil pumps in a dry sump -- one pulls oil from the sump and sends it to the tank, and the other takes oil from the tank and sends it to lubricate the engine. The minimum amount of oil possible remains in the engine.

Dry sump systems have several important advantages over wet sumps:

* Because a dry sump does not need to have an oil pan big enough to hold the oil under the engine, the main mass of the engine can be placed lower in the vehicle. This helps lower the center of gravity and can also help aerodynamics (by allowing a lower hoodline).

* The oil capacity of a dry sump can be as big as you want. The tank holding the oil can be placed anywhere on the vehicle.

* In a wet sump, turning, braking and acceleration can cause the oil to pool on one side of the engine. This sloshing can dip the crankshaft into the oil as it turns or uncover the pump's pick-up tube.

* Excess oil around the crankshaft in a wet sump can get on the shaft and cut horsepower. Some people claim improvements of as much as 15 horsepower by switching to a dry sump.

The disadvantage of the dry sump is the increased weight, complexity and cost from the extra pump and the tank -- but that's a small price to pay for such big benefits!


July 19th 2009, 02:29
wow.. thats cool. very informative! thank you. i might look into going dry sump!!! where can i get a set up like that?

thanks again for schooling me! what color you gonna paint the car?

July 19th 2009, 08:30
The other disadvantage of a dry sump, installed INSIDE the car, is the radiant heat from the oil tank(specially if it is Aliminium to save on that extra weight). But then again, some people can live with that ;)

Steve C
July 19th 2009, 11:39

I can see that there are many advantages with the dry sump system, but I've bought an Accusump system for my car. http://www.accusump.com/


July 19th 2009, 14:15
hey Cook...
the car will be a British racing green with a abit of Gold flake in it to match my Gold
BBS RC wheels...

Hi Steve
those Systems are Sweet I have Seen them B4 and Will be puting on in, in the future.
thanks for posting that tho...


August 21st 2009, 12:09
WELL it Got painted.... So here goes :)




August 21st 2009, 14:46
Wow, looks great in green and I can't wait to see it with the gold rims on, sweet looking combo!

August 21st 2009, 19:36
thanks Humble means alot coming from you...
the rim are going to have to wait tho the Rubber is $$$ want to get the G-Force KDW2
put on in 235/45/R17 and I have to change the bolt Patten and upgrade the brake abit
Soo by next Spring :)


August 21st 2009, 20:58
them wheels are MONEY!!!! look SOOOO HOTT! where you find them in 17"?

August 21st 2009, 22:26
Very nice!

August 22nd 2009, 01:33
YES! That is a great color! Wow! Those wheels are going to look sooooo good on there!

Way to go!

August 22nd 2009, 03:25
Very nace

August 23rd 2009, 00:37
Looks great Chris! Good Work!

August 23rd 2009, 04:12
Wheels and paint do indeed look fabulous! I am a little concerned with your smooth deck lid however wrt temps and/or breathing of the engine.

August 23rd 2009, 11:52
thanks guys...
and ya your right wally I think I may have to put risers on it.


August 24th 2009, 21:49
I'd have to suggest an alternate tire, speaking from experience. The KDW2 isn't great, very noisy, and tends to break down in chunks if driven hard. I did really enjoy the new Hankook V12, cheap, and I think they still have a $50 rebate from the manufacturer, plus they still look pretty cool.


August 24th 2009, 22:19
Looking good Chris. Keep the progress reports coming.

August 24th 2009, 23:03
thanks for the info Jason... I'll have to check that out :)
and thanks NO H2O.
well I was coming home from the track last night I popped a ball Joint and upper trailing arm bearing.... SO i think it's time just to rebuild the frontend All of it lool

thanks again guys.

August 25th 2009, 07:51
well I was coming home from the track last night I popped a ball Joint and upper trailing arm bearing.... SO i think it's time just to rebuild the frontend All of it lool

I warned you! :shocked:


big daddy
August 25th 2009, 17:08
Well at least you where close to home, remember they made the bug light so when you break down you can push it. Great Invention!!!

August 25th 2009, 17:12
HAHAHA No I Still needed a Tow home.... :(

and I know Alex but I didn't think it was that bad....


big daddy
August 25th 2009, 17:18
A quick question for you GURU's out there in bug land, if I use the CB Dry Sump System in T4 would I have to do any clearing or is it just a bolt on? Any body has any problems with there CB Dry Sump Pump and what PSI does yours operate at / at what RPM??:shocked:

The pump gears on mine in my T4 seems to score the alumium cover is this the norm or do it neeed some clearance? I pulled apart my pump to check for anything out of the normal and found mild scoring on pump cover.:(

Thanks in Advance

August 26th 2009, 23:30

Chris, can i borrow this wheel? I'll replace it with a MOMO. Need to figure out seating position in the split, and adapter sizes for that Sparco wheel before i buy one. It'll be for 1 day.


August 27th 2009, 03:21
A quick question for you GURU's out there in bug land, if I use the CB Dry Sump System in T4 would I have to do any clearing or is it just a bolt on? Any body has any problems with there CB Dry Sump Pump and what PSI does yours operate at / at what RPM??:shocked:

The pump gears on mine in my T4 seems to score the alumium cover is this the norm or do it neeed some clearance? I pulled apart my pump to check for anything out of the normal and found mild scoring on pump cover.:(

Thanks in Advance
No guru here, but I just happen to use the CB schadeck DS pump in my daily 412 which has a 914 2.0 engine installed.
Actually, the engine came with the pump and I didn't modify anything. Considering the things done to that engine I doubt the PO modified anything either.
Upon assembly/disassembly I noticed just the usual very slight scoring (=normal imo) on the alu cover. Yes, I just used/reinstalled the original Claude's Buggies alu cover it came with...
Don't have any pressure readings for you as I don't have a sender/gauge for that in the car, but it runs fine and I did some 10.000 km's already with it this way. Considering I also use the Pauter rockers on this engine, whch have 8x 1.0mm holes in the adjuster screws where the splash lubrication oil escapes, I'd say pressure in normal operation should probably be more then sufficient.
Sandeep used one as well on his turbo type 4 2.0 engine.

Hope this helps you some,

big daddy
August 27th 2009, 12:08
Thanks Wally for the reply, on the other post my results were very similar to Humbles and I will get the Tang clearance for the drive pin pump done. As far as the leaks from the CB Pump I had a very small drip from the cover of the pump. I used a very thin layer of regular black high temp. silicone sealant. If you want something that's going to hold for ever and have no sealing/leaking issues then try "The Right Stuff" I was told that it is the bomb.

August 27th 2009, 17:14
Looking great. I can't wait to see it finished.

March 8th 2010, 18:35
well it's Been a Long time and I have Been slowly getting some new parts to rebuild the WHOLE front-end...
and for the new BBS RC wheels
just have to get Lanner to Drill and Stud everything.

just some of the parts

New tires for the BBS rims too :)
ended up going with a F225/45R17 R 235/45R17
Kumho Ecsta XS
getting them mounted tomorrow (hoping) will post pics


March 8th 2010, 19:11
I've heard promising things about the ecsta xs tires but haven't tried them yet, let us know how they hold up to a good flogging :)

April 3rd 2010, 13:45
nothing big to update but got the tires put on the rims.... and doing the DETAILS ;)
colour matched the center cap to the car



April 3rd 2010, 14:21
Love the wheels, but its hard not to for me right? :D

April 14th 2010, 19:47
Love the wheels, but its hard not to for me right? :D

Yaa I hope you love them lol ;)
nothing to be to update but just Detailing some parts B4 i put them
back into the bug...
Still waiting on some other stuff that Lanner @ vdub is doing for me :)






April 15th 2010, 02:11
Very nice Chris. Keep at it.

I missed your other posts and now see you wheels all done. I like!


July 28th 2010, 14:19



Wheels are ON and just need to do a few things then DRIVE it :)

July 28th 2010, 15:29
wow. that looks awesome! great color combo for sure, I can't to see this thing on the road :)

July 28th 2010, 23:41
thanks... ME too :)

July 29th 2010, 02:21
and how about that '2L type 4 turbo in da works'? ;-)

July 29th 2010, 03:57
Looking good. X2 on the color combo.

July 29th 2010, 14:24
and how about that '2L type 4 turbo in da works'? ;-)

yaa it's Coming very slow I'm out of work at the moment hope things pick up soon :)


July 30th 2010, 03:43
I like the combo wheel + color!!!

July 31st 2010, 12:45
Looking good Chris !

September 2nd 2010, 22:45
just some better pics...





September 3rd 2010, 05:49
just some better pics...


You'll need a caster under that exhaust?:D

Nice looking motor though.


September 3rd 2010, 06:37
Looking good.

September 3rd 2010, 10:14
I really like those wheels! :)

September 9th 2010, 01:28
thanks guy... hoping Soon to get a REAL photoshoot done with chugs
a good buddy of mine is a killer photographer so till see what Happens :)