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Old February 6th 2010, 09:09
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OK, it's time to show some pics of my long going project. Hope you'll like it, because I'll keep it all original 1967 body with trim, but will germanlook it

The 67' can't do what 1303 can in handling world, so I decided to make a German Look Grantourer rather that Racing German look...

So, it will be a German Look GT

Here are some pictures, and You can see the rest here on Croatian forum:

http://www.vwbuba.hr/forum/Itemid,0/...asc/start,150/

Some info...

1967' pan with IRS alu arms 944, rear 944 brakes
Puma front beam with 944 brakes conversion running 305 mm racing Alcon discs and Brembo 4 pot calipers
Bilstein dampers all round
915 gearbox
Heavy 911 Turbo seats, full electric, heated, Alcantara and 997 cocoa leather (original from Porsche supplier factory), original Alcantara sunroof gasket, all made by myself, from one piece, no joint's here! Alcantara wings beading.
Nardi steering wheel, 993 white tach with OBD (will show speed, temp etc., all in one instrument for clean look)


Engine:
Typ4 914 1.8 85PS, stock (for now), 80.000 km (lucky find!)

Wally, you won! Has been thinking alot, and I will go your route of turbocharging Aircooled rather then use waterpumper! Sorry for beeing rude in Your mythbuster topic... Allready got GT25 turbo (used), Mitsubishi EVO VIII ECU and software and someone who know how to use it all. Plan is 150 PS for now. Typ1 cooling on Typ4.

Hope You'll all like it.

germanlook.net was perfect inspiration, thank You all!




































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Old February 6th 2010, 11:33
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Old February 6th 2010, 12:49
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The bar just broke itself and jumped in the fireplace!
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Old February 6th 2010, 17:21
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Love the sunroof detail. How functional is it, or is this a dry weather car?

Very high quality else where.
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Old February 6th 2010, 18:25
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wow nice project, the quality and detail work looks impressive! Thanks for sharing it with us, and keep the pics coming!
Love the Hertz trash-can also ) Is it setup for SoundQuality or plain bass power? :P
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Old February 6th 2010, 18:38
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Thank You folks

@alkaholik: It's all weather car. Alcantara can withstand much more than original sunroof gasket. Can be used outside... I've made much improvements on sunroof, no leaks etc., tryed with high press water... Few months working on sunroof, time consuming, but now I'm satisfied!

@vdubzack: I don't get that fireplace trown in the bar whatsoever, please explain, my english is limited and not used often

@ Xellex: Trash can is not mine, that's coachtrimmers workshop and his head on the photo
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Gorgeous, keep us updated please.

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Old February 7th 2010, 05:28
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lovely car there
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Old February 7th 2010, 11:17
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Very Very detailed bug!!! Awesome job mate!!!
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Old February 7th 2010, 16:53
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Very beautifull car!

BTW, its not about who won over who, we all make our own choices of course and I am fine with either, but when asked for opinions, of course I have one as we all do ;-)

I really like the racing disks!! They should be very light compared to OEM big stuff.
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Old February 7th 2010, 17:04
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They ARE much less weight. And very expensive. But they should perform great.

Center is made out of steel and zinc plated, but I will make dur-alu ones as soon as I get top quality material over here, which is not so easy...

Even with steel centers, much lighter then OEM. Discs are 24 mm thick, 305 mm big. Just gave 4-pot's to friend who will work on them for me, paint them and make all needed
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Old September 28th 2010, 04:13
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Long time no see...

I tought it would be cool to see the color of the Bug on daylight. Those pics up there are not so real cause they've made in neon light. This is the real color of the car...



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Also, I'm with the brake problem now, I had to machine new pistons for the 4pot Brembos because old was damaged. After that I was trying to buy repair kit with new rubber parts, and in the meantime found out those are Brembos from F40



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Well, I don't know about that, but somehow managed to find info: Nissan 350Z have same piston diameters (38mm and 42 mm), so I bought repair set locally. guess what: IT FITS!

Now some money came to my pockets, so I'm spending it on my Bug again
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Old September 30th 2010, 13:15
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Very nice!!

In my opinion, I think standard beetle look better than superbeetle, but I prefer handling of superbeetle. So, I swap my 1969 standard beetle pan with 1974 superbeetle pan and make a frame for front suspention and rack & pinion from 1975 superbeetle.

This is my project for now, it is 90% done.

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Old September 30th 2010, 14:38
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wow x_hodhoo, nice project! I think it desirves it's own topic here, in the germanlook forums. I'm sure you have more pictures and stuff to share with us, so please do!
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Old October 1st 2010, 04:21
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Yeah x_hodhoo!

Make topic, Your car sure look interesting!

I was thinking of making front subframe to house miata double wishbone suspension, in some ways, that's very similar to Your project
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