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Old July 8th 2007, 06:13
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Old July 8th 2007, 06:36
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this is how the car is at the moment

interior:

saftey devices roll cage
custom one off ali dash recovered in leather with vdo gauges and 140mph speedo
bucket seats
5 point harness's
rear of the car replace with a steel box section frame and dzus clip ali pannel
t handle shifter
billet ali door pins
billet door handles and custom pulls
billet hand brake lever

the only mods i want do to the interior is add a tachometer
swap the bucket seats for porsche 911 or similar in black leather and replace the 5 point harness's or 3 point ones that are more user friendly for everyday use

under the flip front:
the fibreglass flip front is a one off, underneath the mcphereson strut has been replaced with a custom bulkhead and b/j front beam on adjusters with spaxs shocks
there is also brackets for nitrous and a US foam filled 5 gallon fuel tank

Exterior:

it has obvivously been debumpered and dechromed though i do want to fit a front splitter to the bottom of the flip frotn eventually
the rear wings are fibreglass 2 inch over size and the front on the flip front are 1 inch over size
the rear valance is removable
the decklid currently has standoffs on

transmission and brakes

it currently runs standard disk brakes up front and peugot 405 rear calipers on type 3 hubs at the back
the gear box is a irs type 3 box with LSD
the rear shocks are koni units

engine:
a siezed 1600 at the moment doh!
though i am looking into fitting a golf/rabbit engine although time is against me so i could do with getting the car on the road as im currently carless as most changes i can do over time, this one i cant.......
i may just rebuild my 1600 into a 1641 next week and get the car back on the road till xmas.
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Old July 9th 2007, 20:29
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sweet but it looks more like a drag car good start it looks like keep us posted
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Old July 11th 2007, 00:09
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i'm pretty sure that car was featured in volksworld at one point. maybe 1996- 2000?

nevermind just noticed in you signiture it was 96
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Old July 13th 2007, 17:25
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yeah, bug jam next week will be the last time it will still be in its 90's look.... it does look more like a drag car now i know... because it is butall the interior exterior and engine will be changing soon
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I remember that car. I still have the issue of VW Trends it was in as a matter of fact. It was one of the 1st inspirations to build my super beetles up especially the flip front end conversion. Did you build it or buy it from the other owner?
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Old July 29th 2007, 11:08
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its been passed around a few times since it was built and not been back on the road, and now im going to be putting it back on the road and then changing the look, at the moment im just collecting all the bits and then im going to try and do alot of the changes in one hit

ive just got some 17x7" rims in black with a polished lip for it
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4 new wheels and tires



new nuts, studs, locking wheel nuts and a pair of spacers for the rear



and new disks in 5x100 pcd
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new wheels and brakes fitted







slowly getting there, once the engine is sorted i think the arse end needs droping and a kamei front splitter will be in order
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very nice, love the rims, nice fit.
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lookin good keep it up i have never seen a front clip like that because its a super front but its a standard
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few parts arrived in the post today so that i can have a performance influenced rebuild before winter sets in and i cant be arsed doing anythign till spring

nice shiny fan shroud with out heater ports



12lb lightened and balanced 200mm flywheel









when a part is stamped hardcore you know your onto a winner







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I remember that car as well from Trends
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I stumbled across the VW Trends issue that the car was in and thought I'd share them to show what the car looked like in its former glory!!!

This car was truly and inspiration for me to fix up my 1303's!

Can't wait to see what it looks like after the revamp!
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