Smile it will get Worse!!
I'm going to have to change my 165/85/15 front 195/65/15 rears to 175/65/15 front and 205/65/15 rears
Oh yeah and it's nice to have my wife help me out all the time, always helps to have an extra set of hands ! Now if only I could get her to work on the cars in a bikini instead of just when washing the cars
One thing I learned was to take everything with a grain of salt. It was funny, when I first got a super people were like.." why a stoopid beetle?" Then when I was done with it, it was..." well I don't usually like supers, but I really like yours!"
So just build for yourself, ignore the jerks who harass you... and have fun with it. What are your plans for it? Are you driving it right now?
And as far as the 'tex goes, I became an outcast years ago when I put carbs on my watercooled VWs.
Thx for the support brethren, now POST more motivational pix.
Last edited by the12for12; 09-11-2011 at 05:12 PM.
Haha... I was born in the 80's
Anyways., here are a few updates-
After a little cursing we got these bastards off!
Now we have a trunk full of parts...
I went by a welder and ran over some ideas with him. Now I am gonna make a jig and get to work on these arms. Then take them to him for the final welding!
And here is my idea for the rear skid plate. The front of the plate will bolt to the trans cradle. The solid red is going to be some 3/4' square tubing welded up to make a crossmember to the rear part of the plate to bolt to. There are some holes in the frame/boddy already there we can bolt it too.
Then the Yellow are going to be rubber inserts to absorb a little shock back there in the event of an impact. And the green is going to be the plate. It will also be 3/16's aluminum with speed holes for cooling and oil changing purposes.
More updates soon! Stay tuned...
Last edited by gsusmaniac; 09-12-2011 at 09:17 PM.
heres my super. most of the pics where taken at Wuste this year. mine is a 73' and i bought a 74 parts superbeetle and swapped the front suspension out for the 74' and put it on my 73. reason for it (that most don't know) is that mk1 struts are a DIRECT bolt up to 74 newer supers. so i got ahold of raceline and got their cabby front coilovers and put them on. wheels are xxr 15x8 et0 front and rears are 15x9 et0 with 195/60 rear and 195/55 front with good year eagle gt's. rear ive lowered one outer spline. motor was a 1600, but as i type this im in the process of puttin in a type4 2ltr on megasquirt. should be fun. looking to go lower and better wheels. and the wheels are for sale $500 w/ tires. their 4x100/ 4x114.5, yes i re-drilled my rotors to 4x100. keep up the good work guys. i love slammed supers. especially german lookers!
ya i rub a lot, ive rolled the heck outta the fenders. i got them cause they where cheap wheels with the most lip i could afford at the time, but im hoping in two weeks ill be a proud owner of 4 16in BBS RS's. then it will REALLY look good. im also painting the car as well. im painting it audi nimbus gray. the interior ive built a custom dash that i have wrapped in carbon fiber look black vinyl with porsche 914 gauges.
as far as the coils are concerned...i bet i still have at least 3inches of threads left to go lower.
future plans for wuste2012 are to have it painted, BBS's all detailed, coil overs in the rear (deleting the torshions in the rear) disk brakes in the rear, ditch the steering box for R&P, and slamm it more. other than that...i started this project of having a running driving project, and its been a blast since. its been a dream of mine to build a german look super. my first bug was a 71 super. so i hope you all are having fun with your supers. let the purists hate on our fat chicks, cause it will continue to keep our supers low cost and fun! that it what it all about for me. im just having fun with this car.
sorry for the long post and dont mean to hi jack this thread, just saw it and wanted to add to the support and love. ESPICALLY being as where on the vortex. lol.
What year is it going on?
There is a difference in the section of the frame head where the control arm mounts between 73 and 74. And maybe even between 72 and 73... I don't have one to compare.
But I know this one we made is for a 74. To put it on my 73 I am going to have to extend the bolts mount a little over a quarter of an inch. So if needed, I will draw that into the pattern.
Alright... I will get it up as soon as I get by our graphics shop.
Now for an update... been trying to get things done!
Got my son out to inspect our work-
Said the exhaust was fine but it NEEDS MORE LOW!!!!
We made the bar that is going to support the rear skid plate... it will bolt where the bumpers bolt too. Simple design but should be more than effective!
And it tucks up under a lot more than it looks in this picture! Once back on the ground you won't barely see it.
Then got the metal cut for the rear skid plate. Haven't put the holes in it or bent it up yet. But at least the cutting is done!
Then we tore into the front stuts and got them all disassembled. A couple of the ball joint bolts were seized up which made for a fun removal!
Then threw some new parts in the front to tighten up some of the slop!
Also scored some 17x7 & 17x9 Cup II's... traded my 14" fuchs for them! Gotta get them blasted and powder-coated. Stopped by and talked to them today and it will run around $300 to be done!
More coming soon, got parts ordered to make coils, and all the metal need for the rear trailing arms. In the process of making the jig now so we can produce more sets!
Last edited by gsusmaniac; 09-26-2011 at 10:00 PM. Reason: Proof reading before posting is for sissies!
Haha... My wife wants a girl but I have told that I have had dreams about having 3 boys! She was not happy and said I am living in the garage if that happens, I told her that's fine
Don't think she would like me selling off the first-born. Maybe we can work out a trade for the second, then she can have a daughter. But be warned, if they turn out as big as me, good luck feeding him! My son already eats anything you put in front of him, then takes after the food on your plate!
20 year old girl 12 year old girl 19 year old boy
the boy i can put whatever one kick him in the a$$ and send him out the door.
the girls on the other hand. we got to talk about what to wear. go get the missing items she needs to complete an outfit, then talk about how all the close have to stay on your body when your out of the house.
not fun and its even worse when your girls are gorgeous and THEY know they are. trust me they are.
not that parents with ugly girls got it easy either..