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    Thread: Back at it again - Slammed Supers

    1. Member 4supreme2gambino0's Avatar
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      09-06-2011 10:56 PM #26
      15x7

    2. 09-08-2011 11:55 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      It is pretty much lowered with this setup minus the sport springs.



      thats pretty much what I have..how the hell are you so much lower?

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      09-09-2011 08:23 AM #29
      Look how clean and organized all that stuff is...you polish, hug, and tuck in ya tools man?

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      09-09-2011 08:25 AM #30
      lol, nah, I just wipe them down and put them back when I'm done ..... or maybe my wife does

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      09-09-2011 08:28 AM #31
      Looks like ya perform surgery out there.

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      09-09-2011 08:32 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      Looks like ya perform surgery out there.
      lol, well, the tools are still in nice and in place (well not right now some of them are on the floor around my Bug since I am still working on it) but that picture was taken 2 years ago, since then the work area has filled up with all kinds of stuff I need to clean it again, then I'll get a picture. But yes, my wife is really helpful and when we're done working on something she'll usually wipe the tools down and put them away while I go on a test drive.

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      09-09-2011 08:37 AM #33
      My wife doesn't go in the garage cuz it smells like " old beetle bus grease". I think I'll spend an hr. today cleaning up some of my tools and putting them away...amazing the pile of tools ya end up with after messing with ya ride for a few hrs.

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      09-09-2011 08:48 AM #34
      Hehe yeah I guess I'm lucky, my wife helps me work on the cars. Back when we lived in California she even pulled the engine out of the Bug for me while I was at work (she knew I needed to take it out so she decided why not now) lol ...

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      09-09-2011 08:51 AM #35
      JD's wife doesn't bother working on his rides...she buys him rides.....the bastard!

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      09-09-2011 11:06 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      JD's wife doesn't bother working on his rides...she buys him rides.....the bastard!
      dan why you got to hate. She just luvs me man. She dont do much work on it but she is all bout keepin it clean.

      oh yea I know who my father is and she didnt buy me the oval she just approved the purchase.
      Smile it will get Worse!!

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      09-09-2011 12:22 PM #37
      I'm not hate'n bro...it's jealousy...you're a lucky man bro!

    13. 09-09-2011 02:22 PM #38
      What Wheels/Tires/Bolt Pattern does the Yellow Super have and the Red Super Beetle have?

      Its a great looking Setup!

    14. 09-09-2011 07:58 PM #39
      The bolt pattern is 4x130, tires are 165/45/15 front and rears, wheels are ATS Classic 15x5.5

      My tools look like Garey's, but my wife has nothing to do with it! The closest she gets to helping is when I get her out there to pump the brakes.

    15. 09-09-2011 07:59 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by TNjetta1.8t View Post
      thats pretty much what I have..how the hell are you so much lower?
      You have a 71-73? And also have the sport springs? And what tires you running?

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      09-09-2011 08:02 PM #41
      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

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      09-10-2011 06:17 AM #42
      finally!
      Thx for postin' this thread.

      Believe it or not, when I 1st posted here, I got flammed by a fello AC 'texer 'cause I'm new to the aircooled scene lol.

      Eitherway, 2nd time deems a better crowd





    18. 09-10-2011 09:36 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by the12for12 View Post
      finally!
      Thx for postin' this thread.

      Believe it or not, when I 1st posted here, I got flammed by a fello AC 'texer 'cause I'm new to the aircooled scene lol.

      Eitherway, 2nd time deems a better crowd
      It happens, and it will be even worse since you have a super. Just the way it is!

      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?

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      09-10-2011 10:58 AM #44
      If ya get flamed in here, tell them to take a flying fook.

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      09-11-2011 03:31 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      If ya get flamed in here, tell them to take a flying fook.
      No worries, I've been here much longer than most, so yep...


      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      It happens, and it will be even worse since you have a super. Just the way it is! What are your plans for it? Are you driving it right now?
      It drives and cranks fine, I'm just lacking the motivation to wrench on it lol@! Suspension work and a proper stance would work, so yep... it will be driven daily.



      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 04:12 PM.

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      09-11-2011 09:19 PM #46
      carbs are all the rage on the MK I and MK II's these days
      RIP 1.9L Lysholm Corrado (I8AVR6) and your Turbo charged sister (TRBRADO) 68 Baja and 64 slammed standard. Too many GTi's to count..

    22. 09-11-2011 09:58 PM #47
      That is the truth...

      I will have some more picks up tomorrow, got the trailing arms off tonight after tracking down a 17mm allen wrench!

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      09-12-2011 08:33 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Padfan1 View Post
      carbs are all the rage on the MK I and MK II's these days
      I remember messing with carbs on them back in the 80's. Gsxr 1100 carbs or FJ 1200's..back before most of the mk1 crowd was even born.

      How many of them are thinking "there's no such thing as a GSXR 1100!" ...that bike raised the bar

    24. 09-12-2011 08:10 PM #49
      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 VeroDubs; 09-12-2011 at 08:17 PM.

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      09-12-2011 09:01 PM #50
      Born in the 80's!.....son? that you? .....

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