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    Thread: Back at it again - Slammed Supers

    1. Member AircooledKevin's Avatar
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      09-25-2011 09:53 AM #51
      Damn, slammed supers on ats classics is hot ****!

      Still hold a soft spot for supers, my first bug was a 73 super

    2. 09-25-2011 10:04 AM #52
      Thanks man... there will be some more updates tonight. Went and picked up the metal for the rear skid, trailing arm jig, and drop plates yesterday!

      Also met some new VW people in there area. Always nice to find people to work on cars with you!

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      09-25-2011 06:51 PM #53
      For sure.

      lucky for me one of my good friends is also a vw nut. There is a small group of us who help/work/cruise together.

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      09-25-2011 07:13 PM #54
      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!





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      09-25-2011 07:44 PM #55
      damn westypoo thats sweet too.

      all my vw friends hate on supers...but i still like them. Around here solid ones have sweet prices, because people dont really want them.

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      09-25-2011 08:50 PM #56
      That's my "learn something new" for today...very cool info. for the super guys.

    7. 09-25-2011 10:41 PM #57
      Looking good westypoo. We almost went with the 74 suspension for that reason, but in the end swapped to the 73 and are building our own coils.

      How is the rubbing with those ET's?

      And how many threads you have left to lower it on the front?

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      09-25-2011 11:40 PM #58
      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.

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      09-26-2011 02:07 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post


      any chance the OP would be willing to share the flat pattern/template for that skid plate? maybe even just a scan of it with some dimensions?

      cheers
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    10. 09-26-2011 02:29 PM #60
      I'll do you one better. Give me a day or so and I will scan it at my friends shop to scale and you can print it from that!

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      09-26-2011 02:51 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by gsusmaniac View Post
      I'll do you one better. Give me a day or so and I will scan it at my friends shop to scale and you can print it from that!
      Awesome! no rush, anything helps, i was going to make a flat pattern in SolidWorks and have the guys in my fab shop make me one on a friday afternoon

      Thanks!
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    12. 09-26-2011 05:00 PM #62
      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.

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      09-26-2011 05:29 PM #63
      ahh, good catch! mine is a '73.
      Engineers do it better.

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      09-26-2011 07:40 PM #64
      x2...id love a scan of this as well. mine is also a 73'!

    15. 09-26-2011 08:58 PM #65
      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!
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      09-27-2011 08:07 AM #66
      I got dealt 3 girls man..I want me a son damnit!...wanna sell him?

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      09-27-2011 09:03 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      I got dealt 3 girls man..I want me a son damnit!...wanna sell him?

      Ehhh, I got a girl, too. Just gotta start 'em off early enough before they get exposed to Barbies and crap.

    18. 09-27-2011 11:17 AM #68
      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!

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      09-27-2011 11:46 AM #69
      Foods cheap bro..buy clothes for teen girls. ..Gonna be living in the garage sounds good to me. I'ld climb in the bus and sleep like a baby..nice and quiet.

      If I was younger I'ld keep trying til I got a boy....it's all good.

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      09-27-2011 04:58 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      Foods cheap bro..buy clothes for teen girls. ..Gonna be living in the garage sounds good to me. I'ld climb in the bus and sleep like a baby..nice and quiet.

      If I was younger I'ld keep trying til I got a boy....it's all good.
      werd. got to girls one boy.

      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..
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    21. 09-27-2011 05:40 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by zzzdanz View Post
      Foods cheap bro..buy clothes for teen girls.

      If I was younger I'ld keep trying til I got a boy....it's all good.
      Quote Originally Posted by LooseNuts View Post
      werd. got to girls one boy.

      20 year old girl 12 year old girl 19 year old boy
      Dang... you guys are OLD!

      I hear ya, I am glad I had a boy first to watch after his sister if they do come! I still got a while before we try for #2... and even then I still hope it's a boy, even though I think a daughter would be awesome.

      Got my buddy coming over tonight, more car fun will surely ensue, along with some beer! Pics later!

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      09-27-2011 06:05 PM #72
      My Dad told me boys are MUCH easier lol (he would know after 3 daughters and 1 son )

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      09-27-2011 06:17 PM #73
      Had 2 birthdays this month, so, 20yr old, 19 yr. old, and 5 yr. old....And I quit drinking

      I'm surrounded by the girls..got my 2 nieces across the street and 3 more of the youngests friends that are always here.....5 sisters......quit smoking to..maybe it's 420 time.

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      09-27-2011 09:37 PM #74
      sound like you need to escape all that estrogen!
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      09-27-2011 10:29 PM #75
      Pick of the fat girl I would like to build

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