Old Paul has a dilemma
I recently bought another air cooled (73 Super Beetle) with the plan to highly modify it including a Subaru engine swap.
I think I bought the wrong car and may need to buy another....seems this car is a pristine California solid Bug and is in such great condition I just don't think I can start cutting and fitting and changing it....this one is one special well preserved cosmetically restored car...even came with a photo album showing it arriving from California and being stripped and prepped for new paint (not the best paint mind you)...she is just so good I really dont want to mees it up
I need to get another donor beetle as my project car.
So I decided just now to improve rather than gut and rebuild this car....improve as in keep her a mean stockish 73 Super 1303 body style car with only some peronalized accents.
...ordered some new front springs (not gonna slam this one as it is too fine IMO) just lower a couple inches as Supers sit way high in the front (they have a MacPherson Strut suspension)
... and ordered new vintage narrow tires (145 80 15 front and 165 80 15 rear) to go on the vintage Empi 8 spoke 15" wheels
.....and since it has a bit of a mean look to it with contrasting black fenders, I am going to add a Zoom Tube to the exhaust (how cool is that)
... and going to LaminX the directional indicator lights and rear brake/indicators.
I took her for a spin today and made a short video...such a great day for a drive....
see you at a meet soon.