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    Thread: My old school look tornado red turbo

    1. 04-15-2012 03:44 PM #1
      I present to you my beetle, I will admit the the photo shop thread did inspire me to go for it and I am pleasently surprised with the results. These picture are without the super sport springs and tint that go on this week but I couldn't wait anymore to show it off.





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      04-15-2012 05:56 PM #2
      Tell us about all about the Rack, looks good
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    3. 04-15-2012 06:39 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by walery View Post
      I present to you my beetle, I will admit the the photo shop thread did inspire me to go for it and I am pleasently surprised with the results. These picture are without the super sport springs and tint that go on this week but I couldn't wait anymore to show it off.




      SWEET!!!

    4. 04-15-2012 06:40 PM #4
      The rack was made for me by a local offroad rack and bumper guy. I told him what i wanted and he came up with this, when i first saw it I wasn't sure it would fit right but once we got it on it was perfect.

      I decided to go with black for the metal and cherry for the wood because there is way more black on the car than chrome. It's mounted into the roof close to the edges, not sure how much weight it can really take but it is definately not just decorative.

      All in all the rack turned out sweet I think and the car gets plenty of looks, which lets be honest is really the point for me I'm from the northwest and I had a subaru before, which around here is probably 1 in 4 so i wanted something that looks totally different. I'll get some close ups of the rack when i take the pictures in a couple days after it's lowered and tinted.

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      04-16-2012 01:16 AM #5
      is that vinyl or paint? i too plan to do something similar to this to my wifes reflex silver. not sure what to think about the rack though...i imagined something a lot lower profile for ours. how is yours mounted?

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      04-16-2012 04:30 AM #6
      Definitely a unique look that stands out. Kudos.

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      04-16-2012 07:27 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by walery View Post
      The rack was made for me by a local offroad rack and bumper guy. I told him what i wanted and he came up with this, when i first saw it I wasn't sure it would fit right but once we got it on it was perfect.

      I decided to go with black for the metal and cherry for the wood because there is way more black on the car than chrome. It's mounted into the roof close to the edges, not sure how much weight it can really take but it is definately not just decorative.

      All in all the rack turned out sweet I think and the car gets plenty of looks, which lets be honest is really the point for me I'm from the northwest and I had a subaru before, which around here is probably 1 in 4 so i wanted something that looks totally different. I'll get some close ups of the rack when i take the pictures in a couple days after it's lowered and tinted.
      Rack: If you could share how it attatches to the car? close up pics. price range?
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      04-16-2012 10:26 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JR Martinez View Post
      Rack: If you could share how it attatches to the car? close up pics. price range?
      from the looks of it, it seems to be bolted directly to the roof....not sure how i feel about that. i think we are going to be limited as to how we can attach a roof rack to our cars due to the frameless doors and seamless roof line. I have to get our bag setup built first so I can get my wifes beetle on the ground, then I will figure out a decent roof rack.

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      04-16-2012 11:11 AM #9
      This kind is the one I would like to have adapted to 2012 Bug
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      04-17-2012 03:46 PM #10
      still to this day trying to figure out how the heck to mount a roof rack
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      04-18-2012 11:34 AM #11
      Interesting. I like the roof rack

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      04-18-2012 01:40 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by POUNDxSAND View Post
      still to this day trying to figure out how the heck to mount a roof rack
      If it's anything like my old New Beetle there's a strip of metal in the rain gutter on the roof that you remove. The clips/mountings for the rack go in channel and then expand to lock into the channel. I'm not sure how Beetle roofs are set up though.

    13. 04-18-2012 07:06 PM #13
      Sorry all been busy the last few days, just got a bit of waiting time during work so I figured I would try to answer the questions.

      The beetles as you know have laser welded roofs so there aren't tradional rain gutters on the cars. I had the Guy who made the rack make it as wide as possible while still being mountable entirely on the roof. I have 2 pictures, the first is where it is mounted on the rear of the roof and the second is the front. The rack is fastened wit lock nuts under the roof and standard machine thread screws. According to the manual there is some sort of mounting spot for a rack but it is one the sides of the roof instead of on top.





      And one of the car with the new 20% tint.
      Last edited by walery; 04-18-2012 at 07:09 PM.

    14. 04-27-2012 10:42 PM #14
      Finally got a set of the heritage wheels, it brings the whole car together, now just have to try and sell the twisters so i can buy some white walls.








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      04-30-2012 11:58 AM #15
      Nicely Done, Looks great with Heritage wheels

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      04-30-2012 12:46 PM #16
      Looks GREAT lowered with the heritage wheels!!

    17. 01-16-2013 11:23 AM #17
      I'm in the market for twister rims for my beetle. Send me a pm if you still want to sell.

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      01-16-2013 01:39 PM #18
      Walery,

      I like what you've done. Are the sides white or off-white? Also, I think it would tie-in a bit more if you had the trim molding piece w/chrome, just above the rockers painted red to match your car.

      What suspension did you go with and how much did it lower? I too am planning on the lowering and white-walls...
      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      01-17-2013 08:17 AM #19
      Can't say I like the white on the side, but definitely digging the roof rack.
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      01-17-2013 12:18 PM #20
      I like the white on the side, but when I get around to doing mine, I want it to look more like this green one that was at SEMA, where the white doesn't actually touch the fenders and has the rounded edges, and also the handle is white too so it doesn't stick out. I also want the roof rack it has:

      http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/...Cruiser008.jpg
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      01-17-2013 01:17 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub10golf View Post
      I like the white on the side, but when I get around to doing mine, I want it to look more like this green one that was at SEMA, where the white doesn't actually touch the fenders and has the rounded edges, and also the handle is white too so it doesn't stick out. I also want the roof rack it has:

      http://i1257.photobucket.com/albums/...Cruiser008.jpg
      vdub,

      I first thought that one was a sort-of olive drab kind of military looking style green, but it appeared more grey when I saw it in other photos:

      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      01-17-2013 01:20 PM #22
      ...maybe it is green, a bit hard to tell in that lighting. I believe I saw it in a few other shots where it appeared more grey though.
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      01-17-2013 01:23 PM #23
      Either way, I love the white sides on that one.

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      01-17-2013 02:53 PM #24
      Yea don't think drilling holes in your roof is a bright idea.
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      01-17-2013 04:41 PM #25
      I am in love with this car.

      The Heritage wheels were a needed addition and they look so proper.

      Well done.

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      01-17-2013 04:41 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      Yea don't think drilling holes in your roof is a bright idea.
      Not sure exactly how this one is attached but likely bolted...

      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      01-17-2013 04:43 PM #27
      I am in love with this car.

      The Heritage wheels were a needed addition and they look so proper.

      Well done.
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      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      01-17-2013 05:05 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Not sure exactly how this one is attached but likely bolted...
      I have been thinking about these. They have video's of the testing on these, and they seem pretty legit. Also they have been using these for camera rigs on for years. So if they are safe enough to put them on $100,000.00+ cars. With nice expensive camera equipment. Then it should be perfect for the job. Just have been spending my money on other things keeping me from focusing on this project idea.

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      01-17-2013 06:19 PM #30
      You have vision of what you want your car to look like and you are definitely committed, not p***y footing around. Drilling the roof for the rack, a permanent thing, but if you are going for the look and like the rack installed all the time, then you went for it and no doubt it is attached. And the whole look is on target. i noticed your door handles are still red, that is fine, the green vw they made them white, at least you can compare them.

      Nice job, love the white, the tint the wheels, the stance and the rack.

      PS Keep the tips shiny

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      01-17-2013 08:46 PM #31



      Old school

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      01-17-2013 09:15 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Steel View Post
      Old school
      Either someone broke an axle or that car needs a camber adjustment!!!
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      01-22-2013 11:41 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by the beet View Post
      Either someone broke an axle or that car needs a camber adjustment!!!
      Gotta love swing arm trans-axles, only way to reduce the camber on one of those is to raise the transmission!

      Not sure if I would drill into my roof for a rack, but to each his own. Give's a unique look for sure!

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      01-22-2013 09:08 PM #34
      Best way to attach an old school looking roof rack if you ask me. looks very similar to an actual one. Now we no longer have this car but we will be attaching the rack the same way to our turbo.


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      01-22-2013 09:10 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Carbon Steel View Post



      Old school
      stay tuned...our new turbo will be running the old school beetle negative camber really soon
      for show season of course.

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