Tell us about all about the Rack, looks good
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.
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.
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.
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!"
Can't say I like the white on the side, but definitely digging the roof rack.
2012 Platinum Grey Turbo Beetle, S1 & S2 APR Carbonio intake, APR Stage 2 ECU tune, Pioneer nav/dvd, Koni Coilovers, 3" SPM Turbo Back exhaust, Clutch Masters FX400 clutch & flywheel, USP ESP switch, USP SS Brake Lines, SPM Engine/Trans/Dogbone mounts, SPM Intecooler, Diesel Geek Short Shifter, Custom Powdercoated Audi Flat Fives, Custom Leather Interior, more to come.... Build thread
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:
Last edited by vdub10golf; 01-17-2013 at 12:21 PM.
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