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    Thread: FS/FT: '63 Rag Top Bug (Fuchs/Lowered/1641 dual port)

    1. 07-25-2012 10:22 AM #1
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      I've been playing around with changing things up. This car has been a lot of fun but I'm thinking of something different.

      1963 OG ragtop bug
      I have owned it for about three years. Some of the modifications were done when I got it, others I performed myself. The car is in nice shape. It's not a show car but more of a solid driver. From what I can tell it had a "restoration" done some time in the 80's or 90's. There are a few spots where the body work is starting to show its age. It's a ton of fun to drive and gets a lot of looks. Here are the modifications and such.

      Suspension (installed before I owned the car):
      - 6" Narrowed and adjustable front beam
      - CB Performance drop spindles
      - Adjustable rear axle plates

      Brakes (Maybe 5000 miles on them):
      - CB Performance disc brake conversion with Porsche bolt pattern on all four corners
      - All new steel braided brake line
      - Dual circuit master cylinder

      - Professionally refurbished 16” Porsch Fuchs
      - Kumho tires with good tread

      Engine (Maybe 5000 miles on re-fresh):
      - Late model super beetle case
      - Enlarged 1641cc jugs and pistons
      - Ported and rebuilt dual port heads
      - Ratio rockers
      - Full flow oil system with remote filter
      - Dual bosal carbs
      - Full 12 volt conversion with new alternator
      - Vintage speed stainless exhaust system
      - New clutch kit
      - Lightened flywheel
      - All tins powder coated wrinkle black
      - All new wiring in engine bay tucked
      - Electric fuel pump

      - Newer seat covers and door panels
      - Newer carpet
      - Bug pack shifter
      - Reproduction Flat Four wood steering wheel
      - Radio delete plate
      - Custom vintage replica tachometer mounted under dash
      - New throttle pedal assembly
      - New clutch cable

      - I’d give it about a 7 out of 10. Some scratches and dents but no significant rust.
      - Chrome euro bumpers
      - Euro headlight glass
      - New canvas top last winter
      - New front and rear window seals with chrome inserts
      - New side window rubbers (these are pop out windows)
      - The rear panel was replaced and the entire engine bay was re-painted two winters ago
      - New running boards

      The bad? Well, this is an old car so there are some rough spots.
      - It handles like a lowered beetle. That is to say, it’s a bit darty on uneven surfaces and bouncy over bumps.
      - The engine starts a little hard when very hot or very cold. It always starts but just requires some throttle pedal to keep it going at first. This might just be a choke adjustment.
      - The carbs leak a little fuel and that has bubbled the paint below them slightly.
      - The body has some light surface rust in a few places. I can provide pics
      - Wipers don’t work. I never drove in the rain.
      - The pan is very solid but has been patched below the battery.

      The car is located in Grand Rapids Michigan and has a clean title.

      I'd really like to trade for another interesting car. I am not interested in a project of any kind. Only complete driving vehicles. I'm pretty open minded beyond that. I'd love a mk1 or mk2 Golf, mk1 Scirocco, square back, Notch back, 911, 914, E30...etc.

      For a sale price I'm thinking $6900.


      Last edited by ZeeuwVW; 07-31-2012 at 08:36 PM.

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      07-27-2012 11:05 AM #2

    3. 07-27-2012 11:21 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by BMFC View Post
      No thanks. I probably wouldn't go for a bike unless it was a bad ass vintage Triumph or something similar.

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      07-28-2012 11:26 AM #4
      To bad for me. Beautiful car.

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      07-31-2012 11:57 AM #5
      trade for a mk2 vr ? needs paint and some body work not much , LMK 732 939 7190

    6. 07-31-2012 02:46 PM #6
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      08-03-2012 02:25 PM #7
      congrats ben, some one got a very sweet ride.

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