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Old September 17th 2004, 15:21
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1960 VW Bug UBRDUB
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Oval Ragster-'57 Rag/'04 Boxster S
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Old September 17th 2004, 15:28
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Looks like an interesting project. you want to put up some details of what you have planned?
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64 Type I and 73 1303 going GL top to bottom now if i could just decide wich one.
04 Mitsubishi Lancer

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power 13b Turbo Rotary 300 hp
Wheels 18" turbo twists
inside Sparco blue racing seats
Sparco pedels, wheel, and shifter nob


Sparco Rep Andrew @ www.pilotracegear.com Good deals on Sparco stuff
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Old September 20th 2004, 02:01
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I've owned this car since I was 15, I'm 32 now! From age 15-18 I completely disassembled the car(sans the motor and tranny), sandblasted, smoothed, filled and painted everything, and them it went back together. It stayed that way until 1999, when something started to make noises AGAIN, and I said forget it, I'm going nuts on this thing. I pulled the motor to make it official and it sat until 2004.

From about 2002 until now I've been planning what to do with it. I knew I was going water cooled, and my original thoughts for power was rotary. The trouble is that I want a car that handles too, and because this IS a lifetime project, I decided to go all the way.

I think the double wishbone front end popped into my mind by itself, and has been growing ever since. People I've learned, discussed, and shared things with include:

Bolts-On

Dobergoose

Ricola Racing

and without doubt the person who has contributed almost everthing that is really important

Rorty Racing

As far as powering this thing, I realized that everything hung out the back of a bug is just a pendulum. Porsche fought with it for years, and unless you want to plant a complete late Porsche suspension into your bug, the only way to get the weight forward is just to move it. Thus the midengine 1.8t.
I wanted something reliable, powerful, relatively lightweight, and VW.

Nobody has ever done this before that I'm aware of, but someone who has been working on it for awhile, but has recently stopped, are the Coopers at

Central VW Audi

Ask away with any questions you have. My email can be reached by going to my website and clicking "Email" at the bottom. Also on there at the top of the home page are the links to the bug stuff, the 1.8t conversion and double wishbone links.

The Ford-VW-Bimmer Page

It's going to be a long haul, so don't hold your breath, but I have a pretty fierce determination, so it will happen!

Jason
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Old September 20th 2004, 15:42
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wow looks like a big project. I have toyed with the mid engin idea but i am going with the 13b turob rotary so the weight is not that much more than the vw motor and will be offset by the rads up front. Good luck with your project.
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64 Type I and 73 1303 going GL top to bottom now if i could just decide wich one.
04 Mitsubishi Lancer

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power 13b Turbo Rotary 300 hp
Wheels 18" turbo twists
inside Sparco blue racing seats
Sparco pedels, wheel, and shifter nob


Sparco Rep Andrew @ www.pilotracegear.com Good deals on Sparco stuff
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Old May 9th 2005, 19:38
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I took all the parts over to Walt's Custom Services today. He's doing up another amazing Rat Rod of his own. Anyway, the new project he's working on is my front suspension, so as I get pics, I'll post them.

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Old November 27th 2005, 00:14
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Updates will be here:

1.8t Conversion

and here:

Double A-arm conversion
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Old May 19th 2010, 05:44
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Big progress!
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Old May 19th 2010, 12:56
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Nice,

Keep up the good work.. been following from the being.. Awesome.
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Old May 19th 2010, 18:11
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love the colour on the rims, can't wait to see the full picture
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Old May 20th 2010, 00:06
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WOW Looks awesome Jason. Cant wait to see it painted !
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Old May 20th 2010, 07:53
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Looking good man.
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Old May 24th 2010, 04:45
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Yep, love the wheel colour.

Really coming along now Jason, what colour you going for?
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Old May 31st 2010, 22:23
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The paint has to be dry by now. Post up some pics man !!!
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Old June 3rd 2010, 11:17
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Checked it out last night. Looking very nice, just a couple of spots I wasn't happy with so they'll have that fixed up in the next couple of days. Supposed to pick it up on Sat!

Jason
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