I have is a 1973 VW Super Beetle ,I bought her on eBay about six years ago ,I bought her because I always wanted to have,make a Woodie ,and VW was the best because of the stile running boards, after completion I generally keep it in a portable garage, because it's not tagged ,but I take her to local car shows she has the stock engine is all chromed because of the extensive exterior and interior work with the body ,wood work and wooded inlaid interior ,We did all the project on the weekends ,I think I had to go to plexiglass atlest twice because #1you can't use glass because IT'S still a VW (witch has curves &2 you can't let anything (laqure thinner)on it,and I might sell her "if the price is right".
I bought her on ebay about 6 years ago it ran great I drove it home (about 400 miles) I bought it because I always admired and wanted a "woodie wagon" and since I couldn't' afford a real one the VW was the best candidate ,to me (running boards remind me of the '30 style).
set out to buy one .as you see from my sketches I figure just put a "box" over the body and frame it in .
WELL!!! after 3- years ( of trial an error) we (my son in law and me ) have three "shows" it's finished !! my only regret is when I drove her home my wife looked at her and named her "adorable" and ovcorse said it was hers.
All the wood came from LOWE'S panels and boards are burch and red oak I selected for the "grains" the front fenders were lengthened to accommodate the "car kit '40 ford" I found at a VW shop ,I added the '40 headlight Ford bezzels,model 'A" Ford tell lites because I likes the "S.T.O.P" which I thought was neat !
the rear view camera and '9" monitor serves as my rear view mirror,am/fm/dvd/2.5"radio w/bose speakers, I also put in a house ac "old school"roll & pleat interior wood dressed dash and console, two set's of air horns , new 560x15 FIRESTONE tires , air shocks (because of all the wood " and chromed the engine (whch had already been rebuilt)
it's won award and trophys at every car show so far and I'd like to keep showing it until my health/age gives out OR I get an offer in the mid 5 digit range I have alot more construction pic if you want them?
DT Editor Vince: It is great to see someone putting his money where his mouth is and building the custom car of his dreams. Not everyone is going to love something this "custom," but please be nice in the comments. If you have any interest in this custom Beetle, send us an email and we will put you in contact with Orson email@example.com