Wednesday, September 2, 2015
My Kinda VeeDub: 1964 Volkswagen Squareback Custom
The VW Type 3 Squareback made big promises over the Beetle: namely more practicality, more safety, and more technology thanks to fuel injection and an automatic transmission...and it delivered on those promises and sold well from 1961 through 1973. However, some folks felt it needed more power, such as the builder of this next insane custom. Find this 1964 Volkswagen Type 3 Squareback offered here on eBay bidding for $8,500 reserve-not-met with 3 days to go.
The first thing you notice when looking at this Type 3 is the giant cowl induction snorkus -- and I hate to sound like some kind of snob...but I'd source a stock hood ASAP. However, the rest of the build, painted wheels, chrome hub caps, lowered ride, trim bumpers -- it all looks fantastic.
Under the frunk hood is a 350 cubic inch Chevrolet V8 that has been pimped out, massaged, and transformed into a tire shredding beast. The small block looks right at home here, but a herculean effort went into putting this VeeDub body on top of some kind of custom frame.
The aftermarket wheel is attached to a complete Mustang II front end, so its got a rack-and-pinion steering system and probably a Ford 9-inch out back.
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