Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Must Seeeee: 1971 Volkswagen Beetle V8

I can't agree more that when the seller says this car is a "Must seeeeeeeeee" because I'm having a hard time justifying the images on the pages with what I know about Volkswagen Beetles.  Just how does a Chevrolet V8 fit under the front hood and how does power get to what rear end...it's like I've just seen a picture of a blimp and you tell me its a submarine.  Find this 1971 Volkswagen Beetle V8 offered for an undisclosed price in Thousand Oaks, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Sean S.



It looks like a nicely prepared LT1 from a 1995 Vette is sitting in the front of a Volkswagen Beetle, but this isn't like the time you swapped a Chevy 350 into a Mustang or a even a Volvo 240 -- this is a complete make-over of the original people's car design.


In the seller's own words:
bug is on a s10 frame with power disk brakes front and rear. tilt steering wheel with power steering. rear end is a subaru sti independent rear diff and and lower controll arms . wheels are off the corvette with new tires . 



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8 comments:

  1. My favorite picture is of the laptop on the front seat. This type of shot is usually someone tuning their mega-squirt system on their 2JZ Supra, trimming the fuel levels and adjusting boost.

    This laptop looks to be on a baking recipe page.
    This creation and it's saw blades are awesome

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  2. It is quite impressive that the builder got this far before thinking about how to cool the engine. Almost as impressive as using a Subaru rear end, which is an ingenious solution to a problem I can't begin to imagine.

    I guess that this would work to hide the cooling system
    [image src="http://www.clublexus.com/forums/attachments/lx-3rd-gen-2008-present/300552d1381159800-2013-spindle-grill-possible-on-our-2008-2012-beetle-rollsroyce.jpg" width="400px"/].

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  3. I like the c clamp motor mount.

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  4. I think the C-clamp tells me all I need to know about this project.

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  5. Hokey Smokes, Bullwinkle. I've never seen an air cooled LT-1 before...

    Guess that's why the hood is off. Better cooling.

    -Stan (who is thinking the Flintstones floorpan removal mod might work for this car, too...)

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  6. It can't be all bad... It's comes with a c-clamp and a trailer hitch - everything you ever wanted for your Bug. "What could could possibly go wrong?"

    Do you think it's OK to drive home to Iowa?

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    1. Sure thing! Just drive at night and try to keep it under 80....

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  7. for cooling you could mount this puppy on the roof: [image src=https://drivetribe.imgix.net/QVo754iaTx6Qvl0H2qvLDw?w=1400&h=1050&fm=pjpg&auto=compress&fit=crop&crop=faces,edges width="400px"/]

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