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posted on April 18th, 2013 at 10:13 PM
V8 Beetle circuit car! Lower, lighter, faster, stronger


Do tell :)
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yes.gif posted on April 19th, 2013 at 12:39 AM



Nice looking donor car .... Good luck with the build , if you are interested in a full steel cage CHEAP that does comply with CAMS , give me a call on 0419-481461 Wayne .



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posted on April 19th, 2013 at 07:28 AM



Nice to see a new circuit car on the boil ... :yes:



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posted on April 19th, 2013 at 10:10 AM



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how much are you going to cut out to lighten it, all double skinned sections?? i am in two minds with mine as well...as i love the inside of a bug, bare metal all painted, but less weight=free hp....

what engine combo you plan to run...

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posted on April 19th, 2013 at 12:08 PM



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Nice to see a new circuit car on the boil ... :yes:


Do circuit cars boil when placed on a bonfire ???

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Cool to see another build happening. Single skinning... you're planning on Sports Sedan, yeah ?




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posted on April 19th, 2013 at 07:38 PM



Looks the goods. Looking forward to seeing the build. I enjoy reading about new cars getting built for the track.



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posted on July 22nd, 2013 at 11:14 AM



bejebez thats some serious cage you got going on....can't wait to see more..
have fun

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posted on February 10th, 2014 at 10:15 PM



Looking good. Have you decided on the engine combo yet?
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posted on June 1st, 2014 at 05:30 PM



don't know what to say about this one ...good luck!!!!
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posted on June 1st, 2014 at 07:49 PM



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don't know what to say about this one ...good luck!!!!


I'm with ya Paul..I was looking forward to this aircooled build..good luck anyway...hope it goes well for you
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posted on June 1st, 2014 at 09:16 PM



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If I had stuck with the original air cooled path it would have taken years & $10,000's to get somewhere to what I wanted. After a change in employment & lack of motivation for all things aircooled to a point where I nearly sold the car, a $500 chassis complete with a fresh running V8 engine, all running gear & decent cage is a way to get back to the track sooner rather then later. This direction will disappoint some but at the end of the day it doesn't really matter what engine it has, as long as I'm going fast & having fun!


I know how you feel with the lack of motivation etc,a few times I have chucked the towel in with mine also...but as u said,get out there and have fun,yeehaa!!!!!
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posted on June 1st, 2014 at 09:31 PM



Cheap fun....love it:tu:



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posted on June 3rd, 2014 at 09:14 PM



Regardless....enjoy
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posted on June 8th, 2014 at 08:27 PM



oh good another non vw engine for the drags..... got to get it ready for Warwick!



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posted on June 8th, 2014 at 09:58 PM



Much cheaper to run the V8 configuration, what happened to the WPVW chassis set up, would be interested if you are selling.

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posted on June 9th, 2014 at 06:50 AM



at the end of the day to have a competive track car " improved production class" cost about $20000 tens years ago didn't matter what brand...
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posted on June 10th, 2014 at 08:35 AM



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posted on June 11th, 2014 at 01:21 PM



Cool

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posted on February 24th, 2015 at 07:14 AM



Do you still have the WPVW cage for sale?
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posted on February 25th, 2015 at 03:19 PM



Could u ring 0414315228 when u get a minute ?
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posted on May 22nd, 2015 at 11:42 AM



What a pity it's not finished...you could have driven it on Saturday at the Nationals. :smilegrin:



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posted on May 22nd, 2015 at 03:45 PM



Very nice car and project..
I always thought V8 conversions were the definition for stupidity, but this is neat!

Keep us informed!
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Oh what a pity.. was enjoying this read.. :sniffle:
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posted on October 29th, 2015 at 06:20 PM



Look what I found!

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/V8-VW-Beetle-project-/151864168367?_trksid=p214172...

$750
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