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breif history and update on the airlift bagged beetle

Discussion in 'Work in progress' started by alaska dale, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. alaska dale

    alaska dale Member

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    Iv Been on before but i thought id start over. Iv always wanted to bag a new beetle and give it subtle styling touches.
    The colour (alaskan green) was the big sell for me. Its a colour iv never really seen the beetle in.
    I made little changes such as, swapping the blue and white badges for the black and chrome.
    Smoothing the front bonnet.
    spraying the reverse light red.
    Having a arrow tipped hand painted pinstripe down the side.
    I try and do as much work on the car as i can myself.

    Im running a airlift easy street system.


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    I POWDER COATED THE TANK METALIC GUN METAL GREY.

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    WHEN I FIRST DROPPED THE BUG IT WAS SITTING ON GLOSS BLACK 16'S , VW CAMPER HUBS AND WHITE WALLS

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    AFTER A WHILE ME AND SOME FRIENDS DECIDED TO DO SOME CHOPPING AND WELDING TO GET THE CAR MUCH LOWER ON 17" BRM'S

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    ALSO UPGRADED MY CHECK VALVE AND CHANGED HE LINE TO A FLEXIBLE HOSE AND PUSH ON ENDS.

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    LAST WEEK I STARTED ON THE NEXT SET OF WHEELS. SET OF 18" EMPI'S, I HAD PAINTED IN A RUST EFFECT IN THE PAST.

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    SO I ONE LAST SHOT OF IT DONE BEFORE THE WHEEL CHANGE NEXT WEEK.

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    AFTER A TEST FIT , I DECIDED TO ORDER 215/35/18 TYRES.

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    UPDATE COMING SOON!!!!
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    Very nice bug,love how low you've got the car sitting:cool:
  3. alaska dale

    alaska dale Member

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    thanks dude , bugs look awesome slammed
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    like it on the camper wheels, do you use adapters or some other trick as they are 112 pcd on mine and 100 on the beetle?
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    Shamrockez evvo VIP Club Member & Moderator Staff Member

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    They're 5x100 New Bug steel wheels with the aircooled hubcaps put on :)
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    Very nice ;-)
    Whats the air ride system?
  7. alaska dale

    alaska dale Member

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    its airlift with the easy street management
  8. alaska dale

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    its the standard steels from the new beetle m with the largest camper hubs i could find.
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    yeah i can see now cheers, they look like baby moon hubcaps off a earlybay
  10. alaska dale

    alaska dale Member

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    Picked up the wheels form getting the tyre's fitted. Really happy with going the 215/35 on my 18x8.5 wheels. Gives a little stretch without looking crazy. [​IMG]
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    love the wheels, not the stretch though.
  12. Darwin

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    I think the 4 sets of retro wheels that suit a beetle , damn you , you seem to have 3 out the 4 :D
  13. alaska dale

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    Thanks dude , th minor strecth is just for the clearence after air drop. Sitting on XL struts 8.5 wide rims.
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    alaska dale Member

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    Lol What can i say lol
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    Like the steel wheels with hubcaps on it the best
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    nope the Flat 4 / EMPI ones are rare , steels are easy to find.




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    Vera Well-Known Member

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    Rarety/price won't sway me I love that retro look on the NB
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    im with you man ! Id rather go further to be different
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    All the wheels are very nice :) please don't be offended was just saying I like the hub caps best I haven't seen many beetles with them on but I haven't had one long myself
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    No offence was taking man , just found it didn't look radical enough

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