Overview:A lot of work had been done previously; bug was beyond repair
lack of certain structural pieces and too much rust were major issues.
What was done:
- a 1967 replacement beetle acquired.
- damaged front end given a grafted new nose with custom Foose touches.
- replaced hood handle with vintage VW emblem; dropped trim over the front of the emblem, cutting molding to make the trim longer to fit the full contour
- removed rear apron and replaced with a ‘57 rear apron with longer swoop, giving the car a lower look.
- took the original air vents, split into 2 pieces, welded, smoothed and finished into the rear.
- color scheme - a two-tone paint: painted the roof, rear deck, interior, door jams and the hood black. Butterscorch pearl was the elected BASF paint color for the lower half of the two-tone paint scheme.
- installed a 200+ horsepower turbo charged engine, 4 times as powerful as the stock engine.
- installed a wider diameter fuel line, new transmission and insulation to minimize road, engine and vibration noise in the vehicle.
- installed a state of the art brake system
- installed Gene Berg shifter for easy gear change
- installed custom designed, tufted diamond patterned upholstery for the interior.
- The original speedometer was salvaged and used
- brand new sound system was also installed.
- pulled the ashtray back and put the radio with a final trim to the dash.
- 17” Foose Monterey wheels were wrapped in Pirelli P zeros
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