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Hi all im Nick from North Wales heres some pics of my rides and current ongoing project

Lupo 1.4S 16V bought two weeks ago 37K miles now on coilovers and running BMC induction,

soon to have exhaust and manifold, remap and 20 shots of nitrous lol

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1964 Volksrod (Beetle hotrod) ALL BUILT NOT BOUGHT!

Its had a 6 1/2 roof chop and im currently finishing off a 4 1/2 inch channel which very basically

is chopping 4 1/2 inches from around the bottom of the car, 1 inch from the floorpans and 3 1/2

inches by removing the heater channels (or sills on modern cars) and replacing with 8mm thick

flat steel then modifying the front bulkhead and raising the boot floor, the bootfloor is also raised

a further 3 inches so I can mount the gearbox 3 inches higher, thus lowering it 3 inches naturally

then im going to slam the rear a further 5 inches. The front suspension is going to be classic

hotrod Ford 1930 iBeam drilled to save weight and dropped a further 3 inches, the mounting

lowers the front 4 inches then the spindles im machining will lower it a further 2 1/2 inches, so

imagine the front bonnet of a beetle with the lower front panel removed, the bonnet will sit 1 inch

from the floor but all the suspension will be pretty much riding like normal. The roof will be about

belly button height so nice and low! Ive also tubbed the rear arches so i can fit massive rubber

out back classic wide crossplies, while having plenty of clearence. The engine is going to be a

beetle engine but 2.3 litre with a supercharger mounted on top, the scoop will sit just above roof

height at the back so should look and sound hard as nails. Im aiming for 11 sec 1/4 miles with it,

my last beetle ran a 10.1 sec 1/4 with turbo and nitrous (the lupe will be getting a dose of the old

laughing gas when i get rount to it lol)

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I was awarded 'Crazy lovely person of the month' on the US volksrods site www.volksrods.com where they

pick the best project, im the first and only one in the UK to gain this award, well chuffed

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And this is what roughly it will look like

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But at a bit higher than this height

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Yea he does and he used to work at my place!! Crazy beetle Nick, get that lupo fabricated too :shades:

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Yeah i do, whats your ride so I can look out for you

Still not seen yours yet Nath whens the next meet?

Roof chopped Lupo anyone got a spare roof lying around :rolleyes:

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Ive seen these pics before...lol

welcome back mate

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Nice project, I was blown away when I first saw them in a mag a few years ago - wrong, but so right.

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No my bro Andy works there, he told me he seen a dropped loop on the way an in the car park.

Dont think they've decided on the next meet, most likely next month now.

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Yeah i do, whats your ride so I can look out for you

Still not seen yours yet Nath whens the next meet?

Roof chopped Lupo anyone got a spare roof lying around :rolleyes:

There will be two next month it will be up on vagwales once they have decided.

Mine is sold now mate but Mat has it from the club so no doubt you will see it at the meets.

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retronick Do you have a silver RS beetle and you brother works in assembly used to have a Type 3 Varient?

If so I used to be in alltypes, had a mint orange GT beetle with 2litre engine and a knarly blue 71 with stinger

and supercharged 1500

GTI T yeah I know deeside college used to work up the road in queensferry next to the ice rink you from round

there?

Nath what you getting next?

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retronick Do you have a silver RS beetle and you brother works in assembly used to have a Type 3 Varient?

If so I used to be in alltypes, had a mint orange GT beetle with 2litre engine and a knarly blue 71 with stinger

and supercharged 1500

GTI T yeah I know deeside college used to work up the road in queensferry next to the ice rink you from round

there?

Nath what you getting next?

ARGH!!! u know more about my life than i do ha, It's my other bro with the RSI, yeah am my other bros in assembly. Im like the youngest kid.

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retronick Do you have a silver RS beetle and you brother works in assembly used to have a Type 3 Varient?

If so I used to be in alltypes, had a mint orange GT beetle with 2litre engine and a knarly blue 71 with stinger

and supercharged 1500

GTI T yeah I know deeside college used to work up the road in queensferry next to the ice rink you from round

there?

Nath what you getting next?

Im from manchester matey

I commute to Deeside to study aircraft engineering though so im over there every day

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