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mrrhtuner April 8th, 2015 10:40

I'm not into beetle's...but this is awesome

Colin Doyle April 8th, 2015 10:49

Haha.. Is anyone into Beetles? I'm not even "into" VWs, generally.

johnson81 April 8th, 2015 14:42

That's the coolest newer beetle I've ever seen!

Colin Doyle April 23rd, 2015 22:53

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pslh1lliio.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psipuztbyp.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps9h69nnki.jpg


http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pscox1eugo.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pspzpm70mq.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psds93rbqf.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pscysyj7z4.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pskdblax0l.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psmuhviu3m.jpg

Colin Doyle April 23rd, 2015 22:53

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3nfgnhes.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psxhvotb73.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pscghex25i.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4vyk0qmo.jpg

http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps1cicpm5k.jpg

Rafedial1 April 24th, 2015 08:24

Baja bug is back! awesome, I would rock it. Great fab skills/design, creative and clean.

What kind of tubing bender do you use?

Colin Doyle April 24th, 2015 09:51

Thanks, dude. I don't know what kind of bender it is; a friend of mine lent it to me a while ago. It's a self-contained unit that pushes the tube through the dies vertically. Takes JD 3 dies, IIRC.

Kingcodez April 27th, 2015 07:13

So when will you have the hood stack finished?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ukmNPo5xzVY

I'm not sure how this'd work on the Beetle, but I'd like to do it with a dump valve so I could put a proper quiet exhaust on mine and still have something for fun.

Colin Doyle April 27th, 2015 08:14

Hah, yeah right! Hood stack isn't really my style, but if it were I'd rather put it on my most recent project truck:
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psjmcgjpvr.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps6e7ilftp.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psigjvbxm2.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psdiit5gb0.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psyxgbedjp.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psuw1qydwo.jpg
The ol' Ford-Cummins-Allison hat trick. :D

Colin Doyle April 29th, 2015 07:50

Quote:

Originally Posted by Rafedial1 (Post 4789670)
What kind of tubing bender do you use?

http://www.probender.com/probender/d...ic-tube-bender

This is the one. It works great! Disregard what I said about JD dies - it uses Pro Tools Model 105 dies.

str8t six May 7th, 2015 22:06

that beetle looks killer!

Colin Doyle May 8th, 2015 10:11

Thanks!
I pulled the rear bumper off last week, finished all the welding, coated it in epoxy primer and satin black, then had a friend at the exhaust shop build a Corvette style axle-back system for it.
Here are a couple pics after I slogged it through a muddy horse arena to retrieve the jet ski trailer from its winter resting place. It towed well! Tugging the skis out of the Mississippi on a loose gravel launch was a bit hairy, but it did the job without requiring a tow. haha
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...psttszrzvn.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pspljspwx6.jpg
http://i967.photobucket.com/albums/a...pshyzwpcje.jpg
Just for fun...
http://www.forestmushrooms.com/colin/temporary/boat.png

GIDDY_UP_GO May 20th, 2015 18:37

Dude! You have skillz! I envy you immensely! I have an 02 TDI Beetle that I totaled when an 80yr old pulled out in front of me. Anyway, long story short, I bought it back from the insurance company and put it back together myself. HOWEVER, I would have loved to have seen your car before I put mine back together, because I love what you did to it!

I have an 02 TDI Jetta that is wrecked and listed for sale here. I thought about keeping it and going the MadMax route, now I have inspiration!

Thanks for sharing and keep up the awesome work!

Colin Doyle May 22nd, 2015 09:30

Hah, thanks! Do it up.

I'm going to pick up some steel today to fix my rusted-out rocker panel. Mini rock-slider time. My 1-inch 240 deg tubing die has just arrived.

Seatman May 22nd, 2015 18:59

I get tempted to do something like that with my wagon when I see some of the cool projects on here! I'd keep the bumpers though.

Anyway yeh, certainly hits high on the cool scale! :D


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