Haven't been on here in so long now, probably just about the same amount of time has been since I have been able to do any work to the bug yet. I have plans ... Show moreon it but as most people know, it always ends up being life that gets in the way. I have taken a few steps forward and some back. One of the big things that has been holding me back is the cost for a trans that will hold the power without destroying itself in a short amount of time. Just about any way I go im looking to have to spend about 6k on a good setup and plus some. So its either gonna be a performance trans from rancho transaxles, subaru trans from subarugears.com in australia (unfortunately I already sold off my subaru trans shortly after getting the engine, didn't know anyone made a rever ring and pinion kit for it.... very sad), or mendeola or porsche. Im really leaning towards the subaru transaxle setup, probably about the cheapest I can do with a 5 speed and should still hold up to the power. I am gonna post more as the weeks go on and I can try to get some space in my garage to work on it I will post some updated pics.
As you can tell this car needs a good bit of TLC. The day I picked it up we had to push it onto the trailer. The person I bought it from had installed the st... Show morearter wire on the wrong side of the battery and blew the fuse for the ecu. So I was able to get it running same day and drive it off the trailer... Thank god this car is heavy.They also took and sanded and spray krylon paint all over the car. It is gonna take me several hours to sand it all down again. Everything works on the car for the most part. Cruise control and the compressor clutch is about the only 2 things that don't work. Show Less
I finished sealing the driver side pan. Began working on the rear suspension. You probably saw in a few pictures the silver bar going across the shock towers... Show more. Thats the torque bar kit I am fitting to the car along with the coil over shocks. The chassis was coated with Eastwood rust converter. Then I sprayed the passenger side of the chassis with Eastwoods Extreme Chassis Black. Driver side is just coated with rust-o-leum rust preventer right now until I get more seam sealer and another quart of Exteme Chassis Black. Show Less