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|To kick this weeks blog off we have a gorgeous|
Neptune blue and white 1971 steel sunroof
deluxe early bay belonging to my mate Joe. This
really is a nice bus that Joe has spent many hours
getting it to look this nice.
|The motor in Joe's bus is a 1776cc twin port with|
twin Dellorto DRLA 36 carbs and a Bug-Tech
big John shifter. Inside this lovely bus Joe has a
part built interior but as with all of our buses, has
yet to be finished.
|This slammed 1963 pastel yellow beetle looked|
great in the sunshine. The colour was a perfect
choice to make this old bug stand out. The Fuchs
style wheels were another perfect choice.
|The sheer number and quality of the vehicles on|
display in the club stands section was amazing.
|This radical Volksrod type thing caught not only|
my eye but also those of almost everyone who
walked past it. This chopped, channelled and
sectioned bug certainly stood out.
|This bug had had some serious bodywork mods,|
and whether you like it or loathe it, you have to
admit the amount of work that has gone into this
so far is amazing. I hope this radical bug gets
finished as I'd love to see the final outcome.
|There is still a long way to go but this car looks|
|I love the old hot rod style wire wheels and the|
appearance of the rear end with the heavily
modified deck lid.
|I'm not sure what the hinges are for.. which is just|
another reason why I hope this cool bug gets
|A beetle that was finished was this gorgeous|
early turquoise slammed bug. This bug pushed
all the right buttons, I loved the colour, the stance,
the contrasting white steel wheels and the roof
rack crammed full of period accessories.
|Yes the mango and white split screen was very|
nice, but it was the cardboard cut out of the pin
up girl that caught my eye!
|This 1988 T25 panel van looked fantastic in it's|
'Gulf' racing colours paint scheme. I did like the
front spoiler that helped the overall look of this
super cool looking van.
|This 1974 181 Trekker looked great in it's all|
black colour scheme. This humble military based
car looked so cool from being slammed and from
being all one colour.
|These 181 Trekkers were produced from 1968|
- 1983 and only about 90,000 were for civilian
use so they are somewhat rare and when they
look this nice, they are also very desirable.
|The interiors are sparse, thanks to it's military|
background but that doesn't matter on bit. I did
like the monster tacho mounted on the dashboard.
|The diversity of vehicles on display at the show|
was amazing. Whatever your into, you'll be sure
to find it at the Volksworld show.
|How low can your beetle go? well not much lower|
than this that's for sure. This bright red bug looked
gorgeous in the sunshine.
|This gorgeous bug was sat on the grass thanks|
to it's air ride suspension. The narrowed front
beam and the 5 spoke wheels complete the
cool look of this lovely bug.
|The attention to detail was amazing. I did like the|
quilted carpet / spare wheel cover in that gorgeous
tan colour. I also liked the chromed air tank for the
air ride suspension.
|This really was a nice looking car, and certainly|
good enough to be on show inside the venue.
This bug was so straight and clean it was amazing.
|This mad creation looked really cool, although|
I bet it's difficult to ride.
|Everywhere you looked in the outside display|
area there were rows upon rows of classic VW's
of all descriptions.
|This wicked looking 1967 Volksrod drew plenty|
of attention from the public. The first thing you see
is the 1930's Model 'A' front beam axle mounted
to a custom made framehead adaptor. It has a
stock beetle steering box mounted sideways
for cowl steering.
|A close up of the model 'A' drilled front beam and|
the custom built frame head adaptor. This old bug
also has hot rod headlights.
|The body has been sectioned over the chassis|
by 6" giving the low stance.the gearbox has also
been raised by 3.5"
|Power for this Volksrod comes from a 1700cc|
type 4 motor with a lightened and balanced
bottom end.The motor also has twin Kadron
carbs and twin Cannon exhaust. This isn't a
real split window but has a hand fabricated split
|Due to the low stance and the positioning of the|
steering box the steering column comes out
through the speedometer hole. A Hurst shifter and
custom quilted seats, door cards and wheel tub
finish off the interior.
|This 1972 Volksrod was another fantastically|
looking creation. The chopped roof looked great
and the lack of paint on the body made this car
|The exposed 1641cc engine looked good as did|
the replica BRM front wheels and the banded
|This lovely custom Volksrod had these what look|
like Frankenstein stitches welded over the body
and they looked great.
|A better look at the chopped roof and the custom|
built in visor, and more of those 'stitches' across
the roof section. The hot rod peep mirrors were
a nice touch.
|A unique chain link bracket welded to the car to|
hold what looks like a remote oil filter.
|This fantastic old skool LDV GP beach buggy|
was pure retro. The standard suspension has
adjustable Spax shocks all round and those
lovely 5" x 15" Wolfrace front wheels and the
10" x 15" Cobra slot mags add to the retro
look of this cool buggy.
|A fantastic paint job with the cool retro stripes.|
The KC spot lights and twin air horns finished
off the overall look of this buggy.
|The standard 1500cc single port engine is more|
than enough to have fun is this radical buggy. The
rear arches have been widened to cover the huge
cobra slot mags and there are guard rails around
the pick up bed.
|Another buggy on display was the bright lime|
green 1971 SWB Sidewinder bodied buggy.
This buggy also ran on old skool Wolfrace slot
|The fully built and highly detailed 1776cc engine|
looked amazing. The buggy had the 'Red 9 design'
EZ-rider independent front suspension with gas
coil overs and stock beetle rear suspension.
|This stunning white over turquoise split screen|
panel van looked amazing. It was so clean and
so straight. The stock ride height was a nice
change and suited this van.
|If your spending the weekend away at a VW show|
this is the van you want parked up next to you!
Named the 'Kombi Keg' this bus had beer pump
handles down the side.
|I just loved this 1967 23 window samba split|
screen bus with it's hippie paint job. The unique
multi coloured graffiti paint job looked awesome.
|This gorgeous bus had been lowered by using|
adjusters and rolls along on Airevo 17" alloys.
Power comes from a 1835cc engine with twin
carbs and it has stock drum brakes all round.
|This lovely 1955 yellow oval window bug caught |
my eye with it's custom satin finish paint and the
contrasting black of the wheels. The wheels are
JK repro Fumagalis items.
|This car sits this low thanks to a 4" narrowed|
front beam and has been lowered 1 spline on the
rear. Brakes are stock drums all round and uses
a gin bottle as a fluid reservoir. The motor is also
stock, it's just converted to 12 volt.
|Another stock looking beetle was this lovely 1958|
bug. The cream coloured steel wheels looked
great against the black body and apart from being
lowered everything else is pretty much standard,
including the original 1200cc engine.
|The interior of the '58 looked fantastic. It has been|
re-trimmed in a slate grey material by Bernard
Newbury, a very well known VW upholsterer here in
the U.K. and it looked gorgeous.
|A fantastic display of oval window bugs inside|
the lower hall at the Volksworld show.
|Inside the reconditioned interior it was amazing.|
The seats and door cards had all been re-trimmed
in green nappa leather with cream piping, and the
leather bound Wilton wool carpet looked so nice.