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Post by Guest » Fri Jun 17, 2005 5:31 am

love the car dude, great color and crazy wheels. I love the detail :D

How did it do at the volksworld show?? Have you shown it anywhere else? Has it been featured in any magazines yet?

I would love to see more of your car have you a website where I can look?

thanks for posting,

jonnydoe69

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Post by 68FloridaBaja » Fri Jun 17, 2005 10:21 am

1. Your car is absolutely amazing it looks real good.keep up the great work.

2. I know im color blind and i know your car is gold.
but under the lights and everything. does it make the whole car look green or is it just me??

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Post by Al-B » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:16 pm

Cheers guys, glad you like the Bug ....... most seem to!

To answer you questions....

57Oval guy.... :D

The car does indeed look green in that pic (dunno what film/flash set up the guy was using but I think it need a good looking at! :lol: ) But rest assured it IS YELLOW, 'Sunburst-Yellow' to be exact.......... and very nice it is to if I do say so myself!

Here's a daylight shot just to clear that up.....

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Jonny thanks for the kind words, unfortunately I don't have a website of the car...... maybe I should build one?.......nah .... building cars is more fun!

The Bug went down really well at the Volksworld show, 'didn't win anything but that really isn't an issue as just to be invited to the Volksworld show is compliment enough......... and some!

I've shown it around England at a few shows and it's done well so far, a few best of shows, best paints etc people seem to like the fact that it's a bit different to the norm' Cal looker, Resto Cal etc (NOT THAT THERE'S ANYTHING WRONG WITH THEM, I LIKE THEM JUST AS MUCH AS I LIKE MY STYLE!)

Thanks once again for your comments guys, as ever they're most welcome.

Al B

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Post by Jean Melim » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:10 pm

awesome car...

Congratulations...

i would like to know one thing... your one piece window works fine?

Thanks

and again...

Congratulations for your amazing car :)

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Post by Jean Melim » Wed Jul 13, 2005 6:12 pm

and another thing too :)

Your car have electric power windows?

Thanks again

Jean

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Post by Al-B » Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:42 pm

Hi Jean, thanks for the kind words!

to answer your questions,

Yes the one peice windows work fine for me, which is probably due to the, as you pointed out, electric wondows.

I've used longer window lifters as this keeps them more stable, and proper window seals/felts. And it all just works fine!

Cheers, 'glad you like the Bug :lol:

Al B

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Post by Jean Melim » Fri Jul 15, 2005 9:35 am

:)

I have a kit of one piece window to mount in my car.. but people talk that system do not work properly...

I love the clean aspect of your car, is really smooth without hinges and so...

Jean

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Post by Al-B » Sat Jul 30, 2005 2:02 pm

7000 views!!!!!!!!!!!! (you lot must be mad!)

'quick update on the bug,

MORE Amps and more speakers!

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.......added another Audiobahn H/C amp for the rear 6x9's and 5x7's, the music is so clear, crisp and LOUD.......... well worth the effort!

6x9's are now boxed into the parcel shelf...

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ad a 95amp alternator to run it all and ....... life is good!

Al B

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Post by Al-B » Tue Aug 09, 2005 5:05 pm

Here's the latest pics.............(shot on a sunny day!)

just before the photo shoot for ULTRA VW this Saturday coming!!! :D :D :D

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Cheers

Al B

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Post by Can Drive Soon » Wed Aug 10, 2005 10:17 am

Anonymous wrote:When I said a change from the norm'............... the motor will still be a flat 4 but with H2O :lol: Think Subaru power! I know it's not to everyones taste but where else can you get that sort of reliable turn key power with NO worries? 250HP in a bug should be FUN!
Al
Sounds like a type 4, stick with german engineering! As with the look its ok, I would twist my head more to see a nice stock one though.

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Post by Al-B » Mon Aug 15, 2005 2:23 pm

Can Drive Soon wrote:
Anonymous wrote:When I said a change from the norm'............... the motor will still be a flat 4 but with H2O :lol: Think Subaru power! I know it's not to everyones taste but where else can you get that sort of reliable turn key power with NO worries? 250HP in a bug should be FUN!
Al
Sounds like a type 4, stick with german engineering! As with the look its ok, I would twist my head more to see a nice stock one though.
Hey ....... no problem mate, to each their own.

I know it doesn't flick some peoples switches but if we were all the same life would be pretty boring :lol:

As for the Subaru thing, I'm looking at doing that to another (more modern ) bug now and a lot more besides..... I'm kinda enjoying this car as it is now!!

Type4 aint really an option for me over here, MUCHO EXPENSIVE! Scooby is a lot cheaper, 250+HP as stock.

Anyway thanks for taking the time to comment, Cheers

Al B

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Post by Kenny2428 » Tue Aug 16, 2005 11:45 pm

Nice car Al. Awsome paint, and wheels!

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Post by Sprø Norsk » Sun Sep 04, 2005 12:42 pm

Nice car!
What kind of exhaust are you running?

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Post by Al-B » Mon Sep 05, 2005 2:33 pm

Thanks guys :D

As for the exhaust,it's a one off full (including heat exchangers!!) stainless steel number from Turbo Thomas

www.turbothomas.com

Amazing quality, great looks and a great roar to boot!

Thanks again

Al

Oh....... one quick pic from the UltraVW 'shoot

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hood seal

Post by ress » Mon Sep 12, 2005 6:53 am

How did you fit that mexican style hood seal to the hood? I thought those seals where only for the shorter 73+ beetle hoods? Thanks!

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