My new project of fun. Doug the bug.

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  1. Beaker

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    Doug is back home.

    I have a bunch of new parts for him including some sweet dome filters for the velocity stacks so it looks more old school Ferrari-ish.

    I'm very torn between rebuilding him and juicing up the compression or lowering the compression and gettin a turbo kit on it and running 8-10 pounds with no real potential for explosions.

    Running n/a will be about 140-150hp. Boost will be like 200. The risk may be worth it just to walk on everyone and be a asshole.

    One downer is gf refuses to get into the car if it's turbo. Apparently I'm already enough of a dick driver.

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    How is that a downer? Hey oh!
     
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    I've seen female senior Asians drive better than beaker...I'm with trish on this one
     
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    The trifecta of the 3 O's of terrible drivers.
     
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    Doug is back in the safety of the garage for now.

    Excited for next spring when I can drive him again.


    Put new deep back wheels on him. These are the other parts to be installed.

    Billet valve covers, new velocity stacks, new filters.

    Need to get new engine tin. Thinking Chrome.

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    image.jpg image.jpg Engine looks badass with stacks and dome filters on

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    Also destroyed my muffler lol.

    I kinda figured i would.

    Going with this for spring

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    Plus I'm gonna go with a tach inside. Specifically this tach and bezel.

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    Other mods will be a chrome roof rack. And a running motor. Lol
     
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    That muffler had like a 2 week shelf life around here.
     
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    In hindsight I'm surprised it didn't tear off the car
     
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    Wide rears look Great Mike.. should swap the pizza cutters off the front as well.
     
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    Can't turn the front wheels with it that low unless I'm running smart car tires.
     
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    Bought this to try to make him go for the last few weeks of the year
     
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    All I see is a whole lot of nothing?
     
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    Maybe he didn't buy anything?
     
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    uploader didnt work.

    bought a 1600cc motor and tranny
     
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    I thought you usually just rented trannies.
     
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    Backpage what
     
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    Josh?
     
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    bahahaha
     
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    Relentless josh? :lol:
     
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    No, another one. But that would be hilarious.
     
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    I was gonna say. That's an awful doozy to drop on him on here :lol:
     
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    No, when rentals are needed they have no extra options.
     
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    Not stick shift, if you know what I mean.
     
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    random update.

    beetle is getting appraised currently.
     
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    Official number so far is 15,125$
     
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    How much you got into it?
     
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    :rofl:
     
  31. Beaker

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    I have 15,525$ into it
     
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    i didnt expect to get my money back out of it. glad it got appraised where it did
     
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    The key is to get it insured for its appraised amount.
     
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    The major stuff is done, I think smaller amounts of money will go a longer way moving forward.
     

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