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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by Joe on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:48 am

Lookin good.

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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by 59suicide on Mon Jul 20, 2009 3:31 pm

Man that buggy looks SWEET afro
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:33 am

Got the tags yesterday. First test drive was flawless. The car runs almost perfect. Think I may have to crank the up idle ever so slightly because the engine almost wants to quit when it backs down from normal cruise speeds. I'm going to have to replace the vavle cover gaskets and maybe the the covers too. Leaks under both heads. Drove it to work this morning and still have a S#$%eating grin on my face. "Done" pics comming as soon as I can get my hands off the wheel long enough to find my camera.
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by DiscoSquirrel on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:33 am

Congrats bro.
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by rpm750 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:38 pm

Drive it to Peachtree City sometimes!


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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by 59suicide on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:37 pm

cheers Congrats, I bet you cant wait to get in it after work and take the long way home Laughing
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jul 21, 2009 3:22 pm

Here we go...
















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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by rpm750 on Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:13 pm

SWEET What year is it registered as? You need a vintage tag for that year!
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by fluxcap on Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:30 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Yes I'm getting a custom tag.

Dude, you weren't kidding about that custom tag. Laughing Can't wait to see it in person.

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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by Hobug on Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:16 pm

That thing is nice! I really like the nice simple dash. GOOD JOB!
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by DiggerD on Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:05 pm

Good Job!! cheers

Really turned out sweet. Love the striping on the shocks and axles, nice touch!! Cool
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Post by bumblebuggy on Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:41 pm

It's registered as a 1968 VW Beetle. Custom tag is on order. Temp tag to get me on the road until it comes in. To read... "BMBLBGY"

Thanks for the compliments on the dash. I like the simple clean look. Thats one of the reasons is has a hoop instead of a full cage. It has six points of contact for more rigidity in the event somone decides to play bumper cars with me.

The 1776 doesn't feel like a rocket when you hammer the pedal down but the cars in the mirror get smaller real quick. It's deceptively quick. I have trouble keeping it under sixty because the engine pitch is so different from the bus. Haven't been on the interstate yet but I feel the car will cruise quite easily @ 70+ mph. I need to let some of the air out of the front tires to make the ride a little softer. It does great on normal pavement but hits the bumps a little too hard for my liking.
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by Joe on Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:41 am

We only ran about 15 psi in front tires of the rails. A little different car but the weight is about the same.

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Post by bumblebuggy on Thu Jul 23, 2009 12:17 pm

Font end is now aligned 15psi in the front tires and 20 in the rear. Still rides a little bumpy on the rough areas but good overall. Took it on the interstate today. 75 is not a problem if the speedo is reading acurately at the higher speeds. Front end still feels solid at those speeds as well. It doesn't feel like it's lifting or getting light.

All that's left now is new valve cover gaskets and straighten up the steering wheel a couple splines.
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by rpm750 on Tue Dec 01, 2009 9:50 pm

Glenn saw this on the samba..
BAP 2008 Looks like it was stock height!

Is that Ben?
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by DiscoSquirrel on Wed Dec 02, 2009 12:24 am

That would indeed be me. I wonder what I was so disgruntled about Laughing
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by bumblebuggy on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:20 pm

Yea I drove it around for about a year stock. I lowered it when one of the RGBs took a dump and I rebuilt the trany.
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Pimped Bumblebuggy

Post by rpm750 on Mon May 31, 2010 2:24 pm



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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by Bugman114 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 12:28 am

rpm750 wrote:

Why?....... Laughing
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by bumblebuggy on Tue Jun 01, 2010 8:47 am

Ummmm...where it the unpimp button on my keyboard? I kinda dig the speaker Idea cept you cant see out of the back.
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by Grifspop on Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:38 am

I want to see it do one of those 27 point U-turns without scraping the front tires
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by 56HAVOC on Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:28 am

bumblebuggy wrote:Ummmm...where it the unpimp button on my keyboard? I kinda dig the speaker Idea cept you cant see out of the back.

wow I'm glad you posted something cause at first I was thinking, What the hell were you thinking lol. But the speaker thing is hot for real
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Re: The Bumblebuggy

Post by rpm750 on Tue Jun 01, 2010 4:41 pm

bumblebuggy wrote:Ummmm...where it the unpimp button on my keyboard? I kinda dig the speaker Idea cept you cant see out of the back.

LOL I like the speaker setup to Glenn!
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