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Old 08-29-2009, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hello, I'm new to this forum.

This is my project, a 1972 VW Bug with a EJ20R engine transplant, here's some pics.




Had to move the engine forward a little to get it to clear the body pannels.


Car has now been completely retored body off and repainted





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Old 08-29-2009, 11:30 AM   #2
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that is so effin sweet man. damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:17 PM   #3
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Beautiful. Please post some video and interior pics.
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:24 PM   #4
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very cool and original ride. great work.
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Old 09-01-2009, 10:51 PM   #5
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I saw my first subaru engine swapped bug a few months ago, been looking into doing it ever since, should be fun if I ever get ahold of a decent bug for a good price.
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Old 09-06-2009, 05:52 PM   #6
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im impressed! plus the rear end looks like a morgan aero 8! sooo sweet!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:09 AM   #7
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Freaking beautiful!!! Great work!!!
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:00 AM   #8
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I've been thinking about this swap for a while now, have you had any cooling issues given that the intercooler is completely out of airflow now?
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:06 PM   #9
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Great build!
Details about the build?
Trans?
Suspension?
ECU Solution?
Water Lines?
ect.

also are you up on germanlook.net by any chance?
great work.
nice brake conversion as well!
we have similar taste but mine is STI powered...
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:40 AM   #10
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I'm on germanlook.net also but can't post atm. for some reason.

Here's some specs:

Trans: Ranco Pro Street IRS with al the works (I just bought a G50 gearbox for future use but that will recuire a lot of work to the chassis to make it fit).
The trans with rear trans mount reversed to move the engine forward. Other mount is a Gene Berg midmount.(pic was with the old shocks and brakes still on.

Suspension:- front is adjustable front beam with red Koni's and front axle reinforcements

- rear is with a Uniball setup (no torsion bars) and fully adjustable AVO coilovers and a 3 bar Cup brace.

ECU: Stock G4 ECU from the EJ20R engine, modified the wiring loom myself.

Water lines are copper lines underneath the chassis (tried to keep it as simple as possible

pic of the radiator up front (air ducting wasn't in place there)


And the copper pipes under the chassis.

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Old 09-09-2009, 08:11 AM   #11
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Makes me miss my 73 chop top, I can't wait to get out of school so I can build me another one, most like will be a single turbo setup though... Very sick build...
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:42 AM   #12
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thats a really cool project!!!!
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:49 AM   #13
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Wow that is a beauty. I was at a vw show this weekend and there was a 63 bug with an EJ 20 and they but Dellorto's on it. The bug turned out really well but I have to admit that yours is totally BA.
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Old 09-09-2009, 12:03 PM   #14
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WOW WTF that is amazing
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Old 09-09-2009, 01:40 PM   #15
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wonderful, thank you for posting those pic's it's awesome to see someone take a build to the right place... it looks that your using the stock trailing arms, with the uniball. I would love to see some video footage of the car running.

So nice.
thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-10-2009, 01:33 PM   #16
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I imagine that thing MOVES. Awesome looking bug!
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Old 09-12-2009, 06:40 PM   #17
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Hey 72' got the specs on those Avo's? Been looking for those stateside but no such luck. Thanks for any info you can share.
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Old 09-13-2009, 01:00 AM   #18
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youre cool.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:15 AM   #19
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Hey 72' got the specs on those Avo's? Been looking for those stateside but no such luck. Thanks for any info you can share.

Don't remember the exact specs for them. Ordered them directly in the U.K. via their website. What I did is copied the specs from someone in the U.K. with the same setup (extra engine weight etc.) cause these would be to hard for an application with a normal Bug engine.
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Old 09-13-2009, 03:05 PM   #20
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damn, i wish i could have done that to my 73 bug but i'm stupid and sold it.
have fun with that thing
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:45 PM   #21
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Nice bug. It will be interesting if you get the tt stuff to work and can keep it working.

I've had bugs since 1967. I have a 58 with a 64 front clip from a wreck in 68 that I made into a pickup in 68 after the wreck. A project down the road will be a new pan in the rear with 914 control arms, 911 brakes and a mid engine suby motor and tranny with a converted awd to 2wd tranny. I'm doing a 914 suby first.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:02 AM   #22
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Old 10-08-2009, 08:35 PM   #23
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That is really nice. Great Job.
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Old 10-10-2009, 10:48 PM   #24
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Oh God! I love you on so many levels.
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Old 10-13-2009, 02:03 AM   #25
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i am planning to do this converion right now to my type34 ghia your bug is kick ass man



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