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Old 10-22-2018, 02:20 AM   #1
Vooduru
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The conversion is a 2009 WRX engine/ transmission into a 1973 VW Super Beetle. Yeah, I know it's been down many times before, but this one is different - trust me. The end product will be the ultimate sleeper VW (my version) street legal drag car.

I'm about 9 months into the project and pretty close to getting it running.
I have about 1,000 pictures of ever detail of the build. I will post a few to get caught up, but if you have any questions about any detail, I probably have pictures.

Part 1 of the project is to do the conversion. Part 2 is to restore the exterior/ interior of the Beetle back to it's original "like new" condition.

I fabricate or build everything I can rather than buy it. Here's some pics of the header I built last week. It's equal length (within 3/8" of an inch) with 1-5/8"x .063" wall primary tubes and 1-7/8"x .63" wall up-pipe. The material is 321 stainless steel that is either fusion welded or uses 347 filler rod. It's all been back purged.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:29 AM   #2
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After the turbo, the exhaust has to bend around over the top of the motor and then down. Because I narrowed the torsion housing to fit 275 x 15" tires under stock fenders, there was no other place to run the exhaust. It's made of 2.75" x 063" wall 304 stainless.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:45 AM   #3
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Getting caught up.
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Old 10-22-2018, 02:49 AM   #4
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The trans was pushed 4" forward past the torsion tube.
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Old 10-25-2018, 12:22 PM   #5
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Subscribed! Very cool
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Old 10-25-2018, 07:58 PM   #6
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Getting started on plumbing. Need to get a bleed screw in the upper line still.
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Old 02-18-2019, 10:32 AM   #7
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what is the radiator out of?
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Old 02-18-2019, 12:32 PM   #8
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I have about 1,000 pictures of every detail of the build. I will post a few to get caught up, but if you have any questions about any detail, I probably have pictures.
Do you have an Instagram or Imgur or something like that with all the pictures?


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what is the radiator out of?
Looks like it's just a WRX radiator, the way the upper tank has that raised section with the fill neck on one end and the upper hose connection on the other.
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Old 04-14-2020, 03:50 PM   #9
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Any updates on this?

I have an EJ205 in a Thing. Curious to see how you do the plumbing.
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Old 04-16-2020, 01:54 AM   #10
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Wow , how'd I miss this build !
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Old 04-16-2020, 09:56 AM   #11
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Cool stuff.
Noob question on builds like this:
How do you solve the drive line rotation problem? IE: needs to spin backwards instead of forwards? And all of the internals are engineered for spinning "the wrong way" under load.
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Old 04-17-2020, 12:59 AM   #12
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The Subaru engine spins the same way as the Vw engine so that's why these are perfect for these conversions. The only difference is that if you want to run a Subaru gearbox. Then you have to run a reversed ring and pinion from http://www.subarugears.com/
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Old 05-31-2020, 10:26 PM   #13
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subbed, this is tight
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