Chop top bug

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iavwguy
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Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Sun Sep 16, 2012 10:07 am

Thought I would post a few pics of the project I am working on. The work is slow I have a new wife and a new granddaughter. I just got the trans axle back from Air Cooled Epress I had it biult to hold up to the 2110cc turbo engine. I am installing a 2 inch narrowed front end. My wife is having fun with the new bug I bought her.
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Re: Chop top bug

Post by bugdust69 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Love the chop top...I would have bought it if it would have been closer.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by perrib » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:42 pm

Two styling Beetles. Good thinking buying Moma a new one.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:44 pm

Put some more (bigger) pics up. That bug is cool. Did you do the body work?

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:27 pm

I did not do the body work I bought it from a guy in California. Got lucky it was close to my sisters house so my brother in law bought it back to Iowa for me. Momma loves the new one but can"t wait to hot rod the old one when I get it done.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:37 pm

How was the window glass cut / fitted?

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:41 pm

It has not been cut yet. There is a guy in the car club here in Sioux City that owned a glass company for years that I need to go see everyone says he can do it at a good price.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:44 pm

Momma also likes the fact that the new bug was made in Mexico just like her.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by Steve Arndt » Thu Nov 15, 2012 10:52 pm

I have a friend that did his own chop, vent wings and all glass. That is why I asked. He said it was a major pain in the ass.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:06 pm

As many curves as a bug has it would be a major pain to chop. I think I will do one piece windows to save a little money and time.

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Re: Chop top bug

Post by iavwguy » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:06 pm

As many curves as a bug has it would be a major pain to chop. I think I will do one piece windows to save a little money and time.

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