This winter 2014 Marius Sagen is going to tear down the whole bug and sandblast all the parts. This will be a complete rebuild but the engine will stay original until next winter season.

This is how it looked when i brought it home from the previous owner.

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Here are some photos of how it’s going so far.

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There was some rust in the floorpan but not much. Left and right front floorpan needed to be changed. It’s back from sandblasting and ready to get some welding done.

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Done welding and got a layer of 2k polyurethane epoxy paint. The whole floor pan was painted first with 2k epoxy zink primer.

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The chassis is delivered to sandblasting and rust welding. The floorpan is more or less done, transmission and engine is mounted back on and the wheels too.

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Since the front suspension have been shortened 4″ i had to make som adjustment and modifications to get it back on.

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After some testing and modifications, the chassis went to the paintshop and here are some photos of the day it was done.

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As soon as i got back home i mounted it on the floorpan so i could get things running 🙂

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Let’s get on with it, now is the fun part.

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This is maybe the first picture i have of the bug “all done”. It’s not how it looks today but i was happy for it back then.

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Though out the time a have had several rims all in different width. All from 4.5″ to what i hav now 8″

Here is som pictures of the wheels i have on mye bug right now. It’s 6″ in front and 8″ in the back. It’s the same backspacing as an original beetle wheel.

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That’s how 8″ wheels should look like!

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I’m pretty happy with the width in the front since i drive static i can’t have them any longer out with the size of tire i have now. 145/65×15″

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I got my self some drop-plates this year so i could correct the toe-in.

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Since everything else i new, why not upgrade to a new 1641cc with dual carburetors.

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I am so happy how this turned out. Looks awesome and runs really good.

 

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The car was at Elmia 2016 and here you have some pictures from it.

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