VW Beetle with Hemi?

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Okay maybe this is over kill but, what the hay. Decided to get it down off the lift where it has been for quite a while. Started this one a while back from a glue bomb I got from a club member who knew I liked Volkswagons. I've been trying to decide on an engine for a while. Originally I was going to use a SBC but, couldn't find one in my parts I liked. So I modified the chassis some more today ( the white rod), and now this Hemi fits. Think I'm going to need some wheelie bars.DSC04404_zps367a0a0d.jpgDSC04405_zps4eb98ab1.jpgDSC04406_zps8e885a6c.jpgDSC04408_zpsa3851026.jpg

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Yeah baby! :o

Very cool Ron, keep it going! B)

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Va-Va-Varoom! Great idea but...how you gonna keep it on the ground? :lol:

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LOVE it !

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Ron, what is this overkill you speak of? I put a Hemi in a '99 Eclipse, and it even fits under the hood! :D

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I'm gonna like this.

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put gull wing doors on this and you got a flying machine :P

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The old IMC kit!!! B)

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they came with a hemi stock

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Great Project! It looks very good already, keep going.

We had one V8 Bug here in Finland, it was really mean car. Haven't seen it for a while, though. My buddy built his version of V8 Beetle in 1/25 scale too few years ago.

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awsome :) and i have seen a few v8 powered bugs here in holland 1:1 :)

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Very cool ldea and build Ron and nice diorama.......

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they came with a hemi stock

LOL!!!

Nice Ron! I like the way you have the figure posed checking the fit of the Hemi, and the workshop is totally cool! Looking forward to seeing more on this build!

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Looking good. Somewhere on my camera I have photos of two VW's with 454's that I saw at a car show.

Later-

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I love that old IMC Bug kit. Rip it up!

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they came with a hemi stock

True story! I would love to find this kit...

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Caught my attention right away.

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they came with a hemi stock

Huh ??

Beetle combustion chambers:

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Hemi combustion chamber:

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Not the same thing at all.

Kool build by the way. You can never have too much power.

Edited by Ace-Garageguy

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I built one of these in the late 70's, only I built it with a SBC, put a pickup bed on it with a gen4 Vette tail light panel.

It was canary yellow, wired, plumbed, upholstered (black terry-cloth carpet, hand-sewn black leather bucket seats), it even had mirrors and alternator bracket.

It was awarded either a 1st or a "best in show" (been so long I don't remember anymore) at the 1979 Arizona World of Wheels model contest.

it's currently in pieces because a few years later the plastruct sheet I used for the bed started to warp and I decided to rebuilt it with some better stuff, unfortunately "purple pond" wasn't around back then so I put it away for a few decades...

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put gull wing doors on this and you got a flying machine :P

This gave me an Idea! In the middle of the night I awoke and made this sketch.DSC04419_zps585e9fee.jpg

The old IMC kit!!! B)

I didn't know this, thanks!

they came with a hemi stock

I think you mean the IMC kit came with a Hemi. Here are the parts I got and yes that is a Hemi.DSC04435_zps035f750c.jpgA couple more pictures of mockup. Thanks for looking.DSC04444_zps5a42cf06.jpgDSC04445_zps0e430c92.jpg

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Cool!

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Very cool! Love the drawing lol.

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Nice work. I've got a stock IMC bug glubomb to restore, but im not in a hurry as I think it's worse than the Revell '68 Beetles.

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Looking good. Somewhere on my camera I have photos of two VW's with 454's that I saw at a car show.

Later-

I saw a Geo Metro at a car show in Springfield Mo. with a supercharged 454 and pro street tires at the car show here a few years back... :blink: I wish I had the pics still.

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I wonder how easy this one would be to drive. :D

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