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Gearhead of the Week #48

This is Jose's 1972 VW Bug type 1- it has a 1200 cc engine with electronic ignition and it was restored in 2008 at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. He changed the back side windows to pop outs, changed the '71-72 tail lights for '67's (smaller) and added turbine rims to make it a bit sporty. The inside has electronic gauges and a stage one sound system.

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Comment by thomas h rutkoskie on May 31, 2012 at 10:01am

please stay with american!!

Comment by Dave Kerwin on March 17, 2012 at 6:43am
Nice work, keep it up. Save a bug.
Comment by jose on January 24, 2012 at 11:21pm

thanks guys

Comment by ALIEN II on January 24, 2012 at 2:51pm

that is just way to cool

Comment by kevin gay on January 22, 2012 at 9:52pm

sweet bug i like the color combo.

Comment by kevin wickes on January 22, 2012 at 10:54am

slick little bug!!!!!!

Comment by william dewayne brunson on January 19, 2012 at 10:31am

looks good no need to call the pest control on that bug  good job

Comment by brandan carrell on January 18, 2012 at 10:40pm

I'm  working on a 69 backdated to 60 with all the go fast parts I can afford. Full cage A-arm front suspension, wilwood 4 pistons on the front and 2 on the rear.  All the paint metal and Everything done by my son, daughter and I. Great cars like this make me want to get back to the shop and get in another hour on my bug

Comment by jose on January 18, 2012 at 10:22pm

thanks a lot every body... thanks powerblock guys for this nice surprise. this was an Oklahoma bug, second owner moved to houston on the early 80's and parked the car for several years. when i got the it was yellow and the engine was completely rotten (a 1500cc) i got a 6???? engine 1200cc and rebuilt it. i did the mechanical work, but the body work was done in ciudad Juarez, Mexico by a profesional bodyshop. (i took it there because of my budget, US $15000 only body - Mexico $4000 body, parts and interior). the rearview mirror is the original that was in the car, but i put a bigger one in front of the original to have a better view due that i don't have a mirror in the right door.

thanks a lot again for your comments guys, and thanks powerblock team...

Comment by Matthew J. Rex on January 18, 2012 at 10:21pm

Sweet Bug, I have a 72 Super Beatle siting in back yard.

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