The Making of the FMS Automotive Classic Beetle
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Watch as FMS Automotive restores one of the most iconic automobiles in
history, The Volkswagen Beetle. Building a car is a difficult task in and
of itself, but building a show worthy car in a few weeks can stir up quite
a bit of emotions. With the great success at the 2012 SEMA Show, it was all
We started out with a 1970's body and retrofitted most of the
characteristics of a 1956 beetle to get the best of both worlds. The two
tone custom mocha and anthracite blend combines glossy and matte finishes.
The custom leather interior resembles that of the Porsche Cayenne to give
it that luxury yet lively aura when inside the vehicle. The FMS Automotive
Beetle stands proud on matte black 17" TSW wheels wrapped in NITTO tires.
Directed/Shot/Edited by Louis Mayo
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The Volkswagen Beetle may be the most famous car worldwide and is certainly
a cult classic in a class of its own. This 1956 classic Beetle has to pass
the modern age tracktest - how will it perform?
1969 VW Beetle
1969 VW BEETLE with 18 & 20" Intro Pentia billet wheels and Airkewld 5"
narrowed frontbeam and airride suspension.
Awesome Vw Beetle 1303s
This is my 1973 beetle, it's a 1303s, it took 3 and a half years to restore
it, every single bolt was checked, original engine, full leather interior,
power steering, original ATS Cup rims, electric windows, LED lights, and
much more, check it out!!
VW 1835 Engine Test Stand Running
Finished the Engine Test Stand and went through the break in procedure for
my new 1835 Engine. Everything went smoothly and the engine is running
great. Got the Transmission out and am ready to set up the Hydraulic Clutch
line. Making good progress.
BackyardBuild Winter 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
I finally got around to shooting some real-time video as the cars sits
today. As you can tell there are many videos between the youtube footage
and now, I will try and hasten their delivery. The white floppy things late
in the vid are a couple of Tie-Wraps subbing for windshield wipers. Going
fast sure creates a lot of wind noise.
1966 VW Beetle - Body Removal - One Person - Remove Body Chassis Bug - (2x Speed)
FOR SALE (July 2, 2013): SOLD
Here's a short video showing the removal of my VW Beetle body from it's
chassis. This is the first time I've attempted this solo. In the past,
I've done it with the help of friends with each of us on a corner of the
car. All things considered, it went pretty well. =) Hopefully someone
will learn from my mistakes. The sawhorses are very similar to the ones
you'll see in the BugMe videos.
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Paint Color: 2006 Toyota Scion TC color. "Hypnotic Teal Mica"
Paint Code: 8U3
Paint Brand: Dupont
132919 / 1969 Volkswagen Beetle
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With a solid body, strong original drivetrain and comfortable cloth
interior, this 1969 Volkswagen Beetle is one of the best and most unique
collector cars your $15K can buy!
Sporting a slick coat of era correct Cloud White paint, this fully sorted
and completely road ready Beetle recently benefitted from a frame up
restoration which likely cost close to what we're asking for the car
itself. And while its body isn't concours perfect, it is super straight and
carries a spectacular shine that will look excellent motoring down the road
to a VW show or your favorite local hang-out. The restorers began by
stripping the car down to its bare metal and smoothing and prepping each of
its panels. Once those panels were completely flat, and aligned to better
than factory standards, they were evenly coated in a high quality,
two-stage urethane and buffed to a high gloss shine.
Powering this sharp '69 Beetle is the cars original low compression 1500cc
air cooled 'pancake' four cylinder which wears a correct H5369438 serial
number and produces a perfectly adequate 50 horsepower. Based on sound
and appearance, the peppy engine has been completely rebuilt sometime in
the not too distance past; and it runs beautifully, creating that famous
and distinctive VW gait which has become synonymous with all boxer engines.
At the top of the block, a gloss black air cleaner funnels wind into a
correct Solex one barrel carburetor that's equipped with a small inline
fuel filter. To the left of that carburetor, a Bosch coil supplies a
traditional points distributor that's equipped with fresh Bosch plug wires.
And to the right of that carburetor, a Bosch generator spins above a gloss
black oil filler tube that's fitted with a correct "OEL" cap and a silver,
Take one look underneath this cool VW and you'll find a straight, fully
sorted chassis that's seen plenty of indoor storage and years of impeccable
maintenance. Both the double A-arm front and independent rear suspensions
have been completely rebuilt at some point in the car's life and feature
pliable bushings and solid feeling shocks. At the ends of those
suspensions, traditional drum brakes are all it takes to bring this
welterweight bug to a stop. At the back of the car, power flows from the
flat four engine into an original 4-speed manual transaxle which wears a
correct A1010241 side stamp. And at the corners of the car, silver 15 inch
steel wheels spin 165/15 Lemans steel belted radials around pristine, "VW"
branded stainless center caps.
Pop open the car's solid closing doors and you'll find a comfortable and
stylish gray cloth interior which is the perfect spot to spend the
afternoon cruising. The driver and front passenger enjoy firm Scat Procar
bucket seats, rear occupants ride on a custom covered bench, and all
passengers are secured with original Volkswagen lap belts. At the front of
the car, a repaired dash still looks attractive despite 43 years of
battling UV rays; and with the exception of a cool old cassette player,
features the same minimalist readouts and accessories found in all Beetles.
Below the seats, like-new gray carpet rides under a factory shifter that's
topped by a cool wooden knob. At the sides of the seats, completely painted
door jams and window frames contrast well against gray cloth door panels
that are complete with fresh armrests, tight map pockets, black window
cranks and traditional chrome door handles. And above the seats a tight
white headliner frames a new-for-1969 day/night mirror. In front of the
driver, an ornate Volkswagen steering wheel makes good use of the car's
small turning radius; and in front of the cockpit a spacious, by Beetle
standards, fully restored front hatch holds a horizontal spare tire.
If you're looking for fun, practical transportation, this fully sorted
Beetle looks awesome and is ready to go! Call, click or visit
http://RKMotorsCharlotte.com for more information on this awesome car!
BackyardBuild Summer 2012 Turbo VW Bug preview.mpg
Here is a preview of how the car sits now, summer 2012. I have about 95% of
the bodywork done and have coated everything with 2 layers of black epoxy
primer. Lots more tune up has yielded a good running late model classic VW
beetle. As you can see I have a bunch of work left to do on the interior,
but all the gauges and lighting function. To beef everything up on the
3SGTE engine I had to utilize an aftermarket ECU, I chose the Vi-Pec. The
last part of the video shows what this setup can do. She's fast...