I got this thing a few years ago, traded for some 2x4s I think.. A friend got it from a dude who definitely got it from some people who do meth, but alas, it lives. We got it running, and then it sat for a long while and I decided it needs to get up and go.
It's a 73 super beetle body on an 86? ea82 hatch tub and running gear, suprisingly the two match up pretty well.
My intent is to use it in the Gambler 500 coming up this July, getting it registered and insured will probably be the most expensive and difficult part...
This thing has the worst fabrication, wiring, and general tweakery I have ever seen hands down, but the proof is in the pudding I guess because it does work.
Aside from making it much less terrible in all respects, I have one major obstacle to hurdle and that is: where do I put a radiator???
currently it is air cooled, and I'm sure the ea82 doesn't like that. I would like to put a rad up above the engine and still be able to have a stock hood but are there any issues with having the radiator above the engine and probably slanted? otherwise I might put one out front and add some bumper guard thing but that would look pretty awful. I guess thats the point with the gambler so maybe...
any advice/thoughts whatever much appreciated