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Cool Jack Mon Dec 12, 2022 4:09 pm

I'm looking to have built for me a beetle flatbed pickup. I would prefer it on a 1970 + pan and a later dual port engine.

If anyone has any information please let me know.

cool jack

vwuberalles Tue Dec 13, 2022 8:07 am

use a type 3 or 4 engine with the flat fan so it has a usable bed.

Cool Jack Tue Dec 13, 2022 3:31 pm

Great idea thanks for the info.

Still looking for any ideas who I might contact to build one for me.

Cool Jack Sat Dec 31, 2022 7:50 pm

I am looking to have someone build a flat bed pickup like this or someone that might have one already built for sale.




mikec4193 Sun Jan 01, 2023 4:56 am

I have always loved mini-trucks and when the Beetles were all around I recall a few in my area back 40 years ago...

Here is one I found that looks like it actually can be used as a little truck too...

https://www.motorbiscuit.com/want-to-be-cute-still-have-work-meet-volkswagen-beetle-pickup-truck/

This is my favorite pic of a very very early VW truck here...

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/1946-vw-...iscovered/

Here is a company that sells a kit for a pickup

http://www.bgwspectre.com/trucks.html

Hope this helps you out.

MikeC

Cool Jack Sun Jan 01, 2023 8:27 pm

Thanks Mike

Some good info, I will be contacting them next week to see if fabrication is possible etc.

Rusty Brockmann Tue Jan 17, 2023 9:01 am

I agree with "vwuberalles" that a pancake motor is the logical choice for beetle trucks. There is a brief note on that at my post: "Beetle flatbed truck" on this forum.
Additional info can be found at https://idlehandsshop.com/
I am currently selling the truck, if you are interested. It was a fun build and works well, but I need room for more projects



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Cool Jack Sun Jan 22, 2023 8:01 pm

Hey Rusty,

Thanks for the info and pictures, that's a really nice build. Unfortunately I am in negotiations with another party to build one.

If things don't workout I will contact you and hopefully for me your flatbed will still be available.

thank you again

Rusty Brockmann Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:29 pm

Did you get your truck built.



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