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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:28 am    Post subject: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

I say its Cal Look, but because theres always a cat in it or on it the wife says its the Cat-Look Beetle, lol. I picked this up two years ago off this site and have been driving it as is. Awesome commuter, don't worry about it getting dinged up or scratched up, let alone stolen. Just enjoy rolling it !!!

Pics when I got it...



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

The car is a 71 standard beetle, adjustable front end and lowered spindles. Aftermarket stock interior, had some nasty shag carpet in it. It promptly got ripped out, which revealed that pan was in great shape, the battery tray needing some slight attention.

Originally the car had come with a fresh 1641 with some terrible running 36 Dellortos., I took apart the motor and put some 88 P/C to bump it up to a 1679, at the same time I rebuilt some 40 Kadrons with some custom venturies, jets, and velocity stacks from Jeff at the Kaddie Shack. I drove that for a few months and then traded the motor for a 1914 with dual 44's.

I drove it til winter and finally decided the car needed some issues addressed to make it bulletproof. A short listed of what needed to be done:


Rebuild carbs
Get rid of electrical gremlins
Install rear disk brake setup
Install some additional gauges
New window rubbers and fender beading
Install stereo system
Clean paint up and make what ever I can better on my beater!!!

Will update with pics as I find time for it...
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71 Cat-Look Beetle
64 Old Skool Baja
74 "Swamp" Thing

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Time's Tide will Smother You
"You can't throw a rock in Long Beach without hitting a tweaker" Steve Tucci
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 9:03 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

Some disassembly to clean the fenderwells up. About 50% of the factory undetcoating had peeled off. When I cleaned it up with the pressure washer the other 50% peeled off, lol. All the fender wells are rust free ! I even managed to get all the fender bolts to come out without any type of carnage. I guess their is a first time for everything...

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I could ratrod it...and some pics of the cats being in the way...
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66 POS Bus
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71 Cat-Look Beetle
64 Old Skool Baja
74 "Swamp" Thing

!!! F**k Cancer !!!
Time's Tide will Smother You
"You can't throw a rock in Long Beach without hitting a tweaker" Steve Tucci
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

Cat-Rod!

good to see you're still at it and good to see that avitar man
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 1:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

auslander wrote:
...All the fender wells are rust free ! I even managed to get all the fender bolts to come out without any type of carnage. I guess their is a first time for everything...


Gotta love a dry driver. Enjoy the fun.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

"Cat-Rod" its catchy, lol. Thanks brother. Im starting to find/make time to tinker with this project.

This car has no cancer it's pretty clean, which makes it a pleasure not having to replace a bunch of metal. Came out of your state Eric.

Before I parked it the pedal assembly was a lol sticky. When I started messing with it, I found the pedal assembly had completely siezed!!! Got it apart and cleaned up. It fought me every step of the way (I wouldn't have it any other way, no fun when stuff is easy, lol) Had to bust out the BFH, It won!!!

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71 Cat-Look Beetle
64 Old Skool Baja
74 "Swamp" Thing

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Time's Tide will Smother You
"You can't throw a rock in Long Beach without hitting a tweaker" Steve Tucci
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

Dude makes his own Thor Hammer. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2019 12:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

Ive slowly been chipping away at the car. Did some more rust neutralizing to the pan and bottom of fenders. I ran all the bolts in my tumbler, they cleaed pretty well. I also reapplied undercoating to fenders and wheel wells.
Clean fender wells!

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And some random pics



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Our Bobcat Monkey inspecting the fenders

Cleaned up bolts
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66 POS Bus
69 Class 11 Beetle
71 Cat-Look Beetle
64 Old Skool Baja
74 "Swamp" Thing

!!! F**k Cancer !!!
Time's Tide will Smother You
"You can't throw a rock in Long Beach without hitting a tweaker" Steve Tucci
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 4:34 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

All VW's could benefit from a semi-auto, choose your type, transmission or handheld. Laughing Cool Razz
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2019 8:32 am    Post subject: Re: Cat-Look Beater Beetle Reply with quote

Lol

I cleaned up and patched up a soft spot and moving along. I also stsrted experimenting with Oven Off and paint stripper..

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Grumpy the cat inspecting the work:)
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The madness....
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66 POS Bus
69 Class 11 Beetle
71 Cat-Look Beetle
64 Old Skool Baja
74 "Swamp" Thing

!!! F**k Cancer !!!
Time's Tide will Smother You
"You can't throw a rock in Long Beach without hitting a tweaker" Steve Tucci
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