Friday, November 11, 2011
Centered on Adolf Hitler’s specific requirements for the “people’s car”, Ferdinard Porsche proposed a design that would be durable and space-efficient; it would cruise at its maximum speed of 100 kilometers per hour (62 mph) and average about 40 mpg of gas; it would easily climb hills; it would have an easily repairable air-cooled engine; it must be large enough for 2 adults & 3 children plus their luggage; and its platform must be adaptable to a variety of uses. The batch of thirty V30 prototypes were produced for Porsche by Daimler-Benz and underwent 2,900,000 km of testing in 1937 proving the reliability of the design. The prototype V30 already had the distinctive round Beetle shape and the legendary air-cooled, rear-mounted engine.
What if one of these prototypes survived? Albeit badly worn out? An enterprising Volkswagen fanatic could “rodderize” this ride, applying traditional “Volksrod” techniques, such as lengthening the wheelbase and deleting front and rear fenders altogether.
V30Rod is totally “gangster”. Fenderless,bumperless, with the Wheelbase extended, It gives a menacing profile.
To give V30Rod enough horsepower to back up its tough look, a 200HP Type 1 Volkswagen engine was built bulletproof. It has full-flow oiling with a Maxi30 pump. 94mm Mahle pistons with A Race Pro 84mm crankshaft with Chevy journals and forged 1.4:1 rockers bump the stocker to 2332cc. Other goodies include a lightened flywheel, wedge-port heads with 44×37 valves, Dual 48mm Weber IDA carbs and a 1 3/4″ merged ceramic coated exhaust round out the specs.
18 inch BRMs with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, single block with a race-ready compound provide fantastic grip. The front end features a CB Performance dropped spindle and the rear torsion bar was adjusted 2 notches to bring the ride height down to the pavement.
A close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, features a Super Diff, Aluminum side covers, Welded 3-4 hubs, and hardened keys.
Driving through the city, the eye-searing Green comes from the Super Beetle factory colors of the 1970s. New HiD headlight are housed in the original headlight buckets while LED tail light conversions brighten the way. Four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling.
Comfortable black leather Volkswagen interior are used as well as matching black leather door panels and ebony German wool carpeting. These prove to be perfect complements to the frog green exterior.
The dashboard is home to classic white-face VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Jake doesn’t get lost on the way to the clubs. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sophia Carmen is one of the cleanest Bay Window Type 2 Single Cab Volkswagens in this part of the world. She lives with Tox Joel of the VIP (Volkswagens In Pampanga). Recently, Tox mounted 17″ Fuchs type rims to fill in the Type2 wheelwells. In my opinion, a little lowering job would make it the sweetest Bay SC in town.
Friday, September 09, 2011
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Thursday, September 01, 2011
One issue of MI that stuck to my psyche was the one that featured the Minihome. This was a Volkswagen sedan hacked in half and a whole motorhome body shell grafted on! While I did not share my Dad’s passion for the great outdoors, I fancied a Minihome camper for my very own.
Motorhomes and Recreational Vehicles (RVs) were as popular as Dune Buggys in the 60s and early 70s. And while they were all the rage then, a Volkswagen Beetle Motorhome just simply pushed the boudaries over the edge! One look at one and you would wonder if it spawned the term FUGLY!
It is it’s eye-poppin outrageousness and ridiculousness that makes me want one. A little bit too much frickin’ LSD for the tree-huggin hippie love-child.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Clockwise from upper left:
der KleinTransporter, a single cab Beetle pickup. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-der-kleintransporter.html
ACSR Pickup: A single cab Air-Cooled Search and Rescue Volksrod Pickup. Coming Soon
TruckVRod: an open-top Beetle Pickup Volksrod. Coming Soon
No Mercy Emergency Ambulance: A Volksrod Emergency Fly-Car. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-no-mercy-emergency.html
The Pula Kahula: A Volksrod Woodie. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-pula-kahula-reprise.html
The Raspberry Maple Woodie. A Pink Stylized Volkswagen Woodie. See http://manilaghia.multiply.com/journal/item/159/Volkswagen_Concept_Raspberry_Maple_Woodie_for_2009_?sms_ss=blogger
The Trajes Sedan Delivery: A Volkswagen Beetle Panel Delivery. See http://volkspinoy.blogspot.com/2011/08/volkswagen-concept-trajes-manila-sedan.html
Der Truckster: A Volkswagen Beetle Open-top Pickup. Coming Soon.
Friday, August 26, 2011
Blacked out 18 inch BRMs with 235/40X18 front and 255/45×18 rear Yokohama Advan AO48, a close ratio Volkswagen Type 1 Pro Street IRS transmission, bulletproof 200hp, dual 48mm Weber IDA fed and a 1 3/4″ merged ceramic coated exhaust, 2332cc Type 1 Volkswagen engine. Ultra black House of color paint, HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions, VDO gauges, Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier adds serious street cred to the Rometsch Taxi-styled Volksrod.
See VW Concept: Jake
Thursday, August 25, 2011
This stretched Volkswagen Concept is based on the Rometsch 4-door. An updated Beetle body accommodates the full red leather interior worthy of Capone. Bulletproof Radials, 18 Inch Der Steiner Rad Alloys smooth out the ride through dangerous streets. An equally bullet-proof, dual Weber 48 IDA-equipped, Porsche 914 2.4 liter engine and Gene Berg 5-speed installed via a custom flywheel provides enough juice to outrun the cops. Big Al is not afraid to boogie.
Driving through Ayala Avenue, the deep House of color, Cherry Black paint glistens from the fresh detailing, new HiD headlight and LED tail light conversions brighten the way, and four-wheel disc brakes and Koni shocks firm up the handling.
The shorter front and additional rear doors open butterfly style, revealing the red-hot leather Recaro interior. Red leather door panels and blood red German wool carpeting are perfect complements to the maraschino cherry exterior.
The split dashboard is home to classic white-face VDO gauges and updated with a contemporary sound system. A Pioneer AVIC-D1 In-Dash Mobile Nav head unit, makes sure that Big Al doesn’t get lost on the way to the clubs. Rockford Fosgate 3Sixty DSP pumps Punch subs, and the Audiobahn A12005DN amplifier keep the beat thumpin’.
The early split-window roll-up ragtop is restored and opens to spectacular views of the moon and stars. Big Al shows them how it’s done.
Top of the World, Ma!