Powder Coating
Engine Cooling
1962 VW Beetle I
picked up in  
December, 2004. It
has all the usual floor
rot, heater channel
rot, etc. But I have a
vision of turning this
car into my version of
Herbie the Love Bug.
Will it be white?
maybe. Will if have 53
on the side? probably.
Will it have a cool
engine? yes! It will not
be an exact duplicate,
it will be my version of
Engine is 1776cc we
built in 2008. It has a
twin plug setup. Using
heads from The Bug
Patch and a custom
twin spark plug
distributor based on a
Pertronix distributor,
using a Datsun Z22
rotor and cap.
Copyright 2012 -2015 Awesome Powdercoat LLC
Fast forward to 2012,
pull the body off the
pan. Cut out the
rusted floor pan and
install new pan halfs.
Frame head cut off and 2 new 1/4" fuel lines run to replace 50 year old original fuel line. I ran
2 lines for 2 reasons, A- worse case, I have a spare fuel line or B - if I ever run fuel injection, I
will need a return fuel line to the tank, so I am set. The trick is to run the fuel line from the
back to the front, not the front to the back. Back to the front is MUCH easier. Now, how to best
With major pan repairs complete, it is now time to
prep the pan for paint.
Pan primered and painted with red Rust-oleum
Autowerks 4" narrowed beam, with adjusters,
powdercoated gloss black.
Front end brakes pretty much done. Rebuilt king and link pins on factory trailing arms, 2.5" dropped spindles, EMPI
disc brake kit for wide 5 wheels, narrowed tie rods, and a rebuilt steering box. All done in gloss black powdercoat.
Finished it all off with stock 15X5 rims done in gloss white powdercoat, with Federal 165/45 R15 radials.