Cut-Weld-Drive Forums

Go Back   Cut-Weld-Drive Forums > The VolksRodders Forum > Members Intros and Project Updates!

Members Intros and Project Updates! New member introductions and project updates...
Your ongoing "journals"...

User Information
Your Avatar

Stuff to check out...

Cool stuff you NEED!

Forum Stats
Members: 17,564
Threads: 32,440
Posts: 548,521
Total Online: 1093

Newest Member: Tylerted

Latest Threads
- by 1slo3
- by Bugula

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old February 27th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #1
Forum Member
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Holland, MI
Posts: 1
Default Intro - Alan aka krafty and my '74

Greetings all. My name is Alan Dalman and I just recently acquired a 1974 standard Beetle (a Sun Bug actually) that is in fairly decent shape. I plan on eventually turning it into a bit of a volksrod with an extended front beam, dropped front, etc. The basic plan will be to fix the minor rust, extend the beam, get it running and driving w/o front fenders and then see if I want to chop the back and get more radical. The idea is to get it to a certain point, drive it for a while, then maybe take it a step farther.

I manage a small shop in Michigan that services and restores old cars - mostly British stuff (MGs, Triumphs, Jags, Healeys, etc.) and pre-war Fords + other hot rods. We have several VW/Porsche customers and the guys that work here all have Beetles/Busses so I've had a lot of mechanical experience with the aircooled stuff of late. I also have 2 aircooled motorcycles, a '71 Honda CB350 and a '66 Norton Atlas. My daily driver when it's not snowing is a '73 MGB/GT.

Anyways, here's the car as I got it. It had been disassembled and someone had just barely started the process of turning it into a Baja when they gave up. It has some minor rust issues to deal with, although the pan has been pretty well gone through already. I'm missing a few sunroof bits, front and rear glass, seats and it didn't come with an engine.

The guys in the picture is one of my "advisors" on the project - he has 2 busses and a beetle and TONS of spare parts. I think we're going to piece together an engine from his spares over the summer. This picture was after a short but snowy/slushy tow from where we found it to the shop I manage. Here is how we found it:

krafty is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:34 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
ALL text, images, graphics and content herein are Copyright 2002 - 2020 Three Pugs Design - Cut Weld Drive Forums