That was the good life. How can i forget the super beetle!! And the ford sierra big six!? My brother in law painted his super beetle with fiery red and black flames running from the massive low rear wing to the front (remember this mod?) with the brand new rear motor exposed. You could see a mile away how the fanbelt was spinning around the silver spools/pulley. Not sure what it was called. But he mainly used it to show off. There was not a kid on the block that did not want be in one and own one. The beetle begged to be mod. One could replace the entire car with fiberglass. I remember one day finding him grinding off the entire left skirting of the car with a smile. saying there is nothing that fiberglass resin cannot fix!
I remember the guys in the Cape padding the dash with mmm... what is the english again, don't know "skaapvel" Because the dash was known for cracking rather quickly in the sun.
Why is it that replacing the stock gearbox was always a second consideration after the mag wheels. Can you still recall? Was there a problem with the beetle gearboxes at the time? I only vaguely know that the gears were pretty tall and spaced far apart.
I continue to have wet dreams about the V8 big six Ford and the opel superboss kadet. I guess what i miss is when people could just enjoy their toys, share it and have fun and if it breaks everyone club in to "fix" it. I notice that you tuned your beetle by yourself. Today we have BMW specialists and dealers telling us to leave modding alone especially the turbos on the 335. Ja, right!