Hello, my name is Trey. I am new to The Madness (I have been looking around here and found that phrase).
We bought a barely started, unfinished wide body that has a 74 Super Beetle pan. It has been in storage for who knows how long. This will be a family project, I have 3 girls who have inherited my interest in cars, and a sweet wife who likes car projects too.
My first two cars were VW Beetles. I did a body off restoration/customization of a 1966 while in high school and drove a 1970 Beetle until the '66 was ready. I love VWs and they are great cars for kids to learn to wrench on.
My first question is how to identify what brand replica I have? I have done some googling and looking here and think I have a Fiberfab or CMC. This is based on some support bracket shapes, the way the front end has been cut and has the “optional” kit to convert a super beetle to torsion bar suspension, and the “optional” gold and chrome wide wheels. I also found a copy of a Fiberfab assembly manual and it seems to match what I have.
Anybody know of other clues to be able to tell? I’m not sure it really matters, but I like to know everything I can about whatever project I am working on.
Thanks for the help!