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« on: October 25, 2010, 19:33:58 pm »

Well, imagine you have a cool but ratty Cal Look Karmann Ghia and just for arguments sake let's say it is blue and runs high 13's. Now imagine you want to up the ante a little bit more by adding a Turbo next year, so you will crush any of the previous set Club Speed Records. And then for some very strange reason you fall in love with a Bay. Are you too far off the beaten path so even a few good smacks of the Bible as written by Keith won't set you straight? Or maybe, just maybe, can said Bay ever be considered a Looker, and even more, be considered a full, valid member of a Cal Look line-up?

Can you all post up some pictures of serious contenders! I'll start the series of, although it is more of a race car than a Looker.
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« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2010, 19:42:21 pm »

COOL  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 19:46:14 pm »

 Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 19:47:50 pm »

 Wink
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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2010, 19:56:25 pm »

do you have more pics of transporter room Fabs?
Thanks!
Btw how do you fit fuchs on a late bay?
Just to know for the future Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2010, 20:27:45 pm »

Peeke, you gotta quit smoking Mary Jane dude! ;-)
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« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2010, 20:38:58 pm »

Or just get better stuff ! Never stop.
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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2010, 20:43:02 pm »

SNOW WHITE baby Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2010, 21:46:42 pm »

SNOW WHITE baby Smiley

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It's time for rehab boy!  Grin

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« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2010, 21:52:28 pm »

cal-look or not, bays are great!  Smiley
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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2010, 22:01:43 pm »

I had this 68 a few years back...I sold it and it went your way over the pond...not really cal-look with 16's but looked good.
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« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2010, 22:02:54 pm »

Not so sure about them being Cal look. But i have just put a 2110cc ida motor in my 69. Grin
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« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2010, 22:08:29 pm »

the busses that are posted in this thread are very cool and can, in my opinion, be considered cal-look.

however, for some reason, i always find it strange to see a bus on fuchs or brm wheels..
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« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2010, 22:16:59 pm »

I feel honoured  Cool

BUT I'd say my bus aint Cal Look as it still has trim etc, But as said above I think they are damn cool and lets be honest lots of bugs that are so called cal look don't really fit the bill  Wink Grin

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I have a feeling that EBI4 may see it's fair share of Hi Po Vans  Grin Cheesy

I am really Hoping Kobus manages to get Transporter Room back on track  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2010, 22:35:12 pm »

Stylistically, I think buses can retain 'Cal Look' appeal... but as for performance, I wonder how stable they can realistically be with enough power behind them?  I feel very prone riding around even in a relatively stock or mild bus, but I would be terrified to ride around one with significant horsepower...but then I'm a coward.Grin
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« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2010, 22:45:00 pm »

Wimp  Tongue I can understand that you feel a little more vulnerable as there is NO bonnet in front of you to give you a false sense of safety. But you can always cage a bus as you can with a Bug. (pics below of the Cool Flo 56 Panel). I've run mid 16's with my 1776cc and (on private roads only) sat at 100mph quite comfortably, Been a passenger in the green Panel above which a fair few years ago ran mid 13's with a 2332cc engine. I think just like with bugs it's all in the set up and parts used. Obviously Stock brakes are a NO NO, but uprated vented disc brakes seem to do the job quite nicely. Buses are really stable and great fun to drive when set up properly! I'd argue they are much more stable than beetle's at Speed due to the weight and extra wheel base!  Grin I can't wait for next year I'll be running my new 2276cc engine which is currently being built. Roll on the low 15's maybe 14's  Grin








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« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2010, 22:51:20 pm »

I think the Slingle Cab turned out very Cal Look, but I may be biased Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2010, 22:55:00 pm »

Are they good cal-lookers busses for you ?  Smiley



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« Reply #18 on: October 25, 2010, 23:17:32 pm »

Wimp  Tongue I can understand that you feel a little more vulnerable as there is NO bonnet in front of you to give you a false sense of safety. But you can always cage a bus as you can with a Bug. (pics below of the Cool Flo 56 Panel). I've run mid 16's with my 1776cc and (on private roads only) sat at 100mph quite comfortably, Been a passenger in the green Panel above which a fair few years ago ran mid 13's with a 2332cc engine. I think just like with bugs it's all in the set up and parts used. Obviously Stock brakes are a NO NO, but uprated vented disc brakes seem to do the job quite nicely. Buses are really stable and great fun to drive when set up properly! I'd argue they are much more stable than beetle's at Speed due to the weight and extra wheel base!  Grin I can't wait for next year I'll be running my new 2276cc engine which is currently being built. Roll on the low 15's maybe 14's  Grin








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Lol, very nice work, first of all!  Bus looks great.  Second of all, I was being partially facetious  in my response, as I'm a big fan of Jason Lang's 13-second bus that regularly hits up Sacramento Bug O Rama. You are right about that false sense of security in a Bug, I won't deny that...  Grin
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2010, 06:38:07 am »

There was a "cal-trans orange", bay window panel with BRMs featured in VWTrends years ago. It was pretty sweet.
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« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2010, 06:42:55 am »

WHEELERDEALER Barndoor 12.25 at Bitburg DDD this yearr.
Impressive...

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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2010, 06:53:41 am »

Most of the Type 2s that I've seen hardly seem Cal Look to me. There's a very small handful of 'em that have caught my attention:

Sean Lucero (D.K.K.) had a gorgeous royal blue late model ('74-'77) panel w/911 alloys and engine. SUPER fast and lowered just right.

Paul Mayeda (D.K.K.) had a very clean '71 that was Ruby Red or something like it. All stock, sat perfect, and had BRMs. Single FourTuned quiet pack. HUGE sunroof in the back. I always enjoyed sitting in the back of that thing, cruising w/the top open.

Mark Ito (D.K.K.) had a cool lookin' root beer brown & white '67 with 911 alloys. I forget which engine he had, but it wasn't stock. We went to Bug-O-Rama in 1981 with our cars.

John Blesgraaf's super sanitary white '69 was featured in Volks World, October of 2007. Other than the rear end sitting too low, it's perfect. Un-polished 911 alloy wheels look SO right at home on that vehicle. Just a bigger engine, and it would be a blast to drive.
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« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2010, 07:03:54 am »

Jukka's bus works for me  Wink and it's 13.625 fast


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« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2010, 07:40:19 am »

Most of the Type 2s that I've seen hardly seem Cal Look to me. There's a very small handful of 'em that have caught my attention:

Sean Lucero (D.K.K.) had a gorgeous royal blue late model ('74-'77) panel w/911 alloys and engine. SUPER fast and lowered just right.

Paul Mayeda (D.K.K.) had a very clean '71 that was Ruby Red or something like it. All stock, sat perfect, and had BRMs. Single FourTuned quiet pack. HUGE sunroof in the back. I always enjoyed sitting in the back of that thing, cruising w/the top open.

Mark Ito (D.K.K.) had a cool lookin' root beer brown & white '67 with 911 alloys. I forget which engine he had, but it wasn't stock. We went to Bug-O-Rama in 1981 with our cars.

John Blesgraaf's super sanitary white '69 was featured in Volks World, October of 2007. Other than the rear end sitting too low, it's perfect. Un-polished 911 alloy wheels look SO right at home on that vehicle. Just a bigger engine, and it would be a blast to drive.


You forgot Paul Chee
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« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2010, 07:48:43 am »

You forgot Paul Chee

Refresh my memory, Rick... I remember the name, but which Bus did he have?

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2010, 12:30:01 pm »

my bus on its way to a 16.1 quarter at 81mph
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« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2010, 12:42:03 pm »

pretty cool & good time for a bus! but i'm sure you could knock a second off if you removed all the dental bracing you have on the roof  Grin Wink
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2010, 14:57:11 pm »

Most of the Type 2s that I've seen hardly seem Cal Look to me. There's a very small handful of 'em that have caught my attention:

Sean Lucero (D.K.K.) had a gorgeous royal blue late model ('74-'77) panel w/911 alloys and engine. SUPER fast and lowered just right.

Paul Mayeda (D.K.K.) had a very clean '71 that was Ruby Red or something like it. All stock, sat perfect, and had BRMs. Single FourTuned quiet pack. HUGE sunroof in the back. I always enjoyed sitting in the back of that thing, cruising w/the top open.

Mark Ito (D.K.K.) had a cool lookin' root beer brown & white '67 with 911 alloys. I forget which engine he had, but it wasn't stock. We went to Bug-O-Rama in 1981 with our cars.

John Blesgraaf's super sanitary white '69 was featured in Volks World, October of 2007. Other than the rear end sitting too low, it's perfect. Un-polished 911 alloy wheels look SO right at home on that vehicle. Just a bigger engine, and it would be a blast to drive.

that red bus was paul mayeda bus Huh and that blue one at bug in 26 Huh

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2010, 15:44:01 pm »

Now look what you have done Fabian, you went and posted some really old pics that may be offensive......  Hah!  Lyle Schaffer, absolutely one of the funnest people ever showing his third leg (almost).
That other pic with me (I was skinny) and the others on the roof and Hicken at the keg in Lyles bus, and then hippy Meredith with the porn 'stache'.... beautiful.  Absolutely beautiful.  You can kinda see Luceros bus on the far right with his hot blonde gfriend in the back.

Oh yeah, as Fred/Mark said Sean Lucero's Bay window had the 911 6 motor in it and she pulled strong.  It was a bit of work to get it all to fit but it hummed.  The guy never seemed to jump on it tho.  It had blue shag carpeting and a small fridge in it, ALWAYS fully stocked (not for long) and I also remember some surf art airbrushed on the inside door panel.  All orangy and 70's looking, like that era's T-shirt art.  Anyways, Fabian stop posting porn!

And yes I believe a Bay window CAN be Cal Look
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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2010, 17:24:25 pm »

pretty cool & good time for a bus! but i'm sure you could knock a second off if you removed all the dental bracing you have on the roof  Grin Wink
agreed  Smiley it was my first time on the strip the goal was to qualify for the BWA faster than 18 secs there,ll be an easy 15 in her when I run without the racks and the Hurst  Grin
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