I can’t help but have the hugest respect for the new-school that has come into the bugeye game. Zachbiz is a regularly active contributor to the Nasioc thread and there is where I watched his car come from a casually modified WRB bug, to amassing some pretty rare parts to now what seems to be an engine swap…
More recently I am starting to see an increase in guys doing stuff at home and that really makes me smile. I was one of those guys ripping up my parents garage (and those of many friends) to wrench. I would visit wrecking yards and hide parts to walk them out in baggy clothes or tool boxes, or hide them in trunks of cars in the domestic section of the yard to come back for them at a later date.
It may be overrated but NOTHING brings more satisfaction than fixing something on a car you love, YOURSELF. Even this past weekend I have just replaced some brakepads and then my front strut top-hats, and its so damn satisfying to test drive it, after everything is buttoned back up.
Zachbiz has done a great job with taking us thru his experiences from ownership to a few mods to aesthetic to the ins and outs of what he has done to his car and kept it rolling.
He didn’t stop for a minute with the updates, even giving us a double thigh-shot while he dipped in some lube.
and of course, it was a meager tease as he prepped us for the money-shot
OMG YES YES YES!!!!!! GAHhhhhhh…..
And a grin of satisfaction…..
But as they say, “there is no rest for the wicked” and recently, Zachbiz reveals the following:
I hate hate hate writing that bugeyes are awesome because they are old, and old cars are more awesome than new cars because, that simply isn’t as true as it used to be, but the bugeye is one of those modern performance cars that can still be wrenched on, and parts from aftermarket to stock to replacing shit that broke, are still common-place and easy to source and still affordable!! It can still haul loads of stuff, and be a performance contender, even among the many performance cars available today.
If Bugeye Garage is any indication and a very healthy user-base like nasioc, the knowledge being shared is in huge supply.
When I see guys wrenching, getting their hands dirty, its telling me that yeah, they are keeping it real, the only difference is that Haynes Manual is now replaced with a laptop and even sometimes, youtube!