Volkswagen Beetle

vw-kaferCrawler customer is a complicated subject. Cal-Look, Resto-Cal or maybe old school after all? A degree with a focus on 11 Beetle style expert: From the classic to the modern” was not offered, and so Matthias decided to go into medicine. From then on, Käfer style issues were discussed in the local workshop. “At first I didn't know, where my screwdriver would take me.

I had a few fixed key data in my head, didn't want to build a pure Cal looker, for example. It should be a mixed bag.”

And so much in advance: The Müller mix is ​​a success.


His first experiences on the subject “Beetle customer” Matthias collected at a Mex, Construction year 1984. “I had an Audi Ur-Quattro back then, but it was broken into several times in a row. Something less noticeable was needed.” However, the Mexico Beetle did not remain quite so inconspicuous. A Puma axle was already there after a few weeks, new torsion bars and a Kerscher brake system installed on the front axle. The Mexican was put on Porsche foxes, which made a conversion to a 5 hole circle necessary.

1997 the student from Tuttendorf felt like more. This time it should be a total restoration. The project “Stranger” was tackled, the Mex led to the slaughter and, with a few exceptions, sold in individual parts. As a basis for the new beginning, Matthias again organized a Mexico chassis, Year of construction '84. After two new bottom halves were welded in, the Beetle surgeon took care of the rear axle. “The pendulum axle with the problematic driving characteristics had to be thrown out. Besides, at this point it was already clear, that the Beetle should be powered by a Type 4 engine. And of course, the extra performance also needs to be brought onto the road.” consequence: A trailing arm rear axle was needed. A donor was found 1303. The axis was blasted, painted, Equipped with new bearings and placed on the welded trailing arm mounts. The rest of the floor pan also experienced this thoroughness. Matthias renewed all wear parts and didn't skimp on sprayable seam sealing and paint. A modified AT transmission (medium translation), Kerscher brake system (Discs) all around, Preparatory work for the Fuchs rims (5he bolt circle), Koni damper, Lowering through adjusted torsion bars and Puma front axle completed the work on the floor pan.


In matters “Little house” Initially, a year of construction from 62 to 63 was up for debate. Via a VW scene ad, Matthias came across a 56 body, “Oval”-Times were breaking. This part of the restoration should be a mixture of high tech and originality. The restoration of the house was tough, pretty much everything was over except for the roof area and the front end- or. radiated through. The previous owner had mistaken the sandblaster for a sandpit toy. So one or the other repair sheet was used. The student even had the trunk lid flown in directly from California: “The old one could no longer be saved!” The American import lost its grip, the holes were expertly “stuffed”. In terms of furnishings, the house was more than incomplete. No sign of indicators or faucet buttons. Matthias blew to hunt for parts markets. His claim: The dashboard should be filled with original parts, the 56er look is retained. Due to lack of space, the ignition lock moved to the left – Porsche style for the ball brother.
The medical student transplanted the electronic heart under the back seat. The central- the electrics, including the fuse strip and relay, come from a 98 Passat.

The radio sits above it (Caution: Don't lose the remote control!). The power amplifier is hidden in the trunk. Electric windows round off the high-tech interior. The Recaro seats are covered with a leather / Alcantara combination, the sky, on the other hand, with fleece from Benz Town.

The lighting was a concession to the colleagues from TÜV.

The indicators turned out to be insufficient “trend-setting”, additional indicators as a necessary supplement. For this reason, Matthias turned to American headlights (Rossi-Lights) and taillights back, the recesses for the parking lights have been fitted with flashing lights.

A 1700 bus engine acted as a donor for the “Müller type 4”. Except for the crankshaft and the housing, only new parts were installed here. Willibald took care of the fine-tuning. A 2960- Camshaft gives the 41 inlet- and the 36 exhaust valves on the beat. 96he piston, Bus cylinder heads (2-Liter-CU), compression 8,9:1, 40he Weber twin carburetor, Ahnendorp exhaust… Operation succeeded, Patient strives with 117 PS forward.

After two years in the country (and 10.000 Cigarettes through) were drawn, the Müller-Beetle could finally be put on Porsche foxes. The project “Stranger” was established(e)lt. Which brings us back to the question of style. Whether intentionally or unintentionally: The external appearance is strongly reminiscent of the Cal look of the early seventies, when screeching pink and cool mint were still alien to this style. When it comes to technology and interior, Matthias has taken other approaches. Perhaps this way the budding medic could breathe new life into an old cult. In any case, the Cal look is fit for the next millennium.

Type: 1, 56he build up, 84is Chassis • Engine: Type 4 • Displacement: 1910 ccm • camshaft: LOW; 2960 • cylinder heads: from the 2 liter T3 • Dimensions of the valves: HE 41 mm/AL 36 mm • carburettor: 40he double weaver • cooling: Porsche blower • Performance: that. 86 kW/ 117 PS • lubrication: BAS oil pump

• Clutch / flywheel: VW Porsche 914 • Transmission: AT extended • Front axle: Puma, 80 mm lowering • rear axle: Trailing arm, Torsion bars implemented, 80 mm lowering • Front / rear brake: Ker-scher discs all around • Front / rear dampers: Yellow Koni • Track widening front / rear: 34 mm per axle • Front wheels: Fuchs 6Jx 15 AND 41 • Rear wheels: Fuchs 7J x 15 AND 42 • Front tires: Dunlop Sport 2000195/50 R15 • Rear tires: Dunlop Sport 2000 195/55 R15 • steering wheel: Momo • Radio: Clarion DRX 9175 R • amplifier: Blaupunkt NPA 400 • Boxing: Canton Pullmann 2-16 * Subwoofer: Rodek RW10 BX • Others: modified Beetle speedometer (VDO), Gene Berg shifter, Recaro seats, electric windows, one-piece side windows, Color glazing, Additional fittings hidden behind the loudspeaker, Fan carbon fiber fairing, Trim strips removed, Rossi Light headlights, Hood-I handles removed, Aluminum running boards, modified steering column and jacket tube; employed bonnet

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