Custom VW Bug with a HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Justin Johnson only planned to chop the roof on this 1976 Volkswagen Bug at his company Lucky Gunner Garage but after six months of hard work it morphed into something completely different. The project starts with a body chopped six inches, sectioned seven inches, and channeled four inches. It sits on a custom tube chassis with a full independent suspension, custom lower control arms, and QA1 adjustable coilovers front and back. Sticking out of the hood sits a 5.7 L HEMI V8 that sends 370 horsepower to the rear Mickey Thompson Pro Comp 295/35/18 tires through a NAG1 5-speed automatic transmission and Getrag differential. It stops thanks to Z06 Corvette hubs with 14.25-inch rotors in front and Dodge Charger hubs with 14-inch rotors in back. Inside you find a custom interior made from 20-gauge steel and Racepak IQ3S Street digital dash. You can view more photos of this incredible project here.

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Custom VW Bug with a 5.7 L HEMI V8

Source: Lucky Gunner Garage (project page) via Metalworks Classics FB page

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