Gull-wing Door Baja Bug Conversion

Ricky really ought to put his email address on his website about VW toys so I could tell him how cool I think this still in progress conversion is. (More pictures here).

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I found his page in a search for Delorean pictures. I used to drive a Delorean as my daily driver but have since upgraded to a Porsche 996, and have been day-dreaming about transplanting the Porsche chassis underneath a Delorean body, but comparing pictures I don’t think it could be made to fit.

11 Responses

  1. GeminiSplit says:

    Man, I love Gull-wings. I never thought I would see them on a Bug but it looks good. That would be a fun bug to drive.

  2. Gene says:

    DELORIAN on PORSCHE Idea

    Sounds good and sounds like fun.. we could make one !!
    Ware far from the Porsche purists!! we chop and fabricate on just about all of ther chassis. we put Lamborghinis on Boxsters, gull wings on 928 & 944. we stuffed Ford v1 in a 944 as well. BUT Delorian on a 996,,, LOVE IT ,, drop us a line

  3. Darth Vader says:

    You could always transplant a Porsche engine into a DeLorean. It is possible. They did it for the DeLorean from Back to the Future 2 and 3 (but not 1, that had the original engine).

  4. victor says:

    that VW bug is awsome i wan’t one.
    is it ligal in the road?
    looks sweet

  5. steven says:

    i want to convert a VW mk2 to one that has gullwing doors like your beetle can you give me some ideas of how to hing the doors?? and how far back into the roof do i have to cut?? etc..

    steve

  6. Alex says:

    Hi there

    I was surfing the net and found this page,
    and to be honest with you my blood pressure went to the roof, cause I wish I could do the same to my beetle (the most beautiful car ever, that vw should allow you redesign).

    so my question is would you be willing to help me out with whatever material you have (pics video footage) or advice?

    thank you

  7. Joe says:

    I have a suzuki x-90 that I want to put gullwing doors on. Actually just the drivers side. I know I know…

    Delorean on a porsche? Why? Deloreans looked cool. But infact they were heavy behemoths that could barely pull themselves down the road. A car dealership in Delphos Oh, used to have 2. Ive driven one, and even tho the owner was in the passenger seat and I didnt try to get too ambitious with the accelerator, I could tell its a sluggish ride. And theyre eyeball magnets. I wanna see a crx on a cj5 frame, backwards, with flipped axles. somethin like a good ol 4.3l GM cuddled up to that borg-warner 4 that the cjs had. it would be cool til you broke it.

  8. Joe says:

    I have a suzuki x-90 that I want to put gullwing doors on. Actually just the drivers side. I know I know…

    Delorean on a porsche? Why? Deloreans looked cool. But infact they were heavy behemoths that could barely pull themselves down the road. A car dealership in Delphos Oh, used to have 2. Ive driven one, and even tho the owner was in the passenger seat and I didnt try to get too ambitious with the accelerator, I could tell its a sluggish ride. And theyre eyeball magnets. I wanna see a crx on a cj5 frame, backwards, with flipped axles. somethin like a good ol 4.3l GM cuddled up to that borg-warner 4 that the cjs had. it would be cool til you broke it.

  9. Terry says:

    Hey love the gull wing doors. a buddy of mine has been building a custom beetle for years. so naturally we were blown away when we saw this. if you could help us out with a supply list and any pointers that you learned in fabrication it would be greatly appreciated. thanks

  10. Dylan says:

    Those are the coolest dorrs I’ve ever seen!
    Can you tell me what all you had to do to get these doors to work right?
    All about how to do the latches and the roof and anything else!
    I want to do this to my Baja!
    Please reply back.

    -Dylan

  11. Hennie says:

    Hi there, how did you do your gullwing doors on your buja? I want to do the same on my ’74 beetle

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