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Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Was it a toy when you were younger? Maybe a large monetary gift you received from a relative upon graduating high school or college? Well, I’m sorry to say but compared to what this dad did for his son, your gift probably doesn’t compare. This may be the coolest thing I’ve ever seen a father gift to a son. It’s not just the gift that was special, it was the time, effort, blood, sweat and tears this father poured into the project that truly put it in a class of its own. Trust me, you’re going to want to see what this dad did, because as soon as you do you are going to want to do it for yourself, or for your child.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This is what this dad started out with. It is the shell of an old Volkswagen Beetle. As you can see, other parts will need to be purchased and fabricated to the existing shell.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Here we have a hood that has been cut in 5 sections. That simply won’t do.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

After a little welding it’s back together again.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This is actually only the front half of the vehicle, there is another section that will be welded on to make the car even bigger.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This clearly has some skill is car fabricating, so I can see why a DIY project like this one for his kid would be a perfect fit.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Here is the front and back half of the cars that will be put together. Take a look at the size difference between this one and an original bug.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

The process of merging the back and front pieces of the car has begun.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This thing is like a Frankenstein car. He took a bug and shrunk every single panel to make a kid sized VW.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This thing is looking more and more like a car with each passing picture.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Even the little man is getting in some wrench time on his own ride!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

You’re about to be the coolest kid in town and you don’t eve know it yet.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

It looks like most of the welding work is done in this shot. Time to clean it up.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

The front axle has been mounted in this picture.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

The dad added a frame/safety cage system to the inside of the vehicle for rigidity and safety.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

It’s definitely starting to come together!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This thing is going to turn out nicer than some full size cars.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

He even custom molded a dashboard into this thing!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Now it’s time to get those weld marks out of the body.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

The hood looks 100x’s better once it has been shaped and cleaned up.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

I love the little accent piece he added to the back. It gives the car a very unique looks. Even more so than it already had.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Time to add the power to this beast!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

The motor mounts perfectly into the back of the car.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

After some more touch ups and a nice paint job, this thing is ready to burn some rubber!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This kid is going to have no equal when it comes to popularity on his block.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

I’m seriously jealous of this kid.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

Look at the young buck posing proudly with his trophy. This was seriously an awesome gift from this dad.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

It really is amazing what this guy did with just a rusted old frame and scrap parts from some old bugs.

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

I would pay this guy to build me one of these things!

Dad Converts Old VW Beetle Into A Fully-Functioning Mini Hot Rod For His Son

This kid doesn’t ever have to worry about being shown up by a Power Wheels car.

This is seriously one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever seen a dad give his kid. The fact that he didn’t go out and just buy something is what makes it even more special in my opinion. This guy wanted to actually MAKE something for his son, not just buy him something. I guarantee when this kid is older, he will still cherish this tiny car. Even though he probably wasn’t old enough to remember actually working on it with his father, the fact that he did will add some sentimental value to it. Even without the sentimental value, I would never get rid of this because, well….it’s freaking awesome!

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