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21 May 2019

Scooter made out of Beetle fenders is a hipster's dream

By Mitchell TulkMitchell Tulk
Ring ding ding daa baa baa aramba baa bom baa barooumba. (image credit: Brent Walter)

Ever wondered what to do with some spare Volkswagen Beetle fenders left lying around?

Well, an American fella by the name of Brent Walter had four unused fenders from a Type 1 model, which he welded together to create a mini scooter.


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Combining the fenders from each corner of a Beetle allowed a head and tail-light to be installed onto the bike.

Named "Volkspod", underneath is a custom frame and a 79cc engine, that probably has about the same power as the original Bug.


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It’s finished in VW’s Birch Green, which combined with the single tail-light makes the scooter look a bit like Plankton from SpongeBob SquarePants.

Have you made anything out of old car parts? Let us know in the comments.