VW Car-B-Que Puts the Grill in the Back, Where it Belongs

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VW Vortex member Thecleaner likes his VWs watercooled, but still pines for the days when the aircooled cars had their grills in the back. Having come across a clapped-out Cabriolet that was missing its top, he decided to set things right. He initially wanted to convert the car into a roadster but instead added a gas grill and made it a roaster- Kenny Rogers would be so proud.
Having grill in the back makes this one special rabbit- it has both fuel injection, and a single Weber! So, if you see Thecleaner at your local H2O Show, give him a shout out, and let him know you like yours medium-rare.

Source: [VW Vortex Forums]

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20 responses to “VW Car-B-Que Puts the Grill in the Back, Where it Belongs”

  1. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
    Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

    Medium Rare? Speak for yourself. Show it the stove.

    1. skitter Avatar
      skitter

      The number of people who refuse to eat anything but ruined steak is a tragedy of our time.

      1. Alf Avatar
        Alf

        I’m with you – he’d need no more than a shot glass of fuel to prepare steaks properly. As for the carbeque… pure awesome. I loved my 1980 Rabbit Convertible and will have another. This mod goes on the list.

        1. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
          Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

          Dearthair and I were facebookin about this last night. I had to cook a T-Bone well for my girlfriend last night. A T-Bone. Well.
          Fu*k it. Culinary school for two years and I end up with a women who wants to ruin a $20 piece of meat.

          1. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
            Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

            Woman. Although women would be pretty awesome.

  2. engineerd Avatar
    engineerd

    This is the best use of a Cabriolet since “Gotcha!”.

    1. joshuman Avatar
      joshuman

      I must have begged my parents to rent that movie at least five times.

    2. Alf Avatar
      Alf

      Never seen the movie but I owned one of these cars. The best use of a Cabriolet involves the roll bar and a flexible date with minimal dignity.

      1. JeepyJayhawk Avatar
        JeepyJayhawk

        pics or it didn’t happen…

  3. p161911 Avatar
    p161911

    I keep hearing the “Real Men of Genius” jingle every time I look at those pics.
    The only thing that might make it better is to convert the car to run off CNG/Propane, so the car and the grill could use the same tank. That and somehow get an extra high setting on the grill so you could drive down the road with 3 foot high flames shooting up from the back of the car.

    1. CptSevere Avatar

      Now you’re thinking. That would be classy. Actually, all you’d have to do is throw on a bunch of greasy hamburger patties and let them flare up. Mmm, I love me a greasy burger. Had one for lunch at a dive bar today. Devastating.

  4. iheartstigghe Avatar
    iheartstigghe

    I love this and I’m terrified all at the same time. But I’d totally rock it to a tailgate party! Too funny.

  5. joshuman Avatar
    joshuman

    Anybody notice how the woman behind the dude has had her head replaced with a keg cup? That’s no happy accident.

  6. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    I’m getting a big kick out of the fact that adsense has scanned this and decided what you all really want to see are ads for BBQs. Need to double-check the “medium sized cruis ship” post to see if it’s got ads for trips to Puerto Vallarta.
    I knew a guy in college who had a white-on-white-on-white Cabrio. He was in a metal band, knew enough martial arts to ruin you in 30 seconds flat and had a rather attractive girlfriend. I’m definitely not making this up.

    1. skitter Avatar
      skitter

      I looked at the ads and wondered ‘Are car grills really being made as readily available aftermarket parts?’ and actually had to click through before I got to the *facepalm*.
      Don’t mind me.

      1. Tim Odell Avatar
        Tim Odell

        Click away! We’ve got bills to pay.

  7. superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals. Avatar
    superbadd75, enriched with vitamins and minerals.

    This gives me a killer idea for a Rabbit Pickup. You think a grill in the trunk is a novel idea, I’m thinking full kitchen.

  8. Van Sarockin Avatar
    Van Sarockin

    Came for the fire. Left disappointed. Not even a single fire truck. Clearly, no one was trying hard enough.

    1. Maymar Avatar
      Maymar

      If I ever buy a mid-engined Italian car, I’m screwing a grill between the flying buttresses or in place of a rear window. If the thing’s going up in flames, I’m benefiting from it.

  9. FuzzyPlushroom Avatar

    Someone made a joke once on TurboBricks that ‘if your car had any more grill, it would run on propane’. Well.

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