Old VW Beetles Get New Life As Volkspod Minibikes

Volkspod Minibikes old vw bug becomes minibike

The love for the original Volkswagen Beetle never dies, it continues to inspire. We’ve seen homes and restaurants inspired by the classic car and one of the latest evolutions of the beloved Bug is the Volkspod, a custom made minibike.

Volkspod Minibikes

Volkspod Minibike

Indiana based Brent Walter, a self-proclaimed “maker and builder” is gaining attention and fans for his cool little Volkspods in which he takes all four fenders off of old VW Beetles, welds all of them together, and builds a minibike out of them!

VW Volkspod Minibike

Brent creates the ‘shell’ from the four old fenders – he needs to use all four of them for perfect symmetry for each shell.

Old Volkswagen fenders
Old Volkswagen fenders in Brent’s truck

With beautiful attention to detail and superb craftsmanship, he then gives them a gorgeous finish using actual vintage Volkswagen colors – in this case, a ‘63 VW L380 turquoise.

Then Walter adds a tail light, a head lamp, a schwinn seat, handlebars and a VW emblem to them. Even a little pin-striping.

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Volkswagen beetle volkspod minibike

And that’s just the exterior! He hand builds and welds the entire frame (complete with kickstand) and builds the motor with throttle linkage.

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And when all together…

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You can see photos of the entire process, videos and more on Brent’s Instagram @walter_werks

Brent just shared this video of them in action!:


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Cold day for a ride. #volkspod

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Cool, huh? And sadly, he’s not selling them. At least not yet.

Thanks to Brent’s Instagram feed and Facebook page for the info and photos!