BOB LED adds Flair to ’72 Bug

Posted on May 10, 2012 by webmaster

Steve Wieand, who lives in Colorado, owns and operates StevO’s Pizza. He sets his business apart from competition by delivering food in a very unique way. Used as his work and everyday car, Wieand drives around in “Boss,” a ’72 Volkswagen Beetle with a modified frame, V6 engine, 38-inch tires and two Bob LED fixtures.

Wieand started building “Boss” nearly four months ago. He wanted the appearance of jet engines, so he installed two LED-powered, silk-flame BOB LED torches in the trunk of his car. For the 120-volt fixture to be compatible and work in the12-volt car, he installed a voltage inverter. Wieand also painted the rim around the fixture red and added an aluminum shroud to make the “jet engines” look more realistic and added plastic cones around the silk to protect the material. To top it off, an electric actuator opens and closes the trunk with the simple press of a button.

“I use this car every day so people really relate to my business,” Wieand said. “I almost always get a smile.”