Kustom Wagen: 'The Cakil' Indonesian 1952 Type 1 Volksrod

Lulut Wahyudi, or LT to his mates, lives in Jogja City, Indonesia and runs Retro Classic Cycles, a custom workshop.

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Originally posted on fueltank.cc

Words: Karlee Sangster Photos: Luke Ray

The 39 year old also organizes Kustomfest, the premier Indonesian custom culture festival and is father to three kids.

LT usually builds motorcycles, but when he bought a ’52 Beetle sight unseen from a friend, things changed. “I chose a 1952 Bug because I owned one and was not using it. Actually I bought it from my friend and planned to build it for my daughter’s birthday gift. I bought it without seeing the condition because the seller was my friend. When the beetle was sent to me, I was shocked, it was totally rusty and had been in a crash. It sat parked in my shop for a long time. Then I got the idea to built it for a lucky draw at Kustomfest 2014.”

Lulut opened his workshop in 2002. “My dream and ambition came from this old garage that my father had,” he says. His bike at the time was his father’s 1962 BMW R27, a ride with constant engine trouble that took a week to repair at a service station every time something went wrong.

“I was frustrated with the old bike my father gave me because of the big repair costs while it continued to stall,” says LT. But his late father, Margono Pusposaputro, would certainly have been happy today as the BMW has earned Lulut several international awards for custom motor building.

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