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  1. New 1967 Driver/Project

    Hello and a short intro, My name is Mike G, I live in New Jersey. Started out at 16 with Aircooled, and at 21 changed over to Watercooled(Actually...

    Started by mrg73, 06-26-2016 03:14 PM
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  2. Question going to buy new project Beetle...

    hello fellow beetle fans! looking to buy a project car for my son... looking between a 67 and 73 beetle... im new to the beetle world, but am...

    Started by paliach, 06-11-2016 06:20 PM
    appreciated, beetle, buy, car, fans, fellow, forum, forums, hard, heard, info, missing, newer, parts, project, specific, standard, stay, super, tips, upgraded, volkswagen, volt, world, years
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    06-22-2016 09:44 AM Go to last post
  3. 1967 Beetle

    Getting ready to get this old one rolling it has been in storage long enough!:cool:

    Started by omegab74, 06-12-2016 02:34 PM
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  4. 1973 Turn Signal Issue

    Just getting my 1973 Beetle ready for the summer and noticed the following problem: When I attempt to signal, the rear right turn light won't...

    Started by StevieMal, 06-10-2016 09:16 AM
    aircooled, beetle, breaking, classic, clicking, dash, forum, key, light, makes, noise, problem, start, superbeetle, thing, things, thinking, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    06-10-2016 09:16 AM Go to last post
  5. Unhappy 1973 transmission mounts

    The transmission mounts in our 1973 Superbeetle convertible failed so I pulled the engine and installed new mounts resulting in a really bad...

    Started by lesschultz, 06-04-2016 03:27 PM
    additional, aircooled, bad, beetle, classic, convertible, email, engine, hey, installed, mount, mounts, ordered, problem, received, shop, superbeetle, transmission, type 1, vibration, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    06-06-2016 05:56 AM Go to last post
  6. Water cooled engine in an Air cooled bug

    I am completely rebuilding a 1967 bug since it is not interchangeable with other years I was thinking about possibly putting in a water cooled engine...

    Started by semper_fi_pa, 05-29-2016 07:29 PM
    advance, air, aircooled, beetle, big, bug, classic, completely, cooled, engine, forum, forums, putting, rebuilding, superbeetle, thinking, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, water, years
    • Replies: 1
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    06-06-2016 03:47 AM Go to last post
  7. New and in need of some advice!

    Hello everyone! I'm Kurt and I have a red and white 1970's Bug! He's mechanically sound and welding is strong! I've been doing some cosmetic work...

    Started by Endlessdecay666, 05-29-2016 12:21 PM
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    05-29-2016 12:21 PM Go to last post
  8. Wing vent weatherstripping

    Is there a way to replace the weatherstripping around the wing vent window w/out removing the window/frame ? It appears that if I make a small cut...

    Started by daddyfarlessa, 05-24-2016 10:23 PM
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    05-24-2016 10:23 PM Go to last post
  9. '74 Body Rust & Replacement

    Hi All, New to VW's and new to the forum. I recently acquired a '74 bug that needs rust repair to the floor pans as well as what appears to be...

    Started by Trickytransam, 05-23-2016 11:12 AM
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    05-23-2016 11:12 AM Go to last post
  10. Idle

    Hello All, I have a 1979 VW superbeetle FI. The car starts up great, idles fine but after I drive for a short time the car seems to idle high at...

    Started by mort5029, 05-22-2016 10:09 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, drive, drop, engine, forum, great, high, idle, lights, read, rpm, short, starts, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    05-22-2016 10:09 AM Go to last post
  11. '67 Beetle steering botched...

    Help!! Am repairing/resto a 67 T1 - look at the pic: someone has welded a UJ onto the steering column and then mashed two fittings and welded to...

    Started by SneakyPete, 05-18-2016 05:27 AM
    aircooled, albums, beetle, box, classic, column, end, fit, forum, forums, photobucket, pic, res, resto, standard, steering, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    05-18-2016 05:27 AM Go to last post
  12. "64 Bug oil pump problems

    Measured clearance, upper at a perfect .004in, lower gear STICKS OUT-straight edge "rocks" on lower gear. Shouldn't the gear wear=increased...

    Started by zenith10, 05-15-2016 02:58 PM
    '64 bug, aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, correct measuring, forum, gear, good, lower, oem, oil, oil pump replacement, problem, problems, replacement, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wear
    • Replies: 0
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    05-15-2016 02:58 PM Go to last post
  13. 1960 vw bettle 1200, to retsore or not Advice needed

    I have acquired a 1960s Bettle, only done 14000 miles and has been well stored so no signs of rust at all, only damage is a slight paint crack with a...

    Started by angusmcr, 05-02-2016 03:22 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, bumper, car, classic, damage, door, end, forum, interior, net, paint, repair, rust, sell, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 0
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    05-02-2016 03:22 PM Go to last post
  14. Gear box trouble

    Hi all, I am new to the forum and am looking for some advice. The problem is, my bug judders badly in first gear but will pull of fine in...

    Started by fez, 05-01-2016 01:41 PM
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    05-01-2016 01:41 PM Go to last post
  15. Fender fitment

    I need to know if old style front fenders with the larger headlights will fit properly on my 1972 beetle.

    Started by 72btl, 04-23-2016 10:48 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, der, fender, fenders, fit, fitment, forum, forums, front, headlights, larger, men, properly, style, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    04-23-2016 10:48 AM Go to last post
  16. Question engine power problem and startermotor rebuilding

    Hello, my dad and i are rebuilding the love of my life a VW beetle from 1972 that we had for the last 2 years, but we've had some problems and i...

    Started by jules, 04-13-2016 01:05 PM
    aircooled, beetle, black, bug, carburetor, classic, cleaner, early, engine, gear, red, relay, rust, starter problem, starting, superbeetle, type 1, video, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    04-13-2016 01:05 PM Go to last post
  17. Beetle Wont Run Correctly HELP

    I installed a new Muffler for my 67 VW Beetle Sedan. After installing the muffler it is not running correctly. It wont idle and when starting to take...

    Started by jlev26, 04-10-2016 07:51 PM
    aircooled, alot, beetle, classic, driver, exhaust, forum, gear, good, idle, manifold, muffler, running, stalling, starting, starts, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    04-10-2016 07:51 PM Go to last post
  18. 1972 driver's seat won't stay put

    The driver's seat on my 1972 Beetle won't stay where I put it. While I'm driving, it both slides back all the way, then a little later, it reclines...

    Started by BandMedic, 04-07-2016 10:48 AM
    aftermarket, aircooled, beetle, bought, car, classic, driver, driving, forum, forums, good, high, replace, res, seat, stay, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    04-07-2016 10:48 AM Go to last post
  19. Question engine power problem and startermotor rebuilding

    Hello, my dad and i are rebuilding the love of my life a VW beetle from 1972 that we had for the last 2 years, but we've had some problems and i...

    Started by jules, 04-01-2016 08:24 AM
    aircooled, beetle, black, bug, classic, cleaner, early, engine, forum, gear, red, relay, results, rust, starting, superbeetle, type 1, video, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    04-01-2016 08:24 AM Go to last post
  20. Cure linkpin wheel flop

    I am at my wits end after my second TRW steering box has developed about 10 degrees of steering wheel play... After installing a new, not rebuilt, 3"...

    Started by Dubber again, 03-29-2016 01:03 AM
    adjusting, aircooled, alignment, auto, beetle, classic, correct, end, front, hey, loose, running, stalling, steering, steering wheel, superbeetle, times, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, wheels
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    03-29-2016 01:03 AM Go to last post
  21. my wizard is not magic..

    Hello...my recently purchased vw beetle wizard is not magic at all..Harry being a 1972 beetle imported in 1982 from where ??..dunno ?? great little...

    Started by welder steve, 03-23-2016 05:45 PM
    1982, advice, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, engine, forum, front, garage, heater, lower, post, rear, res, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel
    • Replies: 1
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    03-26-2016 07:23 PM Go to last post
  22. Newbie questions

    Hello, I am relatively new to VW beetles. I am currently looking at purchasing a 1974 beetle that has I believe 145k miles. The floor pans are in...

    Started by HerrOtto, 03-21-2016 03:18 PM
    aircooled, beetle, car, carb, classic, clutch, forum, fuel, les, newbie, question, questions, repair, seat, small, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiring
    • Replies: 0
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    03-21-2016 03:18 PM Go to last post
  23. Electric Choke

    Previous owner eliminated the electric choke, I wish to re-install, but how should it be correctly wired? I have a brand new empi 34pict carb.

    Started by svjbug, 03-18-2016 01:25 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bra, brand, brand new, carb, classic, electric, empi, ins, install, owner, pic, previous, stall, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wired
    • Replies: 0
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    03-18-2016 01:25 PM Go to last post
  24. First time classic car owner

    Hi All. I am thinking of buying my first ever classic car - a 1973 VW Beetle. I wanted to get some advice from you about how easy this would be as...

    Started by lovebug1979, 02-28-2016 04:02 AM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, cost, end, forum, garage, good, hey, owner, running, superbeetle, thinking, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted
    • Replies: 1
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    03-14-2016 02:10 PM Go to last post
  25. Rear Seatbelts Needed in 1972 Classic Beetle?

    Hi All, Very excited to have joined the VW OC and of course this Classic Beetle forum! I'm now the proud owner of a 1972 Marathon Beetle which...

    Started by pridemoor, 03-14-2016 10:39 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, correct, fit, forum, front, hey, legal, normal, owner, read, safety, seat, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    03-14-2016 10:39 AM Go to last post
  26. 1966 beetle hood latch alignment problem

    Hey All, I just bought a 1966 bug. All is good but I can't get the hood to latch shut. If I remove the pin and stick it in the catch, it...

    Started by Cincyslots, 03-13-2016 05:39 PM
    aircooled, alignment, beetle, bought, bug, classic, forum, forums, good, hey, hood, latch, problem, remove, short, stick, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    03-13-2016 05:39 PM Go to last post
  27. 1970 beetle

    Will seat belts out of a 74' work in my 70'?

    Started by esiegler, 03-12-2016 04:04 PM
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    03-12-2016 04:04 PM Go to last post
  28. Beetle confused

    hi every one I have a beetle in working progess, I am trying to finds out what the original colour of this beetle might be. here are the facts: the...

    Started by Betty Blue, 03-06-2016 10:07 PM
    aircooled, beetle, body, classic, colour, early, forum, forums, fuse, model, number, oval, spare, superbeetle, thing, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, working
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    03-06-2016 10:07 PM Go to last post
  29. Newbi Need how to find all vin numbers on 1971 Bug

    I need to know how to find all Vin number tags or stamps on a 1971 Bug. I found one on metal tag above dash. Is there a VIN number on tunnel below...

    Started by shealray, 02-28-2016 10:25 AM
    aircooled, amps, back seat, beetle, bug, classic, dash, forum, forums, hood, how to, nin numbers, number, numbers, seat, superbeetle, tags, type 1, vin, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    02-28-2016 10:25 AM Go to last post
  30. Engine ID numbers

    Restoring a vintage Bug and looked up the engine number on several very well known sites (Jbugs, the samba, volksworld, bustopia and chirco) Not one...

    Started by harley3348, 02-17-2016 07:31 AM
    1974, aircooled, assistance, beetle, bug, bus, classic, engine, engine id, forum, forums, info, number, numbers, res, superbeetle, type 1, vin, vintage, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    02-27-2016 10:22 PM Go to last post
  31. oil in brake drums

    Hi, I dropped the oil in the gearbox last winter and filled as required till it just started coming out the side hole . my brakes started feeling a...

    Started by manwhore, 02-03-2016 10:28 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, brakes, classic, day, drive, filling, fit, ground, leak, lot, oil, shoes, starts, superbeetle, thinking, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, win, winter
    • Replies: 1
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    02-27-2016 10:07 PM Go to last post
  32. Floor pans and heater channels

    Hi to all I have been quoted 1600 pounds for this to replace the old ones. Is this a good price? I use my car every day and last had this done 9...

    Started by Tinks174, 02-18-2016 09:50 AM
    600, advice, ago, aircooled, beetle, bit, bought, car, cha, classic, day, floor, good, heater, las, price, replace, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, years
    • Replies: 1
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    02-27-2016 10:03 PM Go to last post
  33. brakes go to floor, HELP PLEASE!!!!

    I have a 79 bug. I have replaced wheel cylinders, brake shoes, bearings, master cylinder 3 TIMES ! and pedal goes to floor. no leaks, I can see...

    Started by BCOOLAIR, 01-15-2016 05:47 AM
    aircooled, bearings, beetle, brake, brakes, bug, classic, floor, forum, forums, hey, rear, release, shoes, starting, superbeetle, times, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel
    • Replies: 1
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    02-27-2016 09:56 PM Go to last post
  34. Wind shield

    Hi I have a karmann ghia which has its roof chopped. I now have to fit a windscreen.. question is are all beetle windscreens the same or are they...

    Started by Low n slow, 01-27-2016 12:45 PM
    break, cha, chance, chopped, cut, glass, good, luck, professional, shield, shop, space, top, wi, wind, window
    • Replies: 2
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    02-27-2016 09:51 PM Go to last post
  35. Classic Beetle Seats

    Hi there, My husband has bought a classic beetle project car which he is currently doing up!!! I'd like to buy him some vintage beetle seats as a...

    Started by Samfitz, 11-10-2015 04:26 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, buy, car, classic, ebay, forum, forums, idea, project, seat, seats, start, sticker, superbeetle, type 1, vin, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 795
    02-15-2016 08:05 PM Go to last post

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