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  1. Go to first new post A New Standard in Safety, Michelin Tires Evolve

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  2. Engine Rebuild Questions - 79 SB Conv

    Hi everyone, new to the forum and about to pull the motor. Couple of questions.... Should I be worried about needing to replace the case? Am I...

    Started by 79SuperKarmann, 08-31-2014 12:43 AM
    aircooled, beetle, buying, classic, conv, couple, engine, forum, ins, lock, long, motor, needing, pull, ques, questions, replace, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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  3. Rear Suspension Issues

    I am a recent purchaser of a 1968 beetle. The auto is in great shape except from an assembly in the rear suspension which needs replacement on both...

    Started by JeffB, 09-01-2014 05:24 PM
    aircooled, auto, beetle, classic, correct, fit, forum, issues, limit, parts, rear end, rear suspension, replacement, superbeetle, suspension, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    09-01-2014 06:42 PM Go to last post
  4. Leaking Doors!

    I'm a new member that just started my first resto project on a 74 Super Beetle Conv. Replaced door weather stripping, but still have leaks through...

    Started by TJ BUG, 08-22-2014 10:17 AM
    aircooled, beetle, body, classic, conv, door, doors, forum, forums, leak, leaks, member, molding, project, replaced, res, star, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    08-27-2014 12:19 AM Go to last post
  5. 1975 superbeetle worth?

    I'm looking at trading for a 75 superbeetle. The owner is asking 6500 said it was appraised at 9200. Also says the engine was rebuilt 5000 miles...

    Started by davathia, 08-21-2014 06:50 PM
    500, 5000, ago, aircooled, appreciated, beetle, classic, craigslist, engine, greatly, guys, hard, input, miles, owner, pics, superbeetle, trading, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha
    • Replies: 4
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    08-23-2014 03:42 AM Go to last post
  6. 1974 super beetle getting terrible gas mileage

    My 1974 super beetle is getting terrible gas mileage ( less than 15mpg), recently tuned up but didn't help much, new tires and oil change. Any ideas...

    Started by graylanm, 08-20-2014 11:42 AM
    1974, aircooled, beetle, cha, change, classic, exhaust, forum, forums, gas, ideas, mileage, mpg, oil, super, superbeetle, terrible, tires, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 4
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    08-22-2014 12:48 PM Go to last post
  7. Red face who do you suggest I ask for help in inspecting a 1302s I've fallen for?!

    Hi, I feel a bit of a Wally to say the least because there's only so much of John Muir's famous advice that I can realistically put into practice...

    Started by danvan, 08-08-2014 06:24 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, bug, buying, classic, drive, feel, forum, forums, guys, indicator, internet, john, problems, spec, superbeetle, test, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    08-11-2014 04:31 AM Go to last post
  8. Good mechanic needed in SE London

    HI all Just got a 57 oval and am looking for any recommendations for a good mechanic in the South East London area of the UK. Much appreciated....

    Started by MigFA, 08-04-2014 11:46 AM
    aircooled, appreciated, area, beetle, classic, don, east, good, london, mechanic, needed, oval, recommendations, se, south, superbeetle, type 1, uk, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    08-04-2014 11:46 AM Go to last post
  9. How do you find out how much a 1962 Beetle fully restored should sell for?

    My father in law passed away last year. His final labor of love was to fully restored a 1962 Beetle that he and his bought new over 50 years ago. ...

    Started by JimPap, 07-29-2014 11:48 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, car, classic, current, driving, final, forum, job, love, paint, res, sell, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work, year
    • Replies: 2
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    08-04-2014 03:35 AM Go to last post
  10. 66 beetle with starting issues.

    Hey boys and girls. Im new to the forum so I thought I would post a hello! Ive just bought a 66 vw beetle, terrible grey but in project mode...

    Started by Caltattoo, 07-29-2014 04:58 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, cold, drive, fit, forum, grey, hey, lights, owner, post, project, relay, start, starting, superbeetle, ticking, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 6
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    08-02-2014 06:49 AM Go to last post
  11. 68 beetle huge oil leak

    So, yesterday after much anticipation we received off the transporter a 1968 bug that has been in the family since being built. It has been...

    Started by BanOne, 07-27-2014 10:03 AM
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    07-28-2014 09:30 AM Go to last post
  12. 1973 Beetle with 1835 cc engine

    I have a new 1835 cc crate engine and it runs great but has an oil leak in the back that drips down on the exhaust. the mechanic who put the engine...

    Started by doctom51, 07-23-2014 11:04 AM
    act, aircooled, beetle, classic, engine, exhaust, forum, forums, great, idea, leak, motor, oil, open, superbeetle, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
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    07-23-2014 12:46 PM Go to last post
  13. GT Beetle 1973 (Interior)?

    I have a 1973 VW GT Beetle in restoration. The car has been in my family for over 30 years, and I need some information on the original seat colour....

    Started by jb1967, 07-18-2014 04:42 PM
    1973, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, colour, forum, gt, interior, red, res, seat, seats, superbeetle, tomato, type 1, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    07-21-2014 10:13 AM Go to last post
  14. Selling my beautiful 1974 vw beetle

    Hello everyone.. Unfortunatly due to needing a bigger car for work im selling my gorgeous beetle. Its a really good little runner.. Its had a lot...

    Started by Ana Ray, 07-12-2014 11:10 AM
    aircooled, beetle, blue, car, classic, door, engine, fit, forum, good, pics, rust, sale, scratch, stereo, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, work
    • Replies: 1
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    07-14-2014 08:40 AM Go to last post
  15. Any good UK websites for VW parts?

    Hey, I live in the UK and was wondering if anyone knows any good website based in the UK that sell parts for VW Classic Beetle. Just looking for...

    Started by WizK, 07-10-2014 04:22 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, euro, exhaust, forum, forums, good, hey, interior, live, parts, sell, superbeetle, tires, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, website, wheels
    • Replies: 1
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    07-10-2014 06:16 PM Go to last post
  16. Can anyone tell me the name of these alloys?

    Hey, I am new to this forum and am hoping to buy my first VW Beetle in the next few months. I was looking at different wheels that I liked and I...

    Started by WizK, 07-08-2014 06:58 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, buy, c63, classic, for sale, forum, forums, hey, lot, people, photobucket, pics, rear, sale, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheels
    • Replies: 4
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    07-09-2014 04:42 PM Go to last post
  17. Smile Alloy wheels

    The lacquering has started breaking down on one of our alloy wheels which has resulted in water getting beneath and now looks atrocious. Does anyone...

    Started by kevin hawkins, 07-08-2014 08:53 AM
    aircooled, alloy, beetle, breaking, classic, how to, order, photo, shine, star, started, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, water, wheel, wheels
    • Replies: 1
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    07-09-2014 06:10 AM Go to last post
  18. 1957 Oval

    Hi, i'm new to the forum and and have an opportunity to purchase a 1957 oval window bug at the asking price of $2,500.00. The car looks solid and...

    Started by rabvet, 07-07-2014 10:24 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, car, classic, deal, feature, forum, fuel, mount, owner, price, purchase, questions, rust, superbeetle, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 1
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    07-07-2014 02:52 PM Go to last post
  19. Beetle Accident

    I got a 68 vw beetle that I is in restore process. It has a brand new engine with about maybe 2,000 miles on it and the body was in good shape, a few...

    Started by vdubfreak75, 07-02-2014 12:57 PM
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    07-02-2014 12:57 PM Go to last post
  20. Need to identify engine year or compatibility

    The cases for the 71 that I am wanting to use are a bit eaten away around the oil filter screen plate. A friend dropped a complete engine by but did...

    Started by Goldbug, 04-29-2014 09:38 PM
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    06-29-2014 12:49 AM Go to last post
  21. Hello from OR

    I'm new to the VWOC and wanted to say Hi!! We currently own a '69 Patina Beetle all stock, (except it had a replacement case installed at some time)....

    Started by VDubNut, 03-18-2014 10:20 AM
    600, aircooled, beetle, case, classic, forum, forums, fresh, ins, installed, rebuild, replacement, stock, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, vwoc, wanted
    • Replies: 1
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    06-29-2014 12:41 AM Go to last post
  22. 1966 Bug - Is it worth $1900?

    Hello all, First time poster as i need some advice. Driving home tonight I noticed a 1966 Vw Beetle for sale for $2500. Im on the fence if the car...

    Started by wagohn, 06-24-2014 09:11 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, brakes, bug, car, classic, deal, driving, engine, for sale, forum, guys, running, rust, sale, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
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    06-28-2014 06:05 PM Go to last post
  23. clicking in the drive train

    I have a 1969 beetle and I just started hearing a clicking in the drive train..it clicks when going in reverse even if it's t of gear and not running...

    Started by Brad be, 06-26-2014 08:07 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, clicking, drive, forum, forums, gear, ideas, rain, reverse, rolling, run, running, small, star, started, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    06-26-2014 12:35 PM Go to last post
  24. Reconnecting steering column

    ......

    Started by Keithinky, 06-18-2014 07:43 AM
    aircooled, beetle, black, body, bolt, classic, firewall, good, idea, ignition, painting, reco, steering, steering wheel, superbeetle, thought, tube, turn, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel
    • Replies: 1
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    06-18-2014 09:48 AM Go to last post
  25. steering box

    OK, so the steering box seemed to have too much play. No problem, I'll just tighten it. Well, I did tighten it and it seemed fine, but it later...

    Started by blue dune, 06-09-2014 01:00 PM
    aircooled, beetle, box, classic, fine, fix, gasket, haven, leak, play, problem, repair, seal, star, started, steering, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi
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    06-14-2014 09:40 PM Go to last post
  26. Post Restoring flooring 1970 bug

    .......

    Started by Keithinky, 06-02-2014 08:23 PM
    aircooled, beetle, board, bug, classic, doors, floor, forum, forums, paint, res, roof, sound, start, stick, superbeetle, tdi, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    06-12-2014 10:02 AM Go to last post
  27. Just another FNG from MO. :)

    Hey guys and gals. I'm looking to add a nice old classic beetle soon but for now... Here's my Lil' Beast. 1976 Bremen Speed Equipment "Citation...

    Started by Jack-o-lantern, 06-06-2014 01:17 PM
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    06-11-2014 04:10 PM Go to last post
  28. Rust Bullet?

    ..

    Started by Keithinky, 06-07-2014 01:16 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, classic, cleaning, floor, front, holes, interior, ion, pa, paint, pans, repair, rust, small, solution, superbeetle, thoughts, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 6
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    06-10-2014 08:18 PM Go to last post
  29. My Frankenstein Beetle

    I'm calling it the "frankenstein" beetle. It's a combination of a '52,'57 & a '63 beetle. All metal, no fiberglass parts. I have treated the...

    Started by 2jakes, 05-31-2014 09:56 AM
    aircooled, beetle, body, classic, drive, fiberglass, forum, forums, front, gas, inside, lights, paint, parts, rust, set, superbeetle, tank, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 6
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    06-08-2014 06:27 PM Go to last post
  30. Some suggestions

    Looking for suggestions. Going to start some interior work- door panels and carpet. I have seen so many online options and in magazines....

    Started by Keithinky, 06-03-2014 10:35 PM
    aircooled, art, beetle, carpet, classic, door, eve, interior, line, online, options, panels, star, start, suggestion, suggestions, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wondering, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 186
    06-06-2014 11:18 AM Go to last post
  31. Exclamation Dougie's Bougie

    Hey guys, I am so excited to say I have aquired my first VW!! Now the fun part..customizing! Ok so after doing some reading I am going with 2.5 drop...

    Started by sparkin313, 06-04-2014 01:49 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, drop, engine performance, exhaust, forum, front, heater, hey, love, res, superbeetle, suspension or lowering, thinking, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheel, wheels
    • Replies: 1
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    06-04-2014 10:12 AM Go to last post
  32. 73 vw beetle

    I just recently put a new 1835 cc motor in my beetle and it blows oil out the bottom and it drips on the exhaust. Yesterday, I checked the oil and...

    Started by doctom51, 06-01-2014 10:38 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bot, burn, classic, exhaust, forum, forums, good, knock, motor, new 18, oil, pressure, problem, superbeetle, tom, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    06-01-2014 01:59 PM Go to last post
  33. Is this a good pucharse? *I already bought it*

    Hi Im from Dominican Republic (sorry for my bad english) I have 17 years old and this is my first car... I got it in 40,000 pesos... it equals to...

    Started by teskaa, 05-24-2013 09:43 PM
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    05-31-2014 09:24 AM Go to last post
  34. 1944 KdF-Wagen

    Hi everyone! Hoping to get some info/help on our find... My friend and I recently found a 1944 VW KDF-Wagen behind a barn in a garage. The car...

    Started by onokkaikala, 05-13-2014 07:42 PM
    additional, aircooled, beetle, black, car, classic, deal, forum, garage, jack, key, owner, pictures, post, rock, superbeetle, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheels
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 386
    05-14-2014 09:45 AM Go to last post
  35. Help please for a 1979 Beetle!

    I have a new (to me ;)) 1979 Beetle that I do not yet know much about. I know it was rebuilt not too long ago. I'm trying to learn how to keep it...

    Started by marie337, 07-19-2012 07:51 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    05-08-2014 05:39 PM Go to last post
  36. gen light on (almost all the time), but battery is charging?

    my generator light is on, but i checked the battery with a volt meter (while running) and its definitely charging. The light turns off occasionally....

    Started by butternuttz, 05-03-2014 03:07 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, bug, car, classic, electrical, fix, forum, fuse box, green, ground, loose, question, running, superbeetle, thinking, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 273
    05-06-2014 08:25 AM Go to last post

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