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  1. Need best vendor and info for 1975 restore

    Looking to restore a 1975 super beetle that has been sitting for over 15 years. Need to know the best place to get quality floor pans. Will also...

    Started by Goldbug, 04-16-2014 09:44 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    Yesterday 08:35 PM Go to last post
  2. VW Help

    I have a 73' bug that was just recently given to by my grandparents. It does not run but turns over. I just rebuilt the carburetor because that is...

    Started by GearHead95, 04-10-2014 07:11 PM
    art, bug, carburetor, forum, forums, fuel, help me, helpful, how to, ideas, places, problem, run, ser, star, start, started, starting, turns, volkswagen, vw, wha, wi, won
    • Replies: 1
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    04-14-2014 09:07 AM Go to last post
  3. How to Read VIN Code?

    How do I read my VIN Code, #119027211?

    Started by jmskeptic, 04-06-2014 02:09 PM
    902, aircooled, beetle, ca, classic, code, early, how to, info, manual, net, read, similar, site, superbeetle, type 1, vin, vin number, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, works
    • Replies: 3
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    04-11-2014 01:24 PM Go to last post
  4. Intro with engine question

    I just acquired a near basket case Omna-Auto Flatbed. Stored outdoors, no cover, for over ten years. When I pulled the dipstick, it was a color and...

    Started by willy41, 04-06-2014 09:05 PM
    advice, aircooled, art, auto, beetle, classic, clear, color, cover, doors, drastic, engine, flush, intro, question, star, start, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, water
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 149
    04-07-2014 08:59 AM Go to last post
  5. What beetle to get?

    Hi im 18 i want to restore a beetle what year or type should i get, as i am unsure

    Started by maxtaylor794, 03-18-2014 07:43 AM
    18, aircooled, beetle, body, buy, classic, diy, forum, forums, net, project, res, restore, safety, superbeetle, type, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wha, year
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 452
    04-04-2014 12:14 PM Go to last post
  6. 1972 bug tyre issue

    Hey I've got a 1972 beetle, and I just brought some new rims, 15inch rims and 8inch width but I have no idea what tyres I need to put on. Can anyone...

    Started by Matt-Bug66, 04-01-2014 12:30 PM
    15inch, aircooled, beetle, brought, bug, classic, forum, forums, hey, idea, inch, issue, rims, steels, superbeetle, tires, type 1, tyres, unable, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 134
    04-02-2014 10:01 AM Go to last post
  7. Gas Tank 1960 Beetle

    I'm in need of a replacement gas tank for my 60 Beetle, Can't seem to find an aftermarket tank. Does anyone know if a 61 tank will fit in the 60...

    Started by little bug, 03-30-2014 08:51 AM
    aftermarket, aircooled, beetle, bug, ca, classic, fit, forum, forums, gas, gas tank, help!, karma, mods, opening, replacement, superbeetle, tank, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 153
    03-31-2014 11:24 AM Go to last post
  8. Problems on the highway - '74 Beetle

    Hello, I bought a 1974 Beetle from this old guy yesterday for $4800. He tells me that it's awesome on the road, and that it's "road trip" ready. ...

    Started by Al Harley, 03-18-2014 10:38 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, carb, classic, drive, forum, hit, idle, power, problem, problems, road, running, shifting, superbeetle, tells, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, waited
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 465
    03-28-2014 10:16 PM Go to last post
  9. Beetle vs Super Beetle

    How do you tell the difference? I've been told that if the spare tire lays flat that is a sign its a super beetle, as opposed to it sitting upright...

    Started by 78fuelie, 03-14-2014 05:14 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, convertible, difference, flat, forum, forums, intake, make, order, parts, regular, spare, super, superbeetle, tire, told, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
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    03-20-2014 09:22 AM Go to last post
  10. 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: 0
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    03-18-2014 10:20 AM Go to last post
  11. WTB older Beetle, where do I start?

    I turned 40 last summer, and lately I've been looking at new hobbies, something that I would enjoy. One idea that my wife and I talked about would...

    Started by Jeratbp, 03-03-2014 04:51 PM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, cost, early, forum, front, garage, idea, online, parts, purchase, res, search, start, superbeetle, things, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 477
    03-15-2014 05:41 PM Go to last post
  12. considering first buy. have some questions

    Hello all! I'm looking at a 67 beetle but I have some questions. due to the fact that I know a little about them, but am by no means a master, I...

    Started by 67Herbie, 03-08-2014 08:54 PM
    aircooled, beetle, buy, car, classic, cooling, deal, forum, lights, manual, owner, red, rust, signals, small, superbeetle, turn signals, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, warning
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 359
    03-15-2014 05:23 PM Go to last post
  13. 6volt to 12volt - strange wiring

    I just bought a '66 beetle from a lady. Her son a couple years ago installed a GEX 1600cc engine and converted to 12volt. I across an issue that...

    Started by Rhavens, 03-12-2014 12:53 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, car, classic, dash, engine, forum, loose, owner, red, repair, start, superbeetle, truck, trunk, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiring, work
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 204
    03-14-2014 09:09 AM Go to last post
  14. Help newbie owner needs Mechanic in Elkhart, in

    Bought 1966 bug convertible in Arkansas on way home to Indiana it started missing, sputtering and died in central, Illinois. Getting it towed home...

    Started by Rhavens, 03-09-2014 12:48 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, bug, central, classic, convertible, forum, forums, gear, head, home, newbie, owner, shop, star, superbeetle, towed, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 141
    03-10-2014 09:42 AM Go to last post
  15. Engine working on one side only. One side hot..the other cold

    Can anyone give my mate a lead to follow on this problem with the beetle engine on his trike? Near side pair of cylinders work fine. Offside...

    Started by Tom2014, 02-17-2014 03:43 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, cold, engine, exhaust, fit, forum, fuel, gas, hot, intake, problem, running, superbeetle, timing, type 1, valve, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 284
    03-06-2014 09:30 AM Go to last post
  16. WANTED - All 4 wings, all lights, all glass for 1972 1200cc Beetle

    Hi, I'm in need of buying all 4 wings, all glass, all lights and an interior for my 1972 1200cc Beetle if anyone can help please? Many Thanks &...

    Started by Wigglesworth, 02-12-2014 06:47 PM
    12, aircooled, beetle, buying, cc, classic, forum, forums, glass, help please, interior, kind, lights, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted, wi, wings
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 242
    02-17-2014 08:10 PM Go to last post
  17. 72 Car Stereo Installation

    I am the new owner of a 72 Super Beetle. The car does not have a stereo or speakers currently. Wondering if anyone has any advice as to the best...

    Started by dZukowski, 02-16-2014 05:14 PM
    advice, aircooled, beetle, bra, brand, buy, car, classic, forum, forums, install, owner, rust, speakers, stall, stereo, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 229
    02-16-2014 05:14 PM Go to last post
  18. need to know which years are more pron to rust

    I yet to buy my beetle.... I'm waiting cause I want to know as much as possible before I buy one. things like... # which year are more prone to...

    Started by drainey, 02-14-2014 07:44 PM
    aircooled, battery, beetle, buy, change, classic, forum, forums, heard, heater, pro, rust, speakers, superbeetle, things, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, waiting, year
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 171
    02-14-2014 07:44 PM Go to last post
  19. why do people hate on the 73's and up?

    im currently looking at a beetle that I want to buy as a daily driver. but its a 74 why do people hate on them they look very much like that older...

    Started by drainey, 02-12-2014 11:27 AM
    170, aircooled, beetle, buy, charlotte, classic, craigslist, daily, driver, forum, forums, hate, hey, models, older, people, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 358
    02-12-2014 11:27 AM Go to last post
  20. New to the fourm

    Hello everyone Im new here and new to vw's. Im looking to buy a classic beetle to be a daily. Ive notice I like anything 71 or older because of the...

    Started by fjing60, 11-26-2013 01:54 AM
    aircooled, beetle, buy, classic, crazy, dash, drive, forum, forums, guys, heat, ice, oil, older, problems, rust, spots, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 401
    02-08-2014 05:20 PM Go to last post
  21. What to do with a 69 Beetle

    Hi New here. I have restored an own a 73 Bay and was given a 69 Beetle in exchange for some welding work. Its been modified with fibreglass wide...

    Started by Get a life get a VW, 02-08-2014 03:37 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, conversion, engine, fit, forum, install, long, pictures, res, road, start, superbeetle, suspension, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, welding, work
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 241
    02-08-2014 03:37 PM Go to last post
  22. Post 1st time restoration problems

    Hi I am new to this site and currently restoring my 1st beetle it's a 1971 I am having a few problems with a number of things and was wondering...

    Started by Lou2704, 01-27-2014 04:29 PM
    aircooled, bearings, beetle, body, classic, engine, forum, lower, pictures, problems, remove, removing, res, site, start, superbeetle, things, time, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    02-07-2014 01:26 AM Go to last post
  23. mystery leak...

    i have a 67 beetle i just got running and the first time i took it out there was a pretty significant leak coming from somewhere.. at first i thought...

    Started by dep5, 02-06-2014 12:06 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, forum, forums, front, hole, idea, leak, love, mystery, project, running, superbeetle, time, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    02-06-2014 12:06 PM Go to last post
  24. VW Beetle mk1 rear screen

    Is there a VW beetle owners club in Norfolk please??

    Started by Willow8, 01-31-2014 01:14 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, club, forum, forums, mk1, owners, rear, screen, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 187
    01-31-2014 04:43 AM Go to last post
  25. Unhappy i need help

    I need some help with my vw

    Started by bugstar, 01-21-2014 10:39 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, forum, forums, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 224
    01-21-2014 10:39 PM Go to last post
  26. Headlight switch wiring

    I replaced the headlight switch in my '72 super this morning. It was difficult to get it out from behind the windsheild wiper mechanism, when I...

    Started by Stringbean Shirley, 01-19-2014 10:26 AM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, disconnect, female, finally, hard, harness, headlight, ins, installation, morning, replaced, super, superbeetle, switch, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wiper, wiring, work
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 234
    01-21-2014 08:27 AM Go to last post
  27. I'm looking for a GEARBOX for my classic beetle

    Hi, im new to the forum, I've recently bought a 1975 beetle, in great condition but without a gearbox, I am struggling to find decent ones on eBay,...

    Started by JTAdamsPB, 01-17-2014 03:51 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, classic, condition, ebay, engine, for sale, forum, forums, gearbox, great, guys, needed, sale, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 209
    01-17-2014 03:51 AM Go to last post
  28. Post Classic Beetle Project Tips

    Just wondering if you guys could give me some useful and interesting tips for restoring a classic beetle. I'm 17 and planning to purchase one soon!

    Started by Joshhglen, 01-12-2014 07:58 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, forum, forums, guys, interesting, plan, planning, project, purchase, soo, superbeetle, tip, tips, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wondering
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 526
    01-16-2014 08:09 AM Go to last post
  29. Any body know what company did this conversion?

    My convertible needs a roof and lots of other bits too, but I don't know what company did the kit or the conversion. Does anyone know? I'm almost...

    Started by Andy1966, 01-13-2014 02:42 AM
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 396
    01-13-2014 02:42 AM Go to last post
  30. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    01-12-2014 07:53 PM Go to last post
  31. Need a roof

    I need a new roof for my resto project, any idea wher I can get one made?

    Started by Andy1966, 01-06-2014 12:36 PM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 303
    01-07-2014 03:49 PM Go to last post
  32. '73 Beetle Mountain Dew Promo Car??

    Hey, new to the forum here. I just traded an old Harley for a '73 Beetle with 72.000 original miles. The whole car is original... except the paint. I...

    Started by moto406, 01-07-2014 10:07 AM
    aircooled, beetle, black, california, car, classic, current, forum, happen, hey, light, miles, paint, pic, picture, roof, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    01-07-2014 10:07 AM Go to last post
  33. 72 Super Beetle Heater Issues

    *I am a newbie* Recently bought a 72 super beetle and the heat was wroking fine. About a week ago I started smelling exhaust when I first lifted...

    Started by Stringbean Shirley, 12-27-2013 11:31 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, classic, exhaust, fine, forum, forums, heat, heater, hold, issue, issues, newbie, open, star, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 332
    12-30-2013 10:17 AM Go to last post
  34. 1971 vw bug

    I have a 1971 vw bug that I had bought 3 months ago. I use it for a daily drive and it has the original engine and miles of 75000. On my way home...

    Started by j1j2@ca.rr.com, 12-23-2013 08:31 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, bug, car, classic, drive, engine, exhaust, forum, john, oil, power, question, superbeetle, towed, type 1, vent, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 565
    12-24-2013 08:10 AM Go to last post
  35. 72 super beetle jumping while driving

    I just bought a '72 super beetle, I am new to this forum since I have been driving an '81 rabbit for quite a while. Anyway, it runs good for about...

    Started by Stringbean Shirley, 12-01-2013 07:37 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bought, classic, drive, driving, forum, forums, gear, good, parts, rabbit, similar, star, starts, super, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 433
    12-02-2013 08:25 AM Go to last post

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