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  1. Go to first new post You Stop an Average of Twice Per Mile: It’s Time to Think About Tire Wear

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  2. I have a question for you experts,

    So, I'm a Toyota person but my girlfriend loves them Bugs. So here's where I need your guys help, her left arm is about 90% paralyzed, so driving...

    Started by Kiraush, 10-29-2014 10:17 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, cell, classic, cost, deal, drive, early, forum, front, hey, karma, mini, superbeetle, toyo, transmission, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wanted
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  3. 1966 Beatle Fuel Problem

    I have a 1966 Beatle with a 1300 engine. Still the original 6 volt. I have an interesting problem. I live in NCwhere it gets hot in the summer. When...

    Started by Edmund, 10-27-2014 05:26 PM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, cold, cool, engine, fuel, fuel pump, gas, hot, hours, interesting, live, problem, shop, start, starts, superbeetle, type 1, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 3
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    Yesterday 12:16 PM Go to last post
  4. Engine Removal Help Please!

    Hello, Let me start by admitting I am a new owner to an old beetle project. I am attempting to complete the project with my 15 year old son as...

    Started by slingbladef16, 10-26-2014 11:58 AM
    aircooled, beetle, car, classic, engine, fan, forum, jack, love, makes, owner, problem, project, removal, remove, start, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, year
    • Replies: 1
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    10-27-2014 07:43 AM Go to last post
  5. My 1959 Beetle- full original restoration

    For all those interested I thought I would track the progress of my 1959 original restoration. Good to hear people's thoughts...

    Started by VWbug47, 10-04-2013 10:41 AM
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    10-26-2014 07:46 AM Go to last post
  6. VW Beetle Gas heater repair

    My gas heater is not working, glow plug is open, glow plug register is open, fuel pressure regulator is not working. So I made electronic ignition...

    Started by peter_kubotani, 10-17-2014 02:01 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, fixed, forum, forums, fuel, gas, generation, heater, honda, ignition, open, plug, pressure, repair, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 0
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    10-17-2014 02:01 PM Go to last post
  7. Window channel felt

    Does anyone have the secret to bending the window channel felt without having it collapse at the bend (upper back corner)? Bob

    Started by vw65beetle, 09-22-2014 09:35 AM
    aircooled, back, beetle, cha, classic, corner, ding, felt, good, guide, make, paper, pattern, small, superbeetle, type 1, upper, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wi, window
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 333
    10-09-2014 07:21 PM Go to last post
  8. 2003 Beetle Convertible Window Problem

    My driver side window rolls down about 6 inches then stops. It makes a grinding sound when it does. Then it won't go all the way back up without...

    Started by Karvizo, 09-30-2014 01:12 PM
    aircooled, beetle, classic, color, convertible, ding, door, driver, forum, forums, free, gray, makes, problem, removing, sound, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, window
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 222
    09-30-2014 03:19 PM Go to last post
  9. Lowered the rear

    Hey all, Been a while since my last post. Had lost of fun doing up the bug and coming along well. I've lowered it all round didn't realise it...

    Started by Caltattoo, 09-15-2014 05:01 AM
    aircooled, beetle, bug, classic, drive, drop, forum, front, hey, issues, link, post, read, rear, superbeetle, thing, top, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, wheels
    • Replies: 4
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    09-22-2014 03:38 PM Go to last post
  10. No Ideas left anyone else have any !

    Ok , so i have had my VW for couple of years now and its a 1600 Beetle 1973, it has always had a "flatspot" and has always annoyed me :wedgie: I...

    Started by neilh1497, 09-06-2014 04:16 PM
    aftermarket, aircooled, beetle, carb, classic, forum, forums, fuel, fuel pump, idle, ordered, running, set, setting, spare, superbeetle, today, tuning, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 4
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    09-20-2014 10:51 PM Go to last post
  11. Whats the best vw beetle for a first car and why!!

    Im 16 and i am looking to buy an old vw beetle as my first car, i have joined this club to ask around and see which body/ chassis, engine and other...

    Started by OllieTheAlmighty, 09-07-2014 10:25 AM
    aircooled, beetle, body, buy, car, cheap, classic, details, engine, first car, forum, good, mods, money, remove, removing, superbeetle, things, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum
    • Replies: 2
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    09-16-2014 09:24 AM Go to last post
  12. Hopefully A new beatle owner in the near future

    My wife and I are looking for a second vehicle, well technically a third since my primary means of transportation is my Harley :D:. I've been...

    Started by wellsna3, 09-14-2014 11:14 PM
    aircooled, beetle, bike, bug, classic, early, forum, high, mpg, post, repair, snow, superbeetle, suspension, tech, tuning, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, weight, wheels
    • Replies: 2
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    09-15-2014 07:37 AM Go to last post
  13. Want to purchase classic VW beetle - dont know where to start

    HI, My husband has a significant birthday coming up (60) and I hit on the idea of buying him a beetle as a project. My reason for doing so is...

    Started by nms, 09-04-2014 06:15 AM
    advise, aircooled, beetle, car, classic, forum, hit, oil, paying, problems, project, purchase, reason, scratch, start, superbeetle, type 1, volkswagen, vw beetle, vw beetle owners club, vw bug, vw bug forum, vw forum, work
    • Replies: 2
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    09-10-2014 11:44 AM Go to last post
  14. 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: 2
    • Views: 276
    09-08-2014 06:40 AM Go to last post
  15. 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
    • Replies: 5
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    09-05-2014 03:50 AM Go to last post
  16. 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
  17. 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
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    08-23-2014 03:42 AM Go to last post
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
    • Replies: 0
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    08-04-2014 11:46 AM Go to last post
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
    • Replies: 1
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    07-28-2014 09:30 AM Go to last post
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
    • Views: 376
    07-10-2014 06:16 PM Go to last post
  27. 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
  28. 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
    • Views: 279
    07-09-2014 06:10 AM Go to last post
  29. 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
    • Views: 431
    07-07-2014 02:52 PM Go to last post
  30. 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
  31. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    06-29-2014 12:49 AM Go to last post
  32. 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
  33. 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
    • Replies: 3
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    06-28-2014 06:05 PM Go to last post
  34. 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
    • Views: 191
    06-26-2014 12:35 PM Go to last post
  35. 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
  36. 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
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 352
    06-14-2014 09:40 PM Go to last post

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