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  1. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Hello all, I'm new to Beetles but not rust bashing and car restoration, slow time in my own workshop/shed. someone I know is selling this sorry old rusty bug. I would want to return her to factory spec, I'm not into custom or soup ups. Unlike the previous owner who was using it as a donor car...
  2. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Hi, I don't yet own a classic VW... I have two NewBeetles. But that's irrelevant. My question is, I want to buy a beetle to build into a trail buggy that remains street legal and sensible. So I plan to use fairly narrow but taller tires, disk brakes, upgraded shock absorbers, Xenon headlights +...
  3. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Looking for advice selling a '64 beetle with 4k on the clock, nearly untouched! Hi everyone, I have inherited a Beetle which I believe is 1964, it belonged to my great uncle, then my uncle and now me. Apart from the touch up on the front it is completely untouched and original and has only...
  4. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    I'm contemplating doing a conversion from drum to disk brakes on my 74 bug. I am informed that karmin gia had disk brakes at that time. Any help on the years that are compatable would be appreciated.
  5. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Can I use a 73 clip on my 74? some websites say yes, some say no
  6. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    We just purchased a 66 Beetle that I believe has been converted from a 6 volt system to a 12 volt (everything is currently 12 volt). Under the hood was a wiring nightmare, most of the fuse block was unhooked and the wire ends were just taped together. After replacing the fuse block and fixing...
  7. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Just acquired my MIL's 73 super beetle and the convertible mechanism needs to be refurbished. They just put on a new top not that long ago so I'm wondering if the top fabric/liner can be removed and reused without damaging it so that I can refurb the mecahnism
  8. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    I have a 1979 Beetle and I cannot open the front hood. When you push the button in I hear a click and nothing happens. It is stuck or not releasing the lock. Is there another way to get in or how can I get the lock unstuck ?
  9. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    I've recently bought a '67 Beetle but as I live in London don't have a garage to keep it in. With waxoyling and regular cleaning and waxing will rust still take hold eventually?... Or should it be okay as long as I'm vigilant?
  10. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    I have a 72 convertible and am hoping someone can point me in the right direction. It is running pretty well but needs mechanical and body work (interior and exterior). I live in northern Connecticut but am willing to travel. Does anyone know someone who’d be interested in this project?? Thank...
  11. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Hello all. I am looking to find the value of a 1978 Beetle Convertible w/9400 miles. it needs some work but looks like it has all original parts with the exception of the carpet which would need to be replaced also the convert top is ripped in some places but it does one and close. I believe it...
  12. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    Hello! I'm new here and new to VWs as well. I bought a bunch of pressure plates from a closed import car mechanic's shop. They're all F&S Schweinfurt and I've included some pics to one of them as an example. I did some research about the part numbers but some of what I read doesn't match up to...
  13. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    RPM stays high while shifting between gears. If in neutral and the accelerator is depressed momentarily the RPM stays high for about 5 seconds then goes back to idle RPM. Any ideas please.
  14. Classic VW Beetle / Bug Forum
    1974 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE PROJECT CAR 61969 MILES RECONDITIONED ENGINE Nice little project! CALL SCOTT ON 01204 567796
  15. Aircooled Classic Beetle Technical Forum
    Hi We have updated our Beetle tyres page https://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/classic-car-tyres/volkswagen/beetle.html#page=1 Please let me know what you think. If you have any additions you think would make it good. particularly images of period fitment and pressure recommendations and old...
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