Had a standard beetle in Germany while in college.. 34 hp, 1200 cc, never let me down.. Now, years later having the time, and some extra cash, I'm thinking about getting myself a reasonbly ok bug, as a project. Have been searching around a found quite a few, late 60's. early 70's standard, and super beetles, with the newer front end. Being here in the US, quite a lot of them are the auto-stick version, and most of the time the ones with the auto stick also are cheaper.. My question is, how hard/expensive is it to convert one back to manual ? I suppose one could get a transmission from the junkyard, but what else would there be involved ? Any info would be appreciated !