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  1. Chat/Discussion
    Well, I'm preparing for life without my 61 Ragtop Beetle. It's been a rather complicated relationship and I'm anticipating its sale with both immense sadness and great fucking delight ;) I need suggestions for a car which is mainly fast, fun and different but with a smidge of practicality...
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    Think they go to some of the shows, I need a new engine for my bug, nothing special just something standard! Thanks
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    The attachment to the bracket on my accelerator pedal broke.... so I got a new pedal and while I was at it got a new bracket too. I think the old bracket was an original as it seems to be welded to the body of the bus. The new bracket comes with two holes to secure it to the body but without...
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    I'm thinking out loud, about getting a welder. It'll solely be for Bug repairs. From what I've read MIG is good, and bigger is better. But, my budget (currently non-existent) won't allow for much more than 150 (200 tops maybe). Should I avoid welders that cheap, or can they be adequate to do...
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    Ok so im planning on travelling around France and Italy this summer with 6 mates so I need a vehicle to suit that need. Were gonna camp so we don't all have to sleep inside it but I do want it to be roomy. Ive been looking at t2's for a while but i was wondering if you guys had any other...
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    Does any one know a good link to a site that reviews awnings? Can anyone recommend a good awning that has social space and room to also sleep 2 to 4. We like the khyam motordome sleeper, however it does not have a built in ground sheet, some people have said they are not good in wind and break...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My 1970 beetle is currently running 145/65/15 tyres upfront on a 4j rim and its lowered and im not sure what tyre size to put on the rear?? Its going to be at a 1 spline drop with stock 4.5j rims so what size are people running? I was thinking 195/70/15's but not sure if they would be too wide...
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    Right, well please excuse my ignorance etc. as i am a newbie, lol... basically I want to get my first beetle soon and i have some questions. ( by some, I really mean a million ;) ) I want to get a 63 bug ideally, 1st I was wandering if It would be cheaper to buy a bug thats in one piece or buy...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    got dropped spindles for the front(and disk brakes to fit too) and need advice about lowering...ie do you really need special lowered shocks to help(got caster shimms and does it make a difference to get lowered ball joints?(not sorting out narrowingbeam...what tryes should I have.. and will it...
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    Apologies if this is in the wrong place being in the chat section rather than in the classifieds, but I wasn't sure where was right! Ok, so I'm buying loads of parts for my bug at the moment, some big, some small. The small stuff is fine, pop it in the post, but the larger items like wings...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just looking for a little advice as I was given a 1300 as41 case a while ago and have been saving up parts to make it in to a 2110, I was originally going to make it in to a 1600 with a bit more grunt but since I found out I needed to replace the crank and acquired some heads that are cut for...
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    Hi Guys, Sadly myself & Mrs grown apart, still good friends and living apart. No kids, no debts, no money, split everything little we have, everything amicable. Obviously now need to sort divorce and want to do amicably, cheap as chips and easy as possible. Seen quickie divorce and fastback...
  13. Dude! What's My Car Worth?
    Hello, Now im sure these questions have been answered before but to me its hard to work out the truth from ahhh hmmm, [email protected] I have a 1967 lhd splitscreen, beautiful condition, bespoke interior. great ,solid underneith and just quality all round......but. i know it is not up there with the...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello,from a novice , Type 1 1973 1300 Bug just passed a successful MOT.( brought back kindly by my wife while I was at work) I have now discovered that the bonnet's catch has jammed. Any dudes know how to rectify this so next time I want to bleed the brakes I can gain access to the brake...
  15. Dude! What's My Car Worth?
    Dear all... Heres a conundrum..if thats how its spelt. We have a 74 T2 bay that , to look at is beautiful, nice little paint job done 5 years ago but as we live near the beach poor Ronnie has suffered with a rusty bottom.. He failed his MOT a couple of months ago and have now hod the quote for...
  16. Chat/Discussion
    does anyone know whether these wheels would fit onto a bog standard 1303???:confused: the front will have disc brakes but the rear probably wont i dont have the wings widened and i dont particularly want them to be either there are no slim struts either the size of these wheels is 7.5" by...
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    i need a rollcage for my 1303 because lets face it, there not the safest of things. :rolleyes: i really want to keep back seats though and i dont want the rollcage restricting people getting in the back, i know it will be a tight fit anyway. can anyone tell me a good place where i can get a...
  18. Chat/Discussion
    Hey guys just got my first beetle needs a lot of work and I’m not the best welder! Could anyone help me with the welding or the details to a welder in my area? I live in Horley Surrey Thanks in advance Regards Darren
  19. Chat/Discussion
    ...any tips I should know in advance from you seasoned travellers? Going out there mid-March. Calgary area initially, then over to nearer Montreal. Mostly working, so not after a huge list of places to visit, just some insider advice on the nuances of Canada please. Ta in advance. :)
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