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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've just fitted some 5.5" alloys to my 1969 bug and the wheels stick out from the arches. I love the wheels and don't want to go down the narrowed beam route, so i'm looking into wider wings - as minimum as possible. Does anyone have any photos of their bug with 40mm wide fronts and rears...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, What do i need to change to fit my 1641 into my 1966 1300 box ? can i just grind out the offending interior parts of the box by a few mm ?
  3. Readers Rides
    Hi All, We have belatedly set an instagram account documenting the restoration of our 1973 1303s beetle. If anyone is interested please go and follow @thebohobug. https://www.instagram.com/thebohobug/ We bought Rico back in 2008, and spent the following 18 months getting him on the road...
  4. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    So, I've recently upgraded my engine from 1600CC to 1776cc with an engle 110 cam, stock crank and con rods, heavy duty oil pump, stock fan shroud. I have some questions now, 1. I've got some oil drip and I think it's from the engine pulley. Since all seals and bearings have been changed im...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Im wanting to get a 4 inch narrowed adjustable beam for my 69 beetle so it would be a ball joint beam. out of curiosity i want to know and understand how the adjustment works and the steps to adjusting the ride height, rather than me just wing it. ALSO whats the limitations on wheel size with...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I took my 1915cc out about 9 months ago to do some welding. the engine ran before i took it out, last Friday i put the engine back in, went to get it started last night and the motor will crank once but will do it sluggish as if the battery is flat, i checked the battery and it has 11.9v in it...
  7. Readers Rides
    Story and gallery >> http://bit.ly/1SCMVWT
  8. Readers Rides
    Just got me an other beetle project cheap .It is has a mexi shell but reg to a 71 chassis. This one has had a body off with drivers floor pan and heater channel. only needs patch welding now. brakes and bits here and there Thanks vw _beetle_dave
  9. Readers Rides
    Evening all! It's been a while since I'v been around these parts, let alone posted anything! But now comes the time for something new. So first, a bit of history! Some of you may remember my Bug from a few years back... it was a 75' 1300 Beetle when I first got it at the age of 17 back in...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello everyone I'm looking to waxoyl my bug, I have no electric in my garage so no compressor, I have looking at Waxoyl High Pressure Sprayer has one any experience of it ?
  11. Readers Rides
    Hi there, I'm James and not so long ago I fulfilled a dream of having a classic beetle as my first car.Ever since finding out my dad had a 1970s bug as his first I've been hooked on VW's.So I thought I'd take the plunge and make a page on here to document my progress with the bug. The beetle I...
  12. Readers Rides
    I am getting married in Rhosneigr, Anglesey, on Saturday 11th July and am looking for a VW enthusiast who may be happy to show off their bug or bus by helping me get to my reception from the church (about a 2 mile drive). If you may be interested in helping out a fellow enthusiast please get in...
  13. Lost and Found
    Any one know who owns my old 75 beetle reg klj288n i built this and was a great bug. Best one i have owned yet thanks vw_beetle_dave
  14. Chat/Discussion
    i have a 69 bug that i left in a mates yard that i got in 2010. So left 4 years. It never came with a log book where do i stand if i say got a bug that has no log book but then got it in my name doe sit then become mine what ever Thanks vw_beetle_dave
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi Guys Finally after much seeking and my previous sale falling through (Lucky for me the engine blew) I join the Beetle Family albeit via the sometimes frowned upon latter Mexican route. Daily driver reliability and convenience were high on the agenda . I'm the proud (read giddy) second...
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello, I have a 1600 Bug with 12 fuses. The number 9 and 12 blown a while ago and I have spares now but I'm not entirely sure what amp fuses are needed. Which ones go where? Thanks! :crazy:
  17. Readers Rides
    Figured that as the cars about to go for primer I should write up a build thread somewhere. Bought the car back in October and as it was sold to me, it was a 1500 68 Bug that seemed solid and at the time was cheep ish. The colour was crap though ;) Whoever decided to paint it black and...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    1961 VW BEETLE WHAT IS WRONG WITH MY CLUTCH OR GEARBOX??? I got a 61 beetle and when I was reversing out from my garage today, I heard a "tud" sound from the car. The clutch seems to be disconnect or something. There is no feeling and cannot get into gear. I then took off the passenger side...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all i want to raise the front suspension on my bug. at the moe the back is two clicks and the front sits on 4" narrowed adjust beam with dropped spindles lowered shocks and smart tires. id like the front up a bit and the rear to be 1 click. What is the best way to put the front up. I do have...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    ok just lowered the rear of my 68 bug 2 clicks. it is sitting on the bump stops and bangs on every uneven bit of road. why would that be. could it be because its sitting on the bump stops ? Thanks vw_beetle_dave