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  1. 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...
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    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...
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    Introducing my 71 1200, 'Squash' The story: Manufactured in 1971, the 1200 bug went to its first owner somewhere near Manchester. The bug enjoyed 8 happy years cruising around town, clocking 55,000 miles until one day in '79...crash! The bug then sat in a garage feeling sorry for its self...
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    WARNING: The following tale of shysters is true. And by true, I mean false. It's all lies. But they're entertaining lies, and in the end, isn't that the real truth? The answer...is no. So, I had my Bug trailered back from the mechanics from a Guy (he was literally called Guy). Very nice chap...
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    Car is now Mid resto, skip to page 6 for the start of that :) Picked it up from Derby a few months back Drove it back at 55 the whole way... took 8/9 hours! only broke down a dew times ;) Its running a slamwerks 6" narrowed front beam and notched springplates sitting 1 spline down at the...
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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...
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    After loads of false starts I am finally getting this resto underway. The bug in question is a sept 67 produced 1500 bug that as far as I can tell is totally in original condition, without any custom work or changes. It does have a lot of the one year only or crossover model bits, and a few...
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    Hey all. This is my 1972 bug. Ill have to sort out some photos of her now as shes in the process of being restored. So whilst i mess about with photos here's a couple of the beasty. Ive had her as my daily for 7 years and modified her from a bone sotck car to what you see. Enjoy :elvis: From...
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    Well this is my resto/custom thread for my bug i have bought. My plans are basic atm, getting her running sweet and back on the road, then the fun will begin. (pics to follow tonight) :mental:
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    And you think some Dub Restos are Major!... Have a looksee at this, the level of detail is amazing! http://www.bttf3delorean.com/Home.html
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    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
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    This was my first car back in 2003, and I took it off the road due to not having enough money to get the required welding done to be put through MOT. So having put the beetle into the garage with the intention of one day restoring it, I have now started the resto project. Over the last few years...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi all, my dads after some panels for his 77 bay, i was wondering what tends to be best quality, fit e.t.c? also was wondering whether to buy new from schofields e.t.c or source solid panels from vw breakers? cheers.
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have ambitious plans of getting my Beetle roadworthy in under 2 weeks ... here is whats happening so far! I have 2 weeks off and fancied a challenge. The pictures are here of what I've found so far if you'd like a look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/ Found a lot of rust, the...
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    Hello I say mini thread because I don't have tons to do to the bug, mainly cosmetic. Any thoughts ideas advice will be appreciated. I'm backtracking as I have some of the work already done but i'll start by uploading the photos of when I just bought the bug in July 2009. Cooler has...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello there, Like the title says I'm a virgin at the vw resto and have just bought myself a beetle. I have restored cars before (though not quite on this scale) and am now looking to do this as my next challenge. So this leaves me with the following that needs to be replaced: * Heater...
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    hi all! I need to paint my car to stop it rusting up, and although it pains me to change from pink, I've decided to go down the Rustoleum and Roller route that so many people have done. So, bit of history - this 69 has been in the family for 20 years, was originally sprayed by my dad back in...
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    hey guys, im 17 and have my first car, its a 69 bug 1300, i havent passed my test yet but its in a month or so and i hope to pass first time. Anyway back to my problem, i have £1k away for insurance and that will just about cover it and then im selling my guitars and amps for about £1k so i can...
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    hi guys - i am doing a complete body off resto on my 1968 using darren at DC Customs and have not got to the difficult point of looking at engines... after a great conversation with laurie pettit (very helpful!) i just want to sanitise my potential choice with laurie - a 1952cc fully kitted out...
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