Category Archives: Day to Day Work on the VWs

Importance of Engine Tin

I had a bug come in that had stopped running.  The owner bought it a from a local car dealer a short time ago.  After I pulled the engine out, I discovered that the engine had over heated and blew … Continue reading

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VW Bug matched back up to it’s title!!!

I had a strange thing happen the other day. It all started about two years ago.  A friend and I went to look at four Beetles for sale.  They were all good builders with engines.  All in all they were … Continue reading

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Simple Interior Makes a Big Difference

Jim has had his white 62 for many years.   It is an amazing bug.  Everything about it is neat and clean.  The interior was clean, no rips but plain. Recently I installed a new interior kit in the 62.  Jim … Continue reading

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1974 Pop-up VW Camper gets a new rear end

      I surprised everyone that the back of the bus looks so good.  I took my time measuring and double checking things before I would make a cut.  Took a while but it turned out very nice.  I … Continue reading

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1967 VW Beetle Convertible – Project Car

I listed a project car for sale.  I have had this 1967 Beetle convertible for a while and have decided to sell it.  The pan is done, with a new adjustable front beam new ball joints, etc.  The transmission is … Continue reading

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New VW Bug Parts….They stink.

Working with the “new” parts that are available today can be a real challenge.  I just ran across some front VW Beetle brake drums that were way out of tolerance.  After putting new bearings in I installed the drums and the axle … Continue reading

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VW Swapping and the 62 bug repair is done

We have been very busy the past few weeks.  Guess that is a good thing.  Some travelers come by the shop.  They had a 77 bus that had thrown a rod and were looking for a Type 4 engine.  We … Continue reading

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1962 VW Beetle Sunroof got an Airkewld Ultimate Beam

This week has been very busy.  Finally got the new Airkewld Ultimate Beam installed in Jim’s 62 VW Beetle sunroof. The quality of these beams is great.   It is a 2 inch narrowed beam with new torsion bars.  I went … Continue reading

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Different view of a customer – 1971 VW Super Beetle

I have noticed while working on other people’s cars that the prior work has been bad and overpriced.  Nobody takes the time to do the job right, and they do just enough to get by and then charge an arm and … Continue reading

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One thing after another on the 1977 VW Camper

A 77 camper was brought in with a dropped valve seat on the #1 intake. The first odd thing was that the engine was supposedly rebuilt just 7000 miles ago and it already lost a valve seat?   Anyway, when I … Continue reading

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