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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:54 AM

Finally bought a VW Superbeetle, I have been wanting a bug for a while now and I came across this one pretty cheap.

It's a 1974 with the 1600 cc engine, It runs and drives, I have done some work to it already, but I am still needing to fix some rust and then paint it.
















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Posted September 08, 2013 - 08:58 AM

I had two. One hard top and one convertible. Fun cars.
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Posted September 08, 2013 - 09:02 AM

I had a '72 super bug when I was stationed in spain.  Loved that car, I was sorry when I sold it.  Keep us posted on how your restoration goes.

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 11:58 AM

Be careful.. Old VW beetles are as addictive as garden tractors..

Looks like a decent project. I Like the rims that are on it.

In the past few years I collected and painted these. Finally sold them and bought a van.

Beetle.jpg My 69 Sunrunner

Pic001.JPG This was a lot of fun

yellowbug16.jpg Just for fun

Anyway have fun with your new project. I do have a stash of vw parts that I will sell at a very low price, Most of my parts are new.

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 02:04 PM

I had a couple of old bugs in years past.  The latest was a 73 super beetle.  It had a lot of power and was more fun to drive than the others.  It would go anywhere.  Oyher guys were on the old logging roads with jeeps and 4 wheel drives and here we come, crusing along in the VW.

Easy to work on too.  I had a book, "The idots guide to volkswagon repair."  It was the simplest car repair manual I ever saw. I bet it's harder to find parts.  When I had VWs, you could get parts everywhere.

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 04:54 PM

I think your dog is saying....."Finally a wheel my size"!


Looks good! Thanks for the photos!

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Posted September 08, 2013 - 07:09 PM

I had two, the worst one was the electric shift. I loved the older stick shift. They were both fun cars to drive. I had to rebuild one of the engines in my driveway one winter. Once I got the sheet metal off I just carried the engine to the basement & rebuilt it. Keep us posted.

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Posted September 09, 2013 - 09:58 PM

I am hoping to paint it Orange (someday) but I first need to take care of some rust before I can do anything.

Right now there is no interior, there is just the seats. But I drive it as much as I can because it's really fun!!!! It's even more fun then a smart car! (I think it's the standard transmission)


Those are really nice looking bugs Arti!!! :worshippy1:  I wish mine was already restored, but It's going to be a fun project.


You should of warned me sooner, I'm already addicted! :wallbanging:

It wasn't long after I bought this one, I had already bought two more for parts :dancingbanana:

I am hoping to go back to all original, so I'm going to change out the rims that are on there.

I already had to weld a floor into this one, it was completely gone. Now I need to fix the rust around the back window which is going to be a ordeal.





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Posted December 13, 2013 - 12:51 PM

Yep, definately an adictive hobby, I got into them many years ago starting with a coupe actually but Ive had 2 bugs, a wagon, and a van aswell, I'd still like a 'Thing" if I could find one.


Good Luck and keep us posted.

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 01:07 PM

Had several VW's. 68 Bug.  70 Van, and a 412 sedan.  Now that was some car. 

Have fun with you bugs.

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Posted December 13, 2013 - 08:05 PM

I get scrap from a guy who has a bug shop. His place is fun to look around. I love going up there.

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