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Project 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle – Super Project ’71 Part Five: Super Beetle Brakes Rebuild
May 06, 2016
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Project 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle – Super Project ’71 Part Five: Super Beetle Brakes Rebuild

A lot has to happen when you step on the brake pedal in order for your car to come to a safe stop. Levers, pneumatic pressure, cables, cylinders, springs and friction all play critical rolls in the process, and we place a lot of blind faith in this system, considering how important it is. Braking is indeed a life-or-death...

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Project 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle – Super Project ’71: Part Four
May 06, 2016
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Project 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle – Super Project ’71: Part Four

Once everything has been removed from the front end of your Super, it’ll look pretty barren, as there’s nothing under there but the frame head and the body. Be sure that you can keep your Super up on blocks while you secure the correct parts you’ll need. The main feature of the front suspension is the...

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Super Project ’71: Exterior Parts and Equipment
May 06, 2016
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Super Project ’71: Exterior Parts and Equipment

This is really where the car starts to near completion. This is the exciting time of any project, because, at the end of this story, the project is as good as done. Provided we had a battery and the coil was hooked up to the distributor (and a couple of other small things we’ll cover in the final installment next month)...

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The “SilverBullet” Lives!
May 04, 2016
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The “SilverBullet” Lives!

By now, I am sure all of our readers know of this car. It started out as an experiment, to see if an enterprising individual could build a RestoCustom entirely through mail-order. Almost three years later, and numerous installments documenting the process/progress, it’s finally done! The project started life as a 1957...

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Wimer’s Winner
May 04, 2016
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Wimer’s Winner

Some of you may recognize the name Chip Wimer. A long-time VW guy, he has owned a number of high-quality Volkswagens, including a restored 1956 Beetle Sunroof with a Judson-supercharged 36hp engine, as well as a 1949 Deluxe Split Window with an Okrasa-powered engine, a 1965 Highroof Type II Panel and a low-mileage Type III Ghia...

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Keep it in the Family
May 03, 2016
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Keep it in the Family

For me, patience isn’t a virtue I practice on a regular basis. When I want something, I want it right away and I want it just right; it has to be a vision of perfection in order to make me happy. Although perfection is stamped all over this ’66, Tom Enriquez of Hacienda Heights, Calif., has that one thing that makes...

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Window to Perfection
May 03, 2016
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Window to Perfection

Easily the most utilitarian of the original VW models, the Type II, or “Bus” as most of us know it, enjoys a niche all its own in the world of automotive enthusiasm. While the Beetle’s universal appeal lies simultaneously in both its role as a historical icon and a shoestring-budget hot rod, the Bus exudes an...

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