Category Archives: Automotive Restoration

The trials and pitfall of restoration. Not mine, but others, which is funnier.

1968 Restored VW for sale

If you follow VW Beetle restoration, then you’ll be familiar with West Coast Classics. West Coast Classics has done some awesome work and their restorations are some of the most complete and beautiful work done on these amazing cars. The … Continue reading

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Breaking Brakes on the Air-Cooled VW

As I mentioned in the earlier post – I was chasing down the electrical gremlins with my hand-dandy multimeter. After viewing the Bug Me Videos, I was able to identity a number of wiring issues that enabled me to the … Continue reading

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AirCooled Renovation – The 12v Alternator and Oil Filler

This last experience was some of the most interesting. Looking for advice online is akin to asking monkeys for directions. As one person put it, “The internet is proof that a million monkeys typing on computers will never reproduce the … Continue reading

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Aircooled renovation – Re-wiring the Beetle

Aircooled – heh, it’s 90 degrees. I’ve considered placing the window air conditioner in the garage while we work on this project. The work lights alone put off an immense amount of heat while working under the hood. Blech! Two … Continue reading

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84 Interesting Things You Can Do to a Volkswagen

I saw this catalog on The Samba today. It’s the 1974 VWOA Accessories Catalog, subtitled “84 Interesting Things You Can Do to a Volkswagen.” What a great title. I haven’t seen these catalogs anywhere in stores or VW “graveyards”, but … Continue reading

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