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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:02 am    Post subject: What year did VW go 12v Reply with quote

I'm new to vw and want to buy a bug but want to know what year they went to 12v.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1967 model year in USA for across the board 12 volt.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12 volt was available for special order back in the 50's, 6 volt on standards continued in Europe into the 70's and as stated, for USA export, it changed to 12v beginning with the 67 model year.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with 6V if everything is working. Parts and bulbs readily available....A good 6V battery cranks an engine over just fine...only problem might be getting a modern accessories like a radio to work if you want to go that route and not be content with vintage sound....but they may even make 6V radios too...
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Guys.. I need to have 12v to build a custom show beetle..

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are going to do that, then I would recommend getting something in the mid-late 70's.
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