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  Topic: new rear trailing arm seems loose.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 1
Views: 154

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2019 8:26 pm   Subject: new rear trailing arm seems loose.
I got new 3x3 rear trailing arms from latest rage. I bought new red bushings . when I went to install them tonight it seemed like there was a lot of gap, like 1/4 inch on both sides of the bushing ...
  Topic: help extending frame head.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 7
Views: 350

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: help extending frame head.
thanks everyone . I've decided to cut the frame head off and tie the cage to the beam
  Topic: help extending frame head.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 7
Views: 350

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:21 pm   Subject: Re: help extending frame head.
I keep reading that, but to be honest, I've never done anything to that magnitude. I was thinking of just spending the 150 for the frame head and still tieing the cage into the beam. I feel it would ...
  Topic: help extending frame head.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 7
Views: 350

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:37 am   Subject: help extending frame head.
I have a 1971 baja bug. I want to convert it to a link pin front end and extend the front end a little bit. I'm going to buy a replacement link pin frame head from wolfsburg west. does anyone have ...
  Topic: Wolfsburg W floor pan question about pedal assemblies?
Dkwautounion

Replies: 7
Views: 260

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:45 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfsburg W floor pan question about pedal assemblies?
the only part the goes in the floor pan is the pedal stop, which is bolted down. I just put new w.w. pans in my 63. I do remember getting the wrong pedal stop bracket. theres a long one and a short o ...
  Topic: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 64
Views: 5720

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:56 pm   Subject: Re: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
covered one front seat today . bought high density foam on amazon for pretty cheap and cut it myself. definitely helps with 2 people to get the seat back vinyl tucked into the slot on the bar on the ...
  Topic: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 64
Views: 5720

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:02 pm   Subject: Re: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
decided to go with pea green for the interior. just bought the covers from wolfsburg. gonna install them tomorrow .

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carpet kit mocked up.

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  Topic: VdanielW's daily
Dkwautounion

Replies: 60
Views: 10671

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:57 pm   Subject: Re: VdanielW's daily
can you explain what the sensor in your exhaust is for ?
  Topic: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 64
Views: 5720

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:00 am   Subject: Re: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
first trip to the gas station in 40 years.


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  Topic: choke element really hot soon after starting .
Dkwautounion

Replies: 2
Views: 181

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:53 pm   Subject: choke element really hot soon after starting .
I went from 6v to 12v recently, I bought the 12v element from wolfsburg west for my solex 30-1. installed it in my bug a few days ago and everything was fine. drove about 5 miles over the last few da ...
  Topic: 1967 Body Mount
Dkwautounion

Replies: 4
Views: 168

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:11 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 Body Mount
are you looking for the square rubber pads ? the pan gasket ? what mounts ?
  Topic: 36 HP one Cylinder low compression
Dkwautounion

Replies: 6
Views: 192

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:23 pm   Subject: Re: 36 HP one Cylinder low compression
I'm no expert and I'm sure others will chime in , but maybe adjust the valve your questioning one more time. when the valve is closed shouldn't there be the slightest wiggle of the valve stem ? does i ...
  Topic: are these factory written numbers on my car ? why ?
Dkwautounion

Replies: 2
Views: 319

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:29 pm   Subject: are these factory written numbers on my car ? why ?
found one the passenger door inside the door panel and the other on the inside of the front right wheel well. what are they there for?

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http ...
  Topic: Mobile-Friendly
Dkwautounion

Replies: 15
Views: 1354

PostForum: Site   Posted: Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:01 am   Subject: Re: Mobile-Friendly
I have a android phone , and that screenshot is exactly what I see . I only access this site on mobile and it's perfect. I was a member of the site vwvortex.com since 2001 and when they switched t ...
  Topic: help with identifying my old wheels.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 3
Views: 275

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:59 am   Subject: Re: help with identifying my old wheels.
big thanks. you guys are the best .
  Topic: help with identifying my old wheels.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 3
Views: 275

PostForum: HBB Off-Road   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 8:19 pm   Subject: help with identifying my old wheels.
anyone know what wheels these are? they were given to me . Also what are the little holes for in the center of the rim ?
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  Topic: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 64
Views: 5720

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2018 11:44 am   Subject: Re: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Just how crappy are we talkin?
I need to do the headliner in my car as well, but nobody within 100 miles will do it for me. I'd just like to get an idea of how bad it's gonna look when I do it, haha. ...
  Topic: My 1961 VW Beetle Build Thread
Dkwautounion

Replies: 223
Views: 9616

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Dec 25, 2018 11:11 am   Subject: Re: My 1961 VW Beetle Build Thread
very nice . way to not give up. I just did my windows and did the windshield last , and I cracked it trying to get the damn trim in. I gave up and put it in without the trim.
  Topic: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
Dkwautounion

Replies: 64
Views: 5720

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 10:22 pm   Subject: Re: My 1963 "field find". The " matador " from maricopa CA.
all the glass is in. I also installed the one piece "easy" headliner , which came out like crap. I'm gonna pay someone to redo it with the multi piece one , in cloth. drove the car around ...
  Topic: Need help please Brakes
Dkwautounion

Replies: 6
Views: 409

PostForum: Other VW Vehicles/Volksrods   Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:02 pm   Subject: Re: Need help please Brakes
make sure the shoes are tight to the drums when bleeding. then back them off to a slight drag.
 
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