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  Topic: Vw beetle woody wagon rear engine door cooling?
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 4
Views: 133

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:37 am   Subject: Vw beetle woody wagon rear engine door cooling?
I have the rear engine door on the beetle woody. I will be leaving the spare tire where it is mounted.

The engine bay? Other than being a stock beetle with no decklid, it is surround by plywood an ...
  Topic: Does anyone have a photo they took of their vw show up on google
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 5
Views: 291

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:23 am   Subject: Does anyone have a photo they took of their vw show up on google
So here i am, sitting on my phone looking up vw beetle woody wagon on google images. And the photos i took show up on my phone as the first image on google. Its the small things like this that make me ...
  Topic: 1968 vw beetle woody wagon
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 27
Views: 3410

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:43 am   Subject: Re: 1968 vw beetle woody wagon
I noticed my rear wheel camber when i got new rubber put on. I was wondering if the rear shocks were upgraded for heavier loads and that is why i have my.wheels camber like that. Im sure with passeng ...
  Topic: Dropping engine out of beetle chassis woody
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 6
Views: 226

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:27 am   Subject: Dropping engine out of beetle chassis woody
Other than putting jackstands on blocks and the jack itself on blocks to lift the beetle woody high enough so the engine can drop down and slide out, is there "cheaper" and faster way of dr ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 17
Views: 234

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 2:30 am   Subject: Re: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Any new wheel cylinder should be taken apart and cleaned at min. I just had a new one that was plugged from sitting so long

This new wheel cylinder came with the beetle woody when i bought. Good ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 17
Views: 234

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm   Subject: Re: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
I have the bleeding kits, ive bled brakes many times on my kawasaki bikes. And in never had success with vw.. or full success. The calipers at each wheel drum were made in china. Bought from concept1 ...
  Topic: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 15
Views: 243

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:06 pm   Subject: Re: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
How are you allowing air into the engine compartment?

How are you allowing air into the engine compartment?

The woody rear panel has some vents on verical wood engine bay door. Picture a bus alm ...
  Topic: 1967 vw beetle woody wagon
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 2
Views: 232

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: 1967 vw beetle woody wagon
Looking good. Always liked those. Good luck!

I was randomly on my phone, and saw a kijiji advert. I was like, thats an interesting looking ride. So i clicked on it. Had been posted i think less tha ...
  Topic: 1967 beetle woody bodywork
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 3
Views: 187

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:41 am   Subject: Re: 1967 beetle woody bodywork
I was taking a heavy metal grinder with a metal grinding wheel to the bondo and the metal underneath. The weld areas do not spark at all. There are other parts of the front end work that are definitel ...
  Topic: 1967 vw beetle woody wagon
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 2
Views: 232

PostForum: Reader's Rides   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:37 am   Subject: 1967 vw beetle woody wagon
This is what my 1967/1968 vw beetle woody wagon looked when i first bought and drove it around. And the other photos are what it currently looks like. I am rebuilding the plywood sides and rear. The s ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 17
Views: 234

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
I did bench fill the master cylinder prior to installing.
  Topic: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 15
Views: 243

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:30 am   Subject: Re: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
I will look into getting a seal puller tool.

This is the rear main seal i ordered.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1926199.jpg
  Topic: Gas prices where you are
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 2418
Views: 183750

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:46 am   Subject: Re: Gas prices where you are
At this point. Driving my wood Volkswagen will be cheaper daily driver than a v8 dodge. Sad times. $1.30 a litre. Province next door 98 cents at Costco
Not sure what I am missing here but my VWs have ...
  Topic: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 17
Views: 234

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:36 am   Subject: Bleeding brakes on 1967/1968 beetle chassis
Brakes worked when i first had car two years ago. Installed a new master cylinder, cannot remember if chinese or Brazilian. Also installed the little units that go at each brake drum that operate the ...
  Topic: 1967 beetle woody bodywork
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 3
Views: 187

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:28 am   Subject: 1967 beetle woody bodywork
It was made into a woody in early 1990s. Nothing was wrong with bondo or the finish of car when i got it two years ago. I just wanted to see what i was dealing with construction wise on the car.

Th ...
  Topic: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 15
Views: 243

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:37 am   Subject: Re: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
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https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1706622.jpg
  Topic: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 15
Views: 243

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:35 am   Subject: Re: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1706623.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1706621.jpg
  Topic: Gas prices where you are
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 2418
Views: 183750

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:12 am   Subject: Re: Gas prices where you are
At this point. Driving my wood Volkswagen will be cheaper daily driver than a v8 dodge. Sad times. $1.30 a litre. Province next door 98 cents at Costco
  Topic: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 15
Views: 243

PostForum: Performance/Engines/Transmissions   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:58 am   Subject: 1967/68 vw beetle 1500cc rear main seal leak
I drove the beetle woody when i first bought it a few a years ago from Calgary Alberta to banff Alberta then back. Highway speeds were no problem. I changed the basic fluids. Didnt do anything else. S ...
  Topic: CiP hella mexican headlights not fitting with beauty rings
Mikhail_lewis

Replies: 1
Views: 207

PostForum: General/Chat   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:23 am   Subject: CiP hella mexican headlights not fitting with beauty rings
I have my stock 1967/1968 vw beetle woody headlights. As you can see yhe metal assembly and rounded out glass bulb.

The other headlight, still a hella, but hecho en mexico is plastic assembly, half ...
 
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