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  Topic: Why do you love the bug so much?
grandpa red

Replies: 200
Views: 14707

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:26 pm   Subject: Re: Why do you love the bug so much?
Just something else to put money into but I like the thumbs up when I drive mine around.
  Topic: 1973 SB, hood rubs and is crooked
grandpa red

Replies: 9
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:21 pm   Subject: Re: 1973 SB, hood rubs and is crooked
Maybe a way to test the hood for fit is to remove the hood brackets and then lay the hood down and see if it is bent. If it looks like it is then it is bent or the front end had damage.
  Topic: 1970 metall sunroof class 11 look
grandpa red

Replies: 16
Views: 506

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 6:12 pm   Subject: Re: Just brought this lovely 1970 10 footer home
Looks like a great project!
  Topic: J Bugs slow shipping
grandpa red

Replies: 11
Views: 352

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 am   Subject: Re: J Bugs slow shipping
Have you tried to call them and ask?
I was going to say the same thing.

Or could be porch pirates!
  Topic: Jacking up a Beetle Safely
grandpa red

Replies: 17
Views: 16024

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Tue Mar 31, 2020 4:07 am   Subject: Re: Jacking up a Beetle Safely
So far no crushing but I see your point.
  Topic: Fan rubbing when alternator is strapped down
grandpa red

Replies: 23
Views: 576

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Fan rubbing when alternator is strapped down
Looking at the picture above it looks like if the alt is strapped down it will lift the shroud.Maybe try tightening the alt first then the shroud?
Is the back of the shroud bent in?

Are you using ...
  Topic: Crankcase pulley won't line up with alternator pulley
grandpa red

Replies: 21
Views: 369

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: Crankcase pulley won't line up with alternator pulley
I would compare the pulley like said before.

On the MST serpentine pulley I have I had to remove .070" from the bottom pulley to make it match the top one.

With yours having a 1/2" or ...
  Topic: Jacking up a Beetle Safely
grandpa red

Replies: 17
Views: 16024

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:27 pm   Subject: Re: Jacking up a Beetle Safely
I just place jack stands under the original rear two jack sockets to support the rear.
  Topic: broken bolt and broken extractor any help?
grandpa red

Replies: 17
Views: 432

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:24 pm   Subject: Re: broken bolt and broken extractor any help?
I agree with Ashman.

The plug you made has nothing to hang on to.
  Topic: broken bolt and broken extractor any help?
grandpa red

Replies: 17
Views: 432

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:29 am   Subject: Re: broken bolt and broken extractor any help?
I would try using a 1/8" carbide ball end mill in a Dremel to get a hole thru the center.Then maybe you can get a drill bit in there trying not to cut bigger than the minor diameter of the thread ...
  Topic: Bump stop bracket removal?
grandpa red

Replies: 6
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Mar 30, 2020 4:11 am   Subject: Re: Bump stop bracket removal?
I just recently raised mine got tired of the exhaust dragging.
Actually the spring plates on mine were bottomed out on the top of the shock towers and there are no bump stops.
  Topic: How do I remove the Spring plate?
grandpa red

Replies: 26
Views: 2620

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:43 pm   Subject: Re: How do I remove the Spring plate?
Lift the jack a little to get the plate off the stop then pry.

If the jack lifts the car off the Jack stand you will need an extension or the turnbuckle.
  Topic: How do I remove the Spring plate?
grandpa red

Replies: 26
Views: 2620

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:38 pm   Subject: Re: How do I remove the Spring plate?
Am I on the right track for removing the spring plate from my 1972 super with IRS? I've got the spring plate lifted off the tab with a floor jack. I'm using a crowbar to try to lever it off the chassi ...
  Topic: How do I remove the Spring plate?
grandpa red

Replies: 26
Views: 2620

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:33 pm   Subject: Re: How do I remove the Spring plate?
I made an extension with a piece of 1x3 rectangular tubing.Drilled two holes to match the spring plate holes.
Then for safety I drilled a hole on the opposite end for a bolt to sit inside the cup on ...
  Topic: Quick question on heater tube position (photo included)
grandpa red

Replies: 8
Views: 193

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:46 pm   Subject: Re: Quick question on heater tube position (photo included)
Looks like there a big difference on the ends.
Measure the heater box and the body inlets.

On my 72 they are the same size.
  Topic: 1973 SB, hood rubs and is crooked
grandpa red

Replies: 9
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:34 am   Subject: Re: 1973 SB, hood rubs and is crooked
Hey 'mule,

Can we get a picture of the front? It looks to me like it got 'bumped'. . .

-JGLook towards the bottom of the first pic!
  Topic: thread size for stock lug nut-thread pitch and size?
grandpa red

Replies: 11
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:32 am   Subject: Re: thread size for stock lug nut-thread pitch and size?
they are just rusty and need cleaned out.I would just apply some antisieze to a bolt and run it thru the threads then clean out with brake cleaner or something.
  Topic: thread size for stock lug nut-thread pitch and size?
grandpa red

Replies: 11
Views: 171

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:56 pm   Subject: Re: thread size for stock lug nut-thread pitch and size?
How bad is the thread?
If its Fubar nothing will work.
  Topic: Speedometer Service
grandpa red

Replies: 3
Views: 160

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 9:09 am   Subject: Re: Speedometer Service
A long time ago there use to be speedometer shops.
  Topic: rear torsion bar removal
grandpa red

Replies: 5
Views: 132

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Mar 26, 2020 4:29 am   Subject: Re: rear torsion bar removal
Last resort would be to make a collar to go around the shaft then attach a slide hammer to it .

Maybe I'm over thinking Rolling Eyes
 
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