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  Topic: eBay buy.....
sb001

Replies: 17
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PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Today 5:40 am   Subject: Re: eBay buy.....
AS you drive through Little Rock Ark my hometown on Interstate 40 on your way back home do not stop for gas. You will go inside pay and come back out to find your new porject stripped to the axles, or ...
  Topic: Electrical Help!!
sb001

Replies: 16
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 6:46 am   Subject: Re: Electrical Help!!
Have you actually taken a reading at the battery to make sure it's toast? It's possible I suppose that by removing those wires and leaving them lying loose you drained the battery- but I can really on ...
  Topic: Found a nice 1971 Autostick...
sb001

Replies: 30
Views: 1800

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 6:07 am   Subject: Re: Found a nice 1971 Autostick...
The VW dealers started this trend by adding the fuel filter as an extra cost dealer installed option.

First time I ever heard that. Confused
  Topic: Electrical Help!!
sb001

Replies: 16
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Yesterday 5:58 am   Subject: Re: Electrical Help!!
Don't panic, most likely you simply snagged an important wire when removing those other two items.
On your car, power from the battery should come up through a thickish red wire in the main wire harn ...
  Topic: Original Engine
sb001

Replies: 17
Views: 330

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:14 am   Subject: Re: Original Engine
Soemtimes I wish my 69 autostick still had the original 1500cc case.
At least when it went, it went in a blaze of glory.
  Topic: My poor bug!!
sb001

Replies: 5
Views: 180

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:16 pm   Subject: Re: My poor bug!!
You didn't hear the stone hit the trunk lid?

No-that's what's so wierd about it. I don't even know when it happened- just got to work Wed morning last week and there it was.

I agree with Bama Da ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:55 pm   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
Thanks so much!! And hope Elwood is doing well! Wink
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
Here is a quick sketch of how I have it set up right now:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898461.jpg

this seems to work just fine, my only real question is whether that cupped spacer n ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 4:41 am   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
In line with what Maddel posted above, everything I can find about this setup says that the dished washer--what I've been calling the spacer-- goes on the other (inner) side of the backrest mount from ...
  Topic: My poor bug!!
sb001

Replies: 5
Views: 180

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: My poor bug!!
Crying or Very sad

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899300.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1899301.jpg


No idea how it happened...
Everyone says whole hood has to be repainted. SUx. ...
  Topic: 68 Turn Signals and Taillights on 70?
sb001

Replies: 11
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:51 pm   Subject: Re: 68 Turn Signals and Taillights on 70?
Taillamps yes.
Front turn signals no. 70 got larger front turn signals.
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:57 am   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
...On the subject of rear seat backrest bolts, None of the four Bugs i've owned over the last 7 years have had more than just that flat washer at that spot, including the '64. ...
x2. None of the fi ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:16 pm   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
Thanks for the pics- unfortunately that doesn't appear to be the same as mine. The bolts on both sides on mine are the same (same as I pictured above--13mm bolt head with the shoulder shank and then 8 ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:31 pm   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
If no one can get you an answer today, I'll go out and snap some pictures of what I have on my stock '74 standard tomorrow morning.

Thanks I appreciate it!
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:45 am   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers

Now THAT's what I call some good illustrative communication skills -- excellent drawing! Smile

I had to figure this out a couple years back on my car too, but can't remember the exact washer stack ...
  Topic: WOW hell of a deal on Tokico struts for Corrado/ MK2/ MK3
sb001

Replies: 1
Views: 20

PostForum: Water-cooled VW   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:34 am   Subject: WOW hell of a deal on Tokico struts for Corrado/ MK2/ MK3
https://www.urotuning.com/products/tokico-hp-blue-strut-shock-kit-for-mk2-mk3?variant=12980582252599
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:14 am   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
Here is a quick sketch of how I have it set up right now:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898461.jpg

this seems to work just fine, my only real question is whether that cupped spacer n ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:51 am   Subject: Re: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
I believe the order is as follows - cupped washer (14mm ID) with cupped end outward towards bolt head, then seat frame, then flat washer (9.2mm ID).

That's what I thought at first but it can't be c ...
  Topic: Electrical Help!!
sb001

Replies: 16
Views: 242

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:01 pm   Subject: Re: Electrical Help!!


Thanks for the advice, been trying to decipher the wiring diagram and get comfortable with it. Not going to lie right now still feeling like they are hieroglyphics lol

Try taking a look at the ...
  Topic: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
sb001

Replies: 27
Views: 558

PostForum: Beetle - Late Model/Super - 1968-up   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:51 pm   Subject: ??? about rear seat backrest "pivot" bolts and washers/ spacers
So.. I finally got my rear seat backrest done and ready to go back in the car. My question concerns the two pivot bolts and the associated washers that go with them.
There are thread holes drilled in ...
 
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