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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 8:58 am    Post subject: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Is this manual worth buying it? $100+ is pricey.

I've been using the samba 4 the majority of my information to fix and replace things on my 62 typ 1. (BTW.... Thanks everybody!)

My issue the system has been converted to 12v and a 1600 do engine so I can use my late model manual 4 some things. I'm not sure if I have the original trans and it looks like my engine came from a 73 bus.i

Also doesn't anybody have an extra I could buy on the cheap?

Thanks Spence
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: BENTLEY SHOP MANUAL FOR TYPE 1 1962 Reply with quote

It's the best $100 you can spend on your Beetle.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 9:30 am    Post subject: Re: BENTLEY SHOP MANUAL FOR TYPE 1 1962 Reply with quote

Worth every penny even if it were $200.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:13 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Thanks.
I didn't mean to sound cheap. I just wanted to make sure it wasn't just 4 the engine and transmission that I don't have and the rest fluff like "here's how the seat folds forward" lol.

Is the Dont bug me videos better?
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:27 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Between the Bentley manual and online forums like the Samba you have the best source of information.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

I use mine often. You can get a used one cheaper off eBay or in the classifieds. The book has everything you need to know about the car.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 10:57 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Not sure if they are always cheaper, but there is also a non-Bentley published (Verlag Delius-Klasing), but VW-sanctioned manual that is also excellent.

This ebay ad may expire but it shows the manual:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-BEETLE-BUG-1200-OWNERS-...2034047963
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 11:12 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Look for used on Amazon or ebay
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

I have one. I'd say save your money. I have them just because. You wont get anything out of them that isnt here. Mostly a braging rights thing. I was actually underwhelmed by it.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 11:30 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

WTF I just got back from eBay and Amazon and they are all 100 bucks or more, check classifieds here. If you have the luxury of time you'll find them cheaper.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 11:56 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Put another way, if you buy one, you can always get your money back.

If you don't learn something reading it, you are a lot smarter than 99.9 of the people Ive met.
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2016 2:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

It's the best book I bought for my Beetle.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 3:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

No doubt, an invaluable resource for everything stock!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2016 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Cheapest place I've found them: $89.99

http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=ACC-C10-9651
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

Curious.....Bentley blue shop book is an excellent reference source, BUT, is anyone have a problem of
fallen apart at the seams? The binding is for shit...my pages are just fallen out..
Anyone have a cure?
Thanks Thomas
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

The WWW can be searched!!! Shocking is it not!!

"how to rebind a paperback"

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=how+to+rebind+a+paperback&t=canonical&ia=images

Razz

Do click on the videos option for more info.

Recently got our paperback copy from the classifieds here for $36.00 including shipping.

Agreed it is worth much much more.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 04, 2019 11:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

aa390392 wrote:
Curious.....Bentley blue shop book is an excellent reference source, BUT, is anyone have a problem of
fallen apart at the seams? The binding is for shit...my pages are just fallen out..
Anyone have a cure?
Thanks Thomas

Bring it to a print or copy shop and have it spiral bound, comb bound, or punched for a ring binder.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

I cut the cover off my brand new Bentley then separated each page set from the book spine. Then I separated each “set” and cut out each page from the set using my wife’s scrapbooking guillotine.

Great way to destroy a book. 😊I then individually laminated two pages together and used a set of “combs” to bind each chapter into its own binder.

It’s fantastic. I can use the specific chapters only with dirty greasy hands and not feel guilty. A simple wipe down and it is as good as new.

I also got a colour scan of the wiring diagram and had it colour printed and laminated as a 4’ x 3’ sheet. Who needs to squint looking at a small diagram.

Oh. Did I tell you that I laboriously scanned each page into a PDF file? I can use an old laptop I have in the garage as well if I don’t want to use the hard copy of if I’m travelling and like to refer to the manual. Labour intensive to do it? Yes! Practical? Yes! Ever have to do it again? Noooo!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 05, 2019 5:33 am    Post subject: Re: Bentley Shop Manual for Type 1 1962 Reply with quote

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