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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:17 am    Post subject: Official Mexican / Brazilian Beetles - All years Reply with quote

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This is now the Official thread for Mexican Beetle discussions and/or photos.
Of course you are free to start a dedicated separate thread for any Mexican Beetle technical issue but it may be more useful to post in this thread where all the "Mexican Beetle" people are reading and watching for new content.

Some helpful links:
Mexican Beetle 1600i Engine Fire Hazard
Mexi-Beetle spark plugs
Jacking points for Mexican Bug
Mexican Beetle Charcoal Evap Canister
Coil issues and diagnostic adapter cables / Direct post link to adapter cable parts list
Immobilizer issue
1600i Diagnostic Interpretation
Performance increase for a 1600i Fuel Injected Mexican Beetle
Russian VW Käfer restoration, Mex, 1984 Samtroter Sonderkäfer
Mexican Beetle 'Open Air' Parts


If you have others that should be added, please PM EverettB and I will add them here
Last Edit: October, 2016 - Added another link

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Post your favorite picture of your Mexican Beetle or ask technical questions.

I'll start:
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hopkin, you know I will be following! Lance
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here's mine with me and wife in 2011... used it as my wedding car, every now and then I still find some rice in it.

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(a buddy of mine doubled as a chaffeur, I was't really in condition to drive that day)
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Mexican Beetles all years - Post your pics Reply with quote

hopkin wrote:
Post your favorite picture of your Mexican Beetle. I'll start:

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Looks like the rearview mirror is useless with the top down. Small price to pay.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's true, the rearview mirror is useless with the top down. And the visibility in the rearview mirror with the top up is not very good too. The top of the window is a little low. The passenger side mirror isn't on this car for show. Smile

This is my favorite picture of mine:

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 12:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Mexican Beetles all years - Post your pics Reply with quote

Dwayne1m wrote:
[Looks like the rearview mirror is useless with the top down. Small price to pay.


True, I can see partially (about the top 1/3 of the mirror) when the roof is opened completely. I was thinking of a mod, rear camera with the LCD in the mirror but I haven't found a mirror that is narrow enough. Anything wider than 8" would interfere with the visors, and wouldn't look right.

As Franco (Raul Julia) said in "The Gumball Rally":
And now my friend, the first-a rule of Italian driving.
[Franco rips off his rear-view mirror and throws it out of the car]
What's-a behind me is not important.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My Sedan Edition One 1994, only 50 were made to celebrate The 40 anniversary of Volkswagen of Mexico.
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About mexican Beetles out of Mexico: Sedan 2004 Special Edition. I sold it in 2009 and I shipped it to Libya (now its in West Europe).
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Sedan 2004 Edition One sold and shipped to The US.
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About mexican Beetles out of Mexico: Sedan 2004 Special Edition. I sold it in 2009 and I shipped it to Libya (now its in West Europe).


Nice rims! Now that's what I'm talking about, the "other than Ultima" cars.
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Another Special Edicion 2004 shipped overseas!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My bug, sent overseas!!!! Send to NEW Mexico instead, not overseas! LOL.

Nice bugs Antonio, thanks for the great pics. Lance


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my '82 Mexi. It was imported to the UK in 1992, from Texas as far as I can make out. It has had a chequered history. Somewhere along the way it lost it's 1600T/P engine which has been replaced by a 1500 S/P. It was converted to RHD by an idiot.

This is how I found it...

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Done loads to it since then. I'll update this thread when it is finished. The main thing I did was replace all the engine ancillaries and the fuel system complete. It now runs a pair of Weber 34 ICH (similar to ICTs) and goes really well.
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mascrappo wrote:
My bug, sent overseas!!!! Send to NEW Mexico instead, not overseas! LOL.
Nice bugs Antonio, thanls for the great pics. Lance


Lance, I still have for sale brand new Ultimas and one Special Edition in silver refex color, do I send you my bank SWIFT account number?
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mascrappo wrote:
My bug, sent overseas!!!! Send to NEW Mexico instead, not overseas! LOL.
Nice bugs Antonio, thanls for the great pics. Lance


Lance, I still have for sale brand new Ultimas and one Special Edition in silver refex color, do I send you my bank SWIFT account number?


If I had a few hundred thousand I would gladly wire it to you! The Special Edition is even better than Ultima...I know blasphemy, but I like the painted bumpers, rims, etc.

Parts is about all I can afford.
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mascrappo wrote:
If I had a few hundred thousand I would gladly wire it to you! The Special Edition is even better than Ultima...I know blasphemy, but I like the painted bumpers, rims, etc.
Parts is about all I can afford.


I manage sales plans for small pockets too. This Sedan 2003 taxi was shipped to Antwerp, Belgium in 2011.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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....The Special Edition is even better than Ultima...I know blasphemy, but I like the painted bumpers, rims, etc.


I agree, I think I like the SE more than the Ultima
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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mascrappo wrote:
....The Special Edition is even better than Ultima...I know blasphemy, but I like the painted bumpers, rims, etc.


I agree, I think I like the SE more than the Ultima


I like the Ultima more than any mexican Sedan, but those expensive GF Goodrich whitewall tires are not easy to keep clean.
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....The Special Edition is even better than Ultima...I know blasphemy, but I like the painted bumpers, rims, etc.


I agree, I think I like the SE more than the Ultima


I like the Ultima more than any mexican Sedan, but those expensive GF Goodrich whitewall tires are not easy to keep clean.


"I manage sales plans for small pockets too. This Sedan 2003 taxi was shipped to Antwerp, Belgium in 2011."

Even that is probably $10K! Nice little car there though.

Ultima is a new 1970-71 USA model, very chrome. That Special is so clean looking, modernized. SE for me!

I will just order a VW alternator belt from you and dream about SE...
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GArBa wrote:
here's mine with me and wife in 2011... used it as my wedding car, every now and then I still find some rice in it.

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(a buddy of mine doubled as a chaffeur, I was't really in condition to drive that day)


http://youtu.be/4rdg1V5GTAs
Another wedding mexican Beetle: 1981 Volkswagen of Mexico TV comercial.
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