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Jenton
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What model do you have?: 1978 twin port
Location: Germiston south africa
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Post by Jenton »

Hi I had a beetle split back window 6 volt in Rhodesia,both my daughters had beetles, I also had a 2.5 bus, now I am fixing a beetle for my granddaughter, 're done the engine with new barrels and piston for volkspares, what updates on the cylinder head temp gauge that are supplying.
Thanks


Hamish
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Joined: Thu May 13, 2021 8:52 pm
What model do you have?: 1963 Beetle
Location: Johannesburg
South Africa

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Post by Hamish »

Hi everyone - Hamish from Jhb.
I have a 1963 Type 1 with original engine and gearbox. The picture was taken on the day I picked it up.

The goal is a complete restoration.

It has been slow going so far as I cannot work on it all the time but even I only manage to work on it for an hour or 2, I still have a huge amount of fun!
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Kundak
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Joined: Tue May 25, 2021 5:13 am
What model do you have?: 1976 beetle
Location: Lusaka
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Post by Kundak »

Hi all Kunda here from Lusaka ,Zambia.
Got myself a 1975-76 air cooled beetle I have been restoring since October 2020.
It has not been easy with the parts and ideas being few and widely spaced my coming here is to learn and get the best ideas from the gurus.
Thanks
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Herbie
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Joined: Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:36 am
What model do you have?: 1978 Beetle SP 1600
Location: Potchefstroom, Northwest
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Post by Herbie »

Welcome to all the new members! Remember to start a thread under projects and keep us posted with nice pictures of your progress...however slow it may be.
Blood Type: VW+
1978 Beetle SP 1600
1963 Beetle
73type2
Pushrod
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What model do you have?: '73 T2 Single Cab
Location: Cape Town
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Post by 73type2 »

I agree with Herbie. Please start your project threads! Anything air-cooled VW is worth posting.
parkhyun
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Posts: 2
Joined: Mon Jul 26, 2021 5:03 am
What model do you have?: Volkswagen T-Cross 2
Location: Philippines
Philippines

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Post by parkhyun »

Hello to eveyrone ins this forum, just got registered a few hours ago, see you all in the forums..
jannebug1961
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Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:01 pm
What model do you have?: 1961
Location: Benoni
South Africa

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Post by jannebug1961 »

Names TJ, been a Bugaholic may moons now.
Built my 1st in 1990-1992 and owned it for many years.
Pearl white with big sound like a youngster should.
Sold the Bug to a youngster and bought a CTI golf and so the story grows. got older, got kids and now my daughter of 16 wanted a bug, so the project starts. Bought a pan and shell for cheap as the deal is we will do it from rust bucket to car so she can fix it herself if something goes wrong.
Joined here to get some tips as it has been a while, and looking to share some info, get advise, find some spares, and just enjoy the bugz life again.
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Tony Z
Donor
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Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:33 am
What model do you have?: 2.3L 69; 1302; P/Van
Location: Klipheuwel (near Durbanville), Cape Town or working at sea
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Post by Tony Z »

Hi TJ
Cool, time to start your own thread and show us all your progress.
Good luck with the project
412Mike
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Joined: Fri Oct 15, 2021 10:31 am
What model do you have?: 412 Variant
Location: Centurion
South Africa

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Post by 412Mike »

HI, new here, my dad raced a beetle very successfully in the 70's, i grew up with beetles, a 59 Ghia, a type 4.... etc. All of which were in various degrees of modification. I have a '73 412 variant with a 2.4 type 4 which is still in process.
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Tony Z
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What model do you have?: 2.3L 69; 1302; P/Van
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Post by Tony Z »

Welcome Mike

How about some photos and a thread of your fathers and your VW history
R.Ephraim
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Posts: 15
Joined: Tue Nov 09, 2021 7:57 pm
What model do you have?: VW fastback
Location: Cape town
South Africa

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Post by R.Ephraim »

Hi

My name is Redewaan and I bought my first 1969 vw type 3 fastback a few months ago to restore. I am 90% complete and in need of a rear windscreen.
I was hoping someone in the group can point me in the right direction as to where I can purchase one.


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RogerSimons
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Posts: 1
Joined: Sat Dec 11, 2021 6:45 pm
What model do you have?: VW Beetle 1974
Location: Nigel
South Africa

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Post by RogerSimons »

Hi there. My name is Roger and I'm new here :D
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retrovan
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What model do you have?: 52T1,68FB,72Bay,75FL
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Post by retrovan »

Welcome guys, Please start a project tread and give us as much info and photo's of your car.

We love to see the progress of others and share in their delight.

Keep the photo's coming

Herman
1952 Split Beetle 1835cc
1968 Fastback 2Lt.type4
1972 Low Light Bay Panel Van 2Lt type 4
1975 Fleetline Panel Van 1914cc
2020 MeFusco Beetle Truck 2Lt type 4
1972 FT Hahn SP 1776 cc
Ianpenn
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Joined: Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:47 am
What model do you have?: Beetle
Location: United Kingdom
South Africa

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Post by Ianpenn »

Hi
I inherited my wife's very first car she got after passing her driving test way back in 1974 its a blue 1300 beetle not in bad condition she is from Bethlehem I am from Joburg we have now moved to the UK and brought the car with us.Just started the resto on her so I will hopefully be calling on the grey minds in the club to help
73type2
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Post by 73type2 »

Welcome Ian. How about some pics?
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