2013 Posts

A Survival Story

’67 Volkswagen Beetle — A Survival Story

It was a cold Pearl Harbor Day morning in 1976 as I arose to head to work. This morning our crew was going to one of the Sears-Roebuck stores to do some painting before the shoppers arrived. Typically, we would enter a store about 6 AM. We would paint for two hours, then head to our “day job”. Today took us back to a large residence in Highland Park, Texas.

Due to the cold and our longer-than-usual day, we stopped work early. It was payday so we turned in our hours and received our checks.

I was dead tired!

I jumped into my 1967 Black SunRoof Beetle with the Brick-red interior, pulled the heat and defrost levers upright and headed home. It soon became quite cozy in that Beetle and I would doze at each stop light.

At Lawther and Northwest Highway, I recall quite distinctly awaking from such a snooze and starting with the rest of traffic. I was about half-way home by now. The next recollection was the sound of crunching gravel, and a whack as I knocked down a shoulder marker.

Directly ahead loomed larger than life the first of three depressions where run-off water from the divided roadway collected. It was about half full.

Thank You — 1967beetle.com

A new year is right around the corner. It’s time to pause and look back at 2013; so many fantastic tips, tutorials, classifieds, and interviews have been published. 1967beetle.com would not be quickly growing if it were not for YOU reading right now. Yes, YOU! A huge thanks to all the fantastic folks around the world that have submitted their ’67 Beetle stories, etc.

Also, I’d like to give an even bigger thanks to Jay Salser. His contributions to 1967beetle.com have helped us grow in leaps and bounds.

Let’s take a look back at 2013.

Introducing Our NEW Vintage VW Parts shop — Lane Russell

2013, Dec 26 — 25% Off Sale Ending Soon (12/31) — ’67 Beetle Paint Code Decals
2013, Dec 24 — Merry Christmas — 1967beetle.com
2013, Dec 23 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Summer of Love
2013, Dec 22 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Restored Bosch Short Coils
2013, Dec 19 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — 30 PICT 1 Express Carburetor Rebuild
2013, Dec 19 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Carburetor Rebuild; Check Ball Removal and Installation
2013, Dec 16 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Correct Fender Beading Color Combinations
2013, Dec 10 — For Sale — ’67 Beetle Paint Code Decals — L54 Poppy Red – Mohnrot L 54 Update
2013, Dec 10 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — -5°
2013, Dec 9 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — L633 VW Blue Touch Up Paint
2013, Dec 5 — For Sale — ’67 Beetle Paint Code Decals
2013, Dec 4 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Correct Running Board Color Combinations
2013, Dec 1 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Flasher Relay
2013, Nov 26 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — It Comes in 7 Colors
2013, Nov 25 — Featured ’67 Beetle — Tim Presiado
2013, Nov 21 — For Sale — Shift Pattern Decal
2013, Nov 18 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Tim Mossman’s Engine Rebuild
2013, Nov 14 — SOLD — L639 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle
2013, Nov 13 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Crayon Markings
2013, Nov 10 — Featured Business — OldVWs Restoration
2013, Nov 7 — SOLD — L282 Lotus White ’67 Beetle
2013, Nov 7 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — A Speedometer Story
2013, Nov 6 — 1967beetle.com — Ward Jenkins Collaboration
2013, Nov 4 — Classic VW Bugs — Small Business Stories
2013, Nov 1 — 1967beetle.com — Classified Updates
2013, Nov 1 — Featured ’67 Beetle — Richard Diaz
2013, Oct 28 — ’67 Volkswagen Beetle — Vintage Carburetor Repair
2013, Oct 28 — Featured ’67 Beetle — Eric Shoemaker

Merry Christmas — 1967beetle.com

Snowy ’67 Beetle — Amanda De Vito

Merry Christmas from 1967beetle.com.
Thanks for another great year! So many fantastic tipstutorialsclassifieds, and interviews have been published. 1967beetle.com would not be quickly growing if it were not for YOU reading right now. Yes, YOU! A huge thanks to all the fantastic folks around the world that have submitted their ’67 Beetle stories, etc.

Summer of Love

Original '67 Beetle Press Photos

This article was submitted to 1967beetle.com by Megan McAuliff in Brighton, East Sussex, UK. Thanks so much!

1967 was a monumental year in human history. It was the beautiful and transcendental Summer of Love, where a groundbreaking hippie revolution occurred initiating massive cultural and political change, starting in San Francisco and ricocheting outwards to New York, London and beyond.

It was the year The Beetles released Sergeant Pepper in a drug-fueled haze of genius and Che Guevara was shot dead, while another man was given a new heart. And in amongst it all, the humble Beetle was going through a transformation of its own, with cutting edge modifications being made to take the people’s car into a new era.

What else happened in 1967?
London was in full swing, hemlines were rising and morals falling. Aretha Franklin recorded ‘Respect’ at the New York based Atlantic Studios. And The Who performed their first concert in the United States, in New York. Jimi Hendrix set fire to his guitar on stage for the first time, but not the last. Elvis Presley married Priscilla Beaulieu at the Aladdin in Las Vegas. And, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards were sentenced to jail for drug possession. And, on New Year’s Eve a group of one thousand people accompanied by music and geese burned down a Christmas tree in Central Park.

Restored Bosch Short Coils

'67 Beetle short coil

Here at 1967beetle.com, one question that seems to fill up my inbox daily is the need for a properly restored German ’67 Bosch short coil. Being that I’ve perfected restoration methods with ’67 oil bath air cleaners, it’s a market I’m considering investing in. These coils would be professionally restored and measure the proper resistance in ohms for the ’67 Beetle.

Would you be interested in a restored German ’67 Beetle coil?
 1967beetle.com exists for you, and I’d love any input before making the up front investment to bring more of these coils to the vintage VW market. Thanks!