Gavin LaMaide’s ’67 Beetle Pedal Alignment

Gavin LaMaide's '67 Beetle Pedal AlignmentEditors note: Gavin, we thank you for the article. As I’ve said, isn’t about me, it’s about the community of ’67 Beetle owners around the world. Let’s continue to help each other stay on the road. -ES

Quote for the Occasion..

“If you think you can, or think you can’t….you’re RIGHT!” -Henry Ford


You will learn nothing new in the confines of this article outside of luck, determination and deep gratitude! In any case, I was asked by Eric & Jay to share my “little experience” with my clutch pedal cluster that I disassembled by accident and put back together. Based on my total lack of mechanical expertise, you can do it too!

It all started after I read the recent article about Pedal Clusters and the articulation and organization of such parts. I noticed for months my very own clutch pedal on my 67’ had way too much free play and was a two full inches depressed beyond that of the brake pedal. It really started to bother me. Although the clutch worked fine, it looked bad and clearly it was not adjusted properly. So, I thought, “ I’m not a mechanic, what could go wrong. Let’s give it a go!!”

SOLD — NOS ’67 Beetle Bubblehead Frames

NOS '67 Beetle Bubblehead Frames
Hello, ’67 Beetle community! I have a single set of ’67 Beetle Volkswagen Bubblehead frames that I’m offering up from my personal collection. Please let me know if you’re interested. I’m happy to ship them globally.

Status: SOLD
Location: Austin, TX
Price: Inquire
Contact: Eric Shoemaker 

We’re Moving – Again

We are Moving. Next Stop, Austin, TX
Some of you may already know, but is relocating back to Atlanta, GA to settle down. My Grandpa (who gave us our ’67 Beetle and inspired this site) is 95, and other family members are getting older too. We’ve had an amazing journey across the US over the last 7 years. San Francisco, Alameda, Austin, etc. It’s just time to be home.

If you’re local to the Atlanta, GA area, please say hello. We’d love to connect with other vintage Volkswagen owners. Soon, Lane Russell plans to build a full workshop for future projects. Maybe a few period correct ’67 Beetle restorations, as well as continued OEM quality parts.

Also, I’d like to thank every ’67 Beetle owner around the world that has helped us continue to grow. exists because of your shared passion for the best year vintage Volkswagen.

FOR SALE – L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle

Just listed for sale here at This is a very nice L620 Savanna Beige ’67 Beetle, just waiting for someone to take it home. It would not take much to make this car perfect. I love the correct color running boards, dash block off plate and German bumpers.

Info from the seller.

I have a very nice original 1967 VW Bug with Stock “H” code engine. All German glass with factory pop-outs. Runs and drives excellent.

Status: FOR SALE
Mileage: Unknown
Location: Torrance, CA
Price: $8,800 OBO
Contact: Kei – 310-666-1449

’67 Beetle Steering Coupler Disc

This past weekend (September 26th) my good friend James Anderson of Wylie, TX, was demonstrating his newly restored Zenith Blue 1967 Beetle to several of us VW friends.

While we were examining different aspects of this beautiful vehicle, James turned to me with this story.

He told me that during his test driving, following the nuts-and-bolts restoration, he noticed that the steering was “strange”. This demanded an investigation into the cause. Those who are acquainted with James, know that he is a very careful and thorough person in every aspect of his life.

As he examined the front suspension, eventually he came to the Steering Box and Coupler. Careful evaluation of the Steering Coupler Disc revealed that it was stretching and tearing—note photographs #2 and #3. James had installed a brand new urethane Coupler when he restored the chassis. During one week of light test-driving, following the restoration, the urethane Coupler failed.