A Big Welcome to New 1967beetle.com Contributor — Marius Strom

Since I bought my ’67 Bug just a short two months ago, I’ve been digging around The Samba, this website, and many other online resources trying to find out everything I can about the venerable Type 1. In addition, I’ve found myself reading a lot of dead trees material: Muir, Bentley, and historical books about Volkswagen in general (my favorite so far is Thinking Small). I find myself loving to work on the car – my day job is sitting behind a desk working on a computer (like so many others!), that I find getting grease under my nails and cranking on a wrench such a rewarding activity.

I’ve learned a ton, and to help the community in return, I asked Eric if he would mind me writing guest posts here every now and then, and he graciously accepted. Most of what I post will probably be little tips & tricks, information on identifying correct ’67 parts, and maybe a few little repair guides every now and again.

If there’s more you’d like to find out about me, just ask via e-mail or twitter or Facebook. You can find my ’67, Felix the Beetle, on Facebook. I look forward to hopefully helping others learn from my research and mistakes!

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. I am pleased to be the first to respond to this new contributor to ’67 VW. It is nice to see a new owner of one of the three greatest selling cars of all time. At 45 years on the road, the Beetle remains one of the most enjoyable cars ever to own and work on.
    I bought mine second hand in 1972 after owning the same year Bus for one year, I just had to have the car version of the VW line up. It now has 240,000 miles on it and it has never been in a VW shop for anything except one ball joint that needed replacement about ten years ago. Learning how these cars work and the required maintenence really pays off. It has always been a joy to get out on a sunny weekend day and just go thru the items that need attention. The car pays you back with months of more reliable and fun to drive entertainment.

    Good luck Marius, you are very much on the right track to learning about your car. I may have to consult you sometime on things you have learned. You have a great looking car to start with, and I am sure you will keep it that way. My most sound advice? …..keep it garaged.


    1. Thanks for the kind words, Todd. I hope to share the things I learn about the bug here on this great site that Eric offers up to the rest of us!


  2. Thanks for commenting Todd. This site would not exist without readers like yourself.


  3. Welcome Marius, i enjoy what Eric does here it’s different.


  4. Marius,,, I have owned by ’67 for about 3 months now and have the same issue with the post broken and would like to repair it like you did. Since you had to buy 25 or 100 of these Chicago posts which i believe are 3/16″ wide… would you be willing to sell 2 pcs to me? Please let me know… I can be reached by email or by phone at 786 314 2571.
    Greetings and Blessings,


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