Congrats to 1967beetle.com reader Mike Buettell on winning the ’67 Beetle quiz. Enjoy your 25% off in the 1967beetle.com boutique store. Now, let’s talk about how Sarah was able to start her car.
Sarah sat in the driver’s seat for a moment, thinking. She pulled the hood latch, exited the car and removed the jack and tool pouch from beneath the hood.
She chocked the driver’s front wheel.
She popped off the driver’s rear wheel cover, then inserted the jack into the jacking port and raised the car enough so that the tire was off the concrete.
Next, she put the transmission into third gear, pressed the accelerator once to set the choke and turned the key to the “On” position.
Now and then, we like to try some new things here at 1967beetle.com. Below is a ’67 Beetle quiz. Know the answer? If so, you’ll get 25% off in the 1967beetle.com boutique store. The first person to chime in correctly below wins. (You’ll be notified and receive a special coupon code) Good luck.
Sarah arrived at the office a little late. Since she was such a stickler for arriving on time, her colleague asked the reason for the delay.
Sarah explained that when she opened the garage and got into “Schultz”, her ’67 Beetle to go to work… the battery was stone dead.
After glancing from the window and seeing Sarah’s Volkswagen in the parking lot, her buddy began to quiz Sarah about how she had managed to start the car.
A quick mention about this fantastic (and very correct) ’67 Beetle engine currently being built by Matthew Boyce. 1967beetle.com will be listing the engine for sale for Matthew in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.
I’m selling a set of polished stainless steel beetle hinge covers from Aircooled Accessories.
“These are identical reproductions of a very hard to find accessory. Originally available through Perohaus of Europe, they neatly fit over the hinges on all years of the Beetle to give that finishing touch.”
Unfortunately, they don’t quite fit on my car. The space between the hinge and the pinch weld on the drivers side is a little to tight for the covers to slip in as they are supposed to, due to a front end collision my ’67 had years ago.
They came shipped in a nice box along with an AAC logo sticker and an AAC logo air freshener to hang from the mirror.
Status: For Sale
Location: Providence, RI
Price: $40.00. Shipped Priority Mail
Contact: Jody Sauvageau | 401-744-6798
Perhaps one of the most frustrating experiences a vintage car buff can have is not being able to locate necessary parts. As you’ve worked on your “second love” Volkswagen, invariably you’ve run against the brick wall of “that part is no longer available”! “What??? Now what am I going to do?” That’s probably putting it mildly. In my more than 36 year experience with VWs, I’ve had this problem hundreds of times. My two children and I made a regular habit of visiting salvage yards in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. Then, things changed. Government restrictions began making things difficult for the salvage people. Yards were moved or closed. But, don’t give up! There still are some salvage yards located around the Country. Here’s the unique story of one salvage yard oasis; Don’s Bug Barn. As told by Dustin Carter, Don’s son.
How did you get all of this!?!
I have answered this question many times. My answer of “It is my father’s 36 year collection” never seems to satisfy.
Okay? But… but how did you get all this?
I tell the story, which always elicits smiles, that since we are in Texas, it is not uncommon that our story begins with horse-trading. In 1974, my father, Don Carter, got his first Volkswagen from my grandfather, who traded a horse for a dune buggy. My grandfather had no use for the buggy and offered it to my father, who accepted, thus beginning the story of Don’s Bug Barn. Growing up, my father always was a car guy, and throughout the years he acquired all types of American iron and muscle cars. But Volkswagens became his ultimate love.