Admin note: Updated with new photos.
This VW Beetle is a true classic, as clean and beautiful today as the day it rolled off the precision German assembly line 46 years ago. It looks great and it runs great, and it’s been brought back to almost completely original throughout! Lovingly cared for and maintained by a very meticulous owner. All electrical works: lights, turning signals, horn, wipers and back up lights. Painted back to original color (L639 Zenith Blue) Left the dash, inside of doors, engine lid & hood original paint for reference. Interior is customized color but all to period correct. Paint and interior are only 9 months old. All work was done by West Coast Classic. This car looks completely new inside and out. New brakes recently added. Current registration and pink slip in hand in my name as owner. A real looker. Perfect beach car. One of the best 67′s out there.
Completely new paint (brought back to the original Zenith Blue), completely new interior (complete with new headliner), new brakes, pop-out windows, rubber mats throughout interior (period correct), roof rack, working original Sapphire V AM radio, original washer & brake fluid reservoirs, original jack, new brakes, just tuned up. More photos.
Mileage: 72,556 miles
Location: Chatsworth, CA (San Fernando Valley)
Contact: Alex | 818-822-7109
Stand out at the next VW show with the correct parts on your vintage pride and joy. These caps are Genuine NOS Bosch (made for VW) in the correct brown bakelite, just as it left the factory. The original box is included. Fits Beetles ’64-’68.
(These will also fit a ’64-’67 Bus)
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Lug Bolts often are incorrectly called “nuts”. For the 1967 Beetles these bolts are 12mm X 1.50 thread with a 9mm head.
Over-tightening the lug bolts not uncommonly results in stripped drum threads. Or, perhaps it is just the years of loosening and retightening the steel bolts that eventually wears the soft cast iron threads.
Once the threads in a drum hole have been stripped, the car should not be driven. The lack of one lug bolt can bring about failure of the remaining bolts due to the undue stress placed upon them.
An obvious solution is to buy a new drum. But, as with many other Volkswagen Beetle situations, there is a good solution which will save that drum!
But, first, let’s talk about some tools which will make this job possible. If you don’t own the tools which we will discuss, or don’t want to own them, you may be able to find a shop or VW friend to do this repair for you. My VW friends and I have found it difficult to locate a shop with the proper tools to do this job.
This is one of the more interesting stories I’ve heard, in regards to a ’67 Beetle.
“Oscar Almaguer has lived in his ’67 Beetle since he and his wife divorced ten years ago. The maintenance that has been done on the now 46-year-old Beetle is basic and few of the car’s parts are original. The engine, which Almaguer starts by short-circuiting two wires under the hood, comes from a more modern VW Sedan. The wheels and seats are from another Volkswagen model and instead of a gear-stick Almaguer uses a plastic bathroom pipe. The company behind the classic car model which Almaguer calls home is on the up.”
This ’67 is a Mexican made Beetle, which are entirely different than German made models. Beetle made in other locations than Germany have earlier attributes. Notice that this car has ’64 and earlier quarter windows, as well as a smaller rear window and front windshield. These are a mix-mash of parts; all made by the worn tooling which was shipped to various world production lines from Germany.
Admin note – An older tutorial put together by ’67 Beetle enthusiast Marius Strom, I figured it was worth another mention. This seems to be a popular topic in my inbox over the last few weeks.
Are you able to reliably lock and unlock your ’67 with the key from the outside? Do you ever feel like you’re going to twist the key off when you use your door locks? If so, your guide pin in your locking mechanism is probably broken.
Fixing them is pretty simple, and worthwhile — the door handles on a ’67 Beetle are one-year-only, and while you find a few on eBay or TheSamba’s classifieds, it’s worth rebuilding yours – it’s only a couple of bucks.