Let’s talk about running boards in regards to the ’67 Beetle. Over years of wear and tear, they are often times replaced with the common black version. However, you may not be aware that 1967 was a very innovative year for Volkswagen. A deluxe ’67 Beetle would originally be fitted with running boards and fender beading to match the body paint color. In the event you’re looking to bring your ’67 Beetle back to its former glory, I’ve provided the correct color combinations, as well as a chart illustrating the information. You can download below. A huge thanks to Wolfsburg West for their help with my research.
Body color Running board color
L41 Black – Black Black
L282 Lotus White Savanna Beige
L456 Ruby Red Black
L518 Java Green Black
L620 Savanna Beige Savanna Beige
L633 VW Blue Black
L639 Zenith Blue Zenith Blue
L19K Yukon Yellow Black
Note: Colored running board mats were only installed onto deluxe and convertible models, standard models (hardtop and sunroof) were equipped with black mats, regardless of the exterior paint scheme.
We receive a fair amount of emails here at 1967beetle.com about the correct replacement flasher relay for the ’67 Beetle. Once again, Wolfsburg West has stepped up and rescued the vintage Volkswagen community with another quality part. Here’s the info, direct from the source.
“This is a duplicate of the original. It mounts and functions the same, and has a color-coded paper denoting the locations of the terminals, in addition to having the terminal numbers molded into the housing. Again, all of these attributes are as original.”
Part # 211953227BWW
One thing we get a TON of emails about here at 1967beetle.com is color combinations. It seems everyone wants to know what the correct combo is for their vintage pride and joy.
The ’67 Beetle comes in 7 colors. You can download this factory literature below if you’d like. It was submitted by fellow VW enthusiast Jody Sauvageau.
Tim Mossman’s L339 Zenith Blue ’67 Beetle is outstanding. With all original paint, there were some revelations to come that, once unraveled, have proven to be much more than “interesting”.
In the beginning…Tim’s ’67 came from the paint booth, making its way along the assembly line at Wolfsburg. Somewhere there, a workman—someone with knowledge of the destinations of these cars–took a black crayon and began marking on the trunk floor. Now, almost 47 years later, Tim notices the markings and messages 1967beeetle.com about them. “What do these markings mean?”
Eric copied to me and I copied to researching friend, Louis Harris in Dallas, Texas. Lou has done much digging through the annals of VW History for me over the years. He’s a computer person. He’s just the one that I needed! Indeed, within hours, Lou had answers.
While cleaning a vintage 30 Pict-1, VW 105-1 carburetor, I noticed that one of the manifold securing studs had a nut on the top side. This almost always is a sign that the threads have been stripped and that someone has put the nut on the top end so that the carburetor can be used. It is not a very effective manner for saving a carburetor. And, unsightly, as well.
This is the carburetor that is specific to 1967 Beetle Sedans and Convertibles and they are becoming more and more scarce. I turned the carb this way and that, looking for any other problems. None. It seemed unwarranted to just scrap it.