Getting A ’67 Beetle Back On The Road

Sent over earlier from a reader, this video from the Late Brake Show covers some of the important maintenance related items to make sure your vintage VW is roadworthy.

Jonny talks about repairing his air-cooled ’67 Volkswagen Beetle. It had been sitting dormant since 2004 until April 2020. In this sentimental episode, he and his brother Greg (who restores pre-war cars) spent almost a week going through and removing, rebuilding or replacing whatever parts were required in order to make it reliable and roadworthy again. He underestimated the time it would take take complete all the jobs, but the ending is worth it.

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started Air-Cooled Artifacts (previously, and Lane Russell). I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. watching and enjoying. Didn’t realize that right hand drive UK beetles had front disc brakes. Cool.

  2. Joseph Bednarcik April 13, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    Eric, thank you so much for providing the video link to the brothers getting a long stored “67” repaired and upgraded — in only 5 days !! Granted, they had pre-ordered, and had all replacement parts on hand. Made me want to start twirling wrenches on my bug tomorrow, and get it roadworthy again. I’m sure others will have to additionally fix rusty body parts, windows, linkages, engines, etc. But what a great, simple auto to work on, one thing at a time. Every replacement part is still available at reasonable cost. There are thousands of other VW owners willing to pass on tips and tricks online, in person, at clubs, and at car shows.

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