The Volkswagen Super Beetle Handbook: A Restoration Guide for 1971-1974 Models

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VW Super Beetle Restoration Guide 1971-1974
VW Super Beetle Restoration Guide 1971-1974
VW Super Beetle Restoration Guide 1971-1974
VW Super Beetle Restoration Guide 1971-1974
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If you are seeking help for performing a 1971-1974 VW Super Beetle Restoration, this is the book for you. The Super Beetle was VW's answer to late-1960s car safety concerns and federal regulations. It was also an attempt to modernize the aging "Bug" for a new generation of American car buyers.

So, for 1971 through 1974, the VW Super Beetle (aka the 1302), was the "new" Beetle of its day.

Nowadays, more than a few decades later, the Super Beetle has earned its "classic car" rank, and many enthusiasts are learning that the Super Beetle offers many benefits compared to its older cousins...

  • A larger engine
  • More cargo room
  • A smoother ride
  • Up-to-date safety features (by early '70s standards)
  • And more!
And, as the early Beetles become harder to find, the thoughts of rebuilding or restoring a 1971-1974 Super Beetle 1302, look a lot better.

The Volkswagen Super Beetle Handbook is your guide to a detailed building and restoration guide for VW 1302s, and one that Super Beetle enthusiasts will appreciate and use.


Subject: Classic Car Restoration: VW: How to restore 1971-1974 VW Super Beetle cars. 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 ISBN-10: 1557884838 | ISBN-13: 9781557884831 | HPBooks HP1483

Specifications
  • Publisher: HP Books
  • Author: From the editors of VW Trends magazine
  • Pages: 170 - Hundreds of b&w photos and illustrations
  • Binding: Paperback - 8.5 x 10.75 inches
  • ISBN: 978-1-55788-483-1
  • Years: 1971 - 1974
Table of Contents
TABLE of CONTENTS:
  • Sources
  • Introduction
  • The rise and fall of the Volkswagen Super Beetle
  • Initial inspection and evaluation
  • Interior/exterior disassembly
  • Front suspension disassembly
  • Front suspension rebuild
  • Rebuilding the steering box
  • Replacing the package tray
  • Rebuilding the brakes
  • Replacing the spring bushing plate
  • Removing undercoating
  • Basic bodywork
  • Removing window glass and door locks
  • Sanding and priming
  • Removing the body from the pan
  • Replacing rusted fenderwells
  • Final paint
  • Assembling the long block
  • Replacing the IRS transmission
  • Installing the headliner
  • Installing rubber, doors and windows
  • Installing wiring harness and electrical components
  • Soundproofing our Beetle
  • The fuel and fresh air vent systems
  • Finishing the interior
  • Installing exterior body parts and trim
  • Technical specifications
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Glen Godden verified customerJanuary 7, 2017
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My project car is a 1974 Super Beetle. Step by step instructions with photos is extremely helpfully.

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EJ verified customerApril 16, 2016
Super beetle book not so super
Some useful info
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Sam verified customerJuly 19, 2014
VW Super Beetle Restoration Guide
Excellent book, covers everything about a SuperBeetle.
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