The Volkswagen Super Beetle 1971 - 1974 Restoration Handbook


1971, 1972, 1973, 1974

by Editors of VW Trends


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The Volkswagen Super Beetle 1971 - 1974 Restoration Handbook - Front Cover

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The Volkswagen Super Beetle 1971 - 1974 Restoration Handbook tells you how to restore a Super Beetle to clean, roadworthy condition with minor modifications to improve performance and handling.

It describes a detailed build-up from paint and body to interior and mechanical parts. It is an invaluable guide for any Super Beetle owner or restorer.

● 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

Covers all Super Beetle models manufactured in Volkswagen's glory years of 1971-1974.

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product details

  • Publisher: HP Publications
  • ISBN: 1557884838 (1-557-88483-8)
  • ISBN-13: 9781557884831 (978-1-557-88483-1)
  • Format: Softcover, 169 pages


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