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Volkswagen Beetles and Buses

Author : Russell Hayes
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Volkswagen Beetles and Buses is the 75th and 70th anniversary celebration of the two most iconic VW vehicles, from the first Beetles spearheaded by Ferdinand Porsche to the buses that became synonymous with a generation.

Volkswagen

Author : James M. Flammang
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Noted automobile historian James M. Flamming offers the ultimate book on the Volkswagen and the love affair it fostered with generations of American auto owners. 16 pages in full color and more than 250 pages of text give readers the inside story on the VW, from the prewar days of Hitler's Germany to the vehicles enshrined in the American counterculture of the '60s to the models poised to roll off today's assembly lines.

How To Modify Volkswagen Beetle Chassis Suspension Brakes

Author : James Hale
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How to get the best handling and braking from your Volkswagen Beetle. Covers front and rear suspension, 'chassis' integrity, suspension geometry, ride height, camber, castor, kpi, springs, shock absorbers, testing and adjustment. (Not 1302 & 1303 models.)

Volkswagen Bus

Author : Richard Copping
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Buying a car is an expensive business and mistakes can prove costly financially and in time, effort and stress. Wouldn't it be great if you could take an expert with you? With the aid of this book's step-by-step guidance from a marque specialist, you can! You'll discover all you need to know about the car you want to buy. The unique points system will help you to place the cars value in relation to condition while extensive photographs illustrate the problems to look out for. This is an important investment - don't buy a Volkswagen Bus without this book's help.

VW Beetle

Author : Richard Copping
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Accompanied by colour illustrations, this is the inside story of the legendary people's car - VW Beetle.

VW Beetle Specification Guide 1968 1980

Author : Richard Copping
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By the late 1960s the Beetle had enjoyed over twenty years of continuous production, dominated its home market and conquered export markets all around the world. Volkswagen's policy of constant improvement and refinement to a single model appeared to be vindicated. However, 1968 saw the death of Heinz Nordoff, who was the driving force behind the Beetle's evolution and continued success. In many ways, this was a watershed year; the 1968 model introduced many significant changes to the car, and it became inevitable that a replacement for the venerable Beetle would have to be developed. This book charts the closing years of the Beetle's production life in Germany; from the revamped 1968 model to the 1302, 1303, the Cabriolet, and the various Specials produced later. Topics covered include: - Brief history , 1935-1967 - Full history, 1968-1980 - Comprehensive production survey - Specification and detail changes by model year [August 1967 to January 1980] - Engine options - Factory fitted optional equipment - Paint and trim colors - Special and export editions - The Karmann Cabriolet

The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens

Author : John Gunnell
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Volkswagen Beetles and their variants are some of the most iconic and easily recognizable cars on the road! The classic air-cooled Volkswagen Beetle, officially the Volkswagen Type 1, is regarded as one of the most important and well-engineered vehicles of the twentieth century. It was the most popular imported car in America in the 1960s, and before that it enjoyed a humble beginning as "the people's car" in its native Germany. The Complete Book of Classic Volkswagens encompasses the evolution of the popular Beetle as well as other variations of Volkswagen's air-cooled cars, vans, and trucks. Thoroughly illustrated, this is an invaluable reference to Volkswagen's collectible and iconic cars. The history of VW automobiles is just as colorful as the hues they were manufactured in, and this book illustrates the full story. German automakers originally sought to supply their countrymen with an automobile that was easy to mass produce. By 1938, they finalized the design for the VW "Bug"--the first rear-engined, rear-wheel-drive configured car. In its heyday, the little rounded Beetle was produced at a rate of more than one million per year. Today, with more than 23 million cars built, the Beetle holds the record as the most-produced passenger car of all time. But the Beetle is only one part of the air-cooled Volkswagen story. The rest--from Type 2 vans, pick-ups, and campers to the Type 113 "Super Beetle"--is included here. If you're the owner of a Volkswagen or if you just love their iconic look and you're interested in their evolution, this book deserves a place on your bookshelf.

VW Air Cooled Engines

Author : Daniel Burrill
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The air-cooled four-cylinder VW engine has inhabited iconic cars, such as the Beetle and the Bus, and many other popular Volkswagen vehicles over the years. In stock form, these rather simple engines only produce 29 to 80 hp. Barely adequate for a street car, this level of horsepower falls woefully short for high-performance applications. Fortunately, these engines can be easily modified to produce 300 to 400 hp for the street and much more for extreme high-performance and racing applications. In VW Air-Cooled Engines: How to Increase Power and Performance, author Dan Burrill explains how to upgrade and modify these spritely 1,100- to 2,300-cc engines into powerful high-performance engines. Modifying these engines to produce 500 to 600 or more horsepower was once thought inconceivable. Now it is within your reach with the information to build such engines contained in this book. The author explains the installation of a wet or dry sump engine so high horsepower can be attained. Selecting the best high performance parts with the best design is covered in detail. To handle high-RPM and high-performance service, the pushrods, rocker arms, and valvesprings must be upgraded and all the relevant options are discussed. Assembling and installing a long-stroke engine package for superior performance is also examined. In addition, a special section on supercharging, turbo charging, and nitrous is also included. VW Beetles and Buses have never been more popular. Whether you?re an enthusiast looking to build a mildly modified engine for improved performance or a competitive racer building an engine to win races, this book is a welcome addition to your shop and performance library.

How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension Brakes Chassis for High Performance

Author : James Hale
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The complete practical guide to modifying VW Bus (Transporter) T1 to T5 suspension, brakes and chassis for maximum performance. Contains essential information on using aftermarket parts and interchangeable parts from other production vehicles to achieve great handling (and a lower stance if required). This edition includes many new photographs and archive pictures plus an additional 16 pages of information.

How to Build a Patina Volkswagen

Author : Mark Walker
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The explosion of Patina Volkswagens on social media has inspired those car fanatics who realise that you don’t have to restore a car to end up with a good-looking ride. At last, you can stand out from the crowd, even on a tight budget. The look of the cars that result from patina builds is honest, unspoiled, and characterful; it has also inspired the media, movie stars and celebrities. Interest in patination has undoubtedly resulted in increased car values, and turned a brand of cars that had always been a cheap, honest mode of transportation into something cool with a high price tag. The people the look initially inspired have grown with the hobby, finding ways to still be cool on a tight budget and producing a micro-industry that still manages to embrace the 'built not bought' ethos. How to Build a Patina Volkswagen book takes a look at the differing styles of patina VW build, and imparts tips on finding and buying a project car, carrying out a sympathetic patina style renovation and includes a chapter on re-creating a patina finish on repaired areas or missing parts.

The Automobile in American History and Culture

Author : Michael L. Berger
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Presents a collection of bibliographic essays that describe the history, culture, and impact of the automobile and automobile industry in the United States.

The Very Best of Volkswagen

Author : Trevor Legate
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Taken from the best of the articles that appeared in the UK's leading VW enthusiasts magazine, VolksWorld, this colorful book shows a huge range of Volkswagen air-cooled automobiles. The iconic Type 1 Beetle is shown in every form, from the rare Hebmuller convertible to highly modified Beetles modified for the track and drag strip. The ultimate in customized Beetles are found in California and Utah and this book includes examples of the very best, plus a bizarre wrought-iron "bird-cage" Beetle from Japan. Naturally the world's best examples of Type 2 Volkswagens (Bus, Van, Pick-up, and Kombi) are featured, from the beautifully restored standard examples of Buses and Kombis, via versions powered by Porsche engines, to the weird and wonderful creations wrought by the custom shops of the US. When these cars left the VW Wolfsburg production line in Germany, nobody ever imagined what flights of fantasy they would inspire. Also included in the book are cars such as the infamous Beach Buggy, the rare VW Trekker, and Karmann Ghias of every type from Pro Racing Association dragsters to customized cars with multi-hued paintwork. For anyone with a passing interest in the wide world of collectible Volkswagens, this book covers the diverse world of Beetles and Buses like no other.

Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet

Author : Malcolm Bobbitt
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Written by Malcolm Bobbitt - whose companion Volkswagen titles cover the Karmann Ghia coupé and convertible, and possibly the greatest classic of all time, the VW Bus - this new edition of the Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet chronicles the history of this practical and sought-after classic. The author traces the Beetle Cabrio's ancestry and development from its pre-war origins through to 1980, by which time more than 330,000 models had been built, and up to the present day when in excess of 228,000 New Beetle cabriolets have been sold worldwide. As the car's engineering quality has ensured a very high survival rate, this book is also a guide to Beetle Cabrio ownership, providing buying advice, specifications, and information on customizing.

VW Beetle Performance Handbook

Author : Keith Seume
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At last! The complete practical guide to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for maximum performance. Contains essential information on using aftermarket parts and interchangeable parts from other production vehicles to achieve maximum performance. Includes many new photographs and archive pictures. The first book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. Ideal for owners wanting to uprate handling. Suitable for practical enthusiasts and professional mechanics. All-new photography by the author, and technical diagrams by specialist component manufacturers. Based on successful How-To's, technical features developed by the author for a leading VW magazine's. All information based on the practical experience of specialist VW mechanics and tuning shops. Includes a guide to VW Bus chassis numbers, and gearbox references. Approximately 200 black and white photographs. Covers all T1 & T2 buses, vans, campers & pick-ups 1950-79, and much applies to T3 models 1979-82.

VW Beetle Restoration Handbook

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Restoring 1949-1967 VW Beetles to original factory condition in the simplest, most cost-effective way possible is the goal of this illustrated guide. Sections include tear-down of the unrestored vehicle, part evaluation and buying, engine rebuilding and restoring, vintage accessories, and more.

Auto Safety Repairs at No Cost

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce
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Volkswagen Bus

Author : William M. Burt
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How to Restore Volkswagen Bus

Author : Mark Paxton
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Demand for Bay window buses is booming with rocketing prices to match. This is the first and only book to address the needs of owners looking to save a Bay bus. The book is packed with clear color photographs showing step by step real life restoration.

Patina Volkswagens

Author : Mark Walker
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The overnight success of the 'Hoodride' phenomenon inspired a generation of car fanatics, who couldn't afford to restore a car to show condition but still wanted a good looking cool car. At last, you could be cool and stand out from the crowd on the tiniest of budgets. The look of the cars that resulted was often so honest, unspoiled and characterful, that it began to inspire the media; even Hollywood movie stars and celebrities. Whilst this has undoubtedly resulted in increased car values, and turned a brand of cars that had always been a cheap, honest mode of transportation into something cool with a high price tag, the generation it initially inspired has grown with the hobby, embracing the rising prices, finding ways to still be cool on a tight budget and producing a micro-industry that still manages to embrace the 'Built not bought' ethos. Patina Volkwagens, superbly illustrated with stunning colour photographs, takes an inside look at some of the key car builders, dealers, clubs and hobbyists, as well as the different styles of build, meaning every single car has a style all of its own.

Original VW Bus

Author : Laurence Meredith
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A comprehensive guide to original factory specification and equipment of VW Split-screen and Bay-window transporters. 265 photographs of 25 vehicles from Germany, the UK and the USA illustrate not only the people carriers but the many variations panel van, pick-up truck, double-cab pick-up and highroof panel van.