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14 hours ago, 8E45E said:

Yes, I have seen that done at car shows here, of a Beetle owner performing a 'rope start' when crowds were around.

 

Craig

Maybe it was my friend Rich's Demo?

That was back in the mid 80s and 90s. 

Was always fun to watch folks reaction, especially at a Non-VW event.

 

My 44' and 47' beetles will fun to crankstart up at carshows for folks never having seen that done before. Gotta finish em first though.

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14 hours ago, Pfeil said:

Just a shovel, a paddle, and a MG42 or 34 machine gun and can carry a number of Panzerfaust anti tank weapons.

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on the other side;1943 Ww2 Vw Schwimmwagen For Sale

Schwimmers did come with a tool box that was really cool. At least most of them had it I believe.

Here are some photos of a 1942 KdF tool book I have.

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Wish I had some of these tools! 😊 

Maybe one day I'll find one for my collection.

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1 hour ago, KdFwagen said:

Schwimmers did come with a tool box that was really cool. At least most of them had it I believe.

Here are some photos of a 1942 KdF tool book I have.

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Wish I had some of these tools! 😊 

Maybe one day I'll find one for my collection.

And one of these;

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No available handle extension for those wrenches that I have seen. Of course, when needed, pipe, combination wrench, etc. will be placed into service. 😁

 

 

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Perhaps the reason these wrenches are not meant to use any great force on a nut. In VW's case they are only used to load the wheel bearing with one. Once that is accomplished the other nut is used lock the two nuts together with a locking tab in-between.

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This piece goes in-between the nuts and is pounded over one nut with one end of the tab and over the other nut to make sure they don't come apart. was used until august 1965.

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On 4/15/2021 at 3:00 PM, Pfeil said:

Craig, The 1200"A" Custom model was imported to Canada. The only difference from a Euro Standard Custom and Canadian 1200"A" is the European model stays with Franz Reimspiess original design architecture 36 HP engine and Canadian's get the new 40HP engine.

My fresh air 1965 36 HP engine;

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This engine below is a 40HP engine. The 40hp was used in the states from 1961-1965. In Europe it was used from 1961-1978, in fact the very last Beetle sedan made in Germany was a 1200 40HP with swing axle. Notice the difference between my 36HP engine and the 40HP. The 36HP has a cast in generator stand-the 40HP has a bolt on generator stand. Notice the difference in the fuel pump location between the two. FYI the Porsche 356 1600 engine design is in-between these two engines as it has a bolt on generator stand but the fuel pump is in the same location as the 36HP engine. Early 356 engines use VW engine cases and later use the three piece engine case.

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Below is the 356 engine and note all of these engines can be interchanged without any problems. See how the Porsche engine is in-between the two VW engines.

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The 1200"A" model was offered in Europe and Canada only. Here is a brochure for the Canada 1200 "A" Custom;

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My 65 1200"A" was picked up at Wolfsburg in January 1965 and driven through Europe for a month, serviced in the south of Germany for it's first oil change and valve adjustment ( 600 mile service ) then brought back to Wolfsburg factory serviced again for the 1500 mile service and VW arranged to ship it on the VW factory ship to Long Beach Ca. where it was reunited with it's original owner. I bought the car from the original owner 53 years ago.

It's still a numbers matching car, I rebuilt the engine in 1972 while I was a unit repair mechanic ( engine and transaxle mechanic) for a VW dealership in Redondo Beach Ca. I painted it in it's original Seablau color in 1973 in my driveway.

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Note the car on the rt. of my 65 is a friends 1966 40HP Type 115 ( 1200"A" Ragtop sunroof )- deluxe models got a steel sliding sunroof starting in 1964.

Sure enough, a nice '66 Custom showed up last night at the weekly A&W Cruise.   Painted window frames, and no chrome strip across the dash were main giveaways.

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1 hour ago, 8E45E said:

Sure enough, a nice '66 Custom showed up last night at the weekly A&W Cruise.   Painted window frames, and no chrome strip across the dash were main giveaways.

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That's a nice car! thanks for posting! 1966 is the first year the 1200"A" and the 1200"A" Custom get a gas gauge. The Euro cars still get the steering wheel lock- ignition switch. Also the 66 is  the first year for seats with seat tracks.

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There was also a accessory pull starter for the Model T Ford.  With a recoll spring like a lawn mower.  Popular for the pre 1919 Model T's.   (The ones without electric starters)

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When I had a 1958 Volkswagen I acquired a, "Quickly der Volkswagen-reservekanister". It's an 8 liter, auxiliary gas tank that pops into the center of the spare tire wheel, in front of the car. I don't think it was too safe having a gas tank right out front so if you rear end someone, you explode in a ball of flames. If any early VW people know anything about the accessory tank, please feel free to chime in and let me know anything you know about it. I understand they are fairly rare, there is one on E-Bay for $559.00.

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47 minutes ago, 46 woodie said:

When I had a 1958 Volkswagen I acquired a, "Quickly der Volkswagen-reservekanister". It's an 8 liter, auxiliary gas tank that pops into the center of the spare tire wheel, in front of the car. I don't think it was too safe having a gas tank right out front so if you rear end someone, you explode in a ball of flames. If any early VW people know anything about the accessory tank, please feel free to chime in and let me know anything you know about it. I understand they are fairly rare, there is one on E-Bay for $559.00.

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VW also made extra large gas tanks for the beetle;

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4 hours ago, Pfeil said:

That's a nice car! thanks for posting! 1966 is the first year the 1200"A" and the 1200"A" Custom get a gas gauge.

That car has a 1300, which I believe all '66 sold in Canada received that year.

 

Indeed, it is a particularly nice example.  The owner was amazed I was able to identify it being a Custom, and not a more common Standard model.

 

Craig

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26 minutes ago, 8E45E said:

That car has a 1300, which I believe all '66 sold in Canada received that year.

 

Indeed, it is a particularly nice example.  The owner was amazed I was able to identify it being a Custom, and not a more common Standard model.

 

Craig

Here is the 1966 brochure for the 1966 Canadian 1200 Custom. BTW it's still called the "1200". The reason it's called 1200 is because the engine is 1200cc's. Anyroad, read the spec's.

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