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How to Restore Volkswagen Beetle: Enthusiast's Restoration Manual Series
Tells even those owners without technical knowledge nor previous car restoration experience how to completely restore their Volkswagen Beetle's bodywork, interior, mechanical and electrical components. All you need to know - in step-by-step detail - to make your Beetle like new again. An essential guide for millions of VW Beetle owners around the world.
How To Modify Volkswagen Beetle Chassis, Suspension & Brakes (SpeedPro)
Applies to ALL air-cooled-type Volkswagen Beetles, but does not cover MacPherson strut-type front suspension found on 1302 and 1303 models.- The first reference book devoted solely to Beetle chassis, suspension and braking systems.- Suitable for the home enthusiast as well as the more experienced mechanic.- Based on the successful 'How-To' technical features developed by the author for Volksworld magazine.- Includes detailed coverage of the process for shortening the Beetle floorpan for kit-cars and dune buggies.- All the information is based on practical experience of specialist VW mechanics. Paperback - 8-1/4' x 9-3/4' - 128 pp - 220 b/w
Standard Catalog of Volkswagen 1946-2005
The Volkswagen Bus in not just a vehicle - it's a movement. This lighthearted look at the Transporter's long and colorful life includes 50 years of history and an abundance of full color photographs. Trace this legendary and easily recognizable vehicle's life from its birth in Germany to its introduction in the US. Growing in popularity in the 1960s, the counterculture movement identified with it and it evolved into a practical family vehicle. With little power and almost no heat, the VW bus still has a faithful following.Paperback, 8-1/4 x 9, 96 pp, 85 color, 25 b/w
Volkswagen KdF 1934-1945
Filled cover-to-cover with photos of prototype production and testing before the war, and the many wartime modifications to Hitler's 'Strength Through Joy' car. Contains exclusive Porsche family photographs never previously published. Concludes with the British army's Volkswagen assembly line in the bombed-out Wolfsburg factory in occupied Germany. Sftbd., 8'x 8', 160 pgs., 130 bandw ill.
BEETLE -ED OF CONSUMER G
Subtitled: Volkswagen's Little Giant, From Old Reliable to New Sensation. Interest in the beloved Volkswagen has re-ignited with the return of the Beetle. This lively volume reveals the full story of the 'bug' from its beginnings in late-1930s Germany, through its conquering of America in the 1960s, to its resurrection as a modern icon in 1998. Packed with photographs of vintage Beetles, classic advertisements, and rare brochure art. Includes the full story of the development of today's new Beetle. Hdbd., 11 3/4' x 11 3/4', 144 pgs., 50 b&w ill., 250 color.
Volkswagen : Then, Now and Forever
Travel down the winding road of Volkswagen, Karmann Ghia and VW Bus/Transporter history. Illustrated with historic photographs, sales literature, brochures and other documentation, Shuler delivers this detailed peoples car history for all VW enthusiasts. Includes production figures and serial numbers for Beetle, Transporter and Karmann Ghia. Hdbd., 8 1/2x 11, 206 pgs., 700 b&w & color ill.
Birth of the Beetle : The Development of the Volkswagen by Porsche
Here is a unique record of the Beetle's early evolution, chronicled by an English school teacher who spent 20 years digging through untapped sources, including archives he discovered at Porsche. Despite the plethora of books on this evergreen car, most of his material has never previously been published. The book - illustrated with over 300 photographs and designs, most of them not seen since origination - covers the period from the Porsche expose of 17 January 1934 until July 1945, with the final lists of experimental and test cars run by Porsche in Gmund, Austria.About The Author:Chris Barber, a self-confessed Beetle nut, writes the Relics column in Volksworld magazine. As a German speaker he has been able to access original documents, understand the anecdotes and study the politics of the day at Stuttgart, Berlin and, later, Wolfsburg. He lives in Ulm, Germany.Hardcover, 8-1/4' x 10-3/4', 240 pp, 275 b/w, 25 Ill.
Volkswagen Beetle: The Essential Buyer's Guide (Series)
Richard Copping, with Photography by Ken Cservenka. A small investment in this book could save you a fortune. With the aid of this book's step-by-step expert guidance, you'll discover all you need to know about the VW Beetle you want to buy. A unique point system will help you place the cars value in relation to condition. This is an important investment-don't buy a car without this book's help.Paperback - 5-1/2'x 7-3/4' - 64 pp - 100 color
Volkswagen's of the World
Comprehensive worldwide guide to all the Volkswagens not built in Germany, and the unusual ones that were. - Over 650 original photographs showing Volkswagens of the world in real world situations from African deserts to South American cities. - Corrects the major errors previously published regarding overseas-made Volkswagens. - A must for all VW enthusiasts. Paperback - 8-1/4' x 9-3/4' - 176 pages - 650 b/w
How to Modify Volkswagen Bus Suspension, Brakes and Chassis for High Performance
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.About the Author:James Hale has been a devotee of the VW marque from an early age, and has driven, maintained and restored many VWs. He has written technical and modification features for leading magazines including Volksworld, Total VW, VW Trends and Kit Car, and has also written two books for Veloce Publishing, the second of which is a companion to this Bus book, on the modification of the Beetle brakes, suspension & chassis for high performance. His knowledge is based on practical, first-hand workshop experience. His daily driver is a 1966 Beetle, with modified suspension.Paperback, 9-7/8' x 8-1/8', 128 pp, 170 color, 20 b/w, 10 Ill.The first book devoted to modifying VW Bus suspension, brakes and chassis for high performance. Ideal for owners wanting to update 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 magazines. 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.
V.W. Beetle Cabriolet
Check out this international classic, the VW Beetle Cabriolet convertible, powered by the VW flat-four engine and built by Karmann-Ghia. The story of this sought-after collector is fascinating! Altogether, over 330,000 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolets were built between 1948 and 1980, and the quality of their engineering has ensured a high survival rate. An essential guide to all Beetle-based Cabriolets. Hardbound, 8' x 9-3/4', 112 pages, 80 color illustrations
VW Bus Type 2 : Bus, Camper and Van
The full and fascinating story of the Volkswagen Bus from the earliest split-screen types through the bay window models to the later generation vehicles. Filled with development history, technical appraisals, variants, customized buses, production figures and specs, plus a listing of clubs and specialists. Sftbd., 8 x 9 3/4, 160 pgs., 160 b&w and 28 color ill.
VOLKSWAGEN BUS-CAMPER-VAN 1968-1979 PERFORMANCE PORTFOLIO
Filled with reprinted articles from major automotive magazines plus valuable and hard-to-find information. This volume deals specifically with VW's Microbus, pick-up, Kombi, Transporter and Landmark models, and includes road tests, specs, driving impressions, articles on model introductions, used car features, history, and tuning. Contains 50 additional pages. Sftbd., 8' x 10 3/4', 140 pgs, 180 b&w ill.
Volkswagen Customs and Classics
Filled with restored original and unique customized Beetles from 1935. Covers history and development of the air-cooled Volkswagens, the 'California Look', Baja models, and Dune Buggies.
Volkswagen Beetle : The Car of the Century
To date, almost 22 million Beetles have been built: in almost every color; as 6 or 12 volts; by Karmann and Hebmuller; and with as many window configurations as thought possible. Yet the body has remained the same with just a few tweaks here and there. Follow the history of this favorite from its early years and up to its recent rebirth. Hdbd., 8 x 9 3/4 , 192 pgs., 200 color ill.
VOLKSWAGEN MODEL DOCUMENTATION-BEETLE TO 412,INCLUDING TRANS
Subtitled: Beetle to 412, Including Transporter (Boxer Engine Models). Kuch examines in detail the genesis and history of each VW model, beginning with the Beetle and Cabriolet, through the Karmann-Ghia, Thing, Transporter, Type 3, Type 4, and 914. Also included are sections detailing the important dates, changes, and milestones in each model's production run. Packed with photos, quotes from the press, test articles of the time, and information from internal VW factory documents. Sftbd., 6 3/4'x 9 1/2', 238pgs., 20 color ill.
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