VW Classic Beetle is the latest in the Maintenance and Upgrades Manual series which are based on real-life experience and written by expert authors. The original air-cooled VW Beetle is a hugely distinctive and popular classic car with over 21 million produced over a 65-year period. It is also an ideal starter classic for anyone looking to get their hands dirty. This new book includes: an illustrated timeline to the various models produced and a useful buyers guide with a systematic approach. There is information on workshop tools and equipment and a service and maintenance schedule. How to maintain all aspects of the engine, transmission, brakes and bearings, suspension and electrics are covered. Information on modifications and upgrades for the engine, brakes and suspension including front beam, dropped spindles, spring plates, air ride, and wheels and tyres is included. Troubleshooting tips for when your car wont start or wont go into gear is given and finally, tips on restoration of the paint and bodywork, or respray. There are useful chapters on fitting an ISOFIX base for a child safety seat, as well as fire suppression.
James Peene has owned, driven, broken down in, fixed and written about air-cooled VWs for nearly thirty years. A former editor of VW Camper&Bus, Volksworld and VWt magazines, he has a genuine passion for air-cooled VWs.