I believe this is not correct for a 1303 beetle.
What car/year would this be for??
Oh, well I thought it was.
Anyways, if anyone is interested I'd be happy to exchange with something anyone has to offer for my '68 which I don't have.
The correct speedometer for a 1303 super beetle
Aoa. Dear Nasir Do you have any stuff related to 1971 Super Beetle.
The main difference between a regular beetle and a 1971 super beetle is the front suspension and the IRS transmission. I don't have anything '71 super beetle specific but if you have anything particular that you might be looking for I might be able to help.
Hmm let me think I would need a pair of Door rubbers,Qtr glass rubber incl flap seal, inner door window scrappers, assist straps, rear shock absorbers, a set of german tie rod ends, chrome side view mirrors, rear view mirror and a steering damper.
Phew! ..long list but I have a few items mentioned in there. Its better if we carry on this discussion on PM.
hi there...i have joined pw today, specially for this club. i also own a beetle, abt which i wud keep posting in near future and wud also seek for ur help in any problem i find. thanks
welkome to pakwheels. hope to see u here regularly
Welcome to the club @drkashan. I'm sure you would like your experience here as you've joined not only the most active but the most helping vintage car community in Pakistan.
Please share the details of your Beetle such as model, motor details, pictures etc. for viewing pleasure of all the fellow enthusiasts. I am sure there would be a lot of help that you could find over here with keeping your bug in the best of its running conditions.
If you have any questions pertaining to your bug, please just ask.
@murtaza_murti hold this speedo for me, will you, please?
Its a 74 type 181 Thing Speedo. The P/N stamped at the back is 113 957 023M which is the part number for the speedo casing and not the speedo unit itself. The P/N for Thing Speedo unit is 113 957 057H. The speedo cable that goes with speedo meter is 50.25inches long and bears a P/N 111 957 801H.
This is an early European spec. (normally known as type 182 for RHD with small type 2 tail lights) type 181 Thing with long rib on the front quarter panel. Most probably a 71/72 German made vehicle. If its tranny would have been present it would have been a RGB unit.
Although it has got wrong front fender (which looks to be a 73/74 - with prominent/larger hump under the turn signal stalk) but still very desireable. The early (72 and down) front fenders had smaller humps under the turn signal stalk just like the Type M 181 (Military version of type 181).
Whats the latest on the documents @mahmood?
The owner of this now finished DP 1500cc 70 Deluxe, a young lad, yesternight followed Patina while I was coming back after getting Patina thoroughly washed to my place.
The guy is in agony. He bought this gem for a 100K spent another 100K on outlook (paint/panel beating) + motor rebuild (was rebuilt by Saleem/Ganda Nala LHR). Unfortunately the bug's molested state has grown more serious. He asked me to come along and have a look at the motor which was consistently being heated after short runs.
I went to have a look and trust me what I saw was HORRIBLE. No rear engine tin, removed to accomodate the aftermarket generator by adding an ugly crank pulley at the lower side of an aftermarket muffler - can you imagine it? It was almost touching the ground (guy has the car dropped two clicks). DP Intake Manifold "fresh air/preheat" function was disabled as the muffler was aftermarket and had no provision for fresh air.
To make the matter worst, the car had hit from underneath at the lowered and further lowered hanging generator causing a crack in the engine case, draining half the motor oil.
Guy wanted my help. I didn't know how to help him unless I convinced him to return to stock setup. And so I did. But the guy is another VW wannabe knows nothing about VWs.
Now wants a new muffler for a 1500cc DP motor, a dynamo/generator, rear engine tin and some help with sorting out the motor oil leak. If any of you could help locate the parts listed above please let me know as I would rather be more inclined to save the bug than anything else.
Ashes to ashes..dust to dust....
let the poor bug rest in piece(s)
sir ji 2 days ka bola tha aur abhi sirf aik din guzra hai, i'll check with my denter tomorrow returning from office and will update here by this time, will also update here the chasis number for clear identification.
Thanks buddy. My guess on the VIN is 181 219 XXXX. Lets see if I have learnt something about Type 181/182s
now thats something to wait for :P, just kidding, acha therez another small vin plate near the hole for the trunk lid lock on front, whats thats for????