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    Default VW Beetle experts!! need ur advice

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    i'm planning to buy a beetle and would like to restore it. plz suggest me what should i look for in a beetle before buying like which models are sought after and which are crap. And another thing, would i have to do any modifications to its engine cooling system or the stock air cooled setup is fine for driving in karachi/multan(where its really hot??) Other suggestions would be really appreciated.


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    As far as models are concerned, I would suggest something over 1970 as parts are easily available. Super Beetles, 1302 and 1303 are very desirable but they are not cheap to buy and restore.

    If the engine is built right, it won't give you any problems and hot weather is no issue.

    If you want more feedback or want to see some cars for sale then head over to the VW Club of Pakistan:
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    @riazsaad
    ne thing post 67 is good as parts are available easily than pre 67, abt engine, as psyborg said, if built well heat is nothing to worry abt.

    check this link and have an idea about the reliability of this meachine

    http://www.stoessel.ch/beetle_africa.htm
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    bro what i hav heard frm my chacha is the beetle (foxy) with the large headlights or u shuld say bari light wali is the reliable one and even a radiator can be fit into that....

    i think it is 1302
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    i have seen one beetle and willing to buy
    it is 1969 and something like (vw1358) dont sure correctly
    is there 1358 model and how it is in performance

    anil m also waitin 4 ur reply
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    Quote Originally Posted by xalmanreyaz

    bro what i hav heard frm my chacha is the beetle (foxy) with the large headlights or u shuld say bari light wali is the reliable one and even a radiator can be fit into that.... i think it is 1302
    radiators can only be fit to a car with watercooling system so there is absolutely NO truth in what you have heard. also almost all VW beetle engines are essentially the same and they can all handle upgrades like external oil coolers etc.


    under the skin almost all beetles are the same (except autos, post 68 US models and the supers)


    autos, post 68 US spec cars and supes have Independant rear suspension and handle a little better. the 1302 is the epitome of the VW beetle, the 1303 is the same car but with slightly changed suspension (up front) and a curved windscreen which was made to cope with US crash safety issues.


    BTW the "bari light wali" is pre 67 (sloped headlights), unless you mean the one with the big tail lights, in that case that woudl mean the 1303 from 73 or all beetles from 74. the 1302 has a "tombstone" tail light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xalmanreyaz

    i have seen one beetle and willing to buy it is 1969 and something like (vw1358) dont sure correctly is there 1358 model and how it is in performance anil m also waitin 4 ur reply
    the best person to guide you (and the rest of us) is Dr. asad ishaque, he's a member of PW and a HUGE contributor to the VW club of pakistan. he is located in KHI.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    @riaz
    these engines were designed to run in the desert as well as frozen tundras, if they are built correctly they will last longer than anything suzuki can come up with. sadly 99.999999% of the VW's i've seen till now have poor engine-to-body seals (inluding mine till recently) which is one of teh major causes for engine overheating.

    when i changed out my seals and made sure that the hot & cold sections stayed sealed from each other the car has started running ALOT better. if you have any concerns do note that you can fit an external oil cooler. In PK a few people have fit shahzore oil coolers (with fans) the their beetles and they run VERY cool. this is something you coudl always look into, but i don't think you'll need it.
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    @storm
    sir can u plz elaborate a bit more about engine-to-body seals??
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    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Sam and a few other would be able to guide u right
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    thnx guyz for all the support
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    any decision taken yet buddy? have you contacted asad?
    1. A car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it, 2. Resale wont save your life in an accident, 3. Genius has limits, stupidity has none, 4. Never argue with an idiot, they will bring you down to their level & beat you with experience, 5. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young! 6. انّا للہ و انّا الیہ راجعون

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    Quote Originally Posted by Storm

    any decision taken yet buddy? have you contacted asad?

    are u askin me buddy


    if yes then i havent not yet


    can u tell me how u spot the difference in the models og bugs and by lookin at the engine
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