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#129409 - 29th Aug 2006 11:27am 1967 beetle automatic
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where do i start
my wife god love her
wants a 1967 beetle automatic (easyer to find rocking horse poo)
so what i would like to know is.
does any one know if you can marry together a newer auto box to an old engine
i am going to use the smart shift system so there will be no gear stick at all there for no shaft.
please help shes driveing me mad
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#129410 - 29th Aug 2006 11:40am Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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Quote:
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wants a 1967 beetle automatic
Why confused

Beetles are crap raftl

You need to find her a therapist, not a car wink
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#129411 - 29th Aug 2006 12:31pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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cheers m8 very helpfull
she likes them who knows why but she does
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#129412 - 29th Aug 2006 12:46pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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I just hate classic VW's with a passion laugh

...though I have heard of a few converions which have involved a Subaru engine being fitted to a beetle... wink
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#129413 - 29th Aug 2006 12:49pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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#129414 - 29th Aug 2006 12:54pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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Because they look crap, make a gay noise, and dont serve any useful purpose.

Same applies to Campers

Plus a friend an I hit 2 of them at another mates garage and damaged a rusty wing and a rusty bumper - the bill was extortionate for some rusty german junk!
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#129415 - 29th Aug 2006 1:30pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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StuyMac!!! and you say we post crap lol, all of above was spam raftl .

The topics about changing a "newer auto box to an old engine"

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#129416 - 29th Aug 2006 2:28pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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True, but if she can be put off the idea, the gearbox conversion wont be needed laugh
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#129417 - 29th Aug 2006 8:09pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic
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Quote:
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...though I have heard of a few converions which have involved a Subaru engine being fitted to a beetle... wink
an sti engined one on the wirral.... with nos!! was last year mind.

what about an auto box out of a old 911... plus while your at it why not use a porshe engine aswell.
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#142158 - 7th Nov 2006 5:56pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic [Re: MrPhil]
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To be honest, the back end will take a lot, everything is mounted at the back, the gearbox, the engine the differential the axle, etc.

Or try and get a new Mexican one, there will definately be auto in there. She wants a 69 automatic? I think she'll be waiting a long time!
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#142160 - 7th Nov 2006 6:41pm Re: 1967 beetle automatic [Re: DavidB]
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Beetles are great have had 2 of them, I had a 67 with the sloping headlights. Also had a 69 with the upright must say I prefer the sloping eadlights, yep am sure the autogearbox would fit. You want to go to the vw and aud centre in hoylake they used to be know as beetle mania am sure their mechanics would give you some advice. Or theirs a guy called steve piercy who has a garage by woodside ferries I used to take mine to him all the time, really knows his stuff.
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#142485 - 11th Nov 2006 12:20am Re: 1967 beetle automatic [Re: Johnny Alan]
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Ive owned 60 odd old vws inc 2 semi-auto's

They arent a full automatic!!!! i.e. P.D.1.2.3 gears.

They need the gear stick.

The auto floor has IRS rear suspension and torsion front.
This is the best floor pan for a beetle so many where cut up for buggies and race beetles.

As for being pooh,fair comment,BUT most mild tuned beetles will whooooooooop a modern hot hatch on the drag strip.
Due to the engine weight being over the rear wheels,RWD of cause.

My bug used to run 14.02 on the strip and a chap I know from chester runs 10s!!!!!

If you need anymore info give me a call and I will find you a bug

Paul
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