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Planning Out Your Next VW Restoration

, March 11, 2020

Starting a new project is always exciting. There's so much to do - you just want to start wrenching on the car as soon as possible. Unfortunately, once that enthusiasm wears off, many of us realize we did not take any time to plan out the process and get mired in trying to figure out where to go next.

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Tech Tip: Dissembling Engine Tins

, July 17, 2018

Follow along with our VW expert, Sam as he shows a step-by-step guide on how to remove the tins from a classic Volkswagen Type 3 engine.

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JBugs’ Restoration Recommendation

, July 02, 2018

Find out how to safely disconnect and remove a classic VW Type 3 engine using the correct tools and techniques with the JBugs’ restoration crew

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Tech Tip: Installing Classic VW Bumpers

, May 07, 2018

Follow along with JBugs’ resident VW expert, Sam as he shows how to properly install a front and rear bumper on a classic VW Beetle.

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How to Bleed your VW Brakes

, March 26, 2018

Follow along with our VW experts to see how to properly bleed your VW brakes. Bleeding your brake system is a necessity when replacing any hydraulic brake component and is a very crucial step that will usually require an assistant. If you do not feel comfortable or capable of bleeding your brakes, do not hesitate to take your car to a mechanic.

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Beetle Running Board Installation

, February 12, 2018

Jbugs’ resident Volkswagen expert, Sam offers a step-by-step guide on how to install a running board on a 1968-1973 VW Beetle.

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Link Pin Beam Removal

, November 13, 2017

Not everyone has the luxury of buying a fully restored classic VW, which is why the JBugs crew offers how-to videos on our YouTube channel to help DIY-ers complete a restoration from the comfort of their own home.

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Restoration 101: Type 3

, October 06, 2017

We aim to provide authentic and educational videos to help you restore your classic VW from the comfort of your own home. In fact, we have just finished filming our latest restoration video featuring a 1971 Type 3.

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Preparing your VW for Summer

, June 06, 2017

California has experienced the worst drought in its history and temperatures are only going to continue to rise as the summer season falls upon us.

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Bonding and Bondo

, May 30, 2017

With graduation for the class of 2017 mere months away, there is little time to figure out the perfect gift for your graduate. Often times, parents have trouble finding something that speaks to an emerging adult with little to no idea about the world they are about to enter. Some parents opt for an entirely new wardrobe for college or that laptop they have been eyeing for months while other parents choose more practical gifts such as a transit card or cash.

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Becoming the Baja

, May 19, 2017

Back in 1962, a Hollywood stuntman and two of his friends set out to Tijuana, Mexico to test ride the new Honda CL72 Scramblers for American Honda. With one gallon plastic gas cans tied to their fuel tanks, the men endured a 950 mile long journey from Tijuana to La Paz.

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VW Road Trip Essentials

, May 04, 2017

Here at JBugs, we are all about summer road trips, especially when it is in one of our favorite classic VW's. We decided to put a list together of all the essentials needed before you head out on the road. From the best phone apps (yes, to use while driving) to spare parts, we think we covered just about everything.

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