JBugs Blog

JBugs has been providing high quality classic VW products for Beetles, Buses, Karmann Ghias, Type 3s and Things, as well as modernistic off road vehicles such as Baja Bugs, Dune Buggies and Sand Rails. With over 20 years of experience, we are the go-to destination for all things VW which is why we created a blog to share everything you need to know about the VW culture. From local car shows and classic VWs on the silver screen to installation guides and product spotlights, the JBugs' blog is the place to visit, read and share.

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JBugs Seals

, October 24, 2017

With fall in full swing, cold weather, rain and possibly snow is on its way, the time to make sure your seals are safe, secure and strong is now. Shop with JBugs today for quality exterior seals that are guaranteed to protect your classic VW from water leaks and boisterous outside noise.

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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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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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JBugs Seals

, October 24, 2017

With fall in full swing, cold weather, rain and possibly snow is on its way, the time to make sure your seals are safe, secure and strong is now. Shop with JBugs today for quality exterior seals that are guaranteed to protect your classic VW from water leaks and boisterous outside noise.

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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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Getting Giddy for the Grand!!

, January 15, 2018

For over 67 years, the Grand National Roadster Show hosts the world’s most beautiful classic cars. From Packards, Chevys and Fords to Dodges, Mercurys and Volkswagens, this show has everything a classic car enthusiast needs to see. Join JBugs January 26-28 in Pomona, CA for one of the most amazing classic car experiences in Southern California.

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New Year, New You!

, January 02, 2018

Forget about working on your bod, how about working on your resto-mod? Kickstart the New Year with a brand new set of classic VW wheels from the JBugs catalog. We have a wide variety of wheel styles that are sure to upgrade your ride and show off your flair!

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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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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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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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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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JBugs Website Launch

, August 07, 2017

For nearly 20 years, California Pacific JBugs has been supplying its customers with the nation's finest, original equipment reproduction classic VW parts and accessories. Our goal is not only to offer high quality products but to also provide the best service online, over the phone and in person.

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Time for a Tune Up

, September 25, 2017

What makes a cruise in your classic VW that much better? A good soundtrack and even better weather! While we can't guarantee clear skies all the time, JBugs can provide you with a one of a kind sound system that will enhance your cruise and lighten your mood.

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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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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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