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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Back to School Shopping with JBugs

, July 14, 2017

With the school year beginning in just a couple weeks, JBugs wants to help you and your kids pick up a few last minute school supplies that are sure to show off your VW enthusiasm.

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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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Antique Acoustics

, January 29, 2018

The Volkswagen Bus is an icon for certain generations but did you know that it can also be the future of concert venues for our generation? Check out how JBugs and audio engineers have scientifically determined that VW Buses are the perfect venue for amazing acoustics.

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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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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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Keeping Up With the Karmann Ghias

, April 09, 2018

If you’re a classic VW enthusiast, chances are you know what the Karmann Ghia is; but did you know that it was designed by an Italian for an American brand before it became one of the most sought after German air-cooled models? Read more to learn the history of the classic VW sports car.

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Get into the Halloween Spirit!

, October 16, 2017

Check out some of the best VW pumpkins and costumes we've seen! Creepy, creative, and cute VW Halloween ideas here!!

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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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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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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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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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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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Classic VW Cameos

, December 27, 2017

JBugs thought it would be fun to close out the year with a look back at the classic VWs that made it out of the cutting room floor and into the motion pictures.

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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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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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The evolution of the VW Bus

, October 02, 2017

Over the past few years, classic VW Buses have sold for well over $200,000 at the nation's best classic car auctions, making them one of the most sought after vintage vacation vehicles around. Find out how one man's sketch turned VW into one of the most iconic vehicle makers of all time.

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Making The Classic a Custom

, September 11, 2017

This past June, JBugs' team members spent a beautiful Saturday afternoon hanging out at the world famous Classic car show in Costa Mesa, CA. Not only was the weather absolutely perfect but the lineup of classic VWs in all shapes and sizes was one for the books.

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Block Parties, BBQ's & Fourth of July Fun

, June 30, 2017

Grilling has been a staple in society since the discovery of fire over 500,000 years ago. Not only is it the best way to cook the perfect steak but it is a great way to get your family, friends and neighbors together for some fun in the sun.

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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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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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