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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The Incredible Story of JBugs' Sam Mebane

, July 10, 2017

By the time this interview publishes, Sam Mebane, our resident VW expert, will be celebrating his 19th year here at JBugs. Sam has been here so long, he remembers the "good old days" when JBugs had only seven employees all crammed in a 500 square foot building. Note: Originally Published July 10th 2017 before Blog Migration.

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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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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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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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Mecum in Monterey

, May 21, 2018

Take a trip to Monterey, CA with the JBugs’ crew for one of the most prestigious auto auctions in the nation.

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The Low Life

, August 30, 2018

My experience owning a lowered Bug and the search for a new daily driver.

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Catching the bug at El Prado 2019

, June 24, 2019

After 5 years of working for JBugs, our company photographer finally caved and agreed to come camp out with us at his first big VW show. Check out pictures from the Blackstar Campout and El Prado 2019 through Sam's lens.

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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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TMI Plaid Interior Upholstery

, February 28, 2020

JBugs.com is excited to announce new plaid interior upholstery for your classic Volkswagen! Designs inspired by the VW Golf & classic motorsports.
Check them out!

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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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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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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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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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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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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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El Prado Show and Shine

, June 23, 2017

Last Saturday, a few of our JBugs team headed out to setup a booth at the El Prado Show and Shine in Chino, CA and surprisingly for June in the San Bernardino County, the weather was ideal for a day 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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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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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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