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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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