Fix Up The Super

Beetles are easy to work on, easy to customise, easy to get parts for and are cheap to run with a massive club and culture following… Plenty of shows, magazines, lots of spares with support and everyone likes a Beetle.

What was there not to like?

In the Summer of 1995 we bought a 1302S Super Beetle

It was to be a joint project for my wife and I to work on as well as a way that I could try my hand at welding and car restoration. For the previous 10 years, I had maintained a Triumph 1500TC and a few Ford Capris by keeping them on the road due to being my daily driver cars at the time. This though (the Beetle) was something that could sit in the garage without the pressure of getting it back together for the Monday morning trip to work.

the story continues…


Latest posts

  • The Setbacks

    Since August 2023, it had been a trying time with one thing and another, with all available finances being directed to the daily driver cars. Trying to invigorate motivation over Christmas, I sought to work on cleaning the CV joints and putting on new CV boots. Dismantling the joints was reasonably simple and while messy,…


  • Painting 2K

    After watching a few YouTube videos, I gave spray painting a shot in the engine bay around the end of July 2023. I chose bright white (RAL 9010) and used the hardener/activator that came with the primer. I was careful not to use too much, as I thought the primer and hardener were best kept…


  • Framehead Cover Plate

    Just a short update: The frame head had a hole that would need covering. With the availability of 3D printing at my place of work I created a drawing in Adobe Illustrator and passed it to our ‘man’ who then did the necessary work to output to the 3D printer. The end result was a…