Yuppers the great beetle with no name (I am not sure why I haven’t named it, we have only had it for like 5-6 years) is rocking out with its proverbial cock out! :) It is summer and i had to move it and deal with it, so We insured it and fixed up some stuff on it like a even more new clutch…. GRRRrrrrr… (the long story short is that the new clutch and pressure plate which had maybe 1500 miles on it, broke! Yuppers that pressure plate physically broke!) $650 later the bug has a new clutch once again! :)

Sitting for two years was really hard on the poor guy, the areas that were rusted a little bit have turned into fairly bigger bits. Not to worry however for a $500 dollar order into Cip1.ca, a solid weeks worth of work, and a paint job, I think our green beetle with black interior can become a two tone Orange/White with an light white or oatmeal interior.
Kinda like this
Not my photo I robbed it from the internet!

So good news is that the seat repair is fully on track! I simply need a welder for 15 min to fix this…

Yuppers no more spare tire to hold up the seat needed :) Which I really like because the spare tire is supposed to be looking pretty in the front dammit! :) I swapped the passenger & driver seats last night so I can drive it with out cuddling with both the steering wheel and the floor, and now the beetle is like a Mexican cab :)


I hosed down and wiped the whole inside with a disinfectant cleaner to take care of any mold issues that may have erupted in the last 4 months. With the seats fully out I was also able to clean up the floor and inspect the seat tracks which are in need of some love but other wise look solid and awesome.



All of the inside carpet is gone and the floor is cleared out awaiting some new, paint, sound dampening pads, carpet, and lastly some heavy duty rubber floor mats. All in all we are in great shape to fix up any issues that we have with out a lot of work or money which is exactly what I like to hear :)

OK going for a drive now :)

5 thoughts on “The Beetle is Alive!

  1. Looks like you have a lot of work to do but WOW! Already some great progress! I can’t WAIT to see the finished product!

    What a neat project!

  2. hey there brilliant progress, i was just wondering if you could help me, i cant seem to get the front seats out, and i noticed that you have the same runners as the ones in my beetle could you possibly tell me how you removed the seats?

  3. Hey Craig I just slid them all the way forward. they just slide out the front of the rails. It took me a while to figure that one out myself.

  4. OMG!!!!! I have a 69 Bug in exactly the same colours!!!! Mines called Clementine :)
    awesome!!!! Mine has some blinds in her rear window but apart from that you can barely tell them apart :)

    really nice to see another orange two tone

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