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Simplicity At It's Best by Ron
 — As everybody knows, the VW Beetle never changed it's body shaped in it's 30 plus years in production; the only thing that changed was internals. Things like updates from 6-volt to 12-volt electrical ... Read More
The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread... And Will Run For Ever... by tiffdaspliffsis
 — I own a 1968 beetle... I named her Delilah... It has always been my dream car and having went my whole life never stepping foot in a bug until the day I bought Delilah, I have to say she drives like a... Read More
Wish I Could Buy A Similar Class Of Vehicle Today, ... Something You Can Actually Work On Yourself! by Tony
 — This was an incredible car for what it was intended for. Probably the easiest vehicle that I've ever worked on, and definatly the most fun! Lousy gas mileage by modern standards, but for the day, reme... Read More

1968 Volkswagen Beetle Overview

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1968 Volkswagen Beetle

Never a company that could be accused of standing still, Volkswagen continued to make both minor and major upgrades to its popular Beetle throughout the 1960s. New for 1968 were larger front and rear brakes, a upgraded carburetor, head restraints built into the front seats, a collapsible steering wheel, larger tail lights, an exhaust emission control system, and an upgraded independent rear suspension system. The bumpers and hubcaps were also redesigned, and for the first time the Beetle came with a plastic dashboard.

Power was provided by a 1500cc engine that produced 53 horsepower. A four-speed manual transmission and telescopic shock absorbers were also part of the package.

Standard features included swiveling sun visors, coat hooks, assist straps, an automatic windshield washer, an overhead light, folding rear seats, and luggage space under the front hood and in a three-foot carpeted compartment behind the rear seats. A convertible top was optional.


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Hi Wot Happens If I Leave My Heat Exchangers Off

hi im re doing my Volkswagen beetle up and just wondering wot happens if I leave my heat exchangers off

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On my 1968 VW / London Roadster kit car I have the drivers side brake grabbing real hard when I try to stop. Can someone tell me how to adjust the brakes to get this to stop.

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