Useful resto links

Out-of-print, period technical resources online for use by the air-cooled enthusiast community:
Obsolete Air-Cooled Documentation Project 

Invaluable forums:

A collection of useful repair articles scattered across the web:

Reconditioning Speedo
Upgrading to dual master cylinder
Installing drop plates


  1. he I've been following your blog for a while now.....Inspirational stuff. I'm due to start my 1303 Resto at the end of this month..

    1. Thanks Craig! I appreciate the kudos. Best of luck with your 1303. Do let me know if you decide to start an online blog or forum thread of your resto project ;-)

  2. Hi mate, just found this blog as I'm looking for tips on removing tarboards from the VW Beetle that I'm restoring. I too have a started a blog but will be looking at yours as you are way ahead of me, I have a lot to catch up on. Are you selling your saw horses at any point? Will be useful when I remove the body.

    Keep up the good work pal.


    1. Hello N! I am pleased that you have found your way to my blog and that it is providing you with some useful info for tackling your own project. Let me know where i can find your new blog as I would like to read along as you progress...

      From what I recall about the tarboard, it simply requires a LOT of elbow grease and perseverance. It was a dirty and boring job, but getting stuck in really is the only way to defeat it.

      You know, I may well consider selling my saw horses in the near future as I seem to be getting by without them now. I would suggest messaging me using the 'contact form' located at the very bottom of my blog page. Please note that you may need to click on the option 'view web version' if using a mobile or tablet to make the contact form visible.

      All the best!