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Volkswagen Bosch Wiper Blades
Friday, February 22, 2008
We have in stock genuine Bosch Micro Edge Wiper Blades to fit your Volkswagen Beetle, Bus, Microbus, Kombi, Type 3, Type 4 or Karmann Ghia.Every blade incorporates a fully-enclosed metal tension spring and a precision cut natural rubber wiping element. That means premium wiping performance and crystal clear visibility for safer driving.Exclusive fully-enclosed metal tension spring applies... [MORE]

Universal Electric Wiper and Washer Kit
Friday, February 22, 2008
Universal Electric Wiper and Washer Kit Universal design allows for use on most any application. Ideally suited for mounting and use on Beetle, Bus, Microbus, Kombi, Type 3 or Karmann Ghia.Also, ideal for custom applications such as Hot Rods or Buggies where space is limited.12 volt motor is built into the see-thru plastic reservoir tank (6.5" tall x 7" wide x 2" deep).All... [MORE]

Is your VW bus steering a bit loose?
Thursday, May 17, 2007
     Loose bus steering?  The swing lever is a very overlooked item on the Volkswagen Transporter  front end.   This is the pivot point that the drag link and the tie rods attach to.   The 1967 and earlier VW Bus use the 211 498 171.  The 1968 and later VW Bus use the 211 498 171 A.   This pivot has two brass bushings that need to be pressed out, and two new bushings that need to be pressed... [MORE]

Which antenna is correct for my car?
Monday, May 14, 2007
    We get this question asked to us every day.   Many people do not know that the aerials were installed at the VW dealerships on your Beetle or Bus.   So whatever the dealership liked is what went onto your car.   However, in 1967 the cars had predrilled aerial holes on them.    The antenna still was not installed but it came in the glove box.   So most importantly you should install the... [MORE]

Does your Volkswagen have a rusty fuel tank?
Monday, May 14, 2007
Rusty fuel tank?BFY has the perfect solution for a rusty fuel tank for your Beetle, Transporter or Karmann Ghia.  The fuel tank liner will also plug up small pin holes at the bottom of your tank.  This is what you need to do.1  Remove fuel tank from Your VW.2  Plug up fuel drain hole.3  Purchase some Metal etch.   This can be found at your local hardware store, or paint supplier.4  Poor the... [MORE]

Triming your hood molding for a Wolfsburg hood crest
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Hood molding trimming for a hood crest The German or Stainless steel hood moldings for your Volkswagen Beetle do not come notched for the hood crest.   You will need to take a small file to notch the back side of your hood molding trim.   Please note, we are not reccomending that you cut down the 1963-66 molding kit.    We do also carry the little round pads that go on the back of the hood... [MORE]

How to bend your metal brake lines
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
How do you bend Volkswagen brake lines?    Our metal brake lines are made of a bendable material called Bundaflex.    This is a strong metal brake line, but can be bent by hand.   The way to get nice rounded bends, is to just simply bend them around a pipe, or small tube.  This way you will get factory looking bends.   You can also bend the material with your hands, if you need to make several... [MORE]

Generator pulley shims (how many)?
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
How do you adust your generator fan belt pulley tension?   The trick is having 8 - 10 shims in your pulley.   If you do not need all the shims in your pulley halves, make sure you put them behind the tensioning nut.   This keeps the pulley nice and tight, and keeps the pulley from rocking back and forth.   How you know that the fan belt is too tight or loose, is by check to see if you have... [MORE]

How much do I take off my car to paint it?
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
This is a question that we get asked a lot on Volkswagen Restoration,  but the answer is not the easiest to give.   It is based on your money and your time.   If your money and time is unlimited We reccomend taking the car totally apart.   This Beige Beetle to the right is in our restoration shop for reassembly.   If you can see we take the body off of the pan, and the body is totaly... [MORE]

Stubborn rear axle nuts?
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Stubborn rear axle nuts?Well, BFY can help you out.   We have the 36mm rear axle nut socket or tool, for a Volkswagen Beetle, Karmann Ghia, or 1963 and Earlier Bus.   We also have the 46mm rear axle nut socket or Tool for the 1964-79 Volkswagen Bus.The rear axle tool is handy when you do not have access to a impact ratchet.   What you can do is you have one person install a rachet into the... [MORE]

1973-79 Bus front emblems back in stock
Wednesday, March 28, 2007
The 1973-79 front emblems are back!This is a nice copy of the very hard to find front emblem.  The white emblem for the Combi's and Westfalia campers has not been available for some time.  We have these available in somewhat limited supply.   The part number is 211 853 601 E, and they sell for $19.99.   Please give us a call if you are interested.   We can be reached at 800-789-0900.   We can... [MORE]

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