It will have the procedure, special tools and torque specs. The first step is to turn the steering wheel all the way in the opposite direction of the burnt out side marker bulb. As it comes forward, wiggle the side marker lights out. July 20, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Thanks for the feedback. If you feel any resistance, investigate the reason why and move things out of the way as needed.
They stay with the bumper when you remove it. It may be possible to use a smaller, standard-threaded rod--one that would not mar the car's threads but that would simply pass through the threaded hole without turning--and then secure it with nuts on the inside of the car, as well as on the outside end as shown here. I had to cut the zip tie in order to move things along. Once the cover is removed, the support strut is held on by a few fasteners. The supply line to the passenger-side washer runs through the aluminum bumper support. One of them is at the corner and is vertical, all others are horizontal. Re-insert the the three screws and tighten them in the clockwise direction with the star bit screwdriver until they are snug.
Remove it from the large hose. I decided to set to work on the drivers right side rear of the car, just because I had the best assess to this section in its current orientation. Check out some of my other posts if you need more tips and info. Remove the plastic battery case. . I thoroughly cleaned the area out so that there was no trace of dust that could be disturbed by the spray gun and end up in my fresh paint! July 29, 2015 Followup from the Pelican Staff: The bumper support? Once the end of the bumper is free you can pull it forward and away from the car a little bit.
Here's where I just about had a meltdown, the alternator won't fit out past the body work. I also recommend removing the plastic duct that leads to the side-mounted intercooler. The only tool needed to access and replace the light bulb is a star bit screwdriver. This will help you put it back the same exact position and lessen the probability of messing the alignment in a big way. Your goal is to free the bumper from these claws. Thankfully the shell uses largely the same gauge steel throughout so this gave me the opportunity to fine-tune the settings on the welder, which will be a good starting point for everything that follows. These customized grilles posses an exotic image but still matches all the parts it will join when installed.
You need to disconnect the hose in order to fully free the bumper. The 2nd and 3rd coats were more challenging to apply as it is obviously not as easy to see the areas that have been freshly sprayed versus those that have not. Each grille has two plastic clips to the outboard side, one on top and one on the bottom, that keep it secured to the bumper. Figure 7 Once you've removed the Torx fasteners note that the fender liner is removed in this photo of the passenger-side wheel well , you'll need to release the top two plastic fasteners. Beetle Front Bumper are a lovely touch. Note: I am not a registered charity. As the Volkswagen became synonymous with the Beetle, the rear-engined car with a rounded body curves, the company has been associated with part at different parts of the world.
CargoTech Cargo Containment System sold separately. Remove the two 10 mm bolts that hold down the air filter box. First job was to get rid of the incorrect bumper hanger that had been welded straight over the original: Presumably when the original bumper mount had rotted out to the point where it was ineffective this later model repair panel was just slapped over the top. My advice, therefore, is to have a drain pan handy. For the Beetle has its engine located at the rear of the vehicle, the grille is also located at the rear. This photo shows the connection at the base of the intercooler. For once I was in the right place at the right time! We carry every Beetle Front Bumper you could ever want.
From what i remember there were like 90 screws to take off. If you are changing the battery you might as well buy a new Air filter since you will need to remove the air box in order to replace the battery. I would recommend go-parts to anyone who is needing part at a very reasonable price. Nylon fibers provide color-fade resistance and cleanability. I hit the outer area with the drill mounted wire brush to locate the position of the engine bay spot welds and marked them up with a permanent marker kind of hard to see in the picture below, but they are marked in red : After the epic progress of the last post, the pace has slowed slightly in the garage. Additionally, the inner reinforcement section has a lot of corrosion and rust holes.
Remove the 2x phillips screws holding the grille. It is designed for '68 and later vehicles, but can be made to fit my '65 with a few adaptions to the bumper mounts, petrol tank support rail and of course the deletion of the fuel filler recess. April 17, 2014 Followup from the Pelican Staff: Sure, the body will be the same. The procedure is different because they don't have the chrome shield grille. March 20, 2016 Followup from the Pelican Staff: We don't currently have that tech article. You have to remove 4 allan head bolts and remove the throttle body. Remove small snap on wiring cover from back of the battery covering.