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Wife's new toy - 1976 Beetle

So, my wife has wanted a VW Beetle since she was a little kid. We've been saving up a bit of money the past few years and we finally snagged on for her a couple weeks ago.





It needs a little mechanical help, but the body and pan are solid enough. It was originally a FI car, but the engine has been replaced with a carbed engine from a '71.

I need to put an exhaust on it, fix the shift linkage, get the carb and a couple irritating electrical issues sorted, then she'll be able to noodle around town in it while we sort out more of the details.
Long live the 4-eyes!  - '83 Tbird Turbo

Re: Wife's new toy - 1976 Beetle

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That one looks to be in good shape!  Good find for the Mrs!

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