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    Quote Originally Posted by Markb View Post
    Lovely car. As to your brake and clutch pedal going straight to the floor. The clutch is cable operated and the brake master sits in the well behind the right front wheel. You can or should be able to get replacement cylinders from Autoparts in Krugersdorp.
    It actually feels like the clutch is working just maybe easier to press than what I'm used to. Will only ge able to test it after some other repairs. Lots of old brake fluid and dirt by the front wheels so I will have to check those cylinders.
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    Anyone know where I can get a 6volt battery and radio?
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    Default Re: 1964 Beetle big makeover

    Rather don't go there. Make it 12v and be done with it. Bulbs, regulator, etc are all going to bugger you around.
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    Yeah rather go for a 12V conversion and saved your self allot of hassel. in most cases its simply swapping out globes. you will need to swap the 6V generator for A 12V generator but if I remember correctly its a bolt on change.
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    Yip 6v is a pita, spares can be expensive and hard to get hold of, just keep all the 6v stuff you remove, if it ever gets sold the new owner may want it.

    When changing to 12V while you are about it you may as well try and make all the new illumination LED, brighter and better efficiency.

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    OK so what will I need to change?
    Battery
    Altenator
    Wiper motor
    Bulbs
    Hooter
    Indicater unit
    Anything else?
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    I will follow this closely, as my wife and I started to overal hers the past few years, 1969 model. There are a few items which still needs to be worked on and needs replacement. In which erea are you. I met a german guy who serviced mine and he is an absolute star!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    OK so what will I need to change?
    Battery
    Altenator
    Wiper motor
    Bulbs
    Hooter
    Indicater unit
    Anything else?
    Don't change to 12 volt. Too many stuff needed. You can still keep the starter, but they do pack up. If you change the starter to 12 volt you will have to change the fly wheel as well. I know where to get 6 volt batteries. It's worth it to keep it standard. PM me and I will help you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nico-MAD View Post
    Don't change to 12 volt. Too many stuff needed. You can still keep the starter, but they do pack up. If you change the starter to 12 volt you will have to change the fly wheel as well. I know where to get 6 volt batteries. It's worth it to keep it standard. PM me and I will help you.
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    http://www.beetlecorner.co.za/index.html

    client of mine for around 5 years, good guy, loads of beetle spares, but you *must* negotiate.
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    Coenoes you welcome to give me a shout for some advice and Help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    I was hoping to get this answer.
    Yes, don't change. Stuff like your fuel gauge, regulator are also voltage specific. Also the stater will fry itself or chip teeth on the bendix due to the greater power.

    Battery is easy. Many golf carts use them but they are expensive and big (but very good). Or get an Optima 6V. They are compact, very good but also cost. Small price in the big picture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    I was hoping to get this answer.
    Good decision. I know the 6 volt can be a pain at times, but with the history of that car you cannot start modifying it. Then rather sell it to someone that will keep it original and buy something you can modify. I was lucky that I could keep mine in the original condition without respray or replacing parts, but if something needs repairs or painting, it must be done. You're going to have lots of fun with it. I'm away for a couple of weeks and will come see you as soon as I'm back. Pierre from Vdubteck is also willing to help whever they can (and he actually knows what he's talking about). Just have fun and patience.
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    Re the 6V vs 12V argument:

    I'd keep it 6V, but try to get a battery place to make you a 8V battery. (4cells in stead of 3)

    I've seen some guys do it on the old Vaaljapie tractors.

    The 8V battery will give you some more starting 'oemf', without cooking anything else. You just need to adjust the voltage regulator to get the charging volts up to about 8-9V, and that should see you through.

    That way your Beetle stays intact: lights, wiper motor, starter and generator, and retains its 'unadultared' status.
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    Default Re: 1964 Beetle big makeover

    Quote Originally Posted by dewets View Post
    Re the 6V vs 12V argument:

    I'd keep it 6V, but try to get a battery place to make you a 8V battery. (4cells in stead of 3)

    I've seen some guys do it on the old Vaaljapie tractors.

    The 8V battery will give you some more starting 'oemf', without cooking anything else. You just need to adjust the voltage regulator to get the charging volts up to about 8-9V, and that should see you through.

    That way your Beetle stays intact: lights, wiper motor, starter and generator, and retains its 'unadultared' status.
    8V batteries are very commonly available. Used extensively in traction applications like Golf Carts.

    Google Trojan batteries.
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    het ook so een gehad. selfde kleur, 6v, 1200.
    het hom 12v gemaak en 1600cc
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    8V batteries are very commonly available. Used extensively in traction applications like Golf Carts.

    Google Trojan batteries.
    Thanks. I see they are in Alberton nearby where I work. Will go see them.
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    Check the clutch cable while you have most of the interior out. If I remember correctly the last time I changed clutch cable I had to remove the pedals to hook it up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coenoes View Post
    Thanks will check with them, I definitely need door rubbers. I see volkspares has got but I think the pricetis high.
    Pro Auto Rubber only stocks generic profiled rubbers.... Door and window seals require specific contoured profiles. This guy can supply: http://www.jaycesclassicspares.com/
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