Volkswagen Beetle: How to Build & Modify

Volkswagen Beetle: How to Build & Modify

How to Build & Modify

LeClair, Eric


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Build and modify your Volkswagen Beetle using today’s greatest aftermarket parts while implementing historic and modern modifications!

If ever a car rolled off the factory floor in the form of a blank slate, the VW Beetle is it. In fact, after taking delivery of their beloved Bug, many owners began modifications and customizations to personalize their favorite German compact.

Perhaps the most charismatic automobile ever, the Volkswagen Beetle was the longest-running, most-manufactured automobile on a single platform in automotive history. From 1938 to 2003, more than 21.5 million Bugs were assembled, distributed, and sold on nearly every continent in the world. If there’s a component that owners can modify, they’ll do it, and each custom touch makes them love their Beetle even more.

Airkooled Kustoms, a Volkswagen restoration and modification shop in Hazel Green, Alabama, has served all kinds of classic Volkswagen owners. For those who venture into the world of customization, no modern or historic trend is off-limits. These Volkswagen experts introduce and walk you through some of the most glorious customizations that Beetle owners can make to their rides. You’ll find inspiration, instruction, and more modifications than most owners could ever tackle in a lifetime.


LeClair, Eric:
For this project, Susan Anderson’s fingers did the typing. Her mind formed the words after translating the thoughts and expertise of the “real” authors into layman’s terms. The “real authors” are the ones who bang steel, turn wrenches, and polish, polish, polish to create the kinetic works of art that roll out of the Airkooled Kustoms shop in Hazel Green, Alabama. They are: Eric “Spook” LeClair; Rodney Culp; Alex Dodd, John Alba (Grumpy's Metal), Jason Fields (Rare Air, Mfg.), Steve "Fish Fisher" (Doug's Buggs & Bunnies), Kerry Pinkerton (Imperial Wheeling Machines, Pete Skiba (Airkewld, LLC), and Don West (West Coast Wipers).