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Post by rich65vwbus Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:22 pm

I have a 1965 Vw Transporter with original Tranny. Doodle Bugg just rebulit the engine (1600cc~A OK Job!) and mentioned a later Bug Tranny that would be more "highway friendly" my top speed now is 65-70 if I'm going down hill. Doodle mentioned I could get a rebulit for $200. I would like to explore this option any thoughts? I will be away till Sunday going to a Blugrass Festival in N.C. any thoughts ideas or pointers would be greatly appreciated, Peace Rich-B
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Post by racecar67 Wed Apr 27, 2011 6:00 pm

Hey Rich I have a tranny out of a 65 type 3 that would do the trick. It would allow you to keep the wide 5 pattern with better brakes and get down the road better. $50.00 if interested.
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Post by DOODLE BUGG Thu Apr 28, 2011 6:15 am

grab that up rich an contact ratlookvw for plates an you will be good to go
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Post by bumblebuggy Thu Apr 28, 2011 8:26 am

racecar67 wrote:Hey Rich I have a tranny out of a 65 type 3 that would do the trick. It would allow you to keep the wide 5 pattern with better brakes and get down the road better. $50.00 if interested.

If he doesn't want it I do!
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Post by racecar67 Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:00 pm

Tim Baker hit me up for it.Sorry guys.
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Post by rich65vwbus Sun May 01, 2011 6:26 pm

racecar67 wrote:Hey Rich I have a tranny out of a 65 type 3 that would do the trick. It would allow you to keep the wide 5 pattern with better brakes and get down the road better. $50.00 if interested.

Hey Im just getting back in town I definitly want it I PM you with my cell, Thanks Rich
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Post by ASBug Sun May 01, 2011 10:24 pm

I was wondering how the law of "dibbs" works, I guess it doesn't.
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Post by rich65vwbus Mon May 02, 2011 9:26 pm

Thanks Mike for taking time and talking to me today. I would like to possibly get the tranny checked out. Does anyone know a reasonable Transmission guy?
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Post by DOODLE BUGG Tue May 03, 2011 6:38 am

steve cole is good i will pm you the #
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Post by bakertim2 Tue May 03, 2011 5:39 pm

I told Mike, that if Rich65vwbus or bumblebuggy doesn't want it, that I did.
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Post by rich65vwbus Tue May 03, 2011 7:51 pm

I am going to get it left a message for Steve Cole to look at it. Mike I left you a message as well
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Post by rich65vwbus Thu May 05, 2011 10:49 pm

So Tranny is to Steve Cole ...Man he has a nice shop! gave him $ to check it out if its good have him install it and take out gear box to which will increse speed. I will have the Tranny out of the bus I will either barter for install or sell. The ball is rolling
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Post by rich65vwbus Fri May 13, 2011 10:00 pm

Wow that is something that will have to be put on the back burner. Steve quoted me $1,500 to 2,000 for the Transmsion swop and "kit" I got my enginge rebuilt and a new Carb for $1,000 Im sorry cant see paying twice that amout for a tranny. I'll save the money and go slow. Steve wants $250 to rebuild the type 3 Tranny if anyone is interested in it PM me
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Post by zabo Fri May 13, 2011 10:15 pm

cant you just throw a type 1 tranny in there?
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Post by buggin70 Fri May 13, 2011 10:29 pm

bryce put a 68 bug tranny in the bus that he traded to tim
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Post by rich65vwbus Fri May 13, 2011 11:53 pm

Im not the most mechanicly enclined I was told that the Reduction Boxes have to go and I'll need a"kit" to swithch it over. Im Open to ideas But not to dropping an arm and a leg. I think she move about just fine a little slow but good enough for me.

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Post by buggin70 Sat May 14, 2011 12:17 am

the 68 bug tranny is still swing axle so thats taken care of

but you would need adapters for the wheels because in 68 the drums are 4 lug

and i think they just bolt up but im not sure someone with a bus will chime in here soon im sure
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Post by rich65vwbus Sat May 14, 2011 9:21 am

way I look at it if its not broke dont fix it. Plus keeping it original increases the value of her. I would never sell her though
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Post by bumblebuggy Sat May 14, 2011 12:17 pm

PM sent.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole Sat May 14, 2011 3:55 pm

To install the beetle tranny into the bus you either need a straight axle kit which has lengthened short axle tubes and modified spring plates or you need offset spring plates which is the way I went

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Post by rich65vwbus Sat May 14, 2011 9:35 pm

I got you I will put on the back burner for the time being to save the funds. Thanks for the insight and pointers.
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