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Old December 6th, 2018, 08:22 PM   #1
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i have a 1964 bug and i want to put a door in the fender because i have a 1 piece glass front end. i don't want to always have to unlock the buttons. what year of gas tank will work in my bug. thanks, gary
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Old December 7th, 2018, 07:35 AM   #2
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I think any year standard beetle tank fits in the hole. I would weld a filler neck on your existing tank. You can cut your neck off and move it up towards the glove box. Then put a plastic deck plate made for boats right above the fill cap. I had this on my buggy.
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Yep - I would agree.
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Old December 10th, 2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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those replies are nice but that isn't what i want. i want the tank that already has the filler neck and hose that goes to the door. this car isn't a race car. those filler doors would look good on a race car though. what year are those bugs with the door on the fender and the tank, super beetles? if so, will they fit in my bug?
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Old December 10th, 2018, 06:33 PM   #5
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my 69' had the door in the fender
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Old December 11th, 2018, 04:32 AM   #6
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1968 and up standard.
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Old December 11th, 2018, 05:01 AM   #7
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my 69' had the door in the fender
My 69 has 2 doors on the cab portion of the body. Sounds like yours was a bitch to get in and out of!!
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My 69 has 2 doors on the cab portion of the body. Sounds like yours was a bitch to get in and out of!!

Gee, are you making a 'small' joke at the expense of whozawhat.
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well, that's closer. will the tank from a '68 up fit my '64?
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I was just looking at some old photos of my 'standard '71 bug. The 'fuel door' was on the passenger side.
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Back in the late 70's I was taking the '71 Corvair powered bug on a road trip from Calif. to the Grand Canyon. I installed a second and earlier bug fuel tank over the top of the stock tank. The second tank was a top fill and fit snugly under the 'hood'. I set it up with a manual fuel valve and toggle switch up under the dash so I could switch tanks and sending units on the run. Total fuel capacity was 20 gallons. At 28 mpg my range was over 500 miles.
If you're planning a long trip, this system worked really well.
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My 69 has 2 doors on the cab portion of the body. Sounds like yours was a bitch to get in and out of!!
it was easy, I cut the roof off.
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If you weren't so far away from me I would give you a tank out of a 73 or 74 I have laying around, you would just need to put the door in

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Back in the late 70's I was taking the '71 Corvair powered bug on a road trip from Calif. to the Grand Canyon. I installed a second and earlier bug fuel tank over the top of the stock tank. The second tank was a top fill and fit snugly under the 'hood'. I set it up with a manual fuel valve and toggle switch up under the dash so I could switch tanks and sending units on the run. Total fuel capacity was 20 gallons. At 28 mpg my range was over 500 miles.
If you're planning a long trip, this system worked really well.
That sounds like something I may try to do, I have a tank from my 66 that fills from the top, I also have a couple other tanks laying around, I wanna get rid of the 10 gallon poly tank, I can keep track of the miles I drive but depending on the route Itake my milage can vary, lots of hills here in Cinci, I have only run it out 4 times, I would jump in and take off driving, about 2 miles past the last gas station I would think to myself "dang I should have stopped" about a half mile farther down the road I would run out
In 2014 I put a welding rod under the hood to stick the tank before I leave the house, haven't run out since

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You might check with a VW parts supplier regarding the profile and interchangeability of fuel tanks from various years. If they offer new replacement tanks someone could likely check their stock with a tape. I bought a standard bus tank for my '58 Single Cab from Wolfsburg West a couple of years back and the guy in sales was very helpful.
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I know one of the newer 73 to 74 tanks will fit in my 66 because the bottom started leaking do to rust so Iput the newer tank in and filled it thru a tapped fitting where the 66 fill spout was, IF I would make a larger custom tank it doesn't need to be 20 gallons, 15 to 18 would be fine
I'll cut the rusty bottom of the 66 tank and make fit it to the top of a tank with a good bottom, I have looked at the manual gauge float lever and thought about modifying it for the poly tank, but everyone I talked to said if you cut them they will leak (or maybe they didn't have to tools to machine a custom plate to do it), I can also use a gauge out of a fork lift propane tank, I have one that can easily be modified to fit almost any type tank
It's just something I plan to do after I get my V8 Bug finished (speaking of that I have a score I need to share)

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