Online and brick and mortar stores:
I make no money or benefit in any way from listing these but I’ve bought parts from all of them multiple times and always had a great experience so I highly recommend them.
Great customer service and fast shipping. The best place online for getting aircooled parts.

Bap Geon
If there’s a location close to you definitely check them out. They carry a large selection of parts and can get pretty much anything that they don’t have in the store.

Repair Shops:

VW Motor Rebuilders
11228 Washington Highway
Glen Allen, Virginia 23059
(804) 798-6437
Located a few miles north of Virginia Center Commons mall on Route 1. Trustworthy, friendly shop that is one of the few remaining places in the area that works on aircooled Volkswagens as well as doing general work on watercooled ‘Dubs too.

Bug Haus
10 Westover Hills Boulevard # B
Richmond, Virginia 23225
(804) 232-8989
Located at the intersection of Westover Hills Boulevard and Midlothian Turnpike. Owner Ronnie Pugh and his crew work primarily on air and watercooled Volkswagens. Along with providing a lot of advice on my Bug (and hooking me up with a rear seat) they've done several repairs on my GTI with quick turnaround and a very reasonable labor rate.

Online Resources:
When your daily driver isn’t enough. Great forums filled with useful knowledge as well as a classifieds site that I’ve used to buy one Bug (the ’65) and sell two. (The ’65 and one of the ’73’s.)

VW Automatic Register
Good resource for Bugs with autostick transmissions.
The local Richmond club. Mostly watercooled but there are a few people on there with aircooled VW’s as well.

The Bug Shop
The inspiration for this site. Follows the restoration of a ’57 Beetle but also has numerous technical articles and other information as well that are an invaluable reference to anyone that wants to learn about aircooled Volkswagens.
Another restoration website. It was here (Along with posts that I got some ideas for the dolly I built to rest the Bug’s body on once it came off the pan.


Central Virginia Vintage Volkswagens
The local aircooled club.
Another local group that mostly exists within the site forums.

Other Restoration Sites:
Restoring an aircooled Volkswagen and have a website for it or have photos of your restoration on your Flickr, Photobucket, or other photo sharing site? Email me with the link and I’ll post it here!

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