I am brand new into VW's, I have always been (and still are) into muscle Mopars. I own a 72 Plymouth Cuda 340 that I have restored, so restoration and modifications are not new to me. I have always admired VW's from afar, my son is turning 16 soon and he has grown accustomed to them as well.
I have found a 69 Beetle that the owner is asking $500 for. The little car cranks and runs well but it will not go into gear. He told me he thinks the clutch cable is either off or broken (does this sound right), he tells me he was driving it around his property and he hit a stump or something and it quit going into gear after that. Anyway, I am really interested in the Cal look. Dropped front end, Porsche wheels and things like that. My big question is how do you lower the front end and what size wheels tires do you run. I found a picture on this website that the bug is sitting like I want mine to sit and it has the same style wheels that I am wanting. Follow this link and let me know what size wheel/tires this is running and what has been done to it.
Any ideas, suggestions and anything else you can tell me will be GREATLY appreciated.