I'm having a bit of trouble getting the front hood / bonnett open on my 74
Super Beetle. I can pull the release lever that's in the glove box all the
way and it still doesn't release it. It has worked in the past so I do know
to push the button on the exterior handle and such.
I'm looking for the easiest way in and for the best fix so this doesn't
start happening again later.
On Tue, 14 Oct 2003 18:44:52 -0500, "Chris D'Agnolo"
Well once I drove my '63 (before I baja'd it) to my friend Scott's
house... I took my wife and my friend Chuck along with me for a night
of hanging out and shooting pool and drinking beer with Scott. When
we got there, the hood was stuck. I tried and tried to get it open
but it wouldn't budge. The problem was quickly solved by my friend
Chuck when I told him that it was stuck and that his bag was in there.
Now, the way it was solved is that his bag apparently had another
"bag" in it and he *really* wanted to get to it. I'm not sure how he
did it, but he walked back outside of Scott's house and returned about
2 minutes later with his bag and "bag." No damage to my car. Hmm...
Maybe you should just tell someone you know who is a serious
beer-drinker that there's a 12-pack in there and that they can have it
if they open it up without causing damage. Once they get it open,
just buy them a 12-pack. "Necessity is the mother of invention." ;-)
The meek shall inherit the earth. After I'm finished with it.
I had a similar problem with the hood of my 72 SB, but this time I knew
that the cable releasing the hood lock was gone:
Finally I cut the handle, unscrew it and put a new handle (and fix the
thing so it never hapnes again).
Try everything else before cutting, then cut the handle. It is not such
a big deal anyway.
hope it helps.
Chris D'Agnolo wrote:
I have understood that in supers (I don't have one) you can have access
from under the front to the spare wheel area. And from there you could
move the spare wheel aside and try to hassle with the opening mechanism
by hand. Could work or not, mainly if the reason is broken release mechanism
To similar problems the yanking like hell, Speedy suggested, has always
worked for me (and my father-in-law's SB72). Push the handle down hardly,
at the same time push the lower part of the hood towards the back of the car
and then lift the hood from the handle with a quick pull. The hood seems to
bend slightly doing this allowing the lock mechanism to turn slightly. I have
not found it to do any damage to the hood or paint though.
And then you can always cut the handle as final resort. There are instructions
and picture how to cut the handle in the Bentley manual.
I tried the yanking-like-hell technique without success, but my neighbours
found it very amusing! ;) I didn't want to cut, but it really seemed the
only option. Regarding accesing the mechanism from below the front it is
not possible, it is the first thing I tought of too.
Olli Lammi wrote:
Yes, the manual only contains this one word, but there are
thousands of use cases and instructions to use the proper
volume, amount of r:s in the middle and the stressing of
.............heh heh..........You just got tripped up by one of those
English words that has more than meaning. Volume can be similar to the word
'loudness' or.......it can be a book that is part of a larger group of books
such as an encyclopedia that consists of lets say twenty volumes. I'm still
full of envy that you know my language so well and I can't even begin to
Yes and a container also has a volume ;)
The difference must be that I have been learning english at school
since I have been 9 years old. Quite a lot of movies and some TV
programs are in english and in Finland we use the subtitles (not
the annoying dubbing as in the most part of Europe). I also
have a masters degree in computer science which more or less
means that I have had to read lot of books in english and most
of my profession related materials and jargon is in english.
As of the english language, I mostly enjoy the different dialects
in the England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland etc. and the words and
sayings they use. They show some good TV shows from UK here
and I have enjoyed them quite a lot (my favourite still is the Fast Show ;)
The american way of speaking is not so fascinating. Either it is
quite boring in every part there or the media that is broadcasted
around the world is somehow sanitized.
I bet, you did not learn finnish at school ;)
Olli, you really need to spend some time in the different parts of the
US to be able to "hear" the difference and place it on a map. What you
hear on tv is as you guessed, sanitized.
You need to talk to some real people and listen them talk.
If you can keep a straight face (hehehe) I'd recommend someone from the
south, and not just some northern state immigrate but a born 2nd or 3rd
generation southener who hasn't ruined his or her beautiful southern
drawl with "proper" english :D
There's a difference between west coast and east coast too.
Been there, done that. They were fresh out of t-shirts. :)
I did see one cute brunette in St.Petersburg (Of Russia, not the one in
Florida although I did drive through/past that one too I think) but
sadly she was a beggar. And had 2 little kids that appeared to be hers.
Russia: decent ethnic food culture, cheap booze if you avoid the obvious
tourist traps, and the big fancy hotels are safe and pretty well
equipped. Been there twice. Can't navigate the city to save my life, but
I did roam around some with a group of people from work. Didn't find
anything spectacular to buy and take home with me. Probably because I
didn't know where to look. People are friendly, but some are friendly
for reasons you don't want to know. I don't mean "trust nobody", but you
get the idea.
In general, it's much like stepping into a time machine and traveling
back in time some 20 years. In some areas at least. Lots of things like
public transportation, infrastructure, buildings etc. look a bit "worn".
Well duhh, they are! :D
I know two St.P. natives who could tour me some (both living in
Finland now). I think that would be the city I would choose if I
am to visit Russia. They both have spoken very highly about
the city. But I also know that it is very divided: rich people and
Any Russian people here in RAMVA?
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Yes you did, when you went from my house to go see KidGoddess.
<br>About two hours north of me.
<p>Scraps 69 Bug<p>Jan Andersson wrote:
<blockquote TYPE=CITE>I did see one cute brunette in St.Petersburg (Of
Russia, not the one in
<br>Florida although I did drive through/past that one too I think)</blockquote>
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