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VW Bug chassis -- specs vs year


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I found this summary tucked inside an instruction manual for a Sebring. It provides a very nice summary of the main changes in suspension and engines of VW Beetles over the years. Among other things, it provides a good visual reminder of the dividing line (year-wise) between swing-axle vs. IRS rear suspension, link pin vs. ball joint front suspension, etc.

These are the sorts of things that many of us have memorized over the years, but I've never seen it laid out in such a simple format before.

Just thought I'd include it as a quick reference.