Corbin Dunn
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Plug Bug: Fixed, and then broken again

The electric bug constantly has stuff going wrong with it. I got it back on the road and registered as a salvage vehicle. I could finally drive it to work again, but I’m a bit... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Carpool stickers going bye-bye

I had to tear them off. It was a sad day.
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Plug Bug: Rear Apron Mod – make it removable!

The rear apron on my bug got severely damaged in the accident. I had to replace it, and I decided it would be nice to make it removable instead of spot welding it back in. So, here’s a video of me hacking it together.
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Plug Bug: Transmission/Transaxle Assembly

Okay! Here is a video of me assembling the transmission on my 1969 VW Bug.
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Plug Bug: Transmission Disassembly

I took the transmission apart and recorded it!
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Plug Bug: Transmission Decisions

The bug was rear ended last year, and the motor/transmission combo was pushed forward, shearing the rear transmission mounts off (they are rubber) and severely squishing the front mount. I cut out the old front... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Working on repairs…

It has been just about a year since my 1969 VW electric bug was rear ended. I was driving to work and stopped in traffic, but the gal behind me didn’t stop and squished the... [read more]
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Plug Bug: Rear bearing replacement and updates

Oh, the Plug Bug! I have so much time and energy spent on this car, and it continues to this day.    In the past month, the bugs transmission has been in and out three... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: Yeah, those skid marks on Highway 85 are mine…

Oh boy… My bug needed new brake pads. I go through them crazy fast, as I drive down the famous “Highway 17” on a daily basis and my car doesn’t do any re-gen braking. This... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: Cops.

Stories from the driver’s seat. I have been pulled over at least ten times by the cops. It has become less frequent the past two years, although part of the reason is probably because I... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: You’re kicked out!

Stories from the driver’s seat. So, this happened about three years ago. I was driving the bug to the Summit Store in the Santa Cruz mountains, and pulled into the parking lot. It was a... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: Hey, Don’t Pull Him Over!

Stories from the driver’s seat. In the past four or five years I have been pulled over by cops a lot. I always get set on my way without a ticket; so far I haven’t... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: F – You

Stories from the driver’s seat. This is something that happened about four years ago, and the picture below is from 2011.    The California HOV white stickers: the privilege to drive solo in the carpool... [read more]
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The Electric Bug Chronicles: Window Down

Stories from the driver’s seat. It was quite chilly out as I was driving home on 17 yesterday in the fast lane. I was surprised to see a guy in a red BMW with his... [read more]
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