How do you change the trans axle on a 1958 Volkswagon Beetle?
You are NOT going to "change" the transmission on this car. It's too old. You're going to have to pull your transmission and send it to Rancho Performance Transaxles for rebuilding. If you look in your copy of "How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive," the procedure for getting the transmission out is in there. Basically, remove the engine, then everything connected to the transmission, drain the oil out of it and use a transmission jack to extract the trans from the car.