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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: My New 66! Getting Back into Bugs!! Reply with quote

Well, it happened. I got the "bug" to get back into bugs! It started about 2 months ago. I decided I wanted a project that I can do with out to much help from my hubby. I have been looking ever since. Today I found what I was looking for!

Let's go back a bit to let you all know about me a little. When I was a kid, the bug was what I had to have. It was going to be my first car. It was. I had a 73 standard beetle. It got wrecked and with the money I got from it I got me a 73 SBeetle. Same color as the first car! LOL I ended up selling it to buy my teachers Datsun truck. Time went on and I had a kid. Had to get a car and get rid of the truck. I ended up with a 68 bug. Had it for a long time. Rolled it one day and hubby ( a vw parts guy and mechanic) put another body on my pan. It was a sweet ride! I plum purple with white accents. Even had the roof rack to top it off. There is where I got dumb. I got a water cooled VW and sold the bug. That was the end of bugs for a long time. I eventually ended up with a 64 Bus and found the Samba. I have been on and off of here for a while now. Still have the bus and hang over at the split bus area. Now I can hang out here too!!


Thanks to Samba, I found my new to me bug today. Ok, actually saw it yesterday but went and looked at it today and brought it home!! I need to do some work on it, but it is something I can pretty much do on my own. Today after I got it home I cleaned out the insides, pulled the motor (what was left of it) and pulled the gas tank. The motor threw a rod so the PO took some of its good parts for his bus. That was ok because hubby has a 1776 that we will put back in the car.

Some things I want to do to it is,

1. raise it back to stock height in the front.
2. put a stock master cylinder and resivour (sp) back in it.
3. install carpet kit. ( One came with the car!)
4. try "football" trick on the dent on the side.
5. drive it!! LOL

I will clean the oily mess up tomorrow and hopefully start putting the 1776 in it.

Ok, I will quit boring you with the details and get to the pics!!

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Dent on side,
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Need to know what is the correct steering wheel for it. This one had the round bar that looks like a D but it was broke off.
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Needs interior work!
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Just liked this shot! LOL
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Still has this tied to the radio wires.
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What is the little latch for on the left side of the pic? It is barely visible under the rubber seat stopper. I can take a bigger pic if need be!
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All cleaned out! What are the stock belts supposed to look like?
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I can't wait to get it running!! I look forward to working on my new project car!!!

Oh, another question. Is there a place to look up MCode plates for bugs on the Samba?

Thanks for looking, hope I didn't bore you all! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. seat belts not standard until 1967. so your 1966 would have belts installed after at dealership or prior owner.
2. no m-code on beetles. they were on buses after 1958.
3.you have correct steering when,but broken horn ring.
4. the hook under bump stop for seat back is for a rubber bungie to stop seat from tilting forward evertime you stop.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill may wrote:
1. seat belts not standard until 1967. so your 1966 would have belts installed after at dealership or prior owner.
2. no m-code on beetles. they were on buses after 1958.
3.you have correct steering when,but broken horn ring.
4. the hook under bump stop for seat back is for a rubber bungie to stop seat from tilting forward evertime you stop.


Thanks!

So I can pretty much install any belts I want then. No standard belt for a 66. Well, as long as they hook into the belt latch on the tunnel that is!

On the m code plate. Maybe I had the description wrong. It is the plate that is behind the spare tire. I guess that would be a vin plate! I want to learn what some of the numbers mean. Like it has what appears to be S43 on it. What does that stand for?

I can get a new horn ring easily, so that is good to know on the wheel.

Now I need to find something else for the car, a rubber bungie!! Very Happy

Thanks again for your help!!
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1971 Squareback Build Thread = http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6652459#6652459
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty "stock" in the front. Dropped spindles would bring the tires to rubbing distance of the fender lips, and adjusters would do about the same.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Reaper wrote:
Looks pretty "stock" in the front. Dropped spindles would bring the tires to rubbing distance of the fender lips, and adjusters would do about the same.


The PO said he lowered it. Hubby thinks he pulled some of the bars out of the front end. ( Can't remember what he called them.) He thinks he has some extras from back in the day, laying around the garage somewhere so we will put some back in. It isn't lowered much. I know it needs bigger tires in the front, or smaller one's in the back! LOL That would help even things up a bit too.

Back on the M Code thing. I found an area for beetles ( in the FAQ area) that has m code descriptions. I'm just not sure how to read it, or I don't know how to read my vin plate to see what the codes are!!

This is what the plate has on it.

TYP 11
Heizg Typ1/255 A Prufz. ... S43
Farhgest Mr. (insert vin here)
Zul Gesamigew.kg 1160 ( not positive on those letters )
Zul. Achsigsivorn kg 480 hinfen kg 700 ( not positive on those letters either, they are hard to see)
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thought of another question. What color CA plates were on a 66? I have a set of black and a set of blue. Just need to know what one's are correct so I can try to register with YOM plates!
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1971 Squareback Build Thread = http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6652459#6652459
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got around 1000 photos of my '66 project progression at the link below. Feel free to ask me anything. Good luck and enjoy the process and don't be in a rush, it won't help.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Like the color Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

justcruzin wrote:
Thought of another question. What color CA plates were on a 66? I have a set of black and a set of blue. Just need to know what one's are correct so I can try to register with YOM plates!

63-69 were black with yellow letters.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a good carů.try to take it slower through corners.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

anthracitedub wrote:
Looks like a good carů.try to take it slower through corners.


LOL, Yah, I have a Mazda Miata for those fast corners now!!


Today I did some cleaning on the bug.

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Tomorrow I am hoping to get to the inside. I need to clean the dash and possibly start taking the door panels off.

Hubby is going to try to talk his boss into selling a vw bug turned into a truck, to him tomorrow. They have had it for a long time so Hubby is hoping to convince the boss to sell it to him cheap so we can get parts that we need for my bug! I'm hoping it will have better door panels and hopefully the right master cylinder and brake fluid res. If not, I will start looking elsewhere for those things.


I was looking in the color charts on The Samba and I noticed my color doesn't exist! My car has this as a color tag.
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Anyone have any clues on what that color is?
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

L568 Seasand, Wolfsburg West has color charts too.

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/colors/66l568.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, did some cleaning today!

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Tomorrow I am hoping to strip down the old motor. Other then that I think I am done for now. We need to do some parts searching. Hubby made and offer on the bug at his work, so tomorrow we may have one to strip and get parts off of. Then Friday we are going to try to hit some Pick n Pulls!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm afraid your VIN plate won't tell you anything about the M-code options. The only way to know for sure is to order a Birth Certificate from Wolfsburg. They list the M-codes on it for you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 11:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

65'1300Deluxe wrote:
I'm afraid your VIN plate won't tell you anything about the M-code options. The only way to know for sure is to order a Birth Certificate from Wolfsburg. They list the M-codes on it for you.


Ok, that is what I will do later down the road! Thanks!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

justcruzin wrote:
65'1300Deluxe wrote:
I'm afraid your VIN plate won't tell you anything about the M-code options. The only way to know for sure is to order a Birth Certificate from Wolfsburg. They list the M-codes on it for you.


Ok, that is what I will do later down the road! Thanks!!


Kim, when you do get that birth certificate, you can go here for the M-code translation: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/mcodest1.php

It takes just minutes to make the request and the info is pretty cool to have.

Good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nlorntson wrote:
justcruzin wrote:
65'1300Deluxe wrote:
I'm afraid your VIN plate won't tell you anything about the M-code options. The only way to know for sure is to order a Birth Certificate from Wolfsburg. They list the M-codes on it for you.


Ok, that is what I will do later down the road! Thanks!!


Kim, when you do get that birth certificate, you can go here for the M-code translation: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/mcodest1.php

It takes just minutes to make the request and the info is pretty cool to have.

Good luck!

Nancy


Thanks Nancy!

I do want to get it and I know it won't take long to ask for one, but funds come into play! I really want other things for my bug right now so I don't want to spend the money on the certificate yet. Unless there is a free way to get it? Maybe I went to the wrong site? I saw something about 50.00 ( in pounds I think?), for the certificate. Don't know what that equals in US dollars, but just didn't want to spend the money till I was at least driving the bug! LOL

On another note, I used the vin on DMV to calculate what I will have to pay to transfer it. That was pretty neat! Now just to go to AAA to get it transfered. LOL Less of a line there compared to DMV. Just thought the website for DMV is getting pretty neat! Thought I'd share! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2011 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That car looks mostly original and the color rocks..I would take care of it.
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thats a 1930 or '31 model A sport coupe body I see..
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