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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Well, I really couldn't help myself here.

One owner, numbers matching, with paperwork documentation.

Was resprayed at some point in its life, but everything else is factory original.

It's been sitting since 2003 according to the registration sticker.

VIN# 116953145

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 12:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Nice. More pics please!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

I like it. Cool

x2, we need more pictures.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 4:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Looks nice!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Some more photos for everyone.

It's been sitting in the Texas sun for 17 years.

I started ripping out the torn/ failing headliner today, getting ready to strip the car down to be soda blasted and painted the correct factory color.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

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Great find. Ruby red VWs are lovely. Yours look like itís in fantastic shape. Rust free? It will look like this, soon. This is my Ď66. Do I love it? Duh!!

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:40 am    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

If the paint is original, i would try and buff it out to see how it looks. You'd be surprised how good the original paint comes back. They are original only once.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

So I removed all the glass this weekend.

Found some rust up by the front windshield.

I think I will need a repair dash metal clip.



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Ouch! The window seal most have dried up decades ago.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 10, 2020 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Changed out the non-existent shift rod bushing, everyone's fav job.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2020 7:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

I changed out the non-existent shift rod bushing in my '66 the other day, too. I was wondering, do those bushings go to the same place where all of our single socks run away to hide?

Nice find, I hope you don't get too many other little rusty surprises!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Wow, figured out why I could not get 1st and 2nd gear.

Really crappy aftermarket rear shift coupler, vs the better made aftermarket "HD" shift coupler.

Whoever drilled the grub screw hole had a few too many drinks.


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Ended up getting some repair metal for the rusted windshield.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 9:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

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Wow, figured out why I could not get 1st and 2nd gear.

Really crappy aftermarket rear shift coupler, vs the better made aftermarket "HD" shift coupler.

Whoever drilled the grub screw hole had a few too many drinks.
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Iím attempting to get Dadís Ď64 Ruby Red back on the road. Because of mentioning this, checked the one I had, also off center. Not wanting to wait, I pulled the bushings out of the new and popped it into the factory original. I appreciate not having a nasty surprise.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:18 am    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

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So I removed all the glass this weekend.

Found some rust up by the front windshield.

I think I will need a repair dash metal clip.



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Maybe. Depends how bad the rust is and how far over from the corner.

I was able to use a remnant outer quarter window section I had laying around after removing the luggage shelf from it. Turns out with a little tweaking and metal smithing you can produce the repair panel yourself. Page 17 in my build.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 9:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

That's a nice find. Everything else looks like it's in good condition. You might just look over the seals in the other areas.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 12:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

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Wow, figured out why I could not get 1st and 2nd gear.

Really crappy aftermarket rear shift coupler, vs the better made aftermarket "HD" shift coupler.

Whoever drilled the grub screw hole had a few too many drinks.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:30 am    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Not much going on lately, the beetle is at the body shop to have new window metal welded in currently.

Picked up a correct style restored fuel pump from Bill. Fantastic guy.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:56 am    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Does anyone know if I can just bolt up a 1967 12 volt wiper motor to my existing 1966 6 volt wiper assembly?

It looks like they are identical, other than one being 6/12 volts.

Since this car is being converted to 12 volt.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 1:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

As long as they are both the same as in Bosch/Bosch or SWF/SWF they should be a direct swap.
To get the most out of it use a 67 switch too so you'll have two speed wipers.
Use USA 67 wiring diagram for added wires.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Duncan's 1966 Ruby Red Beetle Thread Reply with quote

Very nice Smile
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