Assalam-o-Alaikum Everyone .
**** SO THIS IS WHERE WE START/SHORT HISTORY**** : So I had this craze light up for a Volkswagen Beetle A few years ago . After some time i managed to get a hang of a 1966 (1965 end in paper's) beetle from islamabad . it was lying around open to rain and the harsh weather . A lady had bought it sometime before i got my hand's on her . according to her she bought it for Travel purposes to her university and failed to maintain the car (Normal Case Y'know) . so I payed this guy , topped the car up with fuel and was on the chase for a 200-km journey from islamabad to my then Home city Peshawar with a backup safety car though on the very same day . Not to forget that after topping the car with fuel up out of nowhere the car starting dripping petrol , it was a broken/old fuel line underneath the car which we then covered with a plastic shopping bag (was changed on reaching peshawar) so we could continue the journey , the steering play and brakes were dreadfull that day , but nonetheless we managed to reach the city of flower's with two hand's,leg's and everything in it's usual places . though on reaching peshawar the fuel finished and the engine stopped firing (you won't believe it) just 5 metres within my house (i couldnt have thanked enough) . So we had to go and bring some petrol afterwards anyways .
Year Of Manufacture : 1966
Factory Color : White
Plate : islamabad -
Present Color : green
***WHAT WE DID TO IT AFTER WE GOT IT : ***
Over the past whole year we have been working at Home and fixing all the mechanical Etc Issues of the Car - Brakes(bleedingthem,newbrakeoil,mastercylindersemioverhaul) - Steering(newgermansteeringdisc,newgoodusedsteeringbox etc) - Engine(timing,oil,newbracketsetupforimrovedthecooling,newplugs, and many other tweaks you know how these engines are) - Electricals(pretty much working , did some work but will be doing complete new wiring job , its on the board) - all by ourselves and ma sha allah the car is fine , no doubt there must be and are many things still to be figured out but its kinda drivable(not so now 2016) .
NOW THE THING'S WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DO TO IT :
1- Complete Engine Overhaul with New Piston/cylinders,oil cooler etc .
2-Distributor overhaul with new part's
3-Cooling system upgrade with a Used or New original German Generator/alternator (Needed if anyone can source)
4-Body off for Rust Treatment , Curing , painting .
5- Good used Rear Fender's (are out of shape) or reshaping these if possible . (needed)
7- Deepening the rear Original Vw 15x4.5(or are they 5.5) steelies to 7" or 8" (Pre-65 Non slotted Set or pair of steelies needed / Will exchange with my 1966 slotted lightweight 9.5/10 steelies too)
8-rear torsion adjustement to lower it as much as it allow's us . With putting on new german torsion cover Bushings .
9- New Front and Back Short shocks.
10-Front Beam Shortening by 3-4" with Sway away Type Adjusters (i got 7" airkewld ones)(will use another beam probably/anyone have a beam up for sale or any sources?)
11-Installation of 2.5" new Empi Drop spindles , New Empi long travel balljoints,new tie rod ends, bearings , Brake cylinders, pads , camber adjusters , caster shims (if needed) for the front suspension .** [DONE]**
12- Planning on Air suspension upfront.
13- (130-135-140-145-150-155-160 Pair of tires needed for the front) *Cannot find/help
Rest of the idea's , Thing's to do will be discussed in the thread , these above are some basic To do thing's so .
would also mention that many thing's will be discussed and sorted out overtime in the thread . I hope everyone enjoys this thread overtime and takes loads of help out of it . Will be updating the thread for Further Question's and Discussion's . Enjoy . tag the vw guys . .[/IMG]