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    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 .
    Details :
    Make: volkswagen
    Model: Beetle
    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,mastercylindersemi overhaul) - Steering(newgermansteeringdisc,newgoodusedsteering box etc) - Engine(timing,oil,newbracketsetupforimrovedthecool ing,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 **

    ****PLANS/GOALS ***
    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)
    6- Paintjob
    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][IMG][IMG][/IMG][/IMG][/IMG]

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    Torque is how far you take the wall with you -

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    Head done . Couldnt get snaps of it but these are the valves , bith exhaust and intake .

    1966 Volkswagen Beetle Resto  -1721637

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    Tin-ware painted in black .

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    Rear transmission/tranny mounts ready to go on . Will reduce noise and vibrations and a very useful and important thing to change along with the front trans mount too .

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    Front trans mount .

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    <3 .

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    Bravo!
    The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

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    So finally u found the side view mirror ... great .

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    Can anyone source me a SET or a PAIR of Dome 65- Hubcap's .
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
    Torque is how far you take the wall with you -

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    Quote Originally Posted by umar.shadab View Post
    Bravo!
    Yep! )
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikki89 View Post
    So finally u found the side view mirror ... great .
    Yes , finally managed to get them . Beautifull they are .
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikki89 View Post
    So finally u found the side view mirror ... great .
    Duplicate/internet glitch
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    Great work! Keep it up. Btw I am also searching for a pre 66 beetle (as a project) these days so if anyone has or know anyone willing to sell, please get me in touch. The rims look fantastic.
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    Where did you get the engine aluminum plated and how much did it cost?
    Why didn't you stick with the original interior? I would've kept the original steering and seats. It sort of keeps the spirit of it alive

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    Quote Originally Posted by dosimeter View Post
    Great work! Keep it up. Btw I am also searching for a pre 66 beetle (as a project) these days so if anyone has or know anyone willing to sell, please get me in touch. The rims look fantastic.
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    Where did you get the engine aluminum plated and how much did it cost?
    Why didn't you stick with the original interior? I would've kept the original steering and seats. It sort of keeps the spirit of it alive
    I'll let you know if any pre66 comes up . One good example is for sale in lahore or karachi asking 140k . You can inbox/Dm me i'll help you regarding . The block is not aluminium plated , it's painted in flat aluminium . Haha , the thing was i used to slip off of those vw seat's so i switched to these "bucket" types , i may convert back to the original ones in the near future with them being re-done . And about the steering , i found the original one too big and it was incomplete so i switched to this small steering wheel , the car's much nicer to drive now . The spirit is still alive , more when i hear the 1300 flat four whistling and roaring haha .
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
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    Stance haha .

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    Masked for a temporary paintjob that i'm doing myself . Will be doing the proper one after the bodyis rebuilt from ground up in sha allah .

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    Today's progress . Amost their .

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