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    Default 1966 Volkswagen Beetle Restoration -

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    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 .
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    1966 Volkswagen Beetle Resto  -1723338

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    Gearbox over head engine seal

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    Installed the engine bay seals . They are 2 in total and very important . What these seals do is prevent the HOT AIR that is built up by the heads and the cylinders below from coming into the engine bay and thus being sucked by the fan and transferred into the engine , hot air pumped into the engine will result in Over-Heating and will destroy your engine eventually . Cool air is needed for the fan to pump into the engine to cool it down so these seals are used to keep the hot air separated from the cool air in the engine bay . Although it was a difficult job to get them in because of the tight and small space in the rear compartment . Here's a link from classic vw bug's to educate and help anyone who might want to know what these do and how they're installed , https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uX64PrQImkw
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    Torque is how far you take the wall with you -

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    Cleaned the heat riser from the insides and painted with flat black high heat paint . Cleaning of the heat riser/inlet manifold is very important also . The function of this weird thing is to prevent icing in the carburettor and the fuel particles , and to keep the mixture proper , it drives heat from the cylinders and the exhaust muffler . The small pipe below is the one where all the "Baked Carbon" builds up and blocks it up . I'm positive about more than 60-80% beetles in pakistan having useless blocked heat risers/inlet manifolds . Cleaning is a dirty and hard task but worth it .


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    New trans mounts & Input shaft seal .


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    Nothing more to say . The car is finally on the road once again . Ma sha allah .
    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 mishaqkhan1 View Post
    Nothing more to say . The car is finally on the road once again . Ma sha allah .
    Congrats....looking Hot
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    seems like good work but the pictures aren't showing the right colour
    haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    New trans mounts .

    1966 Volkswagen Beetle Resto  -1723885
    put in new axle boots left one seems to be leaking and also get the gear oil changed with best quality one. <- thats a must after all you hv gotten done..

    p.s i hope u hv installed a fuel filter since its not visible in any of the pictures.
    The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassan1991 View Post
    Congrats....looking Hot
    Thankyou brother .
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    Quote Originally Posted by margallar View Post
    seems like good work but the pictures aren't showing the right colour
    Tbh it's almost like it is in the pictures . Very minor difference actually .
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
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