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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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    Torque is how far you take the wall with you -

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    Quote Originally Posted by umar.shadab View Post
    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.
    Changed the axle boots quite a lot of times , will be changing them again , it's on the list . Yes , filled it up with gear oil , could you reccomend a place where one could get vw correct top quality gear oil? . The fuel filter for safety purposes has been installed in the front under the fuel tank . Having it in the engine bay is dangerous .
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    Changed the axle boots quite a lot of times , will be changing them again , it's on the list . Yes , filled it up with gear oil , could you reccomend a place where one could get vw correct top quality gear oil? . The fuel filter for safety purposes has been installed in the front under the fuel tank . Having it in the engine bay is dangerous .
    to my personal experience keeping the filter in engine bay is a bit easy to keep an eye on.. plus it takes less hassle to change it when needed (all the filters are designed to be installed inside the engine bay, they can bear the heat, so keeping them there wont be a problem unless u place it correctly i.e BEFORE the fuel pump not in between fuel pump and carburetor thats a BIG risk..) dont fill the gearbox REPLACE all the gear oil, u need 2.5 litres of SAE 90 grade gear oil to do the complete job, u shouldnt use PSO oils, get hands on a high end brand FUCHS brand is quite common for bugs here, plus u should get hands on a good quality neoprene rubber axle boots, they'll surely last much much longer
    The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umar.shadab View Post
    to my personal experience keeping the filter in engine bay is a bit easy to keep an eye on.. plus it takes less hassle to change it when needed (all the filters are designed to be installed inside the engine bay, they can bear the heat, so keeping them there wont be a problem unless u place it correctly i.e BEFORE the fuel pump not in between fuel pump and carburetor thats a BIG risk..) dont fill the gearbox REPLACE all the gear oil, u need 2.5 litres of SAE 90 grade gear oil to do the complete job, u shouldnt use PSO oils, get hands on a high end brand FUCHS brand is quite common for bugs here, plus u should get hands on a good quality neoprene rubber axle boots, they'll surely last much much longer
    I'de not risk my car on a filter in an engine bay haha . Used to be their before but changed the locations and its much safer in the front . Well i replaced the gear oil a couple months ago that's why topped it up , will change it completely now as it's better to do so than not doing it . FUCHS for gear oil or engine oil? Where could i be able to find an authentic FUCHS retailer in islamabad as well as in pindi . And anyone in the twin cities or inside pakistan having neoprene axle boots? The ones sarwar autos rwp sells run a max of 6-7 months .
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    get rid of these side mirrors please! get chromed ones instead!!
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    The best car safety device is a rear-view mirror with a cop in it.

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    very well done . keep it with old vintage looks ..rest all great
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    Quote Originally Posted by umar.shadab View Post
    get rid of these side mirrors please! get chromed ones instead!!
    haha . I have bought them . just need to fit them cleanly , requires some thinking and clean welding skill's . any ideas on fitting them up in any easier way? you can reach me on facebook .
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    Quote Originally Posted by rozzzzz View Post
    very well done . keep it with old vintage looks ..rest all great
    Thankyou brother . in sha allah I will .
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    66' at the Vcccp islamabad autoshow 16' .

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