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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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    New 2.5" drop spindles.

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    Machining the drum's .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassan1991 View Post
    Looking Great specially after lowering
    but only that rear bumper look's little messy.
    Thanyou for your kind words my friend. I think its the picture .will upload more , The rear bumper is pretty fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    Thanyou for your kind words my friend. I think its the picture .will upload more , The rear bumper is pretty fine.
    Your Welcome Brother
    Yep it can be......I'm waiting for more.
    And brother what about wheels interesting in Alloys or be with these?
    The first step towards knowledge is to know that WE are IGNORANT

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    After the Front lowering. now gonna lower it a little bit from the back .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassan1991 View Post
    Your Welcome Brother
    Yep it can be......I'm waiting for more.
    And brother what about wheels interesting in Alloys or be with these?
    Wheel's will be these. Non slotted 1965 steelies . Will be getting them redone now , stripped , de-rusted , then primer , paint (White) , clips installation , then dome hubcaps. Same for the rear wheel's but rear wheel's will be Deepened , will have a 4-5" lip and will be 7-8" wide all in all. IN SHA ALLAH.
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
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    Reference picture for wheel's when they are done. Body paint will also be this red In sha allah if allah will's.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    Reference picture for wheel's when they are done. Body paint will also be this red In sha allah if allah will's.


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    These wheels are really beautiful *Hollow*...beetle is looking Hot especially with white and red contrast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hassan1991 View Post
    These wheels are really beautiful *Hollow*...beetle is looking Hot especially with white and red contrast
    Exactly. White/red go together very well. Front wheels will be stock and rear will be *hollow* only.
    Horsepower is how Fast you hit the wall ,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
    Exactly. White/red go together very well. Front wheels will be stock and rear will be *hollow* only.
    Good
    Also share some interior pics brother Love to see some classic stuff.
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    Got these aftermarket original Recaro Semi-bucket's because the old original vw seat's were worn out and in bad shape , you would slip off of them while taking tight turns. Steering also replaced by a deepdish nardi torino steering wheel , the orig vw one was incomplete and bit too big for my liking. A Top notch stereo setup was also installed .

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    *No-Smoking*

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    Quote Originally Posted by mishaqkhan1 View Post
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