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13 years ago
hi,

ive just got myself a 66 project with plenty of bits missing and plenty of work required, what im after is information to begin with,

example: the bug has ball joint front suspension and 4 stud brakes all round, i was under the impression that pre 67's were king and link pin with wide 5.

could it be a cross over model thing or that someone has 'upgraded' at some point?

thanks in advance

andrew

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54 Gertie
13 years ago
number 6 wrote:

hi,

ive just got myself a 66 project with plenty of bits missing and plenty of work required, what im after is information to begin with,

example: the bug has ball joint front suspension and 4 stud brakes all round, i was under the impression that pre 67's were king and link pin with wide 5.

could it be a cross over model thing or that someone has 'upgraded' at some point?

thanks in advance

andrew

Hi Andrew! :d

Your right, pre 67 cars should have 5 stud king and link pin beams! That is apart from 67 1500s, unless im mistaken! Unless your car is a 67 year model (changed from 66 year model in august) car then it could have these bits!

What reg is your car? E or D?

Will :beer:


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13 years ago
king and link pin was up until 1965.

your 66 is correct with ball joints.

should have 5 stud wheels though.

5 stud wheels remained until 67. 1966/7 had slotted rims with flat hub caps.


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54 Gertie
13 years ago
harveypj wrote:

king and link pin was up until 1965.

your 66 is correct with ball joints.

should have 5 stud wheels though.

5 stud wheels remained until 67. 1966/7 had slotted rims with flat hub caps.

Ahhhhhh! :oops: I thought they ended in 67! You learn something new everyday!:d

Heres a pic of a 66/67 wheel!:d

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13 years ago
thanks for the replies

its a D registration.

really wish it had the wide 5's as they look so much better.

does anyone know if its just a case of changing the drums, or is it a lot more than that?

crazydaze
13 years ago
number 6 wrote:

thanks for the replies

its a D registration.

really wish it had the wide 5's as they look so much better.

does anyone know if its just a case of changing the drums, or is it a lot more than that?

Some really late build '66's on D plates had the 67 model 4 studs. I have a couple of mates with these features as per factory.

Alex.

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13 years ago
number 6 wrote:

thanks for the replies

its a D registration.

really wish it had the wide 5's as they look so much better.

does anyone know if its just a case of changing the drums, or is it a lot more than that?

IIRC its simple enough to swap back to wide five drums. Direct swap with the correct parts. `66-67 rear drums are a little wider, so don´t try to use earlier ones.


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thank you all for the replies.

will certainly consider changing to wide 5's even if it did come from the factory as it is now.

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Any pics of your '66? Always interested in pics:d
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hmm..... its barely recognizable as a beetle at the moment, ill try and get some up at the weekend
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can anyone tell me which side striker plate this is please

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im missing the opposite side to this one

Rich Oakley
13 years ago
Offside (driver's side)
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13 years ago
Excellent thank you for that.

are you the same mr oakley off the earlybay forum?

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13 years ago
number 6 wrote:

Excellent thank you for that.

are you the same mr oakley off the earlybay forum?

Could well be. :wink: I get everywhere.


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13 years ago
And he really does mean EVERYWHERE.
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Rich Oakley wrote:

Could well be. :wink: I get everywhere.

Don't think so![-x

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Boris1966
13 years ago
Hi Number 6,

I too have a 1966 beetle. it's the 1966 model/ july 1966 manufactured so has wide 5 wheels, ball joints etc. Are you going to keep the car 6 volt? If so.... i might have some parts you may need as i have converted mine. Also have some seals/ other bits.

Leane 🙂

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13 years ago
wow thanks for the offer, i hadnt even considered it being 6 volt:oops:

all my others have been 70's you see!

can you pm me a list of what you have please

thanks in advance

andrew

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13 years ago
number 6 wrote:

wow thanks for the offer, i hadnt even considered it being 6 volt:oops:

all my others have been 70's you see!

can you pm me a list of what you have please

thanks in advance

andrew

It would have been 6 volt as standard, my car is a December '66 ('67 model) and it is 6 volt. Many have been converted to 12 volt over the years.

Please post some photos of the car 🙂


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13 years ago
heb623 wrote:

Don't think so![-x

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I avoid Belgium on purpose :wink: :lol:


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