number 6
2009-01-12T15:31:51Z
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
2009-01-12T16:45:24Z
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:
William
harveypj
2009-01-12T16:52:45Z
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
2009-01-12T17:40:27Z
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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William
number 6
2009-01-12T19:41:54Z
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
2009-01-12T23:32:58Z
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.
JD
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2009-01-13T10:07:11Z
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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number 6
2009-01-13T15:21:53Z
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.
Rach66
2009-01-13T16:44:54Z
Any pics of your '66? Always interested in pics:d
number 6
2009-01-14T09:16:23Z
hmm..... its barely recognizable as a beetle at the moment, ill try and get some up at the weekend
number 6
2009-01-14T10:39:18Z
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
2009-01-14T11:26:51Z
Offside (driver's side)
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
number 6
2009-01-14T13:07:35Z
Excellent thank you for that.

are you the same mr oakley off the earlybay forum?
Rich Oakley
2009-01-14T15:36:28Z
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.
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.
GKL 7
2009-01-14T19:11:25Z
And he really does mean EVERYWHERE.
heb623
2009-01-15T06:36:44Z
Rich Oakley wrote:



Could well be. :wink: I get everywhere.



Don't think so![-x

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I only regret the good things I did for the wrong people!
Boris1966
2009-01-17T12:49:04Z
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 🙂
number 6
2009-01-17T14:13:50Z
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
Dubster
2009-01-17T20:20:26Z
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 🙂
December 1966 UK 1500 Beetle
Rich Oakley
2009-01-17T21:39:11Z
heb623 wrote:



Don't think so![-x

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I avoid Belgium on purpose :wink: :lol:
47 Beetle, 56 UK Karmann Cabriolet, 56 UK Beetle, 57 UK Type 2, 59 UK Beetle, 66 UK Fastback.