54 Gertie
2009-01-18T22:18:31Z
harveypj wrote:

1966 was one of the major 'evolution' years for the Bug. You will find out there are quite a few 66 only parts, makes interesting research.





And some people call us geeks!:roll:

But seriously though there is nothing better than a bit of "reasearch". Ive spent many a happy hour looking into the variations in Batwing hornpushes!:d

William
harveypj
2009-01-18T22:25:54Z
:lol: they call me 'Reg' at work (after the Kenny Everret character) "Reg here" (in a nerdy voice) because of my VW fetish.
Finding out about all this stuff is all part of the fun of running a Bug:d
Stock......the new custom
54 Gertie
2009-01-18T22:29:01Z
harveypj wrote:

:lol: they call me 'Reg' at work (after the Kenny Everret character) "Reg here" (in a nerdy voice) because of my VW fetish.
Finding out about all this stuff is all part of the fun of running a Bug:d



My friends at school have found it best to simply turn the subject to football when I begin discussing the changes in the years in oval window beetles!:lol:
William
Rach66
2009-01-19T14:24:09Z
harveypj wrote:

1966 was one of the major 'evolution' years for the Bug. You will find out there are quite a few 66 only parts, makes interesting research.





And infuriating to get parts!:roll:
Rach66
2009-01-19T14:25:03Z
That's quite a project, good luck with it. Any time scale for completion?
number 6
2009-01-19T15:25:19Z
before i die would be nice:p
number 6
2009-01-19T17:13:37Z
where does this go and which way up and round:?

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thanks in advance
Rach66
2009-01-19T23:01:43Z
number 6 wrote:

before i die would be nice:p

:lol:
harveypj
2009-01-20T15:39:49Z
Its the 'bearing' plate from your foot pedal assembly.
I would be located against the tunnel, the pedal shaft running through it.
Stock......the new custom
number 6
2009-01-20T17:47:30Z
excellent thank you, another one answered:d
number 6
2009-01-23T13:20:06Z
right after asking on my local club forum there seems to be some doubt over my bug being a 66, some seem to think that its a 67 with earlier deck lid etc added so....

the date of registration on the v5 is 12/9/66 so does this make it a 66 or 67?

anyhoo

the chap brought the v5 round for me to sign last night as when he delivered the bug he forgot to bring it ::)

so the story begins... my mate brought the 66 then decided he couldnt afford to restore it so sold it to me but the chap who delivered it had brought it previous to my mate.

what we (me and my mate) didnt know was that the original owner had brought brand new wide 5 drums for it, so this chap turns up with a v5 and four new drums and offers them to me for 80 quid i barter and get him down to 40 quid, he leaves grumbling and im a happy chappy...... however when i opened the boxes inside i find all new brake pipes, clips and various other brake related bits that were missing from the bug, so the sneaky fooker had removed the drums before passing it on to my mate, then proceeded to sell them to me seperately >:(

though if he hadnt have brought them i would have never known and would be spending a lot more buying them from a shop
VW Stan
2009-01-23T14:43:44Z
Model Years change start of August so it's a '67. E Reg?

Round buttons on the door handles?

:d


It's hard to say what my girlfriend does for a living...

...She sells sea shells on the sea shore!
number 6
2009-01-23T14:54:56Z
yep round buttons, ivory knobs and its definately a D reg
pre67vw
2009-01-23T16:00:54Z
E Reg's ran from 1st Jan 1967 to 31 July 1967, so D reg is correct - but in VW model years its a 67 model I think.
Rob Amos
Happiness is a stock VW
harveypj
2009-01-23T22:11:18Z
66 was the last of what I call the 'old style'.
Do your vent window latches have chrome handles or a plastic knobs?
My 66 also still never had hazard lights, 67's do I believe.
interior door handles are still lever type, 67 are pull out type.
ash tray lost its pull knob in 67.
Narrow external chrome trim too.

Stock......the new custom
Boris1966
2009-01-24T11:59:43Z
What a lovely project bug.
I love the 66 year bug..... last of the sloping headlighters!!!!!
In the future myself and boyf' are considering restoring a '63 so will be interesting to hear your progress.
Leane :wink:
crazydaze
2009-01-24T13:32:56Z
Boris1966 wrote:

What a lovely project bug.
I love the 66 year bug..... last of the sloping headlighters!!!!!
In the future myself and boyf' are considering restoring a '63 so will be interesting to hear your progress.
Leane :wink:



UK 67's were Sloping headlamps, long bonnet, one year only Decklid and Rear Valance and 4 Stud wheels, some times with front discs and 12v depending on the model spec.

In the US they got the upright headlamps etc a year earlier than the UK for the 67 model year 12v with the one year only decklid.

Alex
number 6
2009-01-25T09:12:40Z
harveypj wrote:

66 was the last of what I call the 'old style'.
Do your vent window latches have chrome handles or a plastic knobs?
My 66 also still never had hazard lights, 67's do I believe.
interior door handles are still lever type, 67 are pull out type.
ash tray lost its pull knob in 67.
Narrow external chrome trim too.



yep quarter catches are chrome
no hazards either
lever door handles
no ashtray so cant comment!
and the body has large holes so presumably for wide chrome trim

a spanner in the works?
harveypj
2009-01-25T21:15:43Z
Wide chrome is correct for a 66.

Sounds like a 66 to me.
You mentioned the deck lid.
66 was the first year for 1300 engine, the deck lid will be 'full length', also first year engine size badge was put on.
66 badge read 1300 later years read 1300cc.
Stock......the new custom
number 6
2009-08-26T13:16:36Z
well its been a while since i updated and not a lot has changed really, the camper has been recieving most of my time and money so the 66 is on the back burner.

any way few pics to show just how rough the 66 really is!!
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and that be all folks...........




for now!!