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NCdad
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Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:11 pm    Post subject: Hello from NC Reply with quote

Been in and out here knowing one day I would own a '66.

Picked this one up a few weeks ago.

Has some work to do.... It's not road ready yet, but I did get the motor to start after its been sitting awhile!
Engine is NOT original as its a 1200 40 hp #727xxxx from Oct/62

The day I towed it home.




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fatalifeaten
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 03, 2011 9:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to have you here as a Member!!!
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NCdad
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2012 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an update:

Got it cranked in Nov
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6owmNggEHQ

Fuel Lines replaced and clamped.

Picked up a Red Optima 6v battery

Dropped off rims to have media blasted.
( will be going back to factory L289 & L41 colors )

New Tires soon

Brakes are up next. WW finally got some German MC's in

No updated pics as of yet.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum! Thanks for sharing the pictures. I look forward to seeing your updates.
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NCdad
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 16, 2012 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got Wheels back from Bead Blasting.

Wanting to go stock with L41 black and L289 Pale Blue Colors but Do I want to paint or Powder coat them.... hmmmmm.

Blasting was $20 per wheel.

Where do you get L269 paint from?

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found that Wesco carries just about all of the original VW paint colors. Not sure if there is a Wesco in your area... Worth checking though.
The best success I have had with painting wheels is using metal etching primer as a base before paint. Then paint and then clear coat. Makes them easy to keep clean and they always shine. I have stainless beauty rings and white walls on my daily driver 66'...
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NCdad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 16, 2014 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update: got working on the '66 and then ended up picking up a '64 Rolling Eyes

Here was some progress I had made before it got put on the back burner.






Dropped the motor,





Cleaned under the package tray, replaced Axle boots, and Tranny mounts

Before:



Primed and cleaned up



Cleaned up and TIG welded some pin holes in the original fuel tank.



its been sitting for a while, mostly storing stuff in it.. but hope to continue on it soon.
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NCdad
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got the 66 off the jackstands and back on the ground, New shoes all around, currently working on a 1835cc and converting to 12v.
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NCdad
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just wanted to update this post and close it out.

Been through some rough times starting 2 days after my last post...
my spouse having an affair, separation, child custody, and divorce.
VW people are some of the most genuine and caring people around, from helping you to get rolling down the road when your broke down, sharing some good food and good stories at a show or cruise-in, or helping you get through some of the darkest days of your life.
I just wanted to say "Thank You" to all my VW people.

Anyway, this '66 made it, back on the road the summer of 2015,
but has gone to a new owner in South Carolina in Oct 2015.
I'm sure I will pick up another 1966 in the future but just wanted share a few pics of the final look when I had it.







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darzoom
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am sure you will be back in the fold. Sorry for the rough times you have had.
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