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"Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:18 pm

Just thought I would start a thread for the vert.
Its a 66 vert that was originally Yukon Yellow but was repainted sometime in the 80's. I'm not 100% but I think it is now sea blue. I got the Bug from Edwinn who bought it from the original owner. It has a newly rebuilt 1300 in it and I have the original engine as well that I am going to rebuild and eventually put back in. Interior seems to be original except for the drivers seat. It has been replaced at some point. I need to put a new steering box in it and do some brake work but otherwise she runs and drives great! Smile
She had a starting issue and I thought it was the starter but after getting under the car I saw some bad connections. I fixed those and she seems to be starting fine. Also coming home from the club meet last night the headlight were almost non existant. It's still 6v but they were not bright at all. I started checking wiring and everything looked good scratch I finally pulled the actual headlights out and they had 2 brand new 12v headlights No Now she has correct 6v headlights and all is good again Cool
Anyways here is some pictures. I'll post some more soon




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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by Damn-it Don on Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:02 pm

She's a beaut Gary! Thats a good looking car!
I came home from the hospital (first car ride!), grew up in (family of 7 going to church!) and learned to drive in a blue '66 my folks had. It was a metal sunroof model. I've got a very sentimental appreciation for those.
Are the solid rims OG? I'm not 100% sure, but I thought Dads old Bug had holes. Enjoy!!!
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:09 pm

Don Hall wrote:She's a beaut Gary! Thats a good looking car!
I came home from the hospital (first car ride!), grew up in (family of 7 going to church!) and learned to drive in a blue '66 my folks had. It was a metal sunroof model. I've got a very sentimental appreciation for those.
Are the solid rims OG? I'm not 100% sure, but I thought Dads old Bug had holes. Enjoy!!!

That's awesome! I love hearing stories like that :-)
The og wheels are slotted.it came with the original slotted wheels and Smoothies. I just like Smoothies better :-)
Bugs had the Smoothies up to 65 then 66 & 67 had the slotted wheels.
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Post by Grifspop on Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:10 am

The first Beetle that I started driving was a Savannah Beige 1966 with a 1500cc engine- brings back memories!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:58 pm

I replaced the steering box today so no more play in the steering cheers
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:21 pm

Paint buffed out real nice Smile




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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by ping349n on Wed Mar 14, 2012 3:55 pm

Damn Gary! That is one beautiful ride! I know it's not the original color, but it sure looks smooth!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:19 pm

ping349n wrote:Damn Gary! That is one beautiful ride! I know it's not the original color, but it sure looks smooth!

Thanks Very Happy
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by rpm750 on Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:33 pm

Awesome Gary, next time I'm up for a new ride your pickin it!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed Mar 14, 2012 6:14 pm

rpm750 wrote:Awesome Gary, next time I'm up for a new ride your pickin it!
lol Smile
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Installed a working 6V sears radio I got from a friend today Smile
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:36 pm

Finally got the stance done. I dropped the rear today two splines and installed the drop spindles on my 5 inch beam that Tim built for me. Smile


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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by Grifspop on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:01 pm

Sits nice!!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:03 pm

Thanks Pete Smile
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by sploval53 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:20 pm

Looks good garyb
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by aircooledaddicts on Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:32 pm

sploval53 wrote:Looks good garyb

Thanks!
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri Apr 27, 2012 6:53 am

Nice it looks good!

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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by Major62 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 8:48 pm

Nice vert - Keeper ?????
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:47 pm

Major62 wrote:Nice vert - Keeper ?????

Thats the plan Smile This is my all time favorite VW I've owned by far Smile
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:47 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Nice it looks good!

Thanks Bryce!
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Re: "Bell" my 66 vert

Post by hly3rd on Sun Apr 29, 2012 3:54 pm

This was my favorite car at the show Saturday!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:10 pm

hly3rd wrote:This was my favorite car at the show Saturday!

Thanks Hank!! Its always good to know that people like what you've done but when somebody like you (whose work I have always admired) compliments your car.....thats better than any trophy I could get Cool
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Post by Guest on Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:37 pm

very cool vert

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