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Post by DiggerD on Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:25 pm

Was able to get out today and shoot a few pics. I picked up this 66 Deluxe the day after the Reynolds show. It is a former show/magazine Bus, was in Vw Trends, July 1990 issue. It was in storage from 92 - 06 and only driven a few times from 06 to 09. It needed a good going over and a few minor things done and there were some electrical issues to sort out, (thanks Tronview, now I owe ya twice!!)
I think the replacement of the headlight switch will correct the remaining electrical problems (thanks Splitties, call me or send your#)
Anyway the plan right now is to just roll it as is and do a few upgrades next fall/winter.

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Goped406 on Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:26 pm

im jealous cyclops
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Cambur on Sun Mar 29, 2009 10:32 pm

x2

that bus is sweet!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:01 am

They have a few plates on ebay if you want one and don't have one.

Item number: 220384264307
Item number: 400040217075
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by fried_chicken on Wed Apr 01, 2009 11:25 am

Nice bus man. cheers
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:09 pm

71_georgia_beetle wrote:They have a few plates on ebay if you want one and don't have one.

Item number: 220384264307
Item number: 400040217075

Yeah, the other day when I picked up the tag I was thinking about getting a YOM tag. Do you know if there are extra charges to get one? Honestly tho, this thing has been throwing me some many curveballs, tags are the least of my worries. Sad
Still gonna try to have it ready by the 17th if possible!! Very Happy

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:12 pm

Awesome I hope you do have it ready. I want to see it!

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:26 pm

DiggerD wrote:
71_georgia_beetle wrote:They have a few plates on ebay if you want one and don't have one.

Item number: 220384264307
Item number: 400040217075

Yeah, the other day when I picked up the tag I was thinking about getting a YOM tag. Do you know if there are extra charges to get one? Honestly tho, this thing has been throwing me some many curveballs, tags are the least of my worries. Sad
Still gonna try to have it ready by the 17th if possible!! Very Happy

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There is no charge to register a vintage tag.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Mon Jun 22, 2009 8:29 pm

A nice pic taken at YUB:


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A pic that Tronview tweaked:

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Grifspop on Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:27 am

That is one NICE BUS!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by VW12step on Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:52 pm

Freakin' Sweet! Schwing!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:07 pm


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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Thu Jul 02, 2009 6:28 pm

Wow nice!! Where did you find that one?
I've been scouring the net to find any pics/info on it. I have been trying to put a documented history of it together, and I didn't have that pic!! Cool
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:55 pm


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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:06 pm

HiD headlights installed:

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Mon Mar 15, 2010 8:53 pm

New pic, removed all the dark window tint. (a 13 + hour ordeal) I like it tho, makes backing up a night almost an enjoyable experience. Wink Also this pic has the roof rack that I picked up at Bulli Brigade in it. Cool

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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by 56HAVOC on Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:05 pm

Dude it looks Badass for real now. Just got to buy alot of windex and paper towels. 13 hours to remove the tint, 1 hour to clean the windows lol!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:44 am

56HAVOC wrote:Dude it looks Badass for real now. Just got to buy alot of windex and paper towels. 13 hours to remove the tint, 1 hour to clean the windows lol!

Yep, I went thru 2 bottles of glass cleaner, about 7 single edge razor blades, and a roll and a half of paper towels, but I think it was worth it. There was actually two layers of tint on there.
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by 56HAVOC on Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:16 am

Well it's a good look, but now everyone can see the hula girl dance on the dash lol !!!!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Wed May 19, 2010 1:00 pm

Recently located an amazing set of nearly NOS front walk-thru seats. Today I removed the scat pro-car buckets and was happy to find almost all the original mounting brackets still intact!! cheers Trimed the carpet to fit around the original mounts and the new,old seats slid in lika a charm! These seats were found in the rafters of an old junkyard storage building and appear to have only been used very briefly. Cool







All I am missing is the L shaped bracket that goes behind the passenger seat to support the right corner of the seat back. I will try to find an original one if possible, but it doesn't look like it would be very hard to fabricate one that was pretty close. This is the missing piece, this one is the driver side, which mine is missing also. The drivers side is not as critical as the passenger as the driver seat is one piece and doesn't need the extra support. (I will get/make one for this side as well for originality's sake).

*** Update: I did some more research and the drivers side L bracket would be for the earlier models. Since mine has a one piece adjustable drivers seat, there was not a bracket on that side. Now I only have to find or make one instead of two... Cool


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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by zabo on Wed May 19, 2010 1:19 pm

i like what your doing with it- looking nice!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by aircooledaddicts on Wed May 19, 2010 3:52 pm

Awesome! Looks great. Cool
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by Grifspop on Wed May 19, 2010 5:41 pm

What a score!

It's great that the seats matched your interior

Looks good!
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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by DiggerD on Wed May 19, 2010 6:22 pm

Yeah the seat color looks pretty good with the existing interior. It would be a shame to recover them after surviving in this condition for so long. Here is a pic of the bottoms before a little clean up:



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Re: 1966 Deluxe

Post by bakertim2 on Wed May 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Digger, whats the plans for the old scat seats?
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