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Post by 68beetlebug on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:00 pm

Willy's got a girlfriend!
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Post by Cave Man on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:17 pm

Those look like 67 1 year only overriders on the rear. Nice looking find.
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Post by 68beetlebug on Sun Nov 07, 2010 10:31 pm

Cave Man wrote:Those look like 67 1 year only overriders on the rear. Nice looking find.
There are four boxes of parts with some other overriders/bumper pieces inside the car. Tomorrow we'll pull all that stuff out and get a better look. Title and vin numbers say 1966. Almost fell into that "supposed to be 1966" trap before! She needs a lot of work but I am excited!
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Post by Cave Man on Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:13 am

The deck lid and front fenders are correct for a 66. Most likele someone changed the bumper for what they had and didnt know or care about the difference.
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Post by bakertim2 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:26 am

I have a 67, but, I dont think my bumper is correct. That's one of the things I never noticed was different on a 67. I'll have to check on that this evening. Very cool looking ride. So what's the plan for this jewel.
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Post by 68beetlebug on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:47 am

bakertim2 wrote:I have a 67, but, I dont think my bumper is correct. That's one of the things I never noticed was different on a 67. I'll have to check on that this evening. Very cool looking ride. So what's the plan for this jewel.
Well....she looks good in pictures! Needs a good bit of body and interior work. It has an earlier model motor that runs and looks good. Was being used as a DD. I would like to keep her close to original as possible. My 66 I had as a kid got totaled around 1985 but we kept the motor, so would like to someday replace that early motor. The guy said there is an earlier model radio in one of those parts boxes. We also kept my 66 radio.....
Willy needs to be better before this one gets much attention. I reckon she will sit in the barn and just be touched for a while. Nawww.. Laughing
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Post by bumblebuggy on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:12 am

VWs are like Lays potato chips. You can never have just one. alien
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Post by Cave Man on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:28 am

And you can never get enough either. Just dont ask my wife about that bom because she sees it a little different.
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Post by LB Bedwell on Mon Nov 08, 2010 7:05 pm

and unlike a woman when you get rid of one queen , you are always going try to replace it with an older model
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Mon Nov 08, 2010 8:57 pm

Looks like a nice start! I bet it will really shine up!

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Re: 1966 Bug "Willow"

Post by 68beetlebug on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:10 pm

Cave Man wrote:Those look like 67 1 year only overriders on the rear. Nice looking find.
We pulled the bumper parts out of a box today and I see what you mean about the difference. The overriders on the car have that little dip down in the middle. The other ones when you put them up next to those....are straight across the top, more square. Am I on the right track?
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Post by 68beetlebug on Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:23 pm

VWs are addictive. I have been in one since my dad bought the 66 new. I learned to drive in it, drove it through school years, (he finally gave up ever getting it back and it became mine) my first marriage and part of my current marriage. It was totaled in my driveway when an ahole ran off the road and smashed it into a U shape. So, she died in '85. Then I got a 1969 KG and drove it til about '91. Still have it, just in a bad state of disrepair. So, I am very happy to have a bug or two back in my life!
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Re: 1966 Bug "Willow"

Post by LB Bedwell on Tue Nov 09, 2010 9:40 am

thats awesome congrats for sure
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Re: 1966 Bug "Willow"

Post by 68buggirrl on Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:16 pm

Smile
I just noticed that you had a thread!
I cant wait to see it done up, def take lots of pics. Smile Willy is looking great so im sure it will be in no time.

Got my 68' to start today!!
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