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Post by redneck_davis on Sun Oct 28, 2012 12:57 pm

YNew to the whole VW thing but old to a good deal. Scooped up my 73 baja and got it running and experimented w a $50 paint job. Liked the results. Always tinkering but for the most part reliable and fun.

So when i ran across two cars and a truck bed full of parts for a few hundred i could not pass it up.
So i got a 71 super w an auto trans. Its already sold for the same price i paid for everything.
What i kept for my self is 2 motors and an empty machined case with new parts to fill it. And a.pile of odds and ends from God only knows where or what. I kept whats believed to be a 66 or 67 standard beetle. There is a riveted plate on the frojt below gas tank but no year. And there isnt a tag on the doorway like the other 2 i have. The vin number aint on the dash in the corner either. .WTF?
Please help
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Post by pwmcguire on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:01 pm

look on the frame tunnel under the rear seat, right in front of the access hole for the shifter coupling, you may have to clean it real good to see it.
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Post by fluxcap on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:09 pm

The riveted tag you saw below the gas tank will also have the body's vin number. If it starts with 116....., that would indicate a 1966. 117....would be a 67.

Prior to 1966, the vin number was formatted differently and can't be read the same way

Check to see if the number under the gas tanks agrees to the number under the back seat.

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Post by redneck_davis on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:18 pm

Anything useful i noticed. .
Wide 5 pattern wheels.. transaxle has a uv or some sort of boot covered joint at both ends of driveshalfs. . Non louvered hood. .seperate gas gauge from the 90 mph speedo. All metal painted dash. 12volt sticker in driver door jam. 2wing steering wheel. Rusty floor w live mouse. No key in the ignition..gas fill inside trunk. Plastic resivors for brakes and wipers below gas tank in front. . No cowl vents for fresh air?. And vw badge on front trunk. Key hole in the thumb button on door handles
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Post by redneck_davis on Sun Oct 28, 2012 1:19 pm

117. Both places. . Preciate it guys. . Now ill work on findin the mouse before he finds me. .lol
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