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  • 1964 Beetle.

    Hello all!
    i'm going to have another attempt at doing a thread for my Beetle.i tried a few times before,but had loads of bother trying to upload pictures,because of really slow internet here,and i'm not to handy with the computer either..
    heres a few pictures from the ad on Eircooled where i saw the car first..


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    well that was three or four years ago now.i rang the owner,Barry(baz 76,on here)and went to view it.i was just what i was looking for,so i put a deposit on it,and my brother trailored it home from Wexford to galway the next week.it was a kind of an unfinished project.it came with an unfitted 2.1 engine,Rancho pro street gearbox,Webber40's,CSP wide 5 disk brake kit,and loads of other lovely bits and pieces.i was happy out!
    Last edited by whatucolm; 26-12-2012, 03:49 PM.

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    • #3
      heres a pic of the engine as i got it.i painted up some tin ware for it,fitted an external oil filter anp pump cover,solid pushrods,bolt together rocker shafts,petronix ignition,and bugpack ceramic coated exhaust system

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      • #4
        oh ya,it had a Bugpack(i think)deep sump too.
        heres a picture of the engine put together and fitted-it was a bit of a squeeze!

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        • #5
          i made up a few brackets from aluminium for the oil filter,oil breather thingy,and put some holes in the inner wings,to make the carbs easier to adjust(allegedly)







          Last edited by whatucolm; 29-12-2012, 03:33 PM.

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          • #6
            probablly not great having the oil hoses going through the bumper bracket,but i wasn't intending fitting bumpers.
            big dirty heavy exhaust can now fitted too..

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            • #7
              this is the CSP wide 5 brake kit the car came with-it also had ajusters in the front beam.the rear was at standard height.

              these are the wheels the car came with.not the sexiest things on the planet!




              so i bought two new Mangle 5.5" 356 look steels for the front,and got four 7"(ish) banded steels for the back-well two spares and two for the back!

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              • #8
                being a cheap-skate,i considered dickying up the origionals with bits of an old drumkit...until i had visions of small children being sliced in half if they ever fell off when i was driving..not good-so i had to splash out on e-bay.

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                • #9
                  these are the bandad steels i got on e-bay.they were kind of rough,but i got them sandblasted,and with a bid of grinding/filling/painting,they looked better.

                  i painted them BMW metallic purple,but was not totally happy with them.they looked much darker than i expected,whan on the car.

                  two out of three cats preferr deep dish!

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                  • #10
                    this is how it stood at the back-so it was time totwist those trailing arms around.


                    i over-did it on my first attempt- B@st*rd!. not much fun doin it twice..

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                    • #11
                      got dropped spindles for the front too,and it looked like this-

                      front wheels rubbing thr wings on any kind of tight turn tho..

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                      • #12
                        i also got some guages from cip1 in America.oil temp,oil pressure,volts and a rev counter.made a little plate to hold the small ones in the radio opening,and the rev counter in the speaker grill on the right-no tunes for this car-suppose i'll just have to listen to the engine..






                        Last edited by whatucolm; 31-12-2012, 12:42 AM.

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                        • #13
                          ohh this brings back memories colm ! nice to see to trusty old 405 dturbo having a well earned rest in the backround, that was a bit of an epic 24 hours involved in getting the bug home from scotland

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                          • #14
                            i think that 405 must be an honourary vdub at this stage Barry-i remember you callin up with it,with no passenger seats,filled to the gills with what looked like the makings of two or three beetles!

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                            • #15
                              LOL was like that a good few times colm,including the trip back from scotland with the 64 on an A frame. justin might have a pic of it with a vw engine hanging out the back of it ! raging i got rid of that car

                              anyways sorry for the hijack, the 64 is still looking good

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