Before I make this thing go I have to be able to make it stop!
Life, work and weather have gotten in the way a bit so I haven’t done much to the car lately. I am reading and making lists and preparing to get to work on it though. I am still learning a lot about the 1967 one year only stuff.
At the moment I am working on an order list for the brakes. (About $250.00 with shipping from Keiths Auto Parts – 1-800-RACE A VW)
Including what I have already ordered:
- Master Cylinder
- Brake shoes for front and back
- 4 Brake kits (Springs and all that stuff)
- Brake cylinders for all 4 wheels
- All new brake lines
- Brake hose for the reservoir to master cylinder
With all this I will have some good working brakes. I am also ordering new wheel bearings while I am at it.
When I pulled off the front wheels I saw brake shoes that were literally falling apart. The pad separated from the metal and rust dust everywhere. This stuff just fell apart in my hands.
There was a lot of use left on those shoes when the car was parked but that must have been a long time ago.
Found Some Original 1967 Items
I have been shopping a little in theSamba.com classifieds. http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/
I have found a good used driver side seat from a 1967 Beetle. I think seats from 66 up to about 70 would technically fit but I am glad to have found the right one. Now, that just leaves a passenger side and a back seat. I reckon if you just have one seat it may as well be on the driver side right?
I also found a fuel tank from a ’67. So, I have a seat coming from Georgia and a fuel tank coming from California. The original cars have been parted out but they will instill new life into my old project.
Books I have obtained
- How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
- Bentley Volkswagen Manual 1966 – 1969
- Bentley Volkswagen Manual 1970- 1974
- Haynes VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1954 – 1979
- Haynes VW 1600 Beetle and Super Beetle
- How to Rebuild Your Volkswagen Air Cooled Engine
I also got a few catalogs:
The Wolfsburg West catalog is great. It is very useful as a guide to help you figure out what fits what. They charge 4 bucks for the catalog and you get $4 off on your first order. I think the book is well worth $4 just for the info and pictures it has.
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