1966 Volkswagen Squareback
1966 Volkswagen Squareback
Color: White
Engine Size: 1600


Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Very original Squareback, as delivered.

Original Type 3 pancake motor.

Worn out interior.

Original dash.

Decent headliner.

Rear hatch.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered. Previous owner installed oil/volt warning system. Neat, but ugly, gotta go.

Interior as delivered.

Trunk in nice shape.

VIN plate.

Tire pressure sticker for documentation purposes.

Location of plates and stickers.

Original turn signals.

Original turn signals.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Interior as delivered.

Seats removed.

Door panels removed.

Door panels removed.

Sound deadening removed.

Sound deadening removed. Superficial rust.

Rear seat out.

Interior panels out.

Under the rear seat.

Under the rear seat.

Battery panel, SOLID!

Passengers side is solid as well.

Dash stripped.

Dash stripped.

Front stripped.

Front stripped.

Exterior trim removed.

Exterior trim removed.

Dash stripped.

Bumper off, bent rear apron.

OE Vinyl

OE Vinyl

OE Vinyl

OE Vinyl

Passenger rear fender removed.

All four fenders and front lid off.

All four fenders and front lid off.

Passenger front fender rust.

Passenger front fender rust.

Passenger front fender rust.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Rear matting documentation.

Interior completely stripped out.

Cleaning off the old glue so that new glue will stick for reinstallation.

Custom stereo mount on paper. Cut-n-Fold.

Stereo plate in metal. Ready to weld in.

The dash before cutting.

Ashtray and heater controls cut out.

Ready for the stereo plate.

Stereo plate welded in and ashtray/controls below.

Filled in the hole on the right of the stereo. Also put the actual ash tray into place. Compare the shape of the ashtray to the stereo plate.

Engine out and ready to be shipped off.

The empty engine bay, ready for a 2056 Type IV!

Wiper mechanism was trimmed and modified to clear the stereo.

The wiper motor was relocated to the passengers side.

The lower dash extension is shaping up. Right side complete.

The lower dash extension is shaping up. Right and center complete.

Left side of dash cut out.

Paper template in place.

Metal tack welded in.

Stereo head unit set into place.

Stereo head unit set into place.

Stereo head unit set into place.

Window lift motor.

Tracks will need to be shortened.

Getting ready to build the subwoofer mold.

The spray foam mold setting up.

5 channel theater amplifier.

Pioneer shallow subwoofer.

Power window motor rough installation.

Power window motor installed.

Power window motor installed.

Creating a mold for the fiberglass subwoofer box.

Creating a mold for the fiberglass subwoofer box.

First lower guage roughed in.

First lower guage roughed in.

First lower guage roughed in.

Creating a custom gauge mount. Start with this cone shape, with a flange for the gauge to sit on.

The hole for the gauge.

The hole for the gauge.

Cut the top section of the cone off and flip it.

Welded and ground flush.

Cut to shape for installation in the dash.

With a gauge test fit.

Matching up the right side with the left so it looks even (harder than it sounds because the dash isn't symmetrical).

Right side welded in and ground smooth.

Right side welded in and ground smooth.

Front hood springs replaced with gas shocks.

The trunk before I start cutting.

Removed the center spring support, and cut out the section of metal to make room for the Playstation.

The hole I cut.

The piece welded back in with side covers fabricated to look even.

The piece welded back in with side covers fabricated to look even.

Slider mounts for the PS2 welded in.

Slider mounts for the PS2 welded in.

Slider mounts for the PS2 welded in.

Alpine theater amplified mounted and ready.

Alpine theater amplified mounted and ready.

Alpine theater amplified mounted and ready.

'Billet' acrylic ready to be formed into reverse light lenses.

Cut lens back from the machine shop, bottom.

Cut lens back from the machine shop, top.

LED pack fits perfectly inside.

Polished exteriors make these lenses look factory.

LEDs lit up. The room is actually fully lit, but the camera adjusts to make the LED light 'normalized', which makes the room look dark.

LEDs lit up but with the camera 'locked'. This is what they look like in person. Almost too bright to look at.

944 suspension pieces ready to get put on the car once some more parts come in.

16" Fuchs waiting for tires.

Front 944 Spindles get trimmed (stock on right).

Front 944 Spindles get trimmed (stock on right).

Brand new Coker Tires 206/60/16 tires mountes on the fuchs. LOOK AWESOME!

Jig holding stock spindle mounts in the correct position.

Jig holding stock spindle mounts in the correct position.

944 spindle tacked onto Type 3 mounts.

944 spindle tacked onto Type 3 mounts.

Final welded, stock on the left, 944 on the right.

Final welded, stock on the left, 944 on the right.

Front speaker mounts fiberglassed in.

Chicken wire, masking tape, and MDF make the 'mold'.

After bodyworking with body filler for a smooth finish.

6.5" mid-range speaker will fit right in.

Held in place.

Subwoofer enclosure pulled out and ready for MDF top.

PS2 cover door welded in.

PS2 cover door open.

The dash is finished. Tweeter mount holes cut on either side.

Front suspension mods all finished.

Front suspension fully test-assembled.

Full 944 components with Type 3 attachment points.

Rear tweeters installed in new hinge covers.

Rear tweeters installed in new hinge covers.

Rear tweeters installed in new hinge covers.

Front mid-range speaker boxes mounted.

Rear midrange speakers and crossovers.

Rear midrange speakers and crossovers.

Stereo wiring harness with speaker outs tied off.

Stereo powered up.

Stereo powered up.

Side marker holes cut into the fenders.

Rust at the bottom of the front fenders.

Rust at the bottom of the front fenders all welded and ground.

Rust at the bottom of the front fenders.

These 'boxes' will protect the rear midrange speakers from possible weather/water/mud.

These 'boxes' will protect the rear midrange speakers from possible weather/water/mud.

Stripping the car back down to prepare for paint.

The midrange speaker boxes viewed from inside the car.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Paint work by Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Back from Altissimo.

Awesome paint job by Altissimo.

Beautiful paint job by Altissimo.

Stunning paint job by Altissimo.

Perfect paint job by Altissimo.

Smooth paint job by Altissimo.

Glass paint job by Altissimo.

Gorgeous paint by Altissimo.

Beautiful paint by Altissimo.

Well done paint by Altissimo.

Really nice paint by Altissimo.

The best paint by Altissimo.

My paint by Altissimo.

Torn/bent pedal stop nut.

Fixed pedal stop nut.

Making a home for seat heater switches.

More seat heater switch fab.

Seat heater switch test fit.

Fabricated crossover mount tabs.

Crossover mount tabs welded in.

Modified foot cover to clear crossovers.

Everything test fit.

Rear IRS mounts welded in and trailing arm test fit.

Rear IRS mounts welded in and trailing arm test fit.

Pan and other parts heading off to Vaider Powdercoating.

Pan is better than new.

All the powdercoated parts.

Front end coming together.

Dash in progress.

Stereo in progress.

Fuse panel before.

Fuse panel after cleaning.

20 lbs of zinc plating.

Assembling the chassis.

Assembling the chassis.

Body back on the pan.

Body back on the pan.

Body back on the pan.

Stereo being installed.

Stereo being installed.

Rear trailing arms before mods.

Rear trailing arm jig made.

Rear trailing arm jig made.

Rear trailing arm bearing carrier cut off.

Rear trailing arm bearing carrier moved inboard 25mm.

Rear trailing arm bearing carrier moved inboard 25mm.

Finished welding.

Finished welding.

Finished welding.

Rear wheel test fit. PERFECT!

Rear wheel test fit. PERFECT!

Reassembly

Trapeze bar welded in.

Front crossovers mounted.

Stereo components going back in.

Wiring

Rebuilt steering column.

IRS conversion pivots welded.

Front end assembly

New 944 rotor and wheel bearings.

944 caliper installed.

Almost ready for brake fluid.

Steering column in place.

Rear woofers installed.

Subwoofer back in place.

Both amps installed.

19mm 911 master cylinder

Wiring diagram in progress.

IRS Transmission

Gear stack out.

Rebuilding transmission.

Rear suspension powder coated

Rear subframe powdercoated and installed.

Windows tinted (looks darker than reality)

Windows tinted (looks darker than reality)

Windows tinted (looks darker than reality)

All windows tinted to this slight level.

Transmission rebuilding.

Clean case.

Input shaft assembled.

Gear stack ready to go in.

Transmission installed.

Bilstein shocks.

Rear brake lines and tee.

911 master cylinder, reoriented brake lines.

Pedals in place.

Sound proofing the roof.

Padding on the pillars.

Headliner in.

Headliner detail.

Kafer Brace adapted to fit Type 3.

Kafer Brace install (engine is mockup).

Oil filler tube adapted.

Interior complete, first windows in.

Fender on.

Fender on.

Pop-out window with new seal.

Pop out windows installed.

Pop outs, minus latches.

Backup camera and LED license lights.

Door handles installed.

Rear bumper on.

Headlights and front trim coming together.

Body panels all on.

Body panels all on.

Gauges installed.

Interior coming along.

Euro taillights and custom reverse lights.

Cracked seat base.

Welded seat base.

Reverse light test.

Side trim install.

Interior coming along.

Seat heaters installed.

Seat heater elements.

Seat heater elements.

Carbs installed with low profile filters.

Power window motors and relays.

Power window wiring.

Muffler test fit.

Carb Linkage Arms w/ extra.

Throttle linkage trimmed.

Remove logo from breather top.

Remove mounting tabs from breather.

Remove mounting tabs from breather.

Breather mounted.

Dirty hatch striker.

Cleaned hatch striker.

Oil temp sensor installed.

Lower shock bolts and spacers installed.

Electric fuel pump mounted.

Breather, coil, and 123Ignition installed.

Door lock solenoid mounted.

Compressor wiring complete.

Door lock solenoid.

944/Bug axle conversion.

Fuel tank installed.

Upgraded head unit to Joying Android.

Upgraded to 4ch amp.

Stainless steel rear bumper.

Stainless steel front bumper.

Side mirrors.



Lower trim installed.

Rechromed pop-out latches.

Rechromed reflector trim.

Rechromed door handles.

Modify glovebox for wiper linkage.

Modify glovebox for wiper linkage.

Modify glovebox for wiper linkage.

Dash trim installed.

Dash trim installed.

Dome light installed.

Alignment

Doors complete.

Door panels installed.
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