66 beetle rear bumber mount

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66 beetle rear bumber mount

Postby robwalk45 » Fri May 30, 2014 7:32 am

My 66 beetle has holes rusted in both rear bumper mounts ( the ones welded to the body). Wolfsburg West has replacement parts but they say they only fit up to 65 and that 66 are different. Other suppliers have parts listed as fitting 58-67. Anyone have experience with this repair?
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Re: 66 beetle rear bumber mount

Postby vdubjim » Sun Jun 01, 2014 4:09 pm

yes. but no on that car.

might be the first year they got bigger:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=524261
notice the red one and then later the blue one.

im sure it wont effect much as long as your bumper brackets will fit the replacement stuff and you put them on so they are angled correctly.
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Re: 66 beetle rear bumber mount

Postby robwalk45 » Mon Jun 02, 2014 7:46 am

Thanks for the info, I don't want to order parts that don't fit. If you can return the parts you end up with nearly the cost of the parts in shipping costs. I looked around Bethany Imports and couldn't find any good used mounts, I think rust in this area is common.
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Re: 66 beetle rear bumber mount

Postby vdubjim » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:56 am

im sure bethany or larry has new parts....
if not its read those forum and see, or just make a post on it and see if others know.
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