Richard Marcoux’s ’66 – ’67 Hazet Tool Kit

'66 - '67 VW Hazet Tool Kit
I have had contact with Richard Marcoux (Nebraska) for some years. Richard is well-known for his pristine 1967 Beetles, although he also has had other years of Beetles. Richard has collaborated in several articles with information about parts and operation especially of the ’67 Convertibles. It is a pleasure to have contacts, such as Richard, in order to pin down some of these difficult-to-find facts. In this article, Richard provides absolute information regarding the much sought Spare Tire Tool Kit. One thing which we can take home from Richard’s experience is never to give up the search! His Kit apparently never has been used and represents a bench-mark opportunity to view an unmolested Kit. Richard explains how he came to own this Kit:

With owning a couple of ‘67s, I was used to looking for all those one year only parts. Like all car guys, part of the fun with this hobby is the hunt and finding those special items we are always on the look-out for. The ‘66/’67 Hazet Tool Kit is kind of the same thing. For several years I looked for an NOS kit. I had located several ‘66/’67 kits in all kinds of conditions.

Well… after several years of looking, this one showed up on eBay and it became mine.
The following inventory and pictures detail the contents of the kit.

66 67 Hazet Tool KitVW Hazet Tool Kit—1966 through 1967.

‘66/’67 Hazet Tool Kit Inventory

  • Hazet stubby screw driver #966464-61DRP
  • Hazet Channel locks #460
  • Hazet 10 1⁄2 common screw driver #811-9R
  • Hazet Electronics set #2152
  • Hazet Valve adjustment tool #2568
  • Hazet Oil change tool #2967
  • Steel Feeler Gauges 0.10, 0.20, 0.30, 0.40, 0.70
  • Hazet open-end wrench 15mm-13mm
  • Hazet open-end wrench 12mm-10mm
  • Hazet open-end wrench 9mm-8mm
  • Hazet open-end wrench 6mm-7mm

Cheers,

Richard R. Marcoux

Thank you, Richard, for taking time to photograph your prized possession to share with all of us!

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™
The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs for over 41 years. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are retired and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

  1. Another article from Jay which will help me in my search for vintage parts to pass my time and empty my shallow pocket. I have always like the Hazet Tool Kit but it has eluded me for many reasons. One of which is the many versions that came with different years and as Jay knows we were more into collecting accessories for the earlier Bugs except for the ‘dreaded knobs’
    This article will certainly make us more interested and gives us a good reference to the tools we should be looking for if we so decided to go for a tool kit for our Volksly.
    Thanks Jay and Richard.

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    1. Hello, Larry and Linda…Yes, this is one of the joys of 1967beetle.com. We who can’t have or don’t have some of these hard-to-find parts can enjoy them through these stories and photographs. I love it! jay

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  2. Beautiful tool kit. Begs the question, What does the standard VW factory supplied kit look like?

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    1. Good thought, Jeff! I usually refer people to their Owner’s Manual–the Glove Box Edition which came with each car from the factory. In it, the contents of the Tool Bag are named. However, nowhere is there a clear photograph of the tools. I’ll check around to see if we can come up with something. A lot of us find that we have to make our own kits, since many have been lost or misplaced over the years. The Factory Tool Bag tools were meant for emergency use only, although I have found each tool to be quite good. On the other hand, the tools in the Tool Kit of this article were of excellent quality and were meant to be used as needed. jay

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    2. Jeff,
      It looks like this. We offer them.

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  3. Great article as always, Jay.

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    1. All thanks go to Richard for writing and to Eric for publishing! jay

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