1972 Type3 Fastback

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  1. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Been on the scout for a while and looked at quite a few - T3, Type1 & Type3 and settled on this one - 1972 VW Type3 Fastback. Colour is Irish Green (Code: L60E), Interior Black. Engine is a 1641 running standard 34 PDSIT twin carbies with original airfilter/cleaner setup, Mangel 5.5Jx15 Chrome steelies and VW chrome Hubcaps for a very kool look

    Found it posted on a for sale web site on 28th March 2016 in South Nowra with no number so thought twice then contacted menangler (Dave Becker) and asked if he knew it and his opinion to which he replied to as he knew the car and seller was a member of Shoalhaven VW Club, sent an inquiry and got a call back that evening 5th April and booked a flight and paid holding deposit (seems the thing to do otherwise you get screwed by sellers). Also shared information with cbus & oldman who provided comments and support - thanks to all 3 gentlemen for their time.

    So here's what's been done
    * Thursday 7th, taxi to Brisbane Airport for flight to Sydney - expect standard departure delay bu Virgin leave 7 mins early and make up a further 15 mins in flight so off the flight 22 mins early = early train to Bombaderry = arrive @ 12.30pm in stead of 2.30pm. Get picked up, have a look over, test drive, agree to take then mad rush to bank for $$, then RMS for Unregistered Vehicle Permit then to Shoalhaven Heads to collect some parts then to Godford for the night = 1 big day otu
    * Friday 8th, leave Wamberal @ 5.30am and head north arrviing in tact and with no isues @ 5.30pm @ home with deserved beer awaiting.
    * Saturday 9th - Wash and good dry with microfibre towel and honeycomb chamois. then pulled crapet out of boot, vacuum and microfibre cloth dust .... same for under the bonnet
    Sunday 10th - Vacuum interior as it had not been touched for a while and also microfibre cloth dust .... taking for roadworthy Mon 11th so swapped sports wood rim steering wheel for original so indicators would cancel automatically.
    * Monday 11th - morning to mechanic .... passed 1st go with no problems then over to Transport to pay CTP & Rego and get plates. pm was Re-Po Duco Clean and polish boot lid and front valance and then fit plates.
    * Tuesday 12th - Re-Po Duco Clean & Polish remainder of Le coupe. Ordered Remake of plates to white on black, slimline front & back
    * Wednesday 13th - Went and picked up a Gregory's Type 3 Service and Repair Manual I'd bought on ebay * Thursday 14th - commenced on the Maquiars clear coat prep and swirl remover
    * Friday 15th - finish clear coat pre and swirl remover then start on the Yellow Wax
    * Saturday 16th - finish yellow wax (well that's the plan)

    Paint work has come up good and not that it wasn't but amazing how dirty it was after sitting without regular wash ...... a bit of TLC works wonders.

    Just after wash on Saturday 9th

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  2. KahunaKombi

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    So after a few days of catching up doing the lawn, gardening, ironing etc the remade plates arrive Tuesday 19th adn trip to Mick Motors to pick up some minor things liek interior light switches, exterior mirrors (only 1 standard and that's original from a 60's model and too small), cancelling ring for wood rim wheel, new aerial as one on it not healthy.

    Here's some more pics (paint is so much better after the treatment) :

    Qld issue plates in maroon on white (yuck) -

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    Remake of plates in slimline white on black with Altrex covers -

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  3. KahunaKombi

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    As everyone loves pics here's some more from photo shoot yesterday -

    In the boot

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    Under the bonnet

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    Paint Code Sticker

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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    RHS

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    LHS

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    Pics of original Type 3 Gold Decal

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  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Special Sticker for oldman - don't think it came out that good but hey can always take another

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    Back seat with Blinds

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    Dash from LHS

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    Dash from RHS - Please Note the Steering Wheel Cover is an Authentic Leather VW Accessory for 1972 and I expect very rare & in as new condition

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  6. 68BUS

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    That is very tidy. Nice find.
     
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  7. Squidy

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    That looks good, well done
     
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  8. Dubman

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    Wow Bert. That's all I can say. Wow
     
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  9. Alpal

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    Naming still in progress?? Debeer Carrier?
     
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    Very nice type3 kahuna. :cool:
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Brad - seller had plenty of toys - prize one would be his Porsche 356 will all original parts including leather seats.

    Patience and knowing how to say pass helps Steve
     
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  12. KahunaKombi

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    Yeah Al, der Schnitt still a possibility then there is Paddy because of the Irish Green Paint or could be Jamieson after the Irish Whiskey.

    I also have a 1972 Malleys esky but in a mustard/yellow colour which I may drag out and compare so das Bier Trager for the beer carrier could be a goer. Either way the esky will sit in the boot so it may raise some questions with that name :rolleyes:
     
  13. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Nath & Jeff :cool:
     
  14. AC-T3

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    What an awesome find - has to be far better than factory original. You just gotta be very happy with your new air cooled VW. Can I bring my bus up for a detail? Please?
     
  15. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Rob - all the Duco clean, polish, clear coat prep etc up to an including wax was done by hand in the afternoons in my time between 1pm & 5pm but usually 2 hours from 2.30pm - yeah the right shoulder was a bit tender but over the last 21 yrs have done a Caravelle, Kombi, T2 DC and T3 Sc all by hand also and know they take time.

    Not finished yet but time has to be available & yes I do get impatient at not being able to do something
     
  16. cbus

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    Bit of a mongrel that a detailed motor isnt readily visible .
    Im sure it would be on the list. ;)
     
  17. splitbus

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    Looks cool Burt

    Here's a name for it

    Thaumastopeus pugnator
     
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  18. KahunaKombi

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    It's on the list of to do as you have stated BUT it will not be an Igor standard - only shiney things are the Scat Chrome rocker/tappet covers.
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

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    You just did my brain in Mike but I'll work out that name
     
  20. john doherty

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    Just beautiful Bert............... that must be why they call you the big kahuna?
    Just a thought.......... if you can't say the name of your car with a mouthful of peanuts and red wine, then it may just be a tad ambitious.
    Hope to see it in the flesh one day.
    JD in Adelaide:cool:
     

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