1972 Type3 Fastback

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  1. wombatventures

    wombatventures Active Member

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    Think I'll be waiting too!
    Here's the gauges on the Notch. Sorry about the crap quality.
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  2. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Terry.
    I got the Km calibration over the MPH also and go cross eyed trying to read it.
    The chrome rim on the Euro Style Gauges adds that bit of subtle bling ;)
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thursday 2nd March parcel arrived from Spain and part of what was delivered -

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  4. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Today another parcel arrived -

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  5. wombatventures

    wombatventures Active Member

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    I'm sure you addressed those parcels to Peterborough SA Bert!
     
  6. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Hurry up and open it !!!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. David H

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    Suspense done Bert! We're waiting!:D
    Disclosure please!:p
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Other item from Spain

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    This is the style of speedo that Aussie Type3's should have got but as local content rules changed in 1972 VW got VDO to build the MPH speedo in Australia so a black rim not chrome and flat face in lieu of dished.

    As for the contents of yesterday's box, opened and contents checked to order & will take picture today - nothing exciting to some but all parts functional and a necessity ;)
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ok so here we go:

    Aftermath of replacing the seat adjuster cams was that the seat runner guides were knackered but working so bit the bullet and ordered them .... seats should slide nice and freely now once installed and a bit of moly grease -

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    Rear Tail Light Seals are hard and brittle so new set also - mmmmm nice & soft & flexible -

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    Pedal rubbers also iffy so a set of VW Brasil ones, then while I managed to get a fan shroud timing hole plug from Grumble ISPWest had new ones so bit bullet for it also & as the steering column didn't have a lock clip got a good 2nd hand one as well -

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    Deciding on whether to swap these out asap or wait for the items from Germany and Netherlands to arrive then entertain a 79 yo friend who is by himself and loves playing with old cars ...... think it'll be the latter option to give him something different to do :rolleyes:
     
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  10. KahunaKombi

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    Another parcel delivery today via PostNL ...... what a shame DHL aren't as efficient with parcels from Germany :p:mad::oops: ...... all items sent via postal system took 10 days or less ...... know what DHL is an acronym for

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    Contents - european styled Type3 clock from 1972

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  11. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Last piece in the puzzle has finally arrived from Germany ...... no idea of which void it fell into and came out of 21st Feb to 16th March :confused::mad:o_O:eek:
     
  12. nils

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    Was it ticking when it went though customs? :p
     
  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Not the missing piece Nils :D maybe more of a clicking noise and flashing :p
     
  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    As per previous post final piece of the puzzle arrived Thursday finally via Deutsche Post (DHL air express) - 1st item ordered and posted and last to arrive

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  15. Dapom

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    I have discovered that if you call auspost they can track dhl parcels once they hit Aus. I managed to track my springs from Germany through 7 depots over there online then phoned auspost a day after they hit Sydney and they tracked it from there for me :)
     
  16. KahunaKombi

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    Lesson learnt Chris ...... last post by DHL (Deutsche Port) was Rodergau on way to destination country ..... I expected @ least arrived in country of destination ...... dumb to not ask the question DHL all the way like TAA but found out it was via Post when it arrived..... irrespective gave feedback to DHL with tracking number their system sucked as no update after 22nd Feb.
     
  17. Dapom

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    At least it made it...in one piece...and so now the waiting for the post anxiety will go away.....till next time lol
     
  18. KahunaKombi

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    Yeah Chris, at least it arrived - those fuel gauges are very hard to find ..... the bulb holder on the back are out there and with a bit of good luck it'll all work when installed but if not the backup is I found a place with NOS Classic VW parts and they have this gauge so will just have to suck it up and spend some $$$ for a 2nd :oops:
     
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  19. KahunaKombi

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    Spoke to Ross @ Mick Motors and ordered 2 x 111 957 397 A + 9 x N177 222 + 1 x 111 115 487 .
    Sent of enquiry for some Original Rocker Moulding Clips 311 853 587 B - NOS in VW Box 20 Stuck as found the replicated steel ones flex too much when trim is attached and followed on with EoI to a parts seller before I buy -

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  20. KahunaKombi

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    Finally installed the German VDO Instruments/Gauges after some wiring issues with the Australian Made TYpe3 having these wired differently.
    All 3 work great and worth the expense and effort to change them over.
    KM SPeedo with Trip Meter, Clock & Fuel Gauge which now has the indicators working seperately to each other for R & L Turns

    Picture of the Australian VDO Gauges -

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    Picture of the German VDO Gauges -

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