1972 Type3 Fastback

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  1. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Yep the German version looks heaps better. Good job. Definitely worth it.
     
  2. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    While doing the Gauges also replaced the Headlight Switch as dashboard dimmer wasn't working ...... story in itself getting the correct 8 terminal switch :oops: ...... ah to have illuminated gauges again - well except for clock which we now realise was wired to a completely different circuit when car restored so have to remove speedo and clock and loop/piggy back the power to the clock light then we'll see where the wires for the bulb go :rolleyes:

    Ordered and Paid for Original Rocker Moulding Clips 311 853 587 B - NOS in VW Box 20 Stuck x 2 - then get email "Is it ok if we ship in 3 weeks as we are on holidays" ... reply NO but I have no control over when you send and would not have paid you until your return if you had told me in Saturday's email so thank you for advising there will be a 3 week delay in posting :confused:
     
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  3. Wayne murray

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    When you started talking about changing your gauges. With the first photos I really didn't know what all the fuse was about. Once I seen your latest photos before and after I can really see the difference know, what a difference it is, It worth the hassle to source the parts for the change over,you got to be happy with that.Looks a lot better .:)
     
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  4. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Wayne.

    Others didn't know what the fuss was about also but as you now see it is a cleaner & smarter look. Took some time to convince myself it was the way to go but after seeing some pictures of a '72 with German gauges took the plunge & gambled they all worked which they do :D. KM speedo makes reading the speed a lot easier ;)

    Cheers & beers
    Bert
     
  5. wombatventures

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    Drive the MPH as Km and tell the officer it can't possibly go that quick, it's only a VW! :p;)
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

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    Terry, the MPH with KM overlay did my head in ..... yes it was original, ugly and spot on speed wise BUT hard on the eyes.
    Got to see if I can fix the tripmeter on it as looks like its dropped a cog then think I'll try to sell them.
     
  7. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    I will keep that up my sleeve.;) I have one kombi in MPH and the other is in KPH.:confused: Quite easy to get muddled up quickly if you aren't paying attention:oops:o_O
     
  8. t4camper

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    image.jpg image.jpg Paddy has a brother.
    Owner unknown, residing in a motel in Airlie Beach, a fair way from home.
     
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  9. KahunaKombi

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  10. 1500king

    1500king Well-Known Member

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    Nice fasty! Love that green. Welcome to the 'Dark side' ! :D
     
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  11. KahunaKombi

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    Thanks Andrew ...... the Green with the Chrome Rims & Caps is what grabbed my attention :cool:
     
  12. cbus

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    And the paint quality IS up to Bert standard ;)
     
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  14. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Cheers Col, reminds me after Dubs it needs a wash as found someone has spilt a drink over his front right guard ...... why don't people respect other people's property :(:confused::confused: not to mention the dust from the day ..... Mrs has chores demanding be done so hopefully in the next couple of days as I need some VW down time :rolleyes:
     
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  15. wombatventures

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    Isn't working on a VW known as UP Time Bert?
    Even when you swear at it you can still smile!
    :D
     
  16. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah Terry you're right .... the gauges had us sctratching our heads one moment and in fits of laughter the next ;)
     
  17. OSF

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    Hey Bert
    Picked this up today for a bit of a read.
    IMAG3961 (612x1024).jpg
    It seems to be one of those great little history/reference books that explains some of the differences between the models, the variations on this and some of the reasons for the variations. You have probably already seen it, but if not I recommend it for a bit of a look.

    I am amazed at how many differences there actually are with the Type 3's.

    Cheers
    Euan
     
  18. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Thanks Euan,

    I had seen a picture of it but done nothing else with trying to find a copy ..... have to put it on the list of things to be done but may have to shuffle the order around a bit ;).

    cheers & beers
    Bert
     
  19. wombatventures

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    That's cool Euan,
    I'd spotted it in a mag as well and now about time to get an order in for it as well.
    On Fleabay for about $55
     
  20. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Finally the rocker molding clips and original spark plug lead tinware grommets arrived ..... only took 3 weeks to clear customs and AustPost to deliver = ah you got to love the speed at which they work
     

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