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1970 Type 3 Squareback

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by OSF, Nov 4, 2018.

  1. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    C’mon, nice as these car improvements are......... what about the Kombi??? o_O

    Priorities here on the Kombi Club, should be to get the Kombi finished first, to then have time to play with your other toys. :p
     
  2. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I know. Back to it tomorrow I hope.
     
  3. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Nice accessories Euan ;)
     
  4. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Thanks. I don't want to overdo it, but I do want to do a few things.
     
  5. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty happy with the Squareback, its super fun to drive and I don't want to change/modify it too far from the original. Further changes I am however thinking of doing (in no particular order and/or timeframe) are:
    • Painting the roof an Olive/Green colour. Or perhaps even vinyl wrap it. I'm currently looking into the pros and cons of this.
    • Putting red or green wall tyres on it;
    • Maybe put in a Vintage Speed Gear Shifter;
    • Maybe put on a Vintage Speed Exhaust;
    • Maybe rebuild/upgrade the engine, put electronic ignition it it and perhaps even install EFI;
    • Install Air Conditioning (only if I get the engine rebuilt/upgraded);
    • Deal with a few little problems here and there and make a few general repairs/upgrades;
    • Drive it, drive it, drive it and drive it some more.
     
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  6. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Some advice offered :rolleyes: ...... if you do go for the Vintage speed exhaust get the exhaust flange adaptors as I did and have them welded on if you are retaining the heater boxes ;)

    Paddy New Exhaust  (3).JPG

    Paddy New Exhaust  (4).JPG
     
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  7. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I liked the way you had that done. It made good sense to me.
     
  8. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Think it was Barry that sowed the seeds to go that way :D ...... if you do go down this line then be aware there are 2 different size flange adaptors and VVDS sent me the larger ones but a call to Boris and he sent the correct ones that day ;)
     
  9. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Niece & her husband are overseas and looking at getting a Squareback :eek: so throwing a hundred questions @ me :confused: on each one they find ....... glad they missed yours ;)
    Most recent one is one I actually looked at back in 2014, restored and pretty good but declined to purchase it and then found the Fastback :D ..... it's been to Victoria and now back in Qld in the 2 years since it sold last :rolleyes:
     
  10. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Jo and I have been driving the Squareback a lot lately and getting braver in going further and further away from home, as I've become more confident it's actually going to us back. The tyres I bought it with had a good amount of tread on them, but I was a bit concerned as they were almost ten years old and the rubber seemed just a bit too stiff/hard to me. I also wasn't a big fan of the Atlas flappers that were on there.

    So I replaced the lot (4 + spare) with a new set of Nankang Retro White Wall 165/80R15's. I was originally thinking of getting other tyres and painting a Red or Green wall on them, but much prefer the idea of "proper" White Walls that didn't require me to cut/grind into the existing rubber. The new set of tyres with balancing and a wheel alignment etc. has made a significant difference and the Squareback drives even better now. Wasn't super cheap, but ultimately it's a small price to pay for piece of mind and safety.

    Nankangs 1.jpg
     
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  11. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    Money well spent.

    Looks sweet
     
  12. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Definately the only sensible way to fit whitewalls.

    Same for replacing old rubber.

    Driving the daughters squareback today.
    Needed a tune.

    And oil:rolleyes:
    She seems to have a blind spot re fluids unless it's grog.

    Squareback just registered on bottom of dipstick.
    Bike didn't register.

    Same for plants in her unit.
    Can't see all the dead leaves falling off.
    Oversized self watering pots and she still nearly killed the only two survivors.

    Swear she could kill a cactus.
     
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2019
  13. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    :p:p:p:p:p

    I was getting to the end and was about to suggest getting some cactus
     
  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    She has a couple of dried flower arrangements.....
    They used to be pot plants.
     
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  15. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Get her some chillies and that way she can just dry them out at the end without having to do anything at all.
     
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  16. Nozza

    Nozza Well-Known Member

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    I really want one of those.
    Or a notch,
    Or both.....
    Write 100 times "I have too many cars"
     
  17. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Jo absolutely loves it, is now hooked and has gone from asking questions about how much I'm spending on the DC, to asking .... Can we get a fastback next?
    Mhhhhhhhhhhhh!
     
  18. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    So sweet to have the bride 'on board' & interested in the ongoing collection:cool:. Could stay married;) & just VW broke:p.
    Cheers
     
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  19. OSF

    OSF Well-Known Member

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    Certainly broke.
     
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  20. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Mmm interesting whats next chapter 3 is coming. Notch may be or a SC ute;):cool: would be nice :D
     

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