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Snowy the Unloved T3 Caravelle

Discussion in 'Members Rides' started by Syncro27, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,

    Just bought another T3 - they are coming into fashion these days.

    My first 2wd T3.

    She was named by my daughters and despite the fact she has sat under a tree for the last 5 years and only has 2/3's of an engine she has bugger all rust and is extremely straight.

    Still complete inside, has a perfect headliner, excellent seats, dash etc yet she is missing one eye - which was supposed to be included in the deal but seems to have gone missing?

    Towed her home with my Dads Mk5 Golf TDi (bloody brilliant car!) on his just as awesome trailer - thanks Dad.

    Here she is:

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  2. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Hey nice find Scott :) Wonder if the towed weight was over the limit of that Golf but got it from Sydney to Central Coast so must be a strong little beast. Now the work begins.
     
  3. melissa

    melissa Administrator Staff Member

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    Good on you Scott. Got to save these unloved creatures. Looks very similar to when we picked up the Caravelle from Steve's a few years back only we didn't need a trailer.
     
  4. Wattie

    Wattie Well-Known Member

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    Beauty Scott, another one saved. :)
     
  5. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Nice score Scott!

    I know it won't be recognisable, after you've given it a little TLC...:)
     
  6. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    Good work Scott. Look forward to see how things progress...

    Manual or auto?
     
  7. Whats the plan Scott? Going to find the missing 1/3 of the engine or lose the existing 2/3 & find a subi ?

    Is she a keeper?
     
  8. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    I havent decided yet what to do with her - she is a bit like a stray puppy we have taken in (with rabies) - see how she cleans up.

    I would like to keep this one all VW if possible.

    Just need an air filer, RHS head, dizzy and the alternator (I think) well thats all that seems to be missing apart from all the coolant that drained out down my driveway.

    She is a 5 speed manual - how I like them!

    She has no battery so I dont know what is happening with the electrics.
     
  9. wirrah

    wirrah Well-Known Member

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    I know the autos are tougher boxes but I'd rather have the 5 speed any day. Both my previous Carvelles were 5 speeds. A much better drive than the auto. Alas my current GL is an auto... Actually toyed with the idea of having it converted. May do one day. In the mean time I still manually change gears in it!!!
     
  10. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Yes I also think the auto suffers from slightly worse economy than the 5 speed.

    But autos are good for traffic!
     
  11. BrianK

    BrianK Well-Known Member

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    Love the little Golf on the front.
     
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  12. yep manual for me too
     
  13. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    Got some more daylight photos:

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  14. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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  15. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Curious as to what's installed in the side panel behind the drivers door, next to the RH passenger in the middle row of seats....:rolleyes:
     
  16. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Thats the Prestige air con controls for the rear
    Hey Scott I have some grey carpet you can have to do some repairs, pull out that ugly black duct between the seats, makes it much nicer, I have the grey section you would need.
     
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  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    Obviously no sub zero temps on the Central Coast.........

    That "ugly black duct between the seats", is the only vital link for heat for the rear passengers in the depth of winter here! :(
     
  18. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Its about the look not function :) I have always found with the Gls the rear heats up well enough but as you say Grant no sub zero temps on CC
     
  19. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    As Phil said - It has a Prestige A/C system throughout the van.

    Its got two separate controls - one for the front cabin and one for the rear. There is an evaporator under the rear seat and I would suggest one under the dash.


    A very "cool system" Ha!

    Wouldnt have a clue if it works as I would need a full engine and starting battery to work it.
     
  20. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I had a T3 with aircon once. Bought it from Vanders in Tassie, and sold it to BrianK in Mt Gambier.

    Spent over $1500 in the 18 months it was here, in an attempt to get it working.... but only got 24 hrs of cool for the first $900, followed by 2 weeks of slowly warming "cool" for the next $600.

    I really wish you more success with your air con......... it MUST be possible!
     
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