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T3 TinTop Westfalia Conversion

Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Hutchie, Aug 25, 2019.

  1. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Only the best for the rusty bits. :D
    Lucky you got them out before the BBQ.

    Im assuming floor is pretty clean after the glue remover?
    A light sand with 180 dry , wipe over with wax n grease remover and a couple of coats of epoxy primer will be a guarantee.
     
  2. Syncro27

    Syncro27 Well-Known Member

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    That switch looks exactly the same as the VW T3 version - amazing!
     
  3. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    I was impressed too..... good score!
     
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  4. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Col, I will try to get some tomorrow.
     
  5. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Uh Oh, I can see it now.....Over the weekend a number of Porsche enthusiasts are going to wake up and find their fog lamp switches missing, and a whole lot of smiling faces in the T3 community. .... If that happens .... I know nothing
     
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  6. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    C’mon........ we’re better than that! :(

    The switches will only be admired, RESPECTED & appreciated now, by passing T3 owners, looking into windows of the fellow VAG marque. ;)
     
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  7. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    I have the factory T3 one in the westy and had the porsche switch in the caravelle.
    The wiring is a little different and one illuminates and the other doesn't (can't remember which is which sorry) otherwise, yeah they are the same.
     
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  8. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    have to be the Porsche.
     
  9. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    The Porsche 944 one that I have is only two position, but it does have pins for illumination. I thought that original VW was three position, ie off, fog, fog+High intensity tail !!
     
  10. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Bit late to be asking this question because I have already installed them, but just for piece of mind,..or massive disappointment. Which way to the front door seals go in, circular part at the top of the seal offset slightly away from frame ?, or offset slightly towards the frame ? o_O
     
  11. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Test fitted carpet last night so I could figure out where the edges were. Now I can finish off installing sound deadening and then underlay.
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    one box of Dynamat was enough to do both front doors, pretty much all of front section. The rest will be done with the “car builders” equivalent.
     
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  12. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    If anyone is interested in reducing their shipping costs from US/UK check out my post in The “Help and Handy Hints “ section.
     
  13. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Pushed through a few odd jobs over the past few days.

    I sprayed all of the pop top bolts to match the colour of the van
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    A care package arrived from the US so I installed some LEDs in all of the courtesy lights and the dash ... big difference compared to the old incandescent bulbs.

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    My van did not originally have rear window defog so the pin was never in the plug (the big one in lower left A23 was empty), but I needed it so that I could run the heated mirrors from that circuit.

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    Thanks to someone on the Samba I was put onto this Vanagon AC plug, which included the pin that I was after for my plug. There were two of each size in the package, I will send both spares off to an electrical wholesaler in Sydney and get them to size the correct ones and purchase a few more as spares. I will post up the part No and contact details when I get the info.



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    Wire crimped onto new pin and installed, now I have power for the heated mirrors.

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    I have spent a fair bit of time lately putting sound deadener, then insulation over every surface that I could find up front. Just about finished this task now and have started laying the carpet underlay in as shown here between the front seats.

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    I just need to put underlay in both footwells and I will be ready for carpet. Before I do that though I need to finish off a little more electrical work, just started installing the amp and sub today. Amp is under the drivers seat and sub under the passenger.

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    Someone got smacked by the electric fence this morning and decided that it was best to stay close at hand for a while.... maybe a little too close...

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  14. oldman

    oldman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Making great progress !
    .....and, love the pic of The Resistor ! :D
    Cheers,
    Mark
     
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  15. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Passenger going to get a nice ride above that sub:p:):D!
    Cheers
     
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  16. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone tell me which end goes into the door ?

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  17. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    The RH end in your pic, with the 90 degree bend is the door end.
     
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  18. nils

    nils Well-Known Member

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    Had to go and check this out last week,

    You're right! Mine has the 3 position (goes to show how much I use it :p
     
  19. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Much easier to install into the door first if the door isnt on the van. However can also be done with the door on. Use a bit of WD to help
     
  20. Hutchie

    Hutchie Well-Known Member

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    Thanks all
     

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