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one4house Sun May 24, 2015 8:57 pm

Everyone, meet Rusty. A type 3 named for its color and not the decomposition of metal.

I'll fill you in on his story tomorrow. I will let the pictures speak for now. I resized the images for faster loading.


























Bobnotch Mon May 25, 2015 12:38 pm

Looks good from what I see. When you mentioned it being a 66, I was just wondering if it was my old one. It;s not, as that car was dark blue. Looking at the engine and underneath pics, it looks very complete, and clean. Nice score. 8)

vwfye Mon May 25, 2015 1:25 pm

Very cool!


As a precaution, please move the fuel filter forward of the engine bay.

Bobnotch Mon May 25, 2015 6:32 pm

vwfye wrote: Very cool!


As a precaution, please move the fuel filter forward of the engine bay.

Yeah, but that fuel filter is handy to have, for filling the carb bowls when the mechanical fuel pump vapor locks. :wink:

Max Welton Tue May 26, 2015 10:27 am

Well ... only until he gets an electric pump. ;-)

Max

Air-Cooled Head Tue May 26, 2015 11:30 am

Very sweet! Nice score! =D>
What are your plans?

one4house Tue May 26, 2015 4:41 pm

Air-Cooled Head wrote: Very sweet! Nice score! =D>
What are your plans?

Carpet on the floor, install the seat covers that came with the car and drive. I will keep it up to date and improve it here and there, but this one is a driver. 70 mph is a breeze.

I am excited about the seat covers. They are a nice tan. I have included some pictures. Once those and the floor carpet are in, this thing is going to be sweet. There is something about a patina exterior with a put together interior that really makes me smile.




Donnie strickland Tue May 26, 2015 4:58 pm

Nice!

Bobnotch Tue May 26, 2015 6:17 pm

Max Welton wrote: Well ... only until he gets an electric pump. ;-)

Max
Yup, they do work nice.

Got to re-looking at the pic and now I see why Brian mentioned the fuel filter, as it's got 2 right there.:shock:

one4house Wed May 27, 2015 4:02 am

Bobnotch wrote: Max Welton wrote: Well ... only until he gets an electric pump. ;-)

Max
Yup, they do work nice.

Got to re-looking at the pic and now I see why Brian mentioned the fuel filter, as it's got 2 right there.:shock:

You are correct. PO took the tank out to make sure it was nice and clean, but he didn't put sealer in it. it gets a little rust in it. He put two filters to make sure and catch all of it. I'm trying to run the car dry this week so that I can take the tank out, seal it and get rid of this filters by putting a hard metal one under the fender.

Air-Cooled Head Wed May 27, 2015 7:49 am

one4house wrote: Air-Cooled Head wrote: Very sweet! Nice score! =D>
What are your plans?

Carpet on the floor, install the seat covers that came with the car and drive. I will keep it up to date and improve it here and there, but this one is a driver. 70 mph is a breeze.

I am excited about the seat covers. They are a nice tan. I have included some pictures. Once those and the floor carpet are in, this thing is going to be sweet. There is something about a patina exterior with a put together interior that really makes me smile.

My feelings exactly! In fact, that is exactly my plan. I just need to get exactly those seat covers! :lol:

The redundant filtration is funny, though. Anything that got by the first filter would likely get by the second one too. :roll:

tcolt45 Wed May 27, 2015 10:11 am

good looking Squareback. look forward to see what you do to it.

one4house Thu May 28, 2015 4:17 am

Here are a couple of pics with the hub caps n I think in going to find a set of pristine caps for a little contrast. These get lost in all the sameness of color.





Also, what does everyone use for license plate mounting? Texas played have holes on top and bottom. That doesn't work with the "middle" stock mounting brackets. Any suggestions?

Donnie strickland Thu May 28, 2015 5:59 am

one4house wrote: Also, what does everyone use for license plate mounting? Texas played have holes on top and bottom. That doesn't work with the "middle" stock mounting brackets. Any suggestions?

Drill new holes in the plate. That's what I used to do with my Bug. :D

Nate M. Thu May 28, 2015 6:56 am

Nice Square!! Congrats on scoring it!!

one4house Thu May 28, 2015 6:26 pm

Nate M. wrote: Nice Square!! Congrats on scoring it!!

Thank you Nate. Much appreciated.

I wanted to let all of you guys know, so that you didn't lose sleep, that the fuel filter has been replaced with a metal one. :)

Other than that, I am just looking for a set of hub caps if anyone has some. It pains me because I threw away 8 good ones because of the move. :(

one4house Thu Jun 04, 2015 5:01 pm

Progress.



Yesterday



Earlier



Now.

:)

ISP carpet set ordered this morning. Then the interior will be done.

Max Welton Thu Jun 04, 2015 7:27 pm

Very Nice Adam. Very Nice!

Max

one4house Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:07 pm

Max Welton wrote: Very Nice Adam. Very Nice!

Max

Thanks max. Not bad for my first time, but far from perfect.

I can't wait to get a proper carpet kit in. It will look great with my far-from-stock headliner.

Air-Cooled Head Fri Jun 05, 2015 11:56 am

Wow, nice! Your progress is making me green w/ envy!

These seat covers you have,

I went to that website, and don't see where they offer VW stuff. Did you get these recently? Custom order?

Are those red plastic shades above your door glass? I haven't seen those in ages! (I've got chrome ones) Where'd they come from?

And tell us about your "non-stock" headliner. I have my reasons,,,,, :D

Keep up the good work, and updates. I need as much inspiration as I can get. 8)



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