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notchboy Sun May 09, 2004 4:10 pm

The 1500 Club


Guidelines:

1) Only Type 3’s built from 1961 thru 1965 will be allowed. Models reflective of this are the Notchback, Squareback and Type 3 Ghia.
2) All cars must have originally come with a 1500 cc motor. Cars will not need to retain the original displacement but motor must be stock in appearance.
3) Colors and two tone options must be from the VW range of the time. Colors outside the T3 range but with-in the VW chart will be acceptable.
4) Cars cannot be lowered and must retain the stock rims.
5) Accessories from the era are welcome and highly encouraged.
6) Bottom line, your car must be as close as it was the day it was new baring the allowed modifications and accessories.


The 1500 Club’s intent is geared toward the preservation and restoration of the early Type 3. I hope to provide a collection of early T3’s that meet a standard close to which they came with from the factory. Stock and unmodified is the theme I plan to explore with this club. I have chosen the production between 61-65 to be the years in which will be allowed into the club. Hence the name” The 1500 Club “as these cars originally came with a 1500cc motor. I feel these early cars reflect an innocent, simpler time for the T3 and VW. Upon being accepted to the club you will receive a permanent spot on the website gallery and archive. A club sticker and certificate reflecting your cars authenticity will be sent to you. Only cars meeting these strict guidelines will be given the The 1500 Club accommodations. You will be a part of some of the best stock T3’s in the world. Your efforts in accuracy will hope to be an inspiration to others.

Regards,
Jason Weigel
President and founder of The 1500 Club

shayme Sun May 09, 2004 10:44 pm

Exclusive clubs in the VW world? No thanks. I don't need a sticker or "certified" paper to make me feel good about my car. :P

vwovalguy Mon May 10, 2004 1:10 am

I'm there dude. Mines a stocker. I have domed 83mm pistons....Is that bad? :D


Mike

wolfman's brother Mon May 10, 2004 1:59 am

well,my car will be lowered(2 and 1)but can easily be reset to stock,it's not like a major body mod I can't change once it's done. it will also be rolling brm's but the stock wheels will be on the sidelines restored and ready for action at a moment's notice,and I have the 1835 but plan on building the OG 1500 and put it on the shelf once I get all the "correct" parts and $ to do it.

besides that I'm building the car just like the factory did but adding some classy accessories but I'm still cast aside,sad.

notchboy Mon May 10, 2004 6:27 am

shayme wrote: Exclusive clubs in the VW world? No thanks. I don't need a sticker or "certified" paper to make me feel good about my car. :P

Go on with your bad self. The club is not meant to isolate but honor the ones that take the extra step to preserve. When someone asks how did a 64 notch look in 64, I wont be able to point them to your ride.

EverettB Mon May 10, 2004 8:50 am

Word

shayme Mon May 10, 2004 9:02 am

I'm not saying that it isn't cool to have an all stock car for reference or nostalgia or whatever you want to call it. But I think that a registry/list similar to the one that was being considered on here earlier would be a little better. I don't think there needs to be a "president" or "founder." If anybody is going to get credit for original VWs it should be the engineers who designed them.

Nothing personal Notchboy, I just don't have any respect for status. It's kind of like workers and management, the workers do all the work while management tells them what to do. Without the ordinary workers management wouldn't have a job. So you wouldn't be president without all the collectors who work on their cars and join your club. But it seems like you are going to give the recognition to the members and if that's the case it would be more fair.

Just something to think about.

ibjack Mon May 10, 2004 2:01 pm

It has been my experience that most workers lack the motivation or have any clue of what to do without being told what to do. Those workers who do usually get promoted to management for more $$$. I know that this is not always the case, but..... Jason is a source of years of hands on knowledge. He has all the credit that he needs. This club is not meant to make Jason the head guru or anything like that but to provide help to those T3 owners who want to know how to restore their car to be close to what it was like from the factory. I think that if you knew Jason you'd understand the purpose of the club better.

notchboy Mon May 10, 2004 5:46 pm

When deciding on the concept of early car apriciation I often wonder if a "club" would be the right type of tag I wanted. Registry should encompas the entire T3 range and Im not up to that. Group, consortium,pack,fellowship,orginisation,pod,gaggle.....these dont seem to fit eithor. I am into early T3s. I always have and always will. I have never owned anything other than a T3 and no older than a 68. I have felt the shunn from the regular VW people all through my time in this hobby that we all feel every time we go to a show, so I am empithetic tward T3 people that dont fit an even smaller nitch Im hoping to create. I have no desire to know how a FI works nor do I want to. I have had custom lowered rides when I was younger but came to a big turning point when I restored a 62 notch to as close to factory as possible. To me it was a hell of alot harder and expensive to do so. (Not to say most resto-custom rides now are very well executed and expensive)So Im hooked on it, stock restos that is. To date there has never been such a club strictly for early, stock T3s. NONA belive it or not started this way but surcome to masses of modified notch people wanting in. I was one of them with my lowered black 64 that briefly made it into HVWs. So with all that I know most T3 people wont fit in. But I also hope that if you want to know what kind of drums came on a 63 or what kind of fuel pump is correct for a 65, you wil come to my site and see. Because I hope it to be one more piece of correct accurate info on these special cars.


notchboy Mon May 10, 2004 6:01 pm

Sorry not to bag on anyone or anything. My signature "you talk the talk, but do you walk the walk" is there as a personal reminder to me. I do plan on following through with the club. Over the years alot of people have interjected and tell you their opinion on how things should be. Its human nature I supose. But Ive only met a hand full of people personaly that have done good on promises and intents tword the T3. Bill & Steve, Lee Hedges, Everrett Barnes, Alex @ISP, [email protected], (shoot me now)Tobby or Bryan with the Invasion and the man himself Martin a DDB for starting grass roots T3 sales. I think Martin got pissed at me when I told all to start their own [email protected]#king club! But I didnt mean to direct the @$#$ at you Martin. You are Da Man! I wouldnt have my trailor with a missing tail light if you didnt step up and help out :lol: So anyway my ultimate long winded point is, start your own or atleast offer time to an exsisting T3 related club, group, gaggle pod or what ever if what I offer dont fit. The T3 comunity as a whole can only gain. :)

TheDDB Mon May 10, 2004 10:17 pm

notchboy wrote: I think Martin got pissed at me when I told all to start their own [email protected]#king club! But I didnt mean to direct the @$#$ at you Martin. You are Da Man! I wouldnt have my trailor with a missing tail light if you didnt step up and help out :lol: " The T3 comunity as a whole can only gain. :) "




Umm-
Jason I didnt get pissed at you , crap- I didnt take it that way---, between our club,events and building and selling t3's and parts I dont have time to get pissed.
I think that it is good thing that you have the desire to do your own thing for the early cars more power to you!

Most of the DDB is the next level, big motors, air bags , hydro's, Rag tops and Bling! And hey some of the things we do is often frowned on also, so you cant make everyone happy all the time.

I to enjoy the early cars and the differences from the later cars --from my 63 notch[bone stock] to my 69 fasty[not even close to stock] and my 71 square [just real low] they are all cool, and I enjoy them all. Isnt that really what it is all about?
Shit I still get crap from people who want to join the DDB with other type's of VW's , they dont understand when I say " Sorry it for Type 3's only".

I think people should take it upon them selfs to start local clubs if they want ,it cant hurt ...it can only be a good thing.

Heck I hope you have good luck with you early club as it could be something realy cool.

Just dont ask me for parts :x .....cause I am going out to the shop to crush all the early sp tin , early slotted wheels, pushbutton dashes,orange needle gauges,"n" only parts, 6 volt tachs, and s dash pads into little tiny nothings :twisted: just cause I can. :P

TheDDB Mon May 10, 2004 10:19 pm

Just dont ask me for parts :x .....cause I am going out to the shop to crush all the early sp tin , early slotted wheels, pushbutton dashes,orange needle gauges,"n" only parts, 6 volt tachs, and s dash pads into little tiny nothings :twisted: just cause I can. :P[/quote]





" No Type 3 parts were hurt after this statement"

notchboy Mon May 10, 2004 10:22 pm

Good to hear. I did notice those pinwheel drums on the rims you posted pics of. Whats the scoop? They off the 63? Or are they up for grabs? :twisted:

TheDDB Mon May 10, 2004 10:29 pm

They are a "spare set"...that is up for grabs.
The entire front end is...minus the brake cylinders...

If you need them I might sell them to you. :o

TheDDB Mon May 10, 2004 10:31 pm

oh yeah--

If we make it down for the classic....the beers are on you!

60DoubleTurd Wed May 12, 2004 11:35 pm

Whats up Jason? I made it back to the Samba forums!!!!

hoss Thu May 13, 2004 10:11 am

is the 1500 club website up yet? how/when are cars submitted for approval?

raru Thu May 13, 2004 11:34 am

u got to raise ur car up first jacin... :P

notchboy Thu May 13, 2004 9:31 pm

Yeah I hear Jacin needs one notch on his notch to get in :lol: Great to see ya Frank! The sites not up yet and probly wont be till after the Classic, or right before. Dont know yet. I still need to get my Allstate trailor ready as well for the Classic. Work and family are always sucking the life from me as well. I do plan to get it up with in the next 2 months. I do have a short and destinguished list of people ready to be entered into the "club". Most of them dont know yet so you might be one!

notchboy Sat May 29, 2004 6:52 pm

Well this is an update on the 1500 club goings on. At this point I have the domain name "the1500club.com" purchased and will build the site soon. More than likley it will be after the classic on june 13th. Way to much vw stuff to do and put it together. Ill be more into it and excited after the classic. Hang in there as I have some of you ready and on the list already!



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