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  Topic: Duncan's 1971 Squareback thread
Qldelsie

Replies: 323
Views: 15040

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:29 pm   Subject: Re: Duncan's 1971 Squareback thread
"Does anyone have tips on how to install new beam rubber stops? I could not for the life of me get them to pop on. Tried force and using silicone spray. "

I used talcum powder on mine and ...
  Topic: Bringing Home Your T-3 Thread
Qldelsie

Replies: 61
Views: 6802

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Jan 04, 2021 7:16 pm   Subject: Re: Bringing Home Your T-3 Thread
Loading mine in Sydney last September

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2132532.jpg

And arriving home in Queensland 2 days later

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2132531.jpg

T ...
  Topic: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
Qldelsie

Replies: 170
Views: 12152

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Yoshi's 1967 Squareback
I notice you are using newspaper for masking. I am sure it would be available your side of the pond - For masking I buy a roll of thin plastic which has the masking tape already attached, espsically ...
  Topic: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Qldelsie

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:56 pm   Subject: Re: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Two other, more “extremer” optiins come to my mind now, maybe worth investigating..

- roof tent
- Get another backseat and modify it so it could stay positionee as is bu that you can fold down the ...
  Topic: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
Qldelsie

Replies: 378
Views: 48476

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:57 pm   Subject: Re: Bahama blue '66 Fastback build (Aus)
I love that colour. I think it will look absolutely magic when all put together. Applause
  Topic: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Qldelsie

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 11:52 pm   Subject: Re: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Have you thought about a roof and or trunk rack?

Yes, I have Jason. My position is this - I am a 73 old fart who has camped, caravanned, motorhomed, 4 WD'd my way all over the world for many year ...
  Topic: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Qldelsie

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Thu Dec 31, 2020 6:26 pm   Subject: Re: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Very interesting, Clatter. Appreciate your input.
Just cutting out the two diagonals you suggest would probably give me what I need. It is for long trips only, and my idea at the moment is to rem ...
  Topic: Rhd black 64 1500S
Qldelsie

Replies: 59
Views: 1650

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:25 pm   Subject: Re: Rhd black 64 1500S
Big YES re Eucalyptus Oil. Magic, and smells good too ! It was the only thing that got my rear hub nuts off, as well as a number of other parts.
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  Topic: Type 3 Panel Van Nirvana
Qldelsie

Replies: 484
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PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 5:04 pm   Subject: Re: Type 3 Panel Van Nirvana
Are there any records on how many were built in Europe? Does any one know if any were built in Ireland? Think i have tracked one down here, a 66, not seen any pictures, know it was first registered as ...
  Topic: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback
Qldelsie

Replies: 274
Views: 12430

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:36 pm   Subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback
While fumbling around in the back of the square installing the panels I bumped my head on this latch cover and the thing basically crumbled.
It had a few crack already but oh well.
So before spendin ...
  Topic: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Qldelsie

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:31 pm   Subject: Re: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Thank you. So it would appear quite a complicated exercise to adapt the Fastback seat to fold down and then open up the luggage area a little. Will put it back into my "too hard" basket ...
  Topic: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
Qldelsie

Replies: 13
Views: 333

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2020 5:32 pm   Subject: Square vs Fastback rear seat design
So the fast back has the two fixed diagonal strengthening arms behind the rear seat, plus a fixed cross bar and rear parcel shelf. The Squareback is totally open in the back, and the back of the rear ...
  Topic: Black Fastback Build Thread
Qldelsie

Replies: 3862
Views: 352752

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Wed Dec 09, 2020 6:48 pm   Subject: Re: Black Fastback Build Thread
Re rear trunk light, yes, the "only on when lights are on" bit had me tearing my hair out too !! See here https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=744982&highlight=rear+trun ...
  Topic: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Qldelsie

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sun Nov 29, 2020 5:02 am   Subject: Re: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Yes, ours have a handbrake too. That is what the ratchet is for in the photos above - They just did not include the hand brake lever for when you are parked.See photo.

Australia does not need the ...
  Topic: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Qldelsie

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:32 pm   Subject: Re: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Here's how our spring loaded trailer brakes work. Probably same as the ones you mention from Germany.

See the little hinged flap in the middle - Lift it up for normal towing operation, and the spr ...
  Topic: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Qldelsie

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:20 pm   Subject: Re: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?


Your hitch looks different in the center. Those 2 mounting taps maybe bolted onto the rear apron for additional support for the tongue weight. Did you by the hitch unit new from a store?

I have ...
  Topic: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Qldelsie

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 6:09 pm   Subject: Re: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
This is the style trailer hitch for your 1971 Squareback, VOA # ZVW 164 301
& VALLEY # VW69W are identical design and have reinforcement plates.

Reinforcement Plates...
https://www.thesamba. ...
  Topic: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
Qldelsie

Replies: 20
Views: 416

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:34 pm   Subject: Re: Can a squareback tow a small travel trailer?
The manual says - "for a Variant I and Variant II : Permissable Trailer Weights 650 kg for trailer with brakes, or 490 kg without brakes.
For caravans or trailer or glider (!!??!!) trailers, 8 ...
  Topic: Rear engine mount
Qldelsie

Replies: 3
Views: 162

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:43 pm   Subject: Re: Rear engine mount
The off- center mount and carrier bar mounts just tend to fight each other. Don't go there.

Also- that off center mount is a stabilizing point only on swing axle cars. It was never designed to hold ...
  Topic: Rear engine mount
Qldelsie

Replies: 3
Views: 162

PostForum: Type 3   Posted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 6:30 pm   Subject: Rear engine mount
My 1970 Fastback already has the Engine Mounting Tube 311 199 021 fitted to the engine. But it does not have the rest of the rear engine mount to attach it to the rear of the engine compartment, as ...
 
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