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PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2020 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

Spring plate bushings finally showed up so I finished up the drivers side suspension stop. Now I can finish up the rear suspension adjustment. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2020 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

Got back into the garage finally, good thing it was only 100 deg. in the S.F.V. . . . UGH
Got the driver side bushings replaced snd let me tell ya, with that lower stop removable this job is a lot lot easier. Good for me because I gotta take it off again cause I miss calculated on my lowering numbers.
You can see that the spring plate now clears the swing arm and almost no tension on the torsion bars. A little wiggle help with a screwdriver was enough to pull it off.
One more thing is if you have access to 4 longer bolts for the spring plate retainer use em, an extra half inch long helped out refitting that to.

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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 6:49 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

Hallelujah ! AAA finally opened this week so I was able to get the registration all dialed in. Its on now!
Took her out for a good little cruise around the neighborhood.
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PostPosted: Tue May 19, 2020 7:35 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

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Hallelujah ! AAA finally opened this week so I was able to get the registration all dialed in. Its on now!
Took her out for a good little cruise around the neighborhood.
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yay Applause Dancing !!! Congrats! Have fun!
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PostPosted: Fri May 22, 2020 11:07 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

Now that I'm all legal with the S.B. I've been putting some miles on it. Now I notice an exhaust smell when waiting at stop lights.
heater boxes on but not hooked up and no interior panels yet.

Could this be the cause??
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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2020 8:00 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

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Now that I'm all legal with the S.B. I've been putting some miles on it. Now I notice an exhaust smell when waiting at stop lights.
heater boxes on but not hooked up and no interior panels yet.

Could this be the cause??


Look at the deck lid seal, and the seal under the engine hatch. Those are the 2 most common causes of exhaust smell. The 3rd common cause is not enough tail pipe sticking out from the apron (and into the air stream).
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2020 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 Reply with quote

Thanks Bobnotch.
You may be right about the tailpipe, it is a little on the short side.
But for now windows down enjoying a Memorial day drive.


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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2020 8:47 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Now that I'm driving the SB I gotta start working on cutting down all the
shakes & rattles going on in this thing, with no interior other than seats n headliner it's pretty noisy in her.
Manage to trace down a loose fender bolt that was driving me nuts then a friend of mine gave me some office floor mats he was gonna throw out . . . BOOM instant floor mats.
Stuff is really cushy and with only the drivers side done I can already tell the difference.
They ain't nothing fancy but since this thing is on mega budget build it worked out perfectly.

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PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2020 9:55 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Yup, something on there is better than nothing.
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PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:22 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Back on the shitbox today, thought I would take a shot at some DIY upholstery with an old moving blanket. I don't think it came out to bad and again the price was right . . ZERO!

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Spilled a little blood today.

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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 6:59 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Not bad at all on the seat. Congrats on being legal and enjoying the ride.
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PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2020 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Agreed, looks good. Everyone forgets about those little spikes until they rip you open. Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Finally got off my duff to install the passenger side rear bushings, of course I would pick the hottest day of the week.
Anyway I don't know if this is common practice already but I didn't want to get involved with removing fender bolts to get new inner bushing on so I just cut one side and slipped it over the torsion bar.
Figured once its back together it won't be going anywhere.

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Also made a rear cargo matt to help keep things a little quieter.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 9:33 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

The rear mat looks good. Nice job. Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:15 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

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The rear mat looks good. Nice job. Cool


Thanks Bobnotch.
From an earlier post about rear hatch seal, I noticed I am missing the smaller seal on the rear hatch.
You can see in the photo above . . LOL guess I need to order that.

Also I was wondering if anyone here has looked into these bamboo interior kits. They look pretty good to me.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:59 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

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Bobnotch wrote:
The rear mat looks good. Nice job. Cool


Thanks Bobnotch.
From an earlier post about rear hatch seal, I noticed I am missing the smaller seal on the rear hatch.
You can see in the photo above . . LOL guess I need to order that.

Also I was wondering if anyone here has looked into these bamboo interior kits. They look pretty good to me.
Type 3 Interior Panels – Bamboom Wagens
https://bamboomwagens.com/shop/type-3-interior-panels/


Yup, you're missing the one that goes between the floor and the deck lid. I think ISP sells it, as does CIP, as I installed one last summer but can't remember where I got from.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 10:19 am    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Scored a pair of seats for the SB yesterday.
Out of a 79 Jag . . . for 50 bucks.


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They line up pretty good with the slide rails.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 12:57 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Well the drivers side went in easy enough.
Stoked on these.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:31 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

QRP wrote:
Well the drivers side went in easy enough.
Stoked on these.

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Nice, those look good! Are you going to use the head rest? I think it’s a slight improvement from your last seats Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 14, 2020 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: My first type 3 - 1973 Squareback Reply with quote

Yea quite a difference from the first seat . . . . LOL
I wasn't planning to use the headrests, I like the lowback look.
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