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65busser
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: Australian 68 Fasty 74,000 miles Reply with quote

Picked this up a month ago. All service records and receipts from new. Just brought her a little closer to earth.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats a nice fasty. Good job on the lowering. Any inside-motor pics?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is beautiful. Nice find.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. She's a ripper car. No interior pics yet. I'll take some soon. Just as clean inside and under both lids. Has a cracked dash, but can fix that.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow very very nice looking car.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting that it has 5-lug wheels. I was aware that Type 3s had 5-lug wheels through 1967 in Oz, but was unaware that they still had them in '68.
Beautiful car, and proof that lowering can be a nice thing when it's not overdone.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful car.

Since it's Australian, is it 5-lug? I see a lot of what we in the US consider pre-1968 parts on it.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2006 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Interesting that it has 5-lug wheels. I was aware that Type 3s had 5-lug wheels through 1967 in Oz, but was unaware that they still had them in '68.
Beautiful car, and proof that lowering can be a nice thing when it's not overdone.


Its through 68. Part of Australian controlled VW demise. The Krauts like order, not rebel off shoots. Soon after this car came off, the Germans regained all controll of Oz VW-Going back to being uniform.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful fastback, wish mine looked like that, get some more pics to grace us with, how easy is that to lower by the way?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:54 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 68 Fasty 74,000 miles Reply with quote

65busser wrote:
Picked this up a month ago. All service records and receipts from new. Just brought her a little closer to earth.

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What does the "TS" stand for?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 8:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice Fastback
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:39 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 68 Fasty 74,000 miles Reply with quote

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65busser wrote:
Picked this up a month ago. All service records and receipts from new. Just brought her a little closer to earth.

What does the "TS" stand for?


Touring Sedan

BTW, Very beautiful car. And a nice lowering job. I can live with that one. Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

where in oz are you 65 ?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's in Melbourne! Stuck down here with me!

Nice car busser, and I like the splitty number plates, did anyone else notice that? or am I just 'seeing dead people' Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On your TS badge, is it meant to go where the side marker is? I have a large "1500" I might trade you-its nos Wink PM me and let me know.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2006 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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On your TS badge, is it meant to go where the side marker is? I have a large "1500" I might trade you-its nos Wink PM me and let me know.


Yes it does, I just saw it in the above pic Embarassed PM me anyway if interested.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind words guys. The credit goes to the car of course..and more to the original owner. I was going through all the receipts for every scheduled service and you know each receipt carries the words, "use oil supplied by owner". So she was even particular about the quality of oil that went into the car. She even fitted an Empi "Slick Shift" back in 1969, so she was obviously serious about her motoring.
I was a bit hesitant to lower the car because of its originality after all these years, but it's easily reversed if I get sick of it looking the way it does. (could take a while)
You're right on the money notchboy. This one is a real "bitsa". 5 lug with drums, 12 volt...the best of everything. I quite like drum brakes, and compared to my other cars which are 59 and 66, she drives, starts and stops real well. It was first registered 69, so was right on the cusp here.
I'm in the midst of detailing her for our big show in two weeks, so I'll post some more pics soon.
Good "plate spotting" ren, (Parker Lewis). I have the original plates but according to our local authorities, can't use them for 12 months...so the ol split plates will do for now.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2006 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Brad...Lowering looks spot on.....Cant wait to see this thing in the flesh in a couple of weeks...

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2006 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

how many notches did you lower the car front and rear? love the stance.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two at the front and one at the rear Chris.
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