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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:04 pm    Post subject: Last T3 built totaled Reply with quote

I just got an email from my stepson that the last T3 Vanagon/Caravelle built by VW of South Africa was totaled in an accident. It was on a car hauler with eight other VW of South Africa museum cars that were also totaled. What a shame. He sent photos of it but I can't attach them to this message.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Point us to the URL with the pix.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.just-auto.com/article.aspx?id=89694
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kco2949785 sent me a couple of photos and in searching I found some more.

Moment of silence boys.

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Note how large the side windows are and how small the rear side engine vents are on the T3.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why do the cars look like they have been run over by a monster truck, ala Big Foot??
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a shame. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that's a shame... as they say, "nothing lasts forever" apparrently, even if you don't drive it.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That just ruined my day... and it's only 2pm Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ain't the first time a car carrier with old cars got whacked. Here is what happened to cars my brother restored (See towards bottom):

http://www.pelicanparts.com/swapmeet_pics/German_AutoFest_04/Page3.htm

(BTW: Many of those cars were repaired. Can't tell because they are so good at fixing those bathtubs. Thankfully there are lots of repro sheetmetal parts you can buy for them.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this was on vwvortex/carlounge the other day, I believe the car carrier flipped over so the cars landed on their roofs
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

loogy wrote:
Note how large the side windows are and how small the rear side engine vents are on the T3.

Also, notice the rear windows are sliders, too.

If you look close at other African T3s you will notice the windows are bigger than what we have. So they changed the sheet metal some. Sad. That means (maybe) that some new panels may not fit the older vans. But, I do sort of recall they might, perhaps, have used glue in windows too. Which would make them appear bigger, but yet the sheet metal would remain the same. Got to check that some time.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, the humanity ! Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: MY SOUTH AFRICAN T3 Reply with quote

Hi
This is what the SA T3 should have looked like before the accident
R.I.P. T3 Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rats. Why did this have to happen......
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2006 6:15 pm    Post subject: MY SOUTH AFRICAN 2.5i T3 Reply with quote

Here's a rear end photo of the T3, this show's the deeper side windows and the raised engine vents, it also has steel rap around end caps on
the bumpers instead of plastic and there's no sliding door channel on
the passenger side below the window, will try to post a photo of it Cool
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