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Aaperi
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 3:37 am    Post subject: Type 3 fastback -69 from Finland Reply with quote

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I've had so many good comments about my fasty so, I thought that I should tell more about this car.
It's -69 1600TL fastback.
Color: Savanna Beige
Interior: Brown leatherette
Engine: 1600cc Dual-carb, driven about 150k kilometres
It was my uncles one of the first cars after he got drivers licence.
He drove it about 70k. In somepoint it started to leak water inside, under dashboard. He and my grandpa didn't have nerve to start welding it, so they storaged it to the barn(late 80's?? they dont remember exactly when).
Few people tried to buy it throught the years but, my grandpa thought that no one wasn't ready pay enough.
October -08 I got interested about it and asked if he would sell it to me.
Well, I got it free and instantly tear it to pieces.
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Few pics of rust damages and repairs
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I dropped it 3 splines front and 2 from rear. Front end is sitting bit high but don't worry, I do something for it Wink
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This picture everyone has seen:
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I managed to find rare OZ Vega set from sweden.
Specs: 5x130, front wheels 7x15 offset 23 and rear wheels 8x15 offset 11.

My deadline to get it ready is 10.6.2010. Then were going sweden to Bug Run.
Few thing to do:

  • Brakefuilds
  • Repair fuel tank
  • Repair few dents
  • Fit front wings (glassfiber wings are not perfect)
  • tin rear wings
  • Carpets
  • Straighten bumbers
  • Lights and other electrical work
  • Exhaust
  • Paint
  • MOT

And many more

Positive suprise was that engine runs very well after +20 years.http://www.vimeo.com/9756436

More pics here. http://www.aaperi.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Cars/Omat/

A-P From Finland
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: Type 3 fastback -69 from Finland Reply with quote

Its nice to see someone saving a fastback.Most folks in the states would have just cut it up and part it.Keep up the hard work,looks good. Cool -Frank
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love it... Cant wait to see it sitting properly on those OZ rims too... Makes me want to source a set and throw some on mine!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i always wanted to put rims like that on my fast back. mesh rims just look nice.
any thoughts for tires?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks everybody.
I think I put 175/55-15 to front and 195/55-15 to back.
Those give nice little strech.

Those rims are quite hard to find with those specs.
There is one set in sale in ebay of USA but those are with 5x100 bolt pattern, 7" wide and offset 35.
I haven't found Vega's with 5x130 bolt pattern in sale on internet Razz
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool baller
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaperi wrote:
Thanks everybody.
I think I put 175/55-15 to front and 195/55-15 to back.
Those give nice little strech.



me like stretch Cool
it should be mild, but different, you dont see many aircooled cars with a little stretch going on.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand why everybody puts like: 205 tire to 5.5" wide rim Confused
But everybody got their own style and I think everybody should build cars for them self.
If some one don't like it, F*ck it, it's my car Very Happy

But little update:
I managed to straighten bumbers, front and rear aprons and front wings are best as they get without putting more glassfiber on them.
So car is ready for preparation to paint. Just have to wait that I get hubs from 5x130 drilling.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome choice of wheel - Those cross spokes look wicked on the fastback.

Nice car too - Have 3 fastbacks too Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so your gonna buy 5x130 hubs for the back and redrill the drums and blanks disks for the front and drill those to 5x130?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No. It's possible to have both, 4x130 and 5x130 in the hubs.
Basicly bolt patterns look like this:
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I just have to drill 5x130 to drums.
Ill take pics when I get them back from machining
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sweet, ill be following your build, i need to make preogress on my 69...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hubs are back. Cost 0€ Razz
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It moved without pushing Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 14, 2010 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool car Shocked keep up the good work and maybe I will meet you in Sweden Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome project, i hope to dust off my 69'fastback some time this fall
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have spend 49 hours in carage just in 5 days.
Now it's almost ready to paint with Savanna Beige.
My little sisters posters went in good use Very Happy
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Brake mastercylinder is in under service and after painting, interior and assembly.
Only floor mats need be made to interior. Everything else is in great condition.
Chrome parts need to be polished, bumbers have taken damage. They have few dents and rust. Next winter I try to find better bumbers.
Chrome moulding kit, fender beating set and new exhaust (walker, made in -70's??) are comming in few weeks
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good!! Cool
Will it be seen on BugRun 2010 @ Mantorp Park??
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kewl!!!
good job!
Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

2slow wrote:
Looking good!! Cool
Will it be seen on BugRun 2010 @ Mantorp Park??

Yep Cool 800 kilometres from Savonlinna to Mantorp + over night ferry trip from finland to sweden
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