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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:59 pm    Post subject: 63 Notchback Reply with quote

After a hanging with the Bus Guys for a while, I had to scratch the itch to get back into my favorite VW, a Type 3.

Delivered this morning and I spent some time after work cleaning, surveying, and plotting my attack.

Mostly complete, fairly solid, but very cool.

Plans are to get it running, drive it, and replace worn parts as I go. Shouldn't be long before its running but brakes are a challenge considering parts availabilty. Anyone have any wheel cylinders in their way Wink

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After a quick bath
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Parked next to the Bus
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude, very nice score. That interior won't take alot to make it good enough for a driver, hell the whole car won't take a lot to get it looking good.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take that trim off the front. 63 did not come with that. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking car.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Take that trim off the front. 63 did not come with that. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking car.


On the hood? Which trim is supposed to be there? Does it make any difference that the car is from France? Differences like the reflectors?

Thanks for the heads up
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, I just looked at your dash, only has one crack, and you got the push buttons still...friggin sweet!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, I just looked at your dash, only has one crack, and you got the push buttons still...friggin sweet!


Thanks! I am pretty happy with it.

I just searched the gallery and saw that there isn't supposed to be any trim at all on the hood.

Master Cylinder is toast; frozen. After I sort the brakes, I will work on the engine.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Most of the wheel cylinders can be rebuilt using kits of teh same bore size. Be sure to check out www.the1500club.com to help answer questions that you might have about what the car looked like original.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notchback wrote:
Take that trim off the front. 63 did not come with that. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking car.


That is a Frenchie. Notice the "S" trim the rear license plate housing.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

beauty eh.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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notchback wrote:
Take that trim off the front. 63 did not come with that. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking car.


That is a Frenchie. Notice the "S" trim the rear license plate housing.


This is the French notch that was on the classifieds. I'm jealous, serious. I can't wait to see what you do with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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notchback wrote:
Take that trim off the front. 63 did not come with that. Otherwise, that's a sweet looking car.


That is a Frenchie. Notice the "S" trim the rear license plate housing.


This is the French notch that was on the classifieds. I'm jealous, serious. I can't wait to see what you do with it.


Yes, this is the Notch that was in Colorado. Hopefully it will be a driver soon to enjoy a SoCal Spring.

I keep going out to the garage to look at it.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a sweet car. Doesn't appear to need much.

Yes, 61-63 cars didn't have any front hood "beak" at all.

At least it's a short one (64-65). If it's clean you can get some decent money out of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, that notch is super cool. Is this car the reason you sold your panel?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks a great car ,what are your plans with the paint ?
it look as if it should buff up real nice !!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those rear reflectors look definately like french models! even here in europe they are rare and desirable.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

chaosisme wrote:
Wow, that notch is super cool. Is this car the reason you sold your panel?


Nah, I sold that Panel because I had a complete lapse in judgement. I wish I hadn't. I needed space and my backyard was beginning to look like a parking lot.

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looks a great car ,what are your plans with the paint ?
it look as if it should buff up real nice !!

Very Happy


I was hoping to tap out what few dents are there and then have a professional color sand, buff, and blend if necessary.

I will likely paint the rims and put some new tires on at the very minimum. I'm over having a "show" car but I hope to make it clean and run perfect.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I'm sure I speak for everyone on here when I say keep us posted on what you do. That is one cool ride.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it ends up looking half as good as that bus, it will still be a nice Notch!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since this Car is only about 10 miles away from, I will gladly help Kevin get this thing going before the Classic. Looks like I might have a new VW1500 buddy locally. That will motivate me to get my cars done!! Cool

I plan on going over to Kevin's place today or tomorrow and going over this car from bumper to bumper. Stay tuned for dozens of pictures. Nothing motivates the message boards than the experts chiming in on what is wrong and how they can help! I am really excited!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bob is on his way Cool

Pulled the engine this morning. Gonna be well on its way

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Gotta get stuff done! Hopefully the rain holds off
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