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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 6:55 pm    Post subject: Type 3 Truck - the "other" vw Reply with quote

OK - so it's a "HACK" Let's get that right out there. But it's mine now - I like it's very weirdness Very Happy This last weekend, I made a deal for this truck, after a couple of years of thinking about it. I know a few of you have seen this little weird-o in the flesh....but here's the deal. Someone, many years ago- at least 1975, according to documents found in the glovebox, made this truck out of a 1964 1500S. They used bus beltline pieces/corners and a bus rear window to carefully, and pretty professionally construct what you see here.

The truck (can it be called that?- that's what the title says) is in my driveway now. It's sitting on what's left of a '68 pan - VERY rusty. It looks like the rust is confined mostly to the pan - body is not TOO bad - though a fair amount of welding will be needed....good thing I'm getting better at welding.

I'll have more on this vehicle soon...for now, here's a few pictures. Check the gallery for a few more.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is sweet. I'm with ya. If you were local, I'd help ya build it!
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no rears.. and i found one of these too... macco did them for a while... or did the one i know about... if i have the money i would buy it just to save it..
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude-- that thing is rockin! rhino line the bed, get rid of that crappy sunroof and put in a little rag top, and get some bigger diameter street truck wheels on it and it'd be badassssss
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's some rear views - tomorrow I'll show you all the nasty rust. I'm building my need list .... pan, cowl-fresh-air vent area, etc. Confused
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Love that tailgate! Smile
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

haha vw ranchero?
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dude the tail gate is sweet. That rear window is HUGEEEEEEE! Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score, not my cup of meat, but got to start somewhere! <tease> Laughing

Coming down to the Classic?

F.Y.I. I am cutting up a '68 Squareback. Cutting it up soon, making a few patches, but most is going.

Why would anyone do this to a Squareback is beyond me, but what is done is done.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe a bus rear glass.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FASTBACKDON wrote:
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I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.


Well, Mr. Whiny Pants... I happen to think that a Type 3 Truck is the perfect upgrade for a Fastback! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet. I grew up in Kitsap County, in the '70's these conversions were all over the area. Knew a kid in high-school that made at least three of them. Good luck bringing this one back to life.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tram wrote:
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notchback wrote:
I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.


Well, Mr. Whiny Pants... I happen to think that a Type 3 Truck is the perfect upgrade for a Fastback! Very Happy

Yea you would
Hey atleast you actualy got the Mr. part right only took you 4 years.
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The rear window looks too tall to be Bus. Is it Sigla logo'd?

The sheet metal looks Bus though...
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Upon closer inspection - it does not look like it is VW glass - can't see any of the usual logos - there is some sort of maker's mark on the glass, but it's covered by the edge of the gasket and hard to make out. The metal looks to be definitely bus - I'll post pictures later - it still has the mounting area/screw holes for the hatch latch inside.

For what it's worth- I'll choose donor metal carefully and make sure a decent t-3 is not "sacrificed" for this project Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I dig it and would totally roll in that!
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FASTBACKDON wrote:
Tram wrote:
FASTBACKDON wrote:
notchback wrote:
I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.


Well, Mr. Whiny Pants... I happen to think that a Type 3 Truck is the perfect upgrade for a Fastback! Very Happy

Yea you would
Hey atleast you actualy got the Mr. part right only took you 4 years.

At least it was a cut-up Notch/Square that it came from. Upgrade for either one. Make sure and use ether to get it running.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FASTBACKDON wrote:
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I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.
The fastback is being sacrificed for nothing but money. There's at least $2.26 worth of usable parts on a fasty.
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notchback wrote:
FASTBACKDON wrote:
notchback wrote:
I'll have a nearly perfect (no rust), titled '69 pan next month when I part out a fasty I've got sitting here in Idaho.

BITE YOUR TOUNGE no Fastbacks should die to save that that that thing.
Neil your wrong if you sacrafice a Fastback to do so.
The fastback is being sacrificed for nothing but money. There's at least $2.26 worth of usable parts on a fasty.



$2.26 in parts? Arnt you going a bit high? Consider todays economic crisis. Wink
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