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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 2:09 pm    Post subject: 73 squareback build "Ohio" Reply with quote

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Really excited about my new Wife...lol
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is an automatic transmission? That is usually why they are towed backwards. They tend to get 'squirrely' towed over 50-55 mph backwards like you were towing in my experience. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike Fisher wrote:
It is an automatic transmission? That is usually why they are towed backwards. They tend to get 'squirrely' towed over 50-55 mph backwards like you were towing in my experience. Shocked


It's manual. ...I wanted the weight on the trailer is all.
Hopefully, I get some time to find the problems on Monday ? At the very least take pics of said problems. ..
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Squareback.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 8:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tcolt45 wrote:
Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Squareback.


I tried to get a look at Your Squareback. ... maybe it's my limited computer experience.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car is a mess..... I had to open the door to ck it, the keys don't work, my foot could go through the floor, and the ft trunk latch cable is gone....lol.

I'm going to go from a few things to fix, to a total year long restore. ..lol. the Wife is going to hate me.
It's good to be the kinG
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The car is a mess..... I had to open the door to ck it, the keys don't work, my foot could go through the floor, and the ft trunk latch cable is gone....lol.

I'm going to go from a few things to fix, to a total year long restore. ..lol. the Wife is going to hate me.
It's good to be the kinG
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Open the passenger door, and remove the phillips screw for the door handle, and remove the door handle (push it toward the front, and lift out). Then take the handle to a locksmith and have a key made. If you're really anal about it, you'll pull both handles to verify they both have the same key code on them. If they do, great, if not, you're going to want to find a matched set. I'd probably pull the rear hatch lock too, just to be sure, but that's me.

If you haven't already done so, buy a brown Bentley, you're going to need it.

Looks like you're going to learn some new skills (welding and fabrication).

Your wife might hate you, but at least she'll know where to find you (out in the garage). Laughing One year might be close on time, unless you're familiar with working on/with sheetmetal. Wink Take a look at what Monte is going thru with his 67 Square, or Steve's 67 Fastback, as they've both been digging deep in their cars. Also have a look at the links in my signature. I've delt with very rusty cars in the past.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bobnotch wrote:
Woody419 wrote:
The car is a mess..... I had to open the door to ck it, the keys don't work, my foot could go through the floor, and the ft trunk latch cable is gone....lol.

I'm going to go from a few things to fix, to a total year long restore. ..lol. the Wife is going to hate me.
It's good to be the kinG
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Open the passenger door, and remove the phillips screw for the door handle, and remove the door handle (push it toward the front, and lift out). Then take the handle to a locksmith and have a key made. If you're really anal about it, you'll pull both handles to verify they both have the same key code on them. If they do, great, if not, you're going to want to find a matched set. I'd probably pull the rear hatch lock too, just to be sure, but that's me.

If you haven't already done so, buy a brown Bentley, you're going to need it.

Looks like you're going to learn some new skills (welding and fabrication).

Your wife might hate you, but at least she'll know where to find you (out in the garage). Laughing One year might be close on time, unless you're familiar with working on/with sheetmetal. Wink Take a look at what Monte is going thru with his 67 Square, or Steve's 67 Fastback, as they've both been digging deep in their cars. Also have a look at the links in my signature. I've delt with very rusty cars in the past.


Your a real help.... I truly appreciate everything, from all hear....just fantastic.
Having knowledge people interested in helping out is a real live blessing !
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone here open a hood without a cable ?....should I cut it ?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the spare tire is not in it you can come up from below to unlatch the hood. You can cut out/replace rusty pan sections etc with grinder,sawzall & a welder with shielding gas while the body is still on the chassis. Used or new pans available here? http://www.eastcoastclassics.co.za/pg/77251/klassic-fab-panels

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got it running after your steps.... took a few pics. ...
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After two circles around the block oil got real hot. It took me a few days to post cuss I was finishing brake adjustments. .ck..ck...ck....lol.

It needs a lot a work.... I'm just happy my fat azz didn't fall threw the floor...lol

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like fuse, wire or oil sending unit ?..... I'll be back...lol
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2015 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

General clean, remove seats..etc. decided to rebuild motor, lift car off frame to do work.
I'm kinda glad it's so roughly..!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Too bad it's not the factory Texas Yellow on the outside still....though I'm kinda partial Very Happy Mine is also a '73
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 7:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NDAHAUS wrote:
Too bad it's not the factory Texas Yellow on the outside still....though I'm kinda partial Very Happy Mine is also a '73


It was yellow from factory.... but it's going a nice British racing dark green
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2015 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take off all 4 fenders if you are going to repair/paint it. You might find a little more rust under them. Your '73 has the 1 year only 3 point seat mounts, so the new Gerson pans are somewhat different.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still haven't bought one part....but there's always something to do. There are some great project's ! In the t3 forums. . I commend the Veteran VW people for answering the same question's over and oveR again Very Happy
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