1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 26th November 2019 - 7:44am

Sorry for the delay, ive been pondering this, and yeah I think I would like to give them ago please!
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by purplepeter » 26th November 2019 - 8:25am

Just double check the wheelbolt size chaps! I'd expect a modern vw to be 17mm, but the Fasty will be 19mm

Might avoid you both wasting money on postage!

GT beetle wheels had plastic caps on the 19mm bolts though

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 26th November 2019 - 8:40am

In which case he may have some of these https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/20-x-19MM-HE ... 1232039424
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by purplepeter » 26th November 2019 - 8:54am

Or.. Fasty had centrelines on when I bought her, so in one of my sheds there's a set of chrome/shiny wheel bolts which could easily find themselves heading in Your direction

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by sparkywig » 27th November 2019 - 9:38am

broady_6 wrote:
26th November 2019 - 7:44am
Sorry for the delay, ive been pondering this, and yeah I think I would like to give them ago please!
OK, I'll dig them out of the garage.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 8th March 2020 - 10:33am

Its been quite a while hasnt it. Ive been working on quite a few other projects in the mean time. Thought a few jobs have gone on with the fasty. I cleaned out the lug holes in the wheels, which I should have masked off before painting. Then have some tyres fitted. This is mainly to see how things look with these sizes and workout where I want to go. I have some ideas. But here it is before black bolts and polished centres. Lots of work to do aligning panels. But as ive got some new panels on the way I wont be worrying too much yet.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by muddy » 8th March 2020 - 8:25pm

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1971 VW Type 3 1600 TE Fastback. Body off Resto completed, now just bits and pieces and niff naff to do.
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 9th March 2020 - 10:21pm

Looks good!

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Post by broady_6 » 18th April 2020 - 7:40pm

Managed to get the ole bus out for a run this week. Nice to see the wheels on from a distance. I got the centre caps out the loft last weekend, so ill start polishing them. And im looking at getting a kit so I can black anodise the wheel bolts.

And its got me motivated to start chipping away at the job list. Ive been playing with the wing mirrors today. Ive got 5, of varying style and condition. So im trying to make a good pair.

Not the most sexy surroundings.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 18th April 2020 - 9:51pm

Nice to see her in use.

Are you making rockets now (big red ones)
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 18th April 2020 - 10:11pm

Only the second run out this year! Got 41 miles on, and found a few issues from winter, so a few jobs to do in the evenings. That red rocket is the actaul bit of kit from traffalga square when the thunderbirds film launched. And we have given it some titivation a time or two in the last 10 years.
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 18th April 2020 - 11:02pm

F A B
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by sparkywig » 19th April 2020 - 12:29am

I thought it looked a bit like Thunderbird 3

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 19th April 2020 - 8:22am

I used to have Thunderbird 3
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by sparkywig » 19th April 2020 - 11:28am

I've still got my originals from the 60s, along with all my Captain Scarlet toys. Unfortunately they're not still boxed or I'd be able to retire.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 19th April 2020 - 3:04pm

I only had Thunderbird 3 :(

I also had Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ...... occupants lost, I think the Child Catcher got revenge

My toy collection is bigger these days, as I think it is for all on here :lol:
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by Pdjordy » 20th April 2020 - 8:01pm

Looks good broady. What mirrors you thinking of? I am still looking had a mis match pair on mine. Passenger side one can't see anything out of and was poorly fitted 😠
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by jake@facewest.co.uk » 20th April 2020 - 9:45pm

Looking good. Are you going to put chrome strips on it or leave it dechromed?

Looks quite good as it is.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 21st April 2020 - 10:09pm

Standard mirrors, when I said style. I meant through the years of type 3. Rather than custom style. I think one of the mirrors is actaully from a type 4. But im getting there. Once ive sorted myself, ill see if anything ive got left helps you make up a decent pair?

I am planning to put the chrome sill strips on. But it wont be having the ones on the swage line. I must also get around to fitting the jackin hold blanks!

And here is the other T3 in the shot.

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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 22nd April 2020 - 7:34am

When are you putting the other T3 into the bodyshop, I thought so on the earlier picture, but now with the full image I'm quite sure that's not the right colour :lol:

Unless the modern film decided the colours should be more primary for the benefit of todays audience

The 3 is not aligned properly either

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Yeah, you should put the sill covers on, do you know where they are ?
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 22nd April 2020 - 8:06am

It was red in the modern film. I made the same comment when I started working there. As this was commisioned by the people who made the film, we did some reaerch and found out it is true to the modern film. Not the original cartoon. I wouldnt worry about the number alignment. Those photos at 6 years old at best, Its largely been stripped and repainted since then. We had planned to finish the resto this year. But an unamed pointless virus has put a stop to that.

Its just two chrome strips for the sills. Rather than covers. Ill get around to it. Unfrotunately life is bussiser than ever. Not only am I still going to work every day. I now have to waste 1 evening a week going shopping because gettting a home delivery slot this side of September is impossible. Even for those of us who have been loyal enough to use the service for years! And im not a key worker either, so i just get @'*t all over. I dont get paid 80% to toss it off for a couple of months and no perks from still going to work. But its ok, you can all thank me in a few months for continuing to put money into the economy and helping to keep "non essential" business going :D :D
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by 937carrera » 22nd April 2020 - 9:05am

Oh, I'm sorry Broady I really can't let that one go. The original series was not a cartoon, it was Supermarionation, puppets on strings, not involving Sandie Shaw.

If you have ever watched Stargate this particular segment, as a tribute to Thunderbirds, has a hilarious ending https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9XrrEaZ7Y4

Now, the big question is, are you also working on Lady Penelope's car ?

:thumbsup: for doing your bit to keep the economy going and continuing to pay taxes. Smaller stores like Aldi tend not to have the Pleb restrictions of the larger stores if that helps.

By sill covers I of course meant the torsion bar covers
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by sparkywig » 22nd April 2020 - 9:43am

937carrera wrote:
22nd April 2020 - 9:05am
Oh, I'm sorry Broady I really can't let that one go. The original series was not a cartoon, it was Supermarionation, puppets on strings, not involving Sandie Shaw.
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Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

Post by broady_6 » 24th April 2020 - 7:44am

In fairness, I may be out of bed at that time in the morning. But I dont wake up until about half 9. :lol:

Aldi/lidl dont usually have some of the more obscure products we need unfrotunately. But I have good news. Last night there was no wait to get in to tesco. And they have increased the number of people allowed in their store.

B n Q are reoprning. JLR, Aston Martin and other have annouced they will be back manufacturing in a few weeks. With a few other bits ive seen, We can be sure the thin end of the wedge is in and were on the way out!

Yes I have them, they were painted at the time of the car. They just need a polish before fitting. I will get there :D
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