Finally got a Type III

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jeromeaircooled
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Finally got a Type III

Post by jeromeaircooled » Fri Jul 06, 2007 11:55 pm

Took delivery last week on an orange 72 type III. The Fuel injection is in tact. I am very excited about learning this new mysterious creature. I am going nuts trying to get my beetle running but afterwards I will be posting like crazy to try to figure the beast out. Sorry but I am really stoked. I have wanted one of these cars for years. No pics yet b/c the car looks embarassingly bad. Later

Wes
71 Westfalia with a 1600 dual port engine
74 Standard Beetle with the same
72 FI squareback
Keg of IPA in the fridge

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Post by tristessa » Sat Jul 07, 2007 8:10 am

Take pics and put 'em up, even if it looks embarassingly bad. It's always good to have "before" pictures, and photo documentation of progress is always neat to watch.
Remember, only YOU can prevent narcissism!

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Post by blankmange » Sat Jul 14, 2007 6:29 am

congrats on the T3 - and welcome to the strange fraternity that is the T3 owner's club....

I have a 72 square also that I put back on the road from being a $200 parts car....
right up until the point that baygeek was banned... that was me....

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jeromeaircooled
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Post by jeromeaircooled » Sat Jul 14, 2007 12:46 pm

I'm going to hopefully get some picks up tommorow. A $200 parts car is essentially what this is, except it's got a complete engine and FI system, which is what I was looking for.
71 Westfalia with a 1600 dual port engine
74 Standard Beetle with the same
72 FI squareback
Keg of IPA in the fridge

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Post by Amskeptic » Sat Jul 14, 2007 11:14 pm

jeromeaircooled wrote:I'm going to hopefully get some picks up tommorow. A $200 parts car is essentially what this is, except it's got a complete engine and FI system, which is what I was looking for.
Congratulations and welcome to the Type III world. Is it really a parts car with complete engine and trans, or is it just a bit discouraging right now?
Colin
BobD - 1978 Bus . . . . . . . . . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 1970 bus . . . . . . . . . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 112,885 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 78,899 miles

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jeromeaircooled
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Post by jeromeaircooled » Sun Jul 15, 2007 11:28 am

No I'm not discouraged and it's not really a parts car. Let's just say I will know the car really well when I get it back on the road. This was what I was looking for though. I'm still in type I world right now, but work will begin soon. My goal is to get it running by Christmas.
71 Westfalia with a 1600 dual port engine
74 Standard Beetle with the same
72 FI squareback
Keg of IPA in the fridge

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