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by sparkywig
21st February 2018 - 4:17pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 196
Views: 34414

Re: project 72 fastty

I really like it as well.
by sparkywig
19th February 2018 - 11:44pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Can’t comment on the dealer unfortunately.
I’m just happy that they had the wheels that I needed and did me a very good deal with the swap.
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 6:25pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Next jobs are replacing a handbrake cable, and a bit of welding for the MOT on Thursday.
Oil change and service next weekend, and then new rear springplates and rubbers along with heat exchangers and cables would be nice for the trip to Belgium.
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 6:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Saturday morning was spent fitting rear calipers, new rear solid and flexible brake hoses (1302/1303 front flexible brake hoses fit), bleeding brakes, and adjusting handbrake. An attempt was made to redrill the gearshift rod fixing dimple on Beetle gearbox hockey stick to improve the gearshift and s...
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 6:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Friday afternoon was spent modifying handbrake cables, test fitting wheels and trimming wheel studs. https://s19.postimg.org/poytjxizn/004.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/d8ie8th03/004.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/aef8vhhfn/005.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/yuxepsi4j/006.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/btgtk5d...
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 6:03pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

To get the squareback fully mobile I dragged a couple of scrap wheels out of my store, had tyres fitted and slapped them on the back. https://s19.postimg.org/vpwih65nn/037.jpg Not sure that they don't suit it better actually..... :lol: So, now I had to order a set of rear caliper bolts from Porsche ...
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 5:56pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Quick catch up of the last couple of weeks. I had got to the gearbox swap stage last time I posted. Well, that didn't happen. It appears that the type 3 gearbox requires a complete rebuild, and new axle tubes, due to corrosion. So off came the existing type 3 rear brakes, back plates, etc. No need f...
by sparkywig
18th February 2018 - 4:27pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fresh Air Box
Replies: 6
Views: 50

Re: Fresh Air Box

Use Simon Kelley, notch1500 on eBay, for all your rubber needs.
by sparkywig
14th February 2018 - 9:50pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY FOR IMPORTED SQUAREBACK
Replies: 22
Views: 246

Re: CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY FOR IMPORTED SQUAREBACK

Jared1969 wrote:
14th February 2018 - 7:44pm
Hi guys simple question how do I add photos. Not sure why I can’t seem to do.

If you can help will post a pic of my Squareback. Just back from MOT.
Open a free account at https://postimages.org/ upload your pics and then share them on here using the "hotlink for forums" link.
by sparkywig
14th February 2018 - 5:41pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - Type 3 32/36 carb and manifold.
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: For Sale - Type 3 32/36 carb and manifold.

68Bus wrote:
14th February 2018 - 4:56pm
Is this still for sale?
Cheers Paul
Yes, still for sale.
by sparkywig
3rd February 2018 - 10:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

So this morning was spent cleaning this. https://s19.postimg.org/szkqqo0s3/008.jpg Didn't come out too bad in the end. https://s19.postimg.org/lwcvb1nmr/009.jpg The hubs, backplates and anti-roll bar brackets are coming off, and then it will almost be ready to put in the back of the square.
by sparkywig
2nd February 2018 - 9:07pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted - 1967 squareback boot lock
Replies: 1
Views: 35

Wanted - 1967 squareback boot lock

As title please. I’m after a rear boot lock with key for my squareback.
Thanks.
by sparkywig
1st February 2018 - 8:44pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - 1971 - 1973 Type 3 front spindles, brake discs, calipers & back plates
Replies: 0
Views: 40

For Sale - 1971 - 1973 Type 3 front spindles, brake discs, calipers & back plates

For Sale - 1971 - 1973 Type 3 front spindles, brake discs, calipers & back plates. Plenty of wear left on discs and pads. https://s19.postimg.org/5uqvi5gkj/022.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/rh5vz5zpf/023.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/qevpgmolv/018.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/5uqvi3qub/019.jpg https://s1...
by sparkywig
1st February 2018 - 8:37pm
Forum: Parts for sale
Topic: For Sale - 1967-1970 Type 3 front spindles & brakes
Replies: 0
Views: 27

For Sale - 1967-1970 Type 3 front spindles & brakes

1967 - 1970 Type 3 front spindles, brake discs and calipers for sale. Removed from my '67, plenty of wear left on discs and pads. https://s19.postimg.org/qrn3mx1rn/028.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/oabcfna5f/029.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/nksk3bc6r/030.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/rh5vzapgj/031.jpg Un...
by sparkywig
31st January 2018 - 3:04pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Oh yes. Haven’t missed FreddyFiles for 6 years now.
by sparkywig
30th January 2018 - 8:11pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

It needs a good clean and polish that's for sure.
I've got 38 days to get all the important jobs done before setting off for Belgium.
by sparkywig
30th January 2018 - 7:02pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY FOR IMPORTED SQUAREBACK
Replies: 22
Views: 246

Re: CERTIFICATE OF CONFORMITY FOR IMPORTED SQUAREBACK

From the 1971 owner's manual.

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by sparkywig
29th January 2018 - 8:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 68 RHD Squareback
Replies: 8
Views: 458

Re: 68 RHD Squareback

Nice looking car.
by sparkywig
29th January 2018 - 8:22pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

lovely job, jet wash the salt out the arches quick and your all set for summer :) I wish. Next job is to swap out the Beetle gearbox for a Type 3 'box, so I can actually select a gear without the gear stick popping out of the shift rod. And then fit the 944 rear hubs and brakes with a set of 2" adj...
by sparkywig
26th January 2018 - 11:33pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Well, it's back home now. Window aperture repaired and new rubber installed.
Definitely need to drop another spline.

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by sparkywig
21st January 2018 - 9:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Rolling Road
Replies: 21
Views: 297

Re: Rolling Road

Good, now book a rolling road session with big John and get it perfect.
by sparkywig
21st January 2018 - 6:53pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: found 411 variant been sat for aprox 35 years
Replies: 8
Views: 613

Re: found 411 variant been sat for aprox 35 years

I think it's still sitting in the hedge.
by sparkywig
21st January 2018 - 11:37am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

That isn't too painful in the end, at least it was all started and finished in one day! How happy would you be to drag yourself down there today? And its all gone in with minimal mods, looks like you done well there. How was the test drive? :lol: It's been known before, especially when the beam adj...
by sparkywig
20th January 2018 - 11:16pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback
Replies: 344
Views: 35879

Re: 1971 VW Type 3 Fastback

:thumbsup:
by sparkywig
20th January 2018 - 9:47pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 93
Views: 3459

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Today was a long day. https://s19.postimg.org/v8pfgzlxv/002.jpg https://s19.postimg.org/qa1x2gpur/003.jpg Almost every job was done twice. Bit of a pain to fit the beam with the steering box still connected to the column. But couldn't undo the steering coupler and as it's in good condition I didn't ...