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by Kai
14th December 2017 - 10:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My Notchback.... One for the haters
Replies: 126
Views: 12487

Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Hairs on fire fast!!!

:)
by Kai
11th December 2017 - 10:18pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Good job with the gearbox mount!

This has been my life story with Type 3’s. Nothing just fits as it should :)
by Kai
11th December 2017 - 12:11am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My Notchback.... One for the haters
Replies: 126
Views: 12487

Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Small up date, Managed to finish off my tiny rust patch. I got bored of grinding the welds done so just painted over what I had done. Apart from the paint you wouldnt notice the repair. I did forget to get a picture when the wheel was off so just a terrible one to show. Lady, I haven’t got the patie...
by Kai
6th December 2017 - 11:04pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Wheels.
Replies: 6
Views: 87

Re: Wheels.

Plasti dip and Hydro dipping are other forms of coating items.
by Kai
6th December 2017 - 8:16pm
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester

I’ll be there. It’s been penned into the calendar!
by Kai
1st December 2017 - 1:38pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2292

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Outstanding plan!!!

I would prefer much prefer the plan where you buy my 944 front brake setup I already have machined and ready to fit onto a type 3 just waiting for a buyer :nod:
by Kai
1st December 2017 - 9:17am
Forum: Events Diary
Topic: Sunday Scramble, Bicester 7th Jan 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 144

Re: Sunday Scramble, Bicester

Hi Danny,

Has any decision been made upon this?

Bicester is not too far for me and I’m very interested in going myself.
by Kai
30th November 2017 - 9:23pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: '67 Square continued.....
Replies: 52
Views: 2292

Re: '67 Square continued.....

Quite the collection you’ve got going on there...

You know you can drive that large fan pulley off by using two long bolts in the threaded bolts.

Just be careful what the bolts push against as it’ll crack the aluminium fan housing it you drive it straight into there. You need to spread the load.
by Kai
24th November 2017 - 11:19pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Squareback parts
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Squareback parts

Interesting, I thought all late shaped type 3’s had 3 point seat bases.
by Kai
24th November 2017 - 10:37pm
Forum: Cars and Parts Wanted
Topic: Squareback parts
Replies: 6
Views: 138

Re: Squareback parts

Early bumpers do fit. Don’t ask me how but I have them on my 71 car. Your 72 should have 3 point Seat bases. With a bit of fettling with a welder you can make any golf seat bases fit. I’ve got mk3 golf seat bases in mine with bucket seats welded on. Had to move the outer arm inwards by about an 25mm...
by Kai
20th November 2017 - 11:42pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear light terminal camp identification
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Rear light terminal camp identification

And so they are. I’ve always had them on my eBay watch list thinking they were square...... duffus


Have had a quick look I’ve not found anything similar..... yet
by Kai
20th November 2017 - 10:13pm
Forum: Virtual Clubhouse
Topic: Rear light terminal camp identification
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: Rear light terminal camp identification

eBay, Mr Kelly I believe.

Single spade ones.
https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 1154342329

Perhaps you may find the double one by searching for late karmann ghia light bits rather then type 3
by Kai
15th November 2017 - 9:35pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E
Replies: 690
Views: 39414

Re: 1971 Type 3 Fastback 1600E

I don’t miss the beam in my car!

Feel your pain though having been in your situation twice before :)

That bug looks like it’s at the start of a McPherson strut conversion with those holes.
by Kai
15th November 2017 - 9:31pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: project 72 fastty
Replies: 176
Views: 32823

Re: project 72 fastty

You’ve got my attention!!

You can host your VW related pictures on the samba and then link then over to here. Same process as photobucket. That’s what I’m doing.

Now get posting some pictures :)
by Kai
14th November 2017 - 7:18pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: front calipers

Well seeing as we are now onto other members spare brake parts^^^^^

I have a Porsche 944 front brake kit that'll bolt onto your 72 :unibrow: :unibrow: :paranoid:
by Kai
14th November 2017 - 9:05am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: front calipers
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: front calipers

Rumour has it that an E30 caliper can be used
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 11:14pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My Notchback.... One for the haters
Replies: 126
Views: 12487

Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Looking good. Cheers dude. Oh and just for you Kaddy, https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1712136.jpg What I've found in the rear arch. I've started to patch it today. It's not too fiddly. Took me a while to get the welder into that sweet spot but think I'm there with it now. The seam sealer ha...
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 10:54pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My Notchback.... One for the haters
Replies: 126
Views: 12487

Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Side view with of cuts https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1712179.jpg Rear cut https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1712178.jpg Front spacers https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1712177.jpg Finished arcticle https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1712176.jpg https://www.thesamba.com/vw/...
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 10:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: My Notchback.... One for the haters
Replies: 126
Views: 12487

Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Well, couple of months on since my last up date I've still not done much. So back in June or July I sold the tyres from my cups 1's to my mate. The car was on axles stands for a couple of weeks waiting for the new wheels to go on not as simple as it would sound. New rims are 16x9 and 16x7 or 8, can'...
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 9:46pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Oh oh oh!!!

Any tricks for bending metal neatly without have a metal sheet metal bending machine.

Like a 45 bend/crease in a sheet of metal.
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 9:43pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Fortunately I only have flat pieces to repair within the rear wheel arch tub. Nobody will ever know :)
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 9:42pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

^^^^^ I'm impressed with that technique! ^^^^^^
by Kai
12th November 2017 - 6:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Boom! I haven't even run a type 3 beam for a couple of years now. Just goes to show I'm not losing it haha. Notchback are most definitely class. Have had one of each of them but it's the notchback that I've loved the most. I commenced upon some rust repairs today. I most certainly will not be offeri...
by Kai
11th November 2017 - 2:01pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Yeah photobucket has ruined the online forums community lol I would picture the Haynes manual pages for you..... but I haven't really got a legitimate workaround for picture hosting. Me? Fasty? No, I'm a notchback boy for over a decade. Yup still got it. Have an update come soon too as I finished so...
by Kai
11th November 2017 - 9:13am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 167
Views: 8886

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

And is there no more epic pictures of your rust repairs? It's a super job you've been doing on your Fasty. Your spot on about the ball joints. I recall the Haynes manual has a relatively helpful explanation. I recall being at the alignment shop and trying to dial out the positive camber from the fro...