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by kaddy
8th June 2020 - 10:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Managed to design the block in Fusion 360, and printed a test piece for fit. Tried for fit and good to go. Printed off 2 blocks for one seat and offered up blocks to the car rails for fit. Cleaned the rails, grease, and jobs a goodun. https://i.imgur.com/dpGb4gV.jpg https://i.imgur.com/B8K7mDu.jpg h...
by kaddy
6th June 2020 - 8:26pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Picked up a decent set of front seats from a Scirroco gt today. Early nineties vintage I think, guy had them for years in his shed. Quick check on dimensions says I need to widen each side by approximately 7mm. So I am going to draw up a block on Fusion 360 and 3d print a test block. Once it fits I ...
by kaddy
3rd June 2020 - 1:03am
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

I saw a post on here of someone that fitted corrado 3 point seats to a type 3. Might look for a set of them. I dont really want to break out the welder and grinder again, cant be backpeddling. Like I said I have the early set of seats that fit the rails, and adjusted by the outside adjuster on the s...
by kaddy
2nd June 2020 - 4:03pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Are the early mark 2,3 golfs and jettas 3 point seats a straight fit??
by kaddy
2nd June 2020 - 12:09pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Fastback 3 point seats.

Just checked the beetle seats. And of course they are different.

So i either need 3 point fasty seats. Probably as rare as hens teeth.

Or weld in the old rails to match existing seats. Open to any other suggestions.???
by kaddy
2nd June 2020 - 12:02pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Fastback 3 point seats.
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Fastback 3 point seats.

Quick question.

Are fastback 3 point seats the same size as a beetle 3 point seat.

Just discovered that the replacement floor fitted into my fastback has the 3 point setup.

The original floor had the sliding rail arrangement with the adjuster and removal lever on the seat.
by kaddy
19th January 2020 - 11:00pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Its absolutely lovely everywhere.
Just making new leather seat covers for it and then its jobdone
by kaddy
19th January 2020 - 8:28pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Or should i say, a multitude of bits fell into my lap. A disassembled beetle neglected family project.

So I got stuck in and now have another addition to the herd

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by kaddy
19th January 2020 - 6:27pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Back again after a long break. I got badly sidetracked with something else.

Another bloody VW :oops:

I need to go into rehab for this addiction :)


This fell into my lap. I ask you what else could i do. :badgrin:


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by kaddy
19th January 2020 - 6:20pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: Fastback Restoration
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Fastback Restoration

Par for the course on the restos of fastbacks.

Many interesting methods were used to keep the fasty on the road.
Most of them have innovative repairs putting off the only real solution.

If in doubt,cut it out. You will be glad you did.
by kaddy
2nd April 2019 - 9:51am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

:lol: :lol: Yeah
Got some great bargains there alright
by kaddy
1st April 2019 - 8:24pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

In the local boot sale last week and picked up some great bargains. Large stock of engineering gear some chap who passed away, was being sold off at the booter. Amazing thing was the hoards of booters went mad for some cheap tat that was for sale at the nearby stall. I was left to scoop up 2 perfect...
by kaddy
28th March 2019 - 9:22am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I felt like Kim Il after a successful nuclear test launch today :D Fired up nicely, just need to finish the wings and pop them back on for a road test. Mr Plod would not take too kindly to me driving with no wings or doors :badgrin: Thanks Mr Broady, looks nice and neat, the way it should. Whats the...
by kaddy
27th March 2019 - 7:07am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Looks like I found a decent pic of a clean layout here. And Bobnotch's comment about
running the fuel line through the body tin instead of the engine tin is worth a look.

I always brought the fuel line through the front tinware.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewt ... &start=180)
by kaddy
26th March 2019 - 9:45pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Had a chance to remove plug number 3 again today, to change the end to suit my plug caps. It was a breeze through the wheel well. Nice and gentle and all went well. And reinstalling the plug with a gentle shaking twisting motion to get it started properly. Light over head in the engine bay gives gre...
by kaddy
26th March 2019 - 6:50pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Perhaps one of you kind gents could point me in the direction of a picture that could show the best option
for organising the rats nest of wiring that normally sits, hidden underneath the air filter.

I,ve done a few googles but cant seem to find a decent pic. And cleanliness is next to godliness :)
by kaddy
25th March 2019 - 8:32pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Well I fabbed up all the replacement metal surrounding the engine bay.
Maybe I could have allowed a bit more tolerence for me old
mallet fingers. :lol:
by kaddy
25th March 2019 - 7:13pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Fitting new plugs today, and the usual number 3 plug was going to be tricky as it always is. But the car being on the mid rise lift with the wheel off, made things surprisingly simple. First time to do the plug this way. It was usually mallet fingers trying to pass around and under the carb, kicking...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 5:12pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Thanks guys. Thats the beauty of belonging to a great site, proper no nonsense answers in a prompt fashion. I thought they might be that, but could not find it on any of the wiring diagrams I had. Of now to your link Mr Broady_6 to refresh my self and bring my sparse knowledge on the diag plug up to...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 12:21pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Near ready, all the wiring connected, starter,regulator and generator. But left with 2 odd looking wires at the starter area, coming from the engine bay. From the engine bay area, the two cable harness runs from left to right, and out through a hole into the starter area. Not sure yet whether they e...
by kaddy
24th March 2019 - 12:17am
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

You learn something every day. I had to change the oil inlet pipe on the engine I was fitting, from the previous engine. I never knew there was any difference. But the pipe that was on the engine was way out of line with the oil filler cap. And the original pipe fitted perfect. The two are clearly d...
by kaddy
22nd March 2019 - 10:59pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

I picked up this exhaust very cheaply from a guy who was having a shed clearout, and did not know exactly what he had. Sounds great, and is a heavy bit of kit. I am thinking of steel universal flexible piping. But I,ll cross that bridge when I come to it Also picked up 2 genuine VW NOS exhausts ( se...
by kaddy
22nd March 2019 - 9:29pm
Forum: Members' Cars and Project News
Topic: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k
Replies: 359
Views: 26078

Re: 1972 fastback. nwe 532k

Engine near ready for installation back into my fasty, https://i.imgur.com/G0Ct1G1.jpg Clutch plate and pressure plate fitted back on. https://i.imgur.com/eeox1ue.jpg Up onto the forwards weapons loader, as i dont need to fit any ordnance onto any unarmed tornado aircraft, it doubles up as a perfect...
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 2:44pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

:thumbsup:
by kaddy
16th March 2019 - 12:52pm
Forum: The Workshop
Topic: Cooling Flaps return spring.
Replies: 18
Views: 537

Re: Cooling Flaps return spring.

Thanks, have fitted a good old school thermo. cant be doing with the new fang dangled tat :)