1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

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1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 10th January 2012 - 8:05am

1st off, Hi everybody, this is my 1st post and an introduction of me and my car all in one! my car arrives on Saturday so these are the only pics I have of her as of yet.. I'll update this thread at the weekend when it arrives safe and sound, it's an unfinished project and I haven't even seen it in the flesh yet :oops: it's been sat in my cousins garage for about 6 years and he's a painter by trade (self employed) so the work already done is to a high standard but with so many on going project they have decided to sell this one off so I jumped on it 8)

It's my 1st Type3 having owned 3 bugs in the past it makes a nice change and I'm very excited to get this and crack on and get it finished!!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Danny Lord » 10th January 2012 - 7:36pm

:cool: welcome to the forum, look forward to the updates :)
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 14th January 2012 - 1:50pm

my car is on it's way now!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by col1600 » 14th January 2012 - 9:43pm

bet you cant wait to get your hands on her and get cracking....

keep us posted....
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 14th January 2012 - 9:54pm

she's al settled into her new home now, very pleased with her. only welding it requires is the rear inner wings and near subframe area, will pull the engine and box strip the subframe down (IRS type) and send it for powder coating whilst I crack on with any welding required. once that's out of the way it should be plain sailing!
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 15th January 2012 - 7:57pm

pulled the engine and auto box out today, went pretty well apart from the auto box mount is slightly split, this is most likely my fault for not knowing about supporting the transmission :oops: . if anyone knows where I can find a replacement give us a shout! one of the engine mount rubbers has also seen better days too :roll: not a bad productive day on 2nd day of ownership, the auto-box/tranny have been power washed and look a million times better already 8)

next job- remove rear subframe and suspension :badgrin:

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by col1600 » 16th January 2012 - 10:01pm

nice one..looks like your on a mission, great to get your son involved far better than sat in front of the box.
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 19th January 2012 - 7:40pm

last piece from the rear removed and ready fro stripping down and refurbishing. not sure whether I should get them shot blasted and powder coated or just spend hours stripping and then 2pk black them up, any suggestions?

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 22nd January 2012 - 11:20am

stripped the subframe down to the bare bones this weekend, one of the cv joints fell to bits! I take it if a cv joint is that worn it will come apart very easy? may as well replace all 4 because I intend to do this once so will replace as much as possible 8)
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by padg » 22nd January 2012 - 9:55pm

Marko wrote:last piece from the rear removed and ready fro stripping down and refurbishing. not sure whether I should get them shot blasted and powder coated or just spend hours stripping and then 2pk black them up, any suggestions?

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Welcome mate, not too far away from me ;) , I am not at the stage your at yet, doing the engine first then rebuild the body in next 2 years.
I can recomend a place in Castleford for blasting and powder coating, just doing all my engine tinware and cooling items, £80 for the lot. Place called midas touch, just pop it in google.
Look forward to seeing you at some point in the future. :thumbsup:
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 22nd January 2012 - 10:04pm

nice one, will check them out, actually power washed them today and they cleaned up quite well, I have some 2pk black so might just do a few bits and see how they turn out!

I seam to be spending days just finding out the cheapest places for parts, they vary wildly in prices from different suppliers, some are cheaper for certain parts and others vice versa! not found anyone selling engine mounts yet apart from in the EU..
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 28th January 2012 - 8:04pm

spent a few hours today welding in 5 small plates on the front inner wing area, turned out OK after I ground the welds flush and seam sealed it all off! there's something quite satisfying about seam sealing after a hard days graft!!

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next will be the rear part of the inner wing at the bottom of the air boxes, that should be fun :lol: someone made a bodge of the welding down there :shock:

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 30th January 2012 - 6:31pm

after a bit of poking around and 5 minutes with an angle grinder and hammer this is all that's left! I'll cut the bottom part off as well and start from scratch, just bought a metal folder so looking forward to having a bit of a play :lol:

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 6th February 2012 - 8:31pm

almost finished this section off, looking OK but not quite how VW did it 43 years ago!! I took my time and ground all the welds down that will be visible when finished.. just one piece to make up that sits at the front and joins the rear valance. I also need to make up a bumper bracket section but that shouldn't be too difficult (providing I get the fittings in the correct location :lol:

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 12th February 2012 - 12:59pm

well that's one side all done, seam sealed and painted in red oxide, will get stone chipped and top coated for a nice clean look, the other side doesn't look as bad but who knows when I start poking around and hitting it with a hammer!!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 20th February 2012 - 7:18pm

cracking on with the near side now, almost finished all welding 8) just got the closing panel at back to do but want to seal as much behind it as I can before I do this piece and also the chassis piece that is near the subframe mounting points.

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took my time with this piece and did a nice flush job of it, I hate to see ugly welding :lol:

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 26th February 2012 - 12:07pm

near side all complete now, just needs stone chip protection then paint 8) next job is prepare engine bay for paint, there's some ugly welding going on in there from previous repairs so will try and tidy those up :\

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 3rd March 2012 - 6:07pm

engine bay prepped up in red oxide ready for some stone chip treatment, starting to look something like now!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 11th March 2012 - 4:34pm

had the lovely job of stripping the floor pans this weekend, what a nightmare of a job laid on your back! despite wearing goggles I still managed to get lots of crap in my eyes on every session :( but it was worth it, they look superb now after a coat of red oxide and Schultz, was a bit hard to take a decent pic of the Shultz but you get the general idea :)

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by dubberclub » 16th March 2012 - 10:39pm

Nice work in progress. I must be 6 months behind you. At least in 2013 there maybe two restored 1968 TL's on the road!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 17th March 2012 - 5:24pm

some progress for this week, rear end all stone chipped and ready for some top coat! I want to prepare the front inner wings 1st before I mix some paint up so I'll will have to wait (patiently :()

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 20th March 2012 - 6:58pm

small update, been doing a bit more stone chipping whilst I'm waiting for some suspension, brake and subframe parts to come back from shot blasters. also sanded the underneath of the petrol tank, this was really rusty but came out nice! I won't be stone chipping the top as I want it super shiny so when the carpet is lifted it looks nice :lol:

crap pics, can't see the texture of the stone chip but it looks the biz 8)

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 26th March 2012 - 6:50am

bit of an update..

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next will be fitting all the rear end back up and fitting this lot :)

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by col1600 » 28th March 2012 - 11:31pm

sweet job...
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 29th March 2012 - 5:33am

col1600 wrote:sweet job...
Thanks :)

and this is what I've been up to the last couple of days.. soon be able to get all 4 wheels back on and push her around!!

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