1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by broady_6 » 31st March 2014 - 10:06pm

At the lincoln camper day on sunday. Saw this Image

for a split second I thought it was yours. Then I noticed the wheels and other touches
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 1st April 2014 - 4:59am

that car used to be local to me in Doncaster!
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by serenity » 1st April 2014 - 6:54am

I no that car I purchased a wing off that guy very nice looking fasty
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 19th April 2014 - 6:35pm

well my car is in many pieces at the moment, ATF fluid in the diff so looking at rebuilding the diff but struggling to find gaskets for it. at this point I'm not doing anything with actual box as it seems fine.

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this is the little bugger in question, it was held in with only 3 studs as one was sheared off and a bolt held in the end with silicone!
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 20th April 2014 - 6:10pm

took the diff apart today and all looks quite good, the crown and pinion have no visible wear but there is a slight bit of play before they engage, not sure if this is correct or if it can be adjusted out? I have the brown Bentley manual but not sure where to start or if it's a bad idea to be DIY-ing the play out without correct tools..

I could also do with the 2 gaskets that the flanged shafts are sealed to the case to, I have no idea where to get these from! also need the 2 other gaskets for TC end an also diff to box seal. if push comes to shove I could make the latter and just reseal the others with gasket sealer but I would rather do the job right :?

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by bigbadbadge » 20th April 2014 - 8:53pm

I can't help with your quest, but want to wish you good luck in finding your bits and getting your lovely looking fasty back on the road.
All the best

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 20th April 2014 - 9:01pm

cheers! there's a couple of guys over in the States helping me out, only problem is the waiting which I could do without but I don't have many options right now other than make my own gaskets..
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 21st April 2014 - 10:19am

well I think it's pretty conclusive that those 2 seals are ready for swapping out :lol:

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Governor seal shot.

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Pinion seal in a heck of a mess, might as well not bothered having one in there!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 22nd April 2014 - 3:51pm

I've ordered 6 metal clad seals that will be here tomorrow for the less than £15! I'm going to bite the bullet and make my own gaskets it's either that or wait 3 weeks and £50 on 4 gaskets :( I like a challenge too :D
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 5th May 2014 - 6:02pm

today I fitted the new front and rear screens along with new chrome inserts, it was a joy to use the new seals, so supple and gave no grief going in! also fitted a better screen whilst I was at it as the old one had lots of marks and chips in it.

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the engine and transmission went back in on Saturday but I have a leak from one of the new stub axle seals so will have to redo that one :blush: luckily I can do that with just removing the CV joint and stub axle :smokin: all in all got quite a lot done over the weekend.
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by jmarkha1 » 5th May 2014 - 6:06pm

cannot beat original seals and chrome trim - nice one...
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 5th May 2014 - 6:09pm

jmarkha1 wrote:cannot beat original seals and chrome trim - nice one...
yeah, can't believe I had many attempts at getting the old one in and this went in 1st time no problems, very pleased with the end result 8)
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by bigbadbadge » 5th May 2014 - 7:55pm

Looking Very nice Marko, you have been busy.

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 5th May 2014 - 8:10pm

I'm not finished yet! the eagle eyed will have noticed I ditched the roof aerial today as well, it was my chance to get rid of it whilst the rear screen was out so have filled the hole and put a bit of primer on it until I do it right. got to repaint the rear slam panel (where the oil filler is) soon anyway as I was never happy with it so will blow that in at the same time :)
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Chino » 6th May 2014 - 2:22pm

Having those trims on the seals really finishes it off nicely :)

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 6th May 2014 - 3:38pm

Chino wrote:Having those trims on the seals really finishes it off nicely :)
I've wanted them for 2 years and finally got them! next on the want list is a badge bar from ISP for some spot lights, I do like my chrome :D
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Chino » 6th May 2014 - 3:40pm

Marko wrote:
Chino wrote:Having those trims on the seals really finishes it off nicely :)
I've wanted them for 2 years and finally got them! next on the want list is a badge bar from ISP for some spot lights, I do like my chrome :D
Will look great, I suspect that company will have a fair bit more money out of the both us before too long!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 6th May 2014 - 3:45pm

not on seals though :D I bought rear reflector seals 18 months ago and they are shot, they look 40 years old :evil: I did let them know and they were not interested :roll: I might ask Simon if he does any better quality ones, I also need the tail light seals as they are also cracked too..
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Chino » 6th May 2014 - 3:47pm

Marko wrote:not on seals though :D I bought rear reflector seals 18 months ago and they are shot, they look 40 years old :evil: I did let them know and they were not interested :roll: I might ask Simon if he does any better quality ones, I also need the tail light seals as they are also cracked too..
Eek...hope the window seals hold up better...my front and rear windscreen ones are ISP :/

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 6th May 2014 - 3:49pm

Chino wrote:
Marko wrote:not on seals though :D I bought rear reflector seals 18 months ago and they are shot, they look 40 years old :evil: I did let them know and they were not interested :roll: I might ask Simon if he does any better quality ones, I also need the tail light seals as they are also cracked too..
Eek...hope the window seals hold up better...my front and rear windscreen ones are ISP :/
so are mine technically as Simon supplies ISP!
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Chino » 6th May 2014 - 3:50pm

Marko wrote:
Chino wrote:
Marko wrote:not on seals though :D I bought rear reflector seals 18 months ago and they are shot, they look 40 years old :evil: I did let them know and they were not interested :roll: I might ask Simon if he does any better quality ones, I also need the tail light seals as they are also cracked too..
Eek...hope the window seals hold up better...my front and rear windscreen ones are ISP :/
so are mine technically as Simon supplies ISP!
Hopefully that means they'll be ok...I hope?

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 6th May 2014 - 3:54pm

I hope so, most ISP stuff is OK but it's the same with any after-market VW stuff, you just have to be careful and buy the best you can find!
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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Marko » 9th May 2014 - 5:40pm

seen as though I have some paintwork on the roof to do because I removed the bee sting aerial, I thought I would sort the rear slam panel out as I was never happy with it.. it had some ripples in the metalwork and wasn't prepared very well so it's getting a bit of TLC!

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Post by Marko » 10th May 2014 - 10:30am

all primed and on 2nd round of stopper just catch any of those small imperfections 8) when it'[s all painted up I have an "<OIL" sticker to go on and I'm also giving the dipstick/filler cap a bit of a freshen up with new gaskets and a repaint.

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this is where the silly aerial used to be, I've tried to keep the repair as local as possible as I don't want to paint the whole roof!

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Re: 1968 1600TL Fastback Automatic

Post by Chino » 10th May 2014 - 6:17pm

Nice work mate :)

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