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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Danny Lord » 11th April 2010 - 9:39pm

Last Month took the '63 to the Volksworld show and put it on the club display


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Post by Danny Lord » 11th April 2010 - 9:45pm

Last Friday (good Friday) went along to wheels day down is Surrey



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Yesterday went to Elemental VW show in Essex


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Post by Danny Lord » 11th April 2010 - 9:58pm

On the way back from Wheels day the other week it souded like the exhaust was blowing so today I took the '72 down to my Dads for closer inspection

Dad was out when I got there, so I stared to rub down the front panel..


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found out it was the heat exchanger that was blowing so replaced that and changed the exhaust anyway, Dad also sorted out a oil leak and fiddled about with the cylinder heads



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Drove home but it coughed and popped a few times, seemed a bit sluggish too. :(
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Danny Lord » 28th April 2010 - 9:42pm

Went to Bus types the other week (not in either of the Notch's)

and Picked up a near mint Carpet set which will eventually go in the @72


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Big Bang was the next show on the Calendar..........

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Post by Danny Lord » 28th April 2010 - 9:47pm

Got fed up with the '72 being 3 different colours, so went and done some painting this evening.........


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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Paul Hayward » 28th April 2010 - 10:41pm

looking good Danny 8)
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by shawn71 » 29th April 2010 - 4:51pm

Is that TWO 412s I spy in the Big Bang line up?

Shame mine is off the road at the moment :(
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Paul Hayward » 29th April 2010 - 5:12pm

well there was 2 there that were on the road ..sadly its down to one on the road :crybaby: .....The Notch made it back ok though 8)
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Danny Lord » 19th May 2010 - 6:39pm

My '63 is in this months Readers rides in Volksworld :D :D
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by kyle » 22nd May 2010 - 4:25pm

ur late notch looks a bit better now, i was beginning to think it was a ratted look harlequin edition!!! :lol:

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Post by kyle » 15th August 2010 - 9:55pm

[quote="Danny Lord"]Whilst at Slough I bought some new Tyres, fitted them this evening ......



165/45/15 aka Slam tyres.........



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what widths r ur front rims?
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Post by Danny Lord » 15th August 2010 - 10:56pm

165/45/15 :)
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by kyle » 16th August 2010 - 12:26pm

rim size???? 4.5 5 5.5 6?
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Post by Danny Lord » 16th August 2010 - 6:05pm

Ah right, sorry erm......not sure, Cars in Sussex at the momment, Ill let you know when I get it back
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by bilbo » 16th August 2010 - 10:24pm

danny, do you need/want a pair of totally rust free and straight rear wings for a late notch? i think you know the ones i'm on about

i brought them a couple of years ago and was planning to use for repairing the bottom of the wings on my fasty, but decided this would be sacrilege. i would swap for a pair of fastback wings if you or the club have some

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Post by Danny Lord » 17th August 2010 - 6:13am

bilbo wrote:danny, do you need/want a pair of totally rust free and straight rear wings for a late notch? i think you know the ones i'm on about

i brought them a couple of years ago and was planning to use for repairing the bottom of the wings on my fasty, but decided this would be sacrilege. i would swap for a pair of fastback wings if you or the club have some

cheers, billy

Mark C is after a late rear wing, how much you want for them? cant think of the ones you mean at the mo, a mate of mine from Belgium has some good rear fasty wings, cant remember if there early or late, which do you need?
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by bilbo » 17th August 2010 - 1:31pm

if you or mark can source some late fasty rear wings that are rust free i will swap. if he only wants/needs one wing, it's an o/s / drivers side rear wing i need, but i'd prefer to swap pair for pair. if you could let him know that would be great. here are some pics of the late notch wings i have:

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there is one small ding by the rear of the arch on the o/s wing from storage :oops: but this will easily push out. the returns are all rock solid and there is only light surface rust in places, again from being in storage. there are no repairs anywhere on them.

i purchased a pair of 'best condition' front wings from a well known t3 parts supplier for £300 :shock: a couple of years ago, and these had a couple of small repairs in them at the bottom of the arch near the a-pillar. when they arrvied and i phoned to query the condition was told that it is neigh on impossible to find rust free wings that are 40+ years old, that all will have some defects, and that i would have to pay the postage if i wanted to return them :roll: the repairs didn't sit flush on the front of the wings and the welds weren't dressed either, so i also had to pay a good body shop to redo them. these notch wings are in much better shape than the front wings i brought, so i assume they are like hen's teeth.

i'm happy to take a pair of rear fasty wings that have been smoothed off providing they haven't just had filler put in the bumper mounts, i want to revisit my yoof - i lived in rushden in the early '90s, and at 15/16, was curious to know where the precession of 8) cars was going.

the big top was better in those days too :nod: prodigy in '92 (?) and the music didn't stop at midnight. that could have been the reason things changed on that front :lol:

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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Danny Lord » 6th March 2011 - 9:02pm

Been a while since I up dated this, will add some more pics later, in the mean time, I bought these Cosmics last year, hopefull should be fitted to the '72 Notch by the end of the week :)


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Post by Clockwork » 6th March 2011 - 10:17pm

Nice rides Danny, I've got to love the late one, the big rear lights look wicked on a notch :D It's gonna rock with the cosmics!
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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by bigbadbadge » 7th March 2011 - 9:22pm

Hi Danny

Awesome, Type 3, Cosmics nuff said.

All the best

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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Danny Lord » 21st December 2011 - 9:33pm

Time for a update, the '63 is currently off road at the mo having the starter motor looked at, the '72 is also off road at the mo having a bit of a well earned resto :)


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a few bits I'd collected over the years....


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NOS Bootlid was slightly damaged so wouldn't shut properly :(


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Bought on ebay will be fitted later


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More newish bits :D



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Post by Danny Lord » 21st December 2011 - 9:39pm

Rear bumper cleaned, polished and hammerited

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passenger side sill wasn't too good


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new door fitted and sill repaired


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Post by Danny Lord » 21st December 2011 - 9:46pm

took the old dash top off and found this date stamped underneath it, is that the date the dash top was made or the car itself?


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original paint, it will be this colour again :)


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seats need to be retrimmed can anyone recommend anyone?



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Re: My Notchback's.

Post by Angelo Amato » 22nd December 2011 - 12:34am

8) keep going Danny ;)

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Post by Editor » 22nd December 2011 - 2:59am

I've not seen a date on the underside of the dash.

I would think it's more likely manufacture of the dash, but it shouldn't be hard to work out which. The chassis (VIN) number would start 3122000001 for the first 1972 Notch or Fastback to be made, and yours wouldn't be far from that if it was made on the 5th - maybe number 3000, so if your chassis number is around 3122003000 that looks likely as the date the car was made, in which case I would expect the 3" x 1/2" plate on the front panel - left end as you look at it from in front of the car to start with 326 then 4 digits.

I have seen just one car that seemed to show a different system for the cars made right at the start of the model year, as if they made them before Aug 1st.

If you tell us the numbers, it should be possible to work out the date of production of the car - or planned production, as I had one that had slipped a day based on its chassis number, and had what seemed to be a factory repainted door. Only when it started to rust after 30 years did I see that under the marina blue it was elm green. The panels always matched perfectly, except for the chassis number and the production date as calculated from the small plate. Two others with sequential week/day stamp were out of sequence with their chassis numbers. It also suggests the chassis numbers were stamped on final assembly, to match the chassis plate.
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