73’ fastback

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by sparkywig » 8th August 2020 - 11:56am

broady_6 wrote:
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Very smart looking car, pleased to see another one on the UK roads! Youve done a great job of getting those wheels under there. It gives me hope for getting my 6in tyres under with out a horrible fight. IM generally not a modified sort so its all new to me.

Im in the middle of trying to sort out photo roating out. Hopefully ill sort it soon or you.
I ran 6" Porsche wheels on mine before swapping to short axles, as long as the offset is +45 and above you should be OK.

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 9th August 2020 - 9:27pm

Thank you very much Broady! You shouldn’t struggle too much with the 6j’s .
That would be great if you could turn the pics the right way round, no idea why that happened 😂

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by broady_6 » 9th August 2020 - 9:57pm

Cleverer folks than I suggest its something to do with the apple file format
sparkywig wrote:
8th August 2020 - 11:56am
broady_6 wrote:
8th August 2020 - 10:14am
Very smart looking car, pleased to see another one on the UK roads! Youve done a great job of getting those wheels under there. It gives me hope for getting my 6in tyres under with out a horrible fight. IM generally not a modified sort so its all new to me.

Im in the middle of trying to sort out photo roating out. Hopefully ill sort it soon or you.
I ran 6" Porsche wheels on mine before swapping to short axles, as long as the offset is +45 and above you should be OK.
Ill have to check what my offset is, but that seems to be my issue, they catch on the inner wing.
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 10th August 2020 - 10:01pm

If they catch on the inside just use a spacer?

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by broady_6 » 11th August 2020 - 11:32am

I feel ive opened a can of worms! I meant the inside of the rear wing.

My "it gives me hope" was just a cheerful passing comment. Im along way from having the time to fit the tyres to the rim and then the rim to the car to see where the actual problem is. Ill raise this again in my own thread when I get there.

In the mean time I'll stop hijacking your thread 😄
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 13th August 2020 - 11:29am

😂😂 no problem 😂

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 10th November 2020 - 9:53pm

Done a couple of bits over the last week or so- Fitted up my new gold top air shocks. Very impressed with them up to now, but yet to drive on them properly. I also finally bit the bullet and attempted to change the ugly cal look windscreen seal for the proper polished trim type.
Only went and cracked the bloody Windscreen Whilst removing it didn’t I! Luckily it wasn't the original and I was able To source a really good genuine second hand one. Was a right ballache to fit the new seals and trim... but got there in the end! Well worth it in my opinion.
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 21st August 2021 - 6:09pm

Couple from a mag shoot last night to keep the thread alive-
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by broady_6 » 22nd August 2021 - 12:45pm

very smart looking
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by vwfye » 25th August 2021 - 5:05am

👍👋🤙👏
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Little Giant Killer III
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 26th August 2021 - 8:18pm

Thanks guys 🙏

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by DevonNotch » 29th August 2021 - 9:03am

Tasty looking Fasty!
1972 VW Notchback
1978 VW Beetle Last Edition no. 164
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 9th September 2021 - 8:39pm

Thanks!

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 18th September 2021 - 9:32am

Attended the Fitteduk show in Manchester, nice to see 2 notches and a square there as well as my fasty.
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by broady_6 » 25th October 2021 - 2:27pm

A lovely straight looking car. I must polish mine.
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 28th October 2021 - 11:23pm

If anyone is interested the car is featured in this months type3 special issue of airmighty magazine. The mag can be purchased online 👍🏼

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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 4th November 2021 - 9:58pm

Was at the ultimate stance show at the week end-
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by broady_6 » 28th November 2021 - 8:35pm

Still wearing well, good to see it being used!
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 2nd December 2021 - 4:49pm

No trailer queen here Broady! I will say tho- I was glad I had fitted new wipers before the trip! Weather was atrocious all the way home! Took me ages to wash/dry it properly after getting home!
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by vwfye » 3rd December 2021 - 4:02am

Nice!
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Re: 73’ fastback

Post by Aaronslimvw » 3rd December 2021 - 5:58pm

Thanks man!

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