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      07-20-2011 10:12 PM #1
      Well, while in the process of selling squareback, I was keeping an eye out for a new project and I've found it. A new to me 1967 VW Type3 Fastback.

      With the square, the body and engine were in solid shape and most of what I did would (and should) be considered predominantly cosmetic. For this project, I was looking for a little bit more of a challenge. And I think I've found it.

      If you aren't familiar with the squareback, here is the square's build thread

      Anyway, about this project... it has had a very... colorful past.

      These were taken by 2 owners ago prior to Aug of 2008:





      Fast forward to this past Saturday when I took my turn to make this car my own. Based on the pictures above, I give Chris (the PO) a lot of credit for starting the cleanup and for sorting out a bunch of issues.

      Welp, this is what she looked like when I picked her up:















      Let the fun begin!

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      07-20-2011 10:15 PM #2
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      07-20-2011 10:21 PM #3
      Make it nice Raf... make it nice!
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      07-20-2011 10:24 PM #4
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      07-20-2011 10:25 PM #5
      Neat. My aunt had a fasty.

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      07-20-2011 10:57 PM #7
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      07-20-2011 11:11 PM #8
      YESSSS!!!!! Raf got himself a new toy!!! This is gonna be fun!

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      07-21-2011 08:51 AM #12
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      07-21-2011 09:57 AM #13
      Looks good!
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      07-21-2011 11:09 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by kitty View Post
      Neat. My aunt had a fasty.
      I'm interested
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      07-22-2011 01:12 PM #15
      The plan for this very hot weekend is to bleed the brakes and to find out if we can polish up the old abused paint with proper tools.

      Wish me luck.

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      07-24-2011 11:49 AM #17
      Ah, that feels a lot better.



      I'll post pics of what I done did when I'm done with it later.



      kinda plain jane but i dig
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      07-24-2011 02:23 PM #18
      I agree much better w/o the plaid
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      07-25-2011 10:05 AM #19
      I like where this is headed.. subscribed.
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      07-25-2011 01:42 PM #20
      whatcha got planned for wheels Raf ?

      I think you should German Look it and use the 17" BBS RX I have sitting in my office

      either way I'm sure you'll do it right, hope to see it at dripfest next year
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      07-29-2011 10:13 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by hondasinmyrearview View Post
      whatcha got planned for wheels Raf ?

      I think you should German Look it and use the 17" BBS RX I have sitting in my office

      either way I'm sure you'll do it right, hope to see it at dripfest next year
      I'm not sure yet. I'll take the RX's if they're free.

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      07-31-2011 12:41 AM #23
      ^^very cool man!

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      07-31-2011 11:51 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 4supreme2gambino0 View Post
      ^^very cool man!
      Thanks!

      Nice enough day to hit up a gtg.


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      08-01-2011 06:22 AM #25
      Cool video. If those cars weren't parked across the street I would swear this was taken in the 70's.
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      yeah, you need to talk your neighbor into trading in the mini van for woody station wagon
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      08-01-2011 09:16 AM #27
      Looks good moving
      (What's the tire size / spline count for the drop? (or fender top measurement?)

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      08-01-2011 09:39 AM #28
      tires are staggered, 165/45 in front and 185/55 in rear.

      drop seems to be 2 in front and 1 in back.

      I measured the arches the fronts are 22.5", rears are 24" at their highest points respectively.
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      do not get rid of the shift knob!! haha
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      Quote Originally Posted by .:baker View Post
      do not get rid of the shift knob!! haha
      its yours if you pay for shipping

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      its yours if you pay for shipping
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      08-02-2011 01:30 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by .:baker View Post
      only if you through in the hula girl!!!
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