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Post by ASBug on Thu May 15, 2014 1:06 pm

Type 3 truck...



A guy approached me with this...
I am thinking about it.
Has all the engine tin, and looks to be a good conversion.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Thu May 15, 2014 3:17 pm

Looks pretty cool!

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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Hobug on Thu May 15, 2014 3:33 pm

I'd roll it.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by 60andslow on Thu May 15, 2014 5:35 pm

I Want It!!!
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Grifspop on Thu May 15, 2014 6:53 pm

Hey- if people give you S!@#$% about cutting it up, you can always tell them you bought it that way- I'd roll it!
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Post by bakertim2 on Thu May 15, 2014 9:17 pm

Pretty cool. Different for sure.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by BKiller on Thu May 15, 2014 9:51 pm

That thing could be sweet!
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Gabass on Thu May 15, 2014 11:59 pm

Sweet car, have you seen the one in north TN? It's beautiful.
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Post by dlandvw3 on Fri May 16, 2014 7:58 am

I'd roll that all day
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by MRJEL on Fri May 16, 2014 9:16 am

ASBug wrote:Type 3 truck...

A guy approached me with this...
I am thinking about it.
Has all the engine tin, and looks to be a good conversion.
KC

Unless the $ figure is crazy, what's to think about?

I always wanted to do that with the Square I drove in college. Like the roof line on this one! If you don't I will!

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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Fri May 16, 2014 9:55 am

I am supposed to touch it this weekend.
It just boils down to if all the tin is there, and how rusted the floor pans are in the "bed".
I have never owned a T3, Where are the common rust areas?
I know the area on the front fenders the inner and outer meet behind the front tires, but that is about it...
What year is this based off the pic's i am guestimating a '68 or '69 based off the 4 lugger's.
Is the T3 beam a big deal, I know they are different.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by vw57drvr on Fri May 16, 2014 10:17 am

Nah. Its earlier than that. Those turn signals, side markers, and lack of fuel filler on the fender says its before 66. Someone converted to 4 lug if it really is. Even the 5 lug type 3's had flat caps. What do you mean about the beam? The cool thing about them is that you can lower them without adjusters. They are splined like the rear.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Fri May 16, 2014 10:26 am

The type 3 beam looks stamped instead of made out of welded up tubes.
The whole lowering thing sounds great.
I was just assuming those were 4 luger wheels by the look, although I do know the T3 wheel is a unique item.
I'll get some more photos when I see it this weekend.
I have a "b" universal case with the dipstick plate cover for T3 applications.
If all the tin isn't there or the carbs are MIA, how hard is all this to come by?
I am thinking just run open cover with T1 tin while I source the missing pieces.
Just have no experience with the T3's...
It is a looker though, I love the 70's teardrop rear glass...
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Post by vw57drvr on Fri May 16, 2014 10:42 am

Yeah they are stamped. Someone has come up with a way to change them to a type 1 beam. Especially for people that like them narrowed. The engine tin isn't too bad to source. You can usually find the entire engine just as easy. I see the dual carbs for them all the time at the swap meets. Probably saw 5 sets at CYW. A friend of mine has a type 3 and has sourced all the odd ball stuff pretty easily.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Grifspop on Fri May 16, 2014 11:00 pm

Wait 'til you try to source bumpers for it- I found one in Nebraska, and one in Washington State for mine- count on spending about $200 each for those-
you could run a Beetle upright style motor (I've seen Fastbacks and Notchbacks with those) while you located the correct Type 3 pancake stuff
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Post by Grifspop on Fri May 16, 2014 11:03 pm

4 lug type 3's use disc brakes up front, and are simple to lower- most people avoid the type 1 beam conversion because it doesn't support the extra weight and rides terrible-
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Sat May 17, 2014 8:32 am

Thanks for all the good info. Gonna try to run over and look at it today. Will get some more shots.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Fri May 23, 2014 6:53 pm

Ok, I looked at it today and I am going to buy it. There is some rust in the floor pans, but I have a set of Gaia pans if I need them. The first 3 digits of the vin are 365... Does this mean it is a 65 body? The wheels look like a factory 4 lug set up that didn't come until '66 from what can find. It has some dents and dings but I think it is worth it. It has a swing axle with 4 lugs... Not common. Gonna pick it up in a couple of weeks. Will post more when I get it.
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Fri May 23, 2014 9:17 pm

Yup 365 would be a 65....not sure about the four lug though.....my 66s had four lug disc and were swing

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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Fri May 23, 2014 10:39 pm

Grifspop wrote:4 lug type 3's use disc brakes up front, and are simple to lower- most people avoid the type 1 beam conversion because it doesn't support the extra weight and rides terrible-
Do the type 3's and ghia's share the same calipers, rotors, etc?
Just asking because I have a complete set of brand new brakes for a ghia's setting in a box in the shop...
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Post by Grifspop on Sat May 24, 2014 11:08 am

I know the calipers are different, but since the calipers for a Type 3 are hard to come by, everyone uses the Ghia calipers- they're a little smaller, though- don't know about the rotors- I suspect they're different
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Sat May 24, 2014 11:15 am

Cip1 list the calipers and rotors as the same for 66-71 type 3 and ghia 66-72 ghia

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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Thu May 29, 2014 4:10 pm

Grifspop wrote:Wait 'til you try to source bumpers for it- I found one in Nebraska, and one in Washington State for mine- count on spending about $200 each for those-
you could run a Beetle upright style motor (I've seen Fastbacks and Notchbacks with those) while you located the correct Type 3 pancake stuff
I have had a set of 1 pc. fiberglass ones that came with my Ghia that I am going to try to fit up.  We will see how they look.
This thing is going to be a Franken T3uck.
Still need to look over what tin is missing when I get it home, but i know it is missing the Generator and the center tin work.
Will have to have the lower tin work as well.
It is missing the oem dual carbs, which aftermarket ones will fit under the cover?
Any one on here have a trashed T3 engine full of rust and water they want to sell?
Thanks everyone...
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by ASBug on Thu May 29, 2014 4:12 pm

Attorney Isaiah Loophole wrote:Cip1 list the calipers and rotors as the same for 66-71 type 3 and ghia 66-72 ghia
That is good to know! I already have a complete set up for it then! Score.
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Re: Type 3 truck or "T3ruck"

Post by Grifspop on Thu May 29, 2014 4:34 pm

I think you can use the 34 ICT Webers under the lid if you use the right intakes and filters
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