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T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:31 pm

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.
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This is how she was found a couple of weeks ago.
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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:39 pm



this is how it showed up today at the house...
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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Sat Jun 07, 2014 11:51 pm

I did get it pressure washed and some different wheels, but magically my iPad is no longer wanting to upload...
Any one know how to open the hood w/o the cable PO closed hood tight and cable is broken. It was open before and it is clean and non rusty in there. Looks like the outer inspection plug is only access... Kc
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Post by Grifspop on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:11 am

ASBug wrote:I did get it pressure washed and some different wheels, but magically my iPad is no longer wanting to upload...
Any one know how to open the hood w/o the cable PO closed hood tight and cable is broken. It was open before and it is clean and non rusty in there. Looks like the outer inspection plug is only access... Kc

Haven't tried this- but if there's no spare tire under the hood, you might be able to move the tire tray piece from underneath- it only goes in with one bolt
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Post by ASBug on Sun Jun 08, 2014 11:34 pm

I found the cable, it had a later model glove box in it, and the cable mechanism was gone out of it. I read a post online that the handle was on the left under the steering wheel. Popped open on first pull...
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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by Gabass on Wed Jul 16, 2014 12:07 pm

Found another one, ridiculous price though.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/4535291089.html
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Post by Grifspop on Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:27 pm

Gabass wrote:Found another one, ridiculous price though.
http://asheville.craigslist.org/cto/4535291089.html

And there's this one:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1665238
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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:29 pm

Update:
Got a T3 engine core with a complete set of extra tin, 2 extra intakes and 2 complete carbs.
I almost got the entire engine torn down.
I need to get a torque buddy then I will finish tearing it down to see what the inside of the case looks like.
I have a universal Case'd 1500 SP that I can put back in the tin, but the heads on the DP do not look cracked.
I also have a spare set of heads if needs be. If the case isn't wallowed out or the sump pitted from H2O then I will just build the core engine.
I appear to only need the following for the engine: a center pull linkage (oem), and a generator.
I might try the Japanese Alternator conversion, but for now that is a few months off.
The first one you've shown above is almost Identical to the Body style I have with the little tear drop glass rear window.
It appears that Mine kept the rear seat for a while in the back because the seat belts are still installed back there.
But If I run it I am thinking a Bench seat with the cut out for the Hand brake.

I need to know if a 4 Lug T3 rear Drum can be bolted onto a 5 Lug T3 swing axle hub.
There is an adapter on it now for the 4 lugs.
Pan appears to be a '69, Body a '65.
Gonna make this a shop truck so it will not be anything close to a stock look.
Have some welding to do when I get the engine up to snuff and the brakes and such working.
It will be nice to remove the fenders to weld up the rust holes, I am used to welding in the yard on the buses I have owned.

I'll get some photos up soon, I normally am a stock guy, but this just looked cool.
I am really thinking that I should lift this thing and put some narrow off road tires on the Rivi's. The Rivi's look great on this car...
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Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Oct 15, 2014 7:13 pm

More progress and or pics? Looking forward to seeing this one around.

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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:39 am

Named him "Albert".
Sourced a T3 complete carbed engine for all the tin and such. (missing Generator...)
Heads look OK, one piston was frozen to the cyl. with rust, Have not checked the oil, but the carb was off that side and a mouse had made a nest in the intake, so I am hoping it was just rat pee, not water.
I have a 1500 SP bus engine that I plan on swapping over the tin to and then cleaning out the tank, etc.
My goal is to get it going by Bug a paluza next year.
It is pretty solid, the rear floor pans are "holy".
Thinking about modifying the drivers rear fender for a side mounted tire, old school 40's truck look, since I already have 5 rivis.
It looks WAY better after the bath, the new shoes and tires look good to, but I have not done much to it other that mock up the fiberglass Ghia bumpers on it.
Been spending what free time I have on Jenny the Ghia vert, Albert was looking sad yesterday when I got home so it is timed perfectly for you to ask this question...
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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Wed Mar 04, 2015 10:55 pm

Picked this up over the weekend can't wait to get started on it but it will have to wait its turn for now. I am so happy KC gave me the chance to own it.  Unloading it at the house got me in the spirit so I had to throw the mullet on!  The legend of The Mullet Maker



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Re: T3uck... Official thread.

Post by ASBug on Wed Mar 18, 2015 12:07 pm

Mulholland.
Good luck, it will be a sweet project.
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