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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:33 pm
by SDShark
My name is Phil, I'm in San Diego. I just bought a 1971 411. I've been searching for a bus to restore for my surfing vehicle. I found the 411 on Craigslist last week and thought it was too cool. I like things that you don't see every day. I've always had Type 1's and really enjoy building hot motors. I've built several sand rails and bugs over the years. But I'm planning on staying stock on this for milage sake. It will be my first Type 4 and am planning on a full engine and trans rebuild. I'll have lots of questions as I go. The car has been garaged for a long time, no rust that I can see, and a straight body. I've been researching here for a few days, what a great forum!

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:29 pm
by kasen
I'm Trisha. My husband, Andy, bought me a 1971 411 for Christmas. We are in Mounds View, MN and already active in VW club here. Drove it back on a snowy, icy day about an hour away from home. We haven't had a chance to work on it yet, since it's been so cold. I'm looking forward to driving her, Sammy, to all the car shows this Summer and documenting the renovation!

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:48 am
by Lars S
SDShark wrote:My name is Phil, I'm in San Diego. I just bought a 1971 411. I've been searching for a bus to restore for my surfing vehicle....!


Welcome Phil!
We would love to see some pics of your car!


/Lars S

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:49 am
by Lars S
kasen wrote:I'm Trisha. My husband, Andy, bought me a 1971 411 for Christmas...!


Welcome Trisha and Andy!
If you have any pictures of your car please let us see!


/Lars S

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:56 pm
by tikitime
Howdy all,
I've been lurking here a couple of weeks now. I have a 74 type 1 and a 70 type 1. Both have been back dated.
I'm a member of SGVWA (strictlygerman.ca)

Randy
New Westminster BC

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:16 pm
by kasen
Here a shot of the 71 411

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 3:18 pm
by A969c1
Hey guys, my names Jason. picked up a '73 412 2dr a couple weeks ago. it's going to be my daughter Kaitlyn's first car. it's in fair shape body-wise, but hasnt been driven much since 1981. I'll post some pics soon

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Wed May 22, 2013 10:29 am
by 19super73
In addition to my gold '73 412 wagon, I have amassed these for parts cars.

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:22 am
by andersonj
Hi all, my name is John I live in Windhoek, Namibia.

I am a vw aircooled airhead, love them to bits and pieces :)

I currently own a 67 Split bus a 68 bay window and now recently a 412 variant. I am seriously looking forward to the cursing and ripping out of hair which lies ahead of me, rebuilding this one of a kind to its no so former glory.

It is difficult to get parts from where I live, I think there are about 5 412 and 1 411 ive seen in all my time, but in south Africa is a bit easier.

I will be using your heads as a type 4 encyclopedia, I thank you in advance.
Don't neglect this site guys, I see its been quite for sometime, bring it back.
:D

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:14 pm
by 19super73
Time to reintroduce myself. About 6 months ago I casually mentioned an interested in a nearly rust free 412. Well, now it's home! I started really looking at my '73 Variant and decided that with the work it needed on the body, and the scarcity of body panels, that it was going to be a better idea to find a more solid candidate than pour thousands into bodywork alone. That said, I present my newest acquisition, a '74 Variant. I have plans for it of course. I like the look of the sport wheels, and I have a set from my '73 that I will be swapping onto it. They are Porsche 914 ones, and the offset works.

After that, it will just be general clean up and repair. Stop some of the surface rust on it and save for a paint job. Work on the interior and also add back the wood grain panels.

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:46 am
by David Follett
My name is Dave and have residences in Media, PA & Vero Beach, FL. I am a retired wholesale & retail service manager after working with VW, Porsche & Audi for 44 years. Have owned numerous VW's & English sports cars and a few Model A Fords. One of the VW's was a 412 Wagon. Great machine that pulled a light weight pop up camper for several years. Currently own a '69 Ghia coupe and have rebuilt the suspension & brake systems. Previous 7 year owner replaced floor pans and rebuilt upper section of the early 70's engine. Will never be a show car due to some not professional front body panel replacements but it is a great fun driver. I'm about to purchase a '72 Type 2 engine and plan to rebuild the upper section and install in the Ghia. Not sure if I want to convert to upright cooling or do some engine compartment mods and fabricate a proper cooling intake system. I may have posted similar info on another STF section so pardon the duplication if so. Any comments or advice both pro & con is appreciated.

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:20 pm
by kharon
Hello all!

I'm Tuomas from Finland and I've a -74 412 which I bought about an year ago, basically just for fun and to fill the hole in the collection: No Type 4's earlier. A lot of new stuff with this car so a good investment for me.
Also I can recognize fellow type 4 owners from other forums (Hello Lahti411 & Lars S & Raygreenwood & others), so almost had to join here too.

Mine is originally Swedish police car, 4 door sedan and has an automatic gearbox with 2-liter (incorrect) CJ- engine, double PSDIT40s. Very rare model around here and automatic is even more rare. it should have 1800cc AN-engine and I managed to buy one, but that's a project engine, needs some work.

I put an short introduction of myself into general introduction too, there's a pic of the 412 and link to other vehicles: http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... &start=481

Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:43 am
by Lars S
Welcome Tuomas!
Yes I recognise that one from other forums - great car, I just love the color!


/Lars S

O'Connell Nov 2017

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:25 am
by OConnell
Richard Viren MSG retired live in Missouri 65583
I had the pleasure of importing the first 411 into the USA early Jan 1971, as I returned from 3 years in Germany with the 3rd Inf. Division.
Bought my first vw beetle in 1969 while in Germany.
now restoring a 70 Ghia, body off and preparing it for a 2.0 T4.
First time on the Forum was yesterday.