Welcome to the STF! Please Introduce Yourself and Your Ride

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DanYag555
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Post by DanYag555 » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:21 pm

Hey guys! Names Dan. I'm 46 and I just picked up a 1974 VW rail. Needs a bunch of TLC. I first saw these while on an ATV trip to Tennessee about 10 years ago. I've been searching for one in my area ever since. I literally just brought it home last night. It's still strapped to my trailer at home actually. I got it home after dark last night. It seems like the longest work day ever, just waiting to get home to work on it. Excited to be get things rolling! :D

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Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Wed Mar 13, 2019 2:02 pm

Welcome Dan. Am I correct that this will be a street rail or will it be an off-road/dual purpose rail. Pix are always a good way of getting acquainted around here :wink: :lol:

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Post by Leatherneck » Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:38 pm

DanYag555 wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:21 pm
Hey guys! Names Dan. I'm 46 and I just picked up a 1974 VW rail. Needs a bunch of TLC. I first saw these while on an ATV trip to Tennessee about 10 years ago. I've been searching for one in my area ever since. I literally just brought it home last night. It's still strapped to my trailer at home actually. I got it home after dark last night. It seems like the longest work day ever, just waiting to get home to work on it. Excited to be get things rolling! :D
Dan, you need to head on over to the Off Road forum with your rail and let’s see what you got. Need any help with pics or ideas just let us know.

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Post by Piledriver » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:34 pm

Vdubnut wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:10 am
Hey everybody. My name is Mike and I’m a VWaholic. It’s been zero days since I worked on my 66 Fastback. This is my 26th VW, and first Aircooler. Learning a lot along the way, I’ve had this car just over a month now (merry Xmas to me). I briefly had a 68 Fastback that had a 73 914 motor in it, but the body was garbage and it was missing the proper title, so I pulled the motor and gave the car back to the PO. He is still letting me pull parts I need off it as it turned quickly into a parts car without the motor. Found this forum looking for ideas for properly fitting the motor to use the T3 bellows and tin, hanging the motor, and getting the old girl running (it was running in the 68 when I bought it).

Well that’s it.
Welcome to the asylum, Mike

In the t3 forum you should find a sheetmetal pattern in .pdf format to base your T4 swap bellows adapter on.
(if not, pm your email address)

I actually ditched the bellows for some silicone impregnated fiberglass fabric in a spring loaded loop on both ends,goes on/off in seconds and works well and holds up far better than new Chinese bellows. (currently running a 1.8 with 2L heads with MS3 in my 73 square, for about the last 90K miles, daily commuter)
Addendum to Newtons first law:
The longer a vehicle rests on jackstands,the more likely it is to remain that way...

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Post by Bock » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:35 pm

Hello first post here.

My name is Brandon and I have a basic stock 66' baja w/ 1600. I picked it up awhile back and finally have it cruising the streets. Took it offroad for the first time last week as well. My first car was a 66' bug and I had 2 baja's after that. I took a LONG break as some tend to while they grow the families, but I'm back in business now.

That's all I got for now.

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Post by Leatherneck » Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:28 pm

Bock wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:35 pm
Hello first post here.

My name is Brandon and I have a basic stock 66' baja w/ 1600. I picked it up awhile back and finally have it cruising the streets. Took it offroad for the first time last week as well. My first car was a 66' bug and I had 2 baja's after that. I took a LONG break as some tend to while they grow the families, but I'm back in business now.

That's all I got for now.
Brandon you and your Baja come on over to the Off Road forum. Have any pics?

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Post by Bock » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:01 pm

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Here is the Baja. I’ll be hanging around the off-road forum for sure.
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Post by Chgrec » Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:02 pm

A fun ride for sure, welcome!
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

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Post by Leatherneck » Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 pm

Bock wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:01 pm
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Here is the Baja. I’ll be hanging around the off-road forum for sure.
Are you close to Tucson? Good looking Baja!

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Post by Bock » Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:35 am

Leatherneck wrote:
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:16 pm
Are you close to Tucson? Good looking Baja!
Thanks

Im in Phoenix on the west side of the valley.

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Post by Riaan » Thu May 09, 2019 1:17 pm

Hi there, my name is Riaan from South Africa. I have a ‘75 1600 twin port beetle. My first car was a ‘76 also 1600 TP and the same colour.

Have already done some work on the beetle and there is plenty more

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Post by Chgrec » Thu May 09, 2019 1:29 pm

Welcome! Of course without photos, it doesn’t exist.... :wink:
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

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Post by Riaan » Fri May 10, 2019 1:41 am

Chgrec wrote:Welcome! Of course without photos, it doesn’t exist.... :wink:
Thank you!Image

Aah yes, the universal forum proof of life photos ImageImageImage ... will post some photosImage

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Post by Riaan » Wed May 15, 2019 6:46 am

Some pics as promisedImage

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Post by Chgrec » Wed May 15, 2019 7:42 am

It does exist! Nice bug.....thanks for sharing.

Chris
Life's too short to drive a boring car!
My current project: viewtopic.php?f=14&t=151094
My last project: https://www.mgexp.com/journal/The-B-And ... lory.3321/

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