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Hi folks, I have recently got my hands on an imported type three square from Texas. The car has not been registered or driven in the U.K. yet so I have the joy of being the first registered keeper here once it has been "finished" NOW a quick disclaimer that I have not done a great deal of work on the car yet! I have purchased the car from a guy who I believe had just lost interest and after pouring in the hard work left it to sit and finally decided to sell it off. He did a great job so far so I'm pretty happy that I didn't buy a turd. As soon as I had contacted him about the car for a few more details I had been inundated with pictures and info etc etc.........So here goes trying to share the info, pics and the cars story so far.

I will start with the pics the previouse owner had sent of the resto so far.

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Now this looks to me like he had prepped an already rock solid floor pan with a rust treatment possibly, then a Primer and top coat of two pac.

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Bit of a jump there in his pics however you get the idea. paint and assembly of front and rear brakes and suspension.

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unless I have an isane amount of pics missing from the guy, he landed on a rock solid car as I only have a few pics of body metal work and I cant see any evidence of rot ANYWHERE on it.

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Continued from the start of this thread, these are more pics of the previouse owners part resto and my continued work to "finish" the car

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New headliner and a new wiring loom fitted along the way

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middle pop out windows fitted with trim.

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So im not sure the condition of the motor however you would like to think its not been built up looking this tidy and be a fruit pile inside??! The motor will come back out anyhow and go onto the engine stand for a top end strip and inspection.
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This is pretty much where I get my hands on the car, there are pics of boxes of rusty VW bit I have not included because you all know what they look like.......yeah you have them too right! So me and my Dad headed from home (near Wolverhampton) to Durham to collect the car.

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Now when your looking to transport a non runner I can not reccomend enough just hiring a flat bed. I looked at trailer hire but would of also needed to rope in a friend with a t5 with a tow ball. I figured the £££ for the trailer, putting 400 miles on his T5 plus the fact my new car is just swinging around on a trailer for such a long journey was just a ballache. This Nissan 3500kg flatbed car transporter was £100 to hire for 24hrs its a no brainer really. On a normal car license ( I missed my old man license by a few months) you can drive up to 3500kg vehicle not including load, This truck had a payload of 1500kg so is perfect for moving a classic.

After the mammoth drive of 400miles that day I shoved the Bay over to one side and slid the square into its new home for the next few months.

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had a swap over to take the bay to Stanford hall. I now have the Bay up for sale and when I have the garage space back Ill get fully stuck in. I can only do small bits at the moment.

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That’s a good looking square , think you’ve done well .

One thing , I’d replace the Red steering coupler with a quality original one .
I’ve seen them split before after not a lot of use .

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Awesome dude 😎
That’s a good looking square , think you’ve done well .

One thing , I’d replace the Red steering coupler with a quality original one .
I’ve seen them split before after not a lot of use .

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its mentioned dude that everything up to this point has been done by the previous owner so its props to him so far. Cheers for the heads up on that aftermarket coupler. Ill get that ordered with many other bits.
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As Im stuck for space to do the larger jobs I have basically just been digging out parts to clean up and make new again. Here is what I have managed so far.

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Some Dull looking chrome on the flat four GT wheel that needed some elbow grease and some metal polish.

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few small odds and sods painted, I did check that my paint on the filler neck is petrol resistant, even though I did not paint the inner I did want to make sure the odd spill wouldn't ruin any painted bits.

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MORE METAL POLISH there was clearcoat all over the door handles as is the bumpers. I forgot to get a before pic of how the handles looked but its bumpers next so you will get an idea from there.
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Passenger front window was not fitted, so after having a panic that I couldn't find the felt lined inner window guide, it turned up with the winder mechanism. I fitted them both but noticed the glass was not in great condition, it was scratched and stained quite badly so again the correct polishing compound for glass and elbow grease came into play (and a mop head on my drill)

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Looking good! In case you're not familiar with Type 3's, you'll need an earthing strap from back edge of frame head to steering box (you can just see the remains on the steering box) as well as one to get you past the steering coupler

seek out the Type 3 & 4 club if you need help (it's free)
Looking good! In case you're not familiar with Type 3's, you'll need an earthing strap from back edge of frame head to steering box (you can just see the remains on the steering box) as well as one to get you past the steering coupler

seek out the Type 3 & 4 club if you need help (it's free)
Thanks and yeah I'm aware of those. most of the pics are from PRE me owning the car. I have a big assembly job which will come after I take the body off again in weeks to come. 10 points for noticing the earth points -11 for not noticing the missing tie rod clamp bolt. 🤣🤣 I have spent the last 3 weeks looking at the car and parts making post it notes and white board scribbles of these types of jobs.
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so around a little overtime at work this morning and tip runs etc etc boring life admin jobs I managed to do a little work on my fuel tank. Made it look better but I'll be honest I'm not super happy with it and may do it again. maybe needed a high build primer or even a little filler in some of the pits on the tank. It looks so much better but like I say not perfect by any means.

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A scuff up and remove as much rust as possible.

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A coat of Krust to treat

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I had some gold caliper enamel paint so decided to clean up and paint the sender bolts also.
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Once everything was dry enough to handle I put together loosely just to see how it looked.

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I have ordered a POR15 tank kit that I have read is the best thing to treat and seal the inside of the tank. It doesn't look too bad however whilst its out and nice and dry I may as well.
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People have had problems with tank sealers- Type 3 tanks have a screen inside
see here for cross section of tank : http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/fuelsend.php
People have had problems with tank sealers- Type 3 tanks have a screen inside
see here for cross section of tank : http://www.vwtype3and4club.org.uk/fuelsend.php
By "screen" do you mean baffles? most tanks will have baffles in them. I believe so long as the tank is FULLY coated inside as per following the instructions these por15 kits get great reviews from people who have tried and tested them. The only issues I have heard of with these kits is where people have not followed the instructions and have not fully sealed the tank, in which case you can get "flakes" of the sealer not adhering to the tank.
Awesome project and great information. I am also on the hunt for a Type 3 at the moment and this makes me yearn for one even more!

Now when your looking to transport a non runner I can not reccomend enough just hiring a flat bed. I looked at trailer hire but would of also needed to rope in a friend with a t5 with a tow ball. I figured the £££ for the trailer, putting 400 miles on his T5 plus the fact my new car is just swinging around on a trailer for such a long journey was just a ballache. This Nissan 3500kg flatbed car transporter was £100 to hire for 24hrs its a no brainer really. On a normal car license ( I missed my old man license by a few months) you can drive up to 3500kg vehicle not including load, This truck had a payload of 1500kg so is perfect for moving a classic.
I wasn't aware that you could you could use a regular driving license to operate a 3500kg flatbed, that is a good cost-effective option for transporting a project car. I assume this is covered under category 'B' on the back of the license (post-1997 issue)? Out of interest, which company did you use for the hire? Thanks 😎
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Awesome project and great information. I am also on the hunt for a Type 3 at the moment and this makes me yearn for one even more!



I wasn't aware that you could you could use a regular driving license to operate a 3500kg flatbed, that is a good cost-effective option for transporting a project car. I assume this is covered under category 'B' on the back of the license (post-1997 issue)? Out of interest, which company did you use for the hire? Thanks 😎
Yeah, this was all covered on a cat B license. So from what I could gather this was a weird hire set up where there seems to be people registered with a larger company who hire out their own vehicles. It just so happened that there was a 3500kg flatbed with winch and ramps not too far from where I lived. I forget the actual company name however its down to the actual people to advertise their own vehicles! so just have a search on FB or Ebay for "flat bed hire"(y)
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Thanks again - it is an option that I never even knew existed. Best of luck with the resto - I will be following along with interest.
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I have been managing to squeeze some small and not very exciting jobs in during the week before heading off to work, the only thing I took a few pics of was cleaning up more old chrome. I fear my rear bumper may be too far gone and will need a few repairs and re chroming or replacing. The reverse lights however looked in good condition and just needed a clean.

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Again not perfect but the chrome is wearing thin and I dare not go any further with the cutting polish. Besides the car is faded patina paint so not really looking for perfect parts just clean.

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