[T3] Almost Running

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sun Apr 22 07:56:13 PDT 2012

Well, Bob does have a point in the fact that if you live on the west coast,
You need not deal with the level of obsession that we in the Rust belt do
when we restore our cars.  That car looks like a really solid car for us in
NY, but in California...  not so much.


In a message dated 4/21/2012 7:06:26 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,  
rcrogers1 at peoplepc.com writes:

Adriel,  I just took a look at your Squareback.  While I admire you 
diligence in  attempting to restore this car, I think you might be better
selling it as  a parts car.  I know that is discouraging (not knowing what
paid for  it) but it appears to have substantial rust and sheet metal
that are  difficult to remedy.  You may elect to keep the car and practice 
your  restoration skills, but expect to spend a considerable amount of time 
(two or  more years?) and money just getting it in presentable condition.   
Consider: Body work, engine work, paint prep, paint, tools and materials and

a  suitable place to perform all of this work.  It's a shame to loose a 
car,  but sometimes it is inevitable. If it were mine, I would pull the
(and  perhaps the transmission) and separately advertise the sell of the 
engine and  good body parts.

Don't be discouraged! There are other Type 3s  available that you can 

His Squareback looks a lot better than my old 71 Notch when I got  it, or 
my son's Roadster (the "Pile of Bleached Bones" as Keith calls it) when
started on it (them). I've seen worse rebuilt. It just takes time, money,  
patience, and a desire to fix it. Granted you do need some specialized  
equipment, but having a place to do the work is more important, as you can
the car apart, and not be in a hurry to get it back together. And since 
it's not  a daily driver, that makes doing a long term repair easier. I do 
understand his  desire to drive it, but the reality is that it really needs
repair work  first (in my book, as you don't want to sacrifice structural 

Bob 65 Notch  S with sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
64 T-34 Ghia  (Wolfie)
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