[T3] 66 Squareback Now Mine

Craigs List craigslistcsprings at gmail.com
Mon May 25 18:51:55 PDT 2015

"Worked for me. Looks like there may have been some work on those rust
prone areas of the RF fender. That would be odd considering how
pristine the rest of the car is."


He definitely did some metal work on the car. He pointed out the areas he
worked on. They will need some tending to, but, overall, he did a really
good job. Some of it is so clean, you would think he was a pro.

The rear shelf, above the engine, he cut out the right rear side and welded
in a replacement. It is not perfect, but it is definitely good work. He was
straightforward with me on what was worked and what was stock. It had and
still has some problems that need to be addressed.

The car was purchased as a parts car. He
started disassembly and decided that it needed to live another life. That
is when he separated pan and body and went to work. I made sure and checked
the numbers under the frunk and on the tunnel. She is a matching unit.


On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:43 PM, Craigs List <craigslistcsprings at gmail.com>

> "Very cool Adam! That car actually looks better in the close shots.
> Not the usual for a "patina" car. ;-)
> It does sound like the shifter plate needs to be moved a little to the
> left. Max Welton"
> Thanks max. It is your fault that I got this one. I fell in love with your
> early bodied Square long ago. I had to get one of my own. Now, if I could
> just get you to sell me a matching FI system like yours :)
> A
> On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 8:40 PM, Craigs List <craigslistcsprings at gmail.com
> > wrote:
>> "If you can't get the shift lever in the right place by moving the
>> lever base, the problem MIGHT be due to the tranny (or just the
>> "hockey stick", being replaced by a Bug part."
>> Can you explain this further? I will try adjusting first. I will look at
>> the bushing too.
>> Here is what I am experiencing: First hear is hard to get into and far
>> right at almost dead center. 2nd gear grinds if you jump into it fast and
>> grinds on every downshift. I adjusted a bit and it got a little worse. It
>> will now try and fall into reverse without the down push. 3rd and 4th work
>> as they should. They are just way far right.
>> The transmission was rebuilt and "freeway flier" gears put in. There was
>> talk of welding some gears. I understand that is usually 3 rd and 4th, but
>> the PO said something about 2nd gear and that it was for the freeway flier
>> part? I don't know much about flyer transmission builds or procedures.
>> Maybe someone could educate me.
>> Like I said, I will adjust again. Can anyone let me know what the
>> procedure is? I am about to open up my FSM and read there.
>> I will also see what it say about the shift bushing. I have read a few
>> different people saying that will take car of a lot of unruly shifting. I
>> would also like to know about the "hockey stick" that Jim was talking about.
>> I will also have to locate the reverse switch/ wire on the tranny and get
>> my reverse lights hooked up. After cleaning up some wiring this evening, I
>> think I am going to be chasing a lit of that around to clean up splices and
>> such. I need to get a heat gun, find my soldering iron and some shrink
>> tubing.
>> Adam
>> On Mon, May 25, 2015 at 6:13 PM, Craigs List <
>> craigslistcsprings at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hub....gin....They are the same thing to my phone.
>>> A
>>> On May 25, 2015 6:04 PM, "Jim Adney" <jadney at vwtype3.org> wrote:
>>>> On 25 May 2015 at 17:24, Craigs List wrote:
>>>> > Let's see if this works.
>>>> >
>>>> >
>>>> https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B3scmv7LTNgSbmhybUUxZF9OSFk/edit?usp=docslist_api
>>>> Worked for me. Looks like there may have been some work on those rust
>>>> prone areas of the RF fender. That would be odd considering how
>>>> pristine the rest of the car is.
>>>> > I had saved these gin caps for a few years. I finally found a use for
>>>> them.
>>>> gin caps?
>>>> --
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>>>> Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
>>>> Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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