[T3] 73 type 3 square back.
bobsnotch at aol.com
bobsnotch at aol.com
Sun Jun 5 09:07:50 PDT 2022
The T-34 got it's own dip stick/cap assembly, as it used a smaller diameter cap.The filler portion is similar, but smaller for the reduced cap size. It used 2 clamps to hold the boot onto both ends of the dip stick/fill tube. Both ends are similar in
size though. I don't think it's the same as a regular type 3, as it's another one of
those all by it's self items.It's like I told many people when I was going thru that car, the body was all by
itself, but the running gear was type 3. Minor changes were made here and there
to join the 2 together though (like flipping the steering box clamp as an example, orthe oil filler boot and dip stick). However, parts of the body were lifted from the
Karmann shelves to build the body. Construction of it is very similar, in that it was all
welded construction, blocked water traps and all. To me, it seemed as if it was
designed to rust out/away. Not much you can do about that, hence the reason I sold mine.
Bob 65 Notch S w/sunroof
From: Jim Adney <jadney at vwtype3.org>
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Sent: Fri, Jun 3, 2022 7:00 pm
Subject: Re: [T3] 73 type 3 square back.
On 3 Jun 2022 at 17:58, bobsnotch at aol.com wrote:
> And of course there's the T-34 oil fill boot that's smaller yet. I had a hard
> time finding one of those for my 64 T-34, as it had a small end on both ends.
That sounds just like the early 2-piece style, that used a separate grommet
at the body wall.The lower, convoluted part just had 2 identical ends. I think
I've still got one of those here. They were used on all Type 3s up to '68 or
The parts book only shows the late 1-piece style, because it superceeded
the early 2-piece style.
I don't know Type 34s like you do, but unless the steel part that fits into the
body, the part the oil filler cap screws into, is different for Type 34s, I'm
willing to bet that Type 34s just used the same early style boot that all other
early style Type 3s used.
Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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