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I guess no ones around anymore... not too many posts. I know I haven't been around for a while. I thought this place would have a lot of people on it. well just taking a look to see whats new around here. Keep me posted. hehehehe   Einstein...

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  I joined the type 34 registry years ago, like maybe around 1993 or there about. I found and purchased my type in 1978, prior to 99% of the VW dealerships knowing this model existed. I found one person in the Chico Dealership who took the time to examine old "Micro fishes" and located many NOS parts across the USA. I purchased a LOT of these NOS parts, including the LAST NOS PADDED DASH, which I had to drive from Lacy Washington to Chico to pick up because the dealership was afraid to ship it to me. I had my Type 34 looking really PRIMO by 1984. I quit working on it about that time, and drove it almost daily until 1987. From this date until now it hasn't been driven more than maybe 1500 miles. I am now interested in completing it's restoration, so am back into dressing her back...

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I finally finished off the engine mounts today. I decided to bolt them in rather than weld them in, mostly as I feel that it will be a lot stronger. To do this I fabricated a plate to fit on the inside of the engine bay tin. This helps spread the load out and reinforce the panel. It will also prevent the bolts from pulling through the metal. The plate needed to be bent to miss the recess pressed in the panel where the bracket sits, which was easy enough to do on the bender. I then spotted through some holes to allow them to be bolted together. With the backing plates fabbed up it was time for a trial fit. I removed the engine bar and cleaned up the gunk and gunge from it (the donor engine had leaky oil cooler seals) I then bent the bar slightly rearwards on...

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A nice VW 1500 illustration on a package of Serflex clamps.[image borrowed from an eBay auction]...

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Similar to another scale model that I wrote about a couple of years ago, this bus model carries an ad for the VW 1500. I'd like to think that ads like this were all over the streets in West Germany in the early '60s. Are models like this based on documentary photos of street scenes?[image swiped from an eBay auction]...