Due to arrive soon

Started by 94touring, August 07, 2020, 01:46:39 PM

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BruceK

So I understand some of the Type 2s in Brazil had the later bay window front sheet metal but the earlier split window rear Type 2 sheet metal combined in a unique Brazil-only package.  Is yours like that?  What year is it?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

I'm not too familiar with all the differences but here's the rear end.  It's an 83.

BruceK

Oh yeah. I'm not VW expert but that looks like a weird mix of older and newer.  I see the bigger, later taillights but the narrower engine cover and hatch combined with the wraparound rear windows.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

BruceK

And the roof gutter looks really thick compared to the German ones.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

It was my understanding they had the old tooling and parts and just made it all kind of come together on production. 

94touring

This was another one of their cars that caught my eye, 1973 vw variant.  13.7k delivered. 

BruceK

That looks similar to the VW 412 (and 411) sold here in the early 1970s.

I think the Type 2 you're getting is a lot cooler.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Quote from: BruceK on August 08, 2020, 05:14:51 PM
That looks similar to the VW 412 (and 411) sold here in the early 1970s.

I think the Type 2 you're getting is a lot cooler.

Oh for sure.  If I had unlimited money I'd be buying all this stuff lol.  This is a 71 VW TL for 12.7k shipped, which looks very similar to that 412. 

BruceK

So much cool stuff never seen in the US.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Quote from: BruceK on August 08, 2020, 05:32:08 PM
So much cool stuff never seen in the US.

Here's the website.  There's about 1000 cars to look over. 

https://www.vwbusesnbugs.com/?v=1d20b5ff1ee9

BruceK

Quote from: 94touring on August 08, 2020, 05:36:41 PM
Quote from: BruceK on August 08, 2020, 05:32:08 PM
So much cool stuff never seen in the US.

Here's the website.  There's about 1000 cars to look over. 

https://www.vwbusesnbugs.com/?v=1d20b5ff1ee9

You shouldn't have done that.







Pardon me. I'm going to disappear for a while...
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Quote from: BruceK on August 08, 2020, 07:13:15 PM
Quote from: 94touring on August 08, 2020, 05:36:41 PM
Quote from: BruceK on August 08, 2020, 05:32:08 PM
So much cool stuff never seen in the US.

Here's the website.  There's about 1000 cars to look over. 

https://www.vwbusesnbugs.com/?v=1d20b5ff1ee9

You shouldn't have done that.







Pardon me. I'm going to disappear for a while...

I know, it's a problem.  I'm like what if I don't stop painting cars so I can keep buying cars  20.gif  8.gif :-[

jeff10049

Way cool!

I spent some time with air cooled vw stuff mostly in dune buggies. Turbos work well The engines can hold up quite well if not better than a POS subaru I don't get that conversion at all. But then again I don't like vtec minis much either but at least you might be adding reliabily in the latter.

Hot rod that air cooler and it'll run at least as long as a timing belt and head gaskets last in a subaru. And just about equal amout of work and money to completey rebuild the VW engine as pulling maintance on a subaru.   

We turbod a customers 74 bus about 15 years and 80k miles ago even kept the efi with a new ecm still running strong nothing but oil changes. You can do a lot naturally asperated as well.

Im sure there are parts suppliers everywhere but I have had great support from this place cool guy knows his stuff. https://www.doghouserepair.com/store/categories/

94touring

Cool thanks for the link.  Keep comparing heads trying to decide to upgrade what I have or just add dual springs.  Probably better to do the upgrade and be done with it.

MiniDave

#39
Saw a great YouTube series on these guys.....lots to choose from on their website - worth a look.

https://www.cbperformance.com/category-s/352.htm

Another place....  https://www.mofoco.com/category/Engines/c46

This one's not far from you  https://www.gex.com/content/index.htm
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

tmsmini

VW camping is great. My wife and I have had a few over the years.
These are pictures from our honeymoon 37 years ago. We came close to recreating the trip in the Traveller last year.

MiniDave

That kind of camping is great when you're young, the heat doesn't bother you so much and it's fun.

When you get older, a shower and A/C become a lot more important! We're looking at motor homes, and on the "must have" list now is a bath and a half - imagine that?!?!?!?
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

94touring

Cbperformance is the company who makes the ignition kit that's similar to the aldon kit I just put on the mini.  I should have bought 2 of them, 1 for the mini and one for the bus.

Regarding ac and showers.  We don't camp anywhere without showers and if we don't have ac it has to be cool out.  Adding shore power will allow for a small portable ac unit if we end up someplace hot.

tmsmini

#43
Quote from: MiniDave on August 09, 2020, 09:37:20 AM
That kind of camping is great when you're young, the heat doesn't bother you so much and it's fun

So we seem to be downsizing the wrong direction. The heat can be a issue.
This is a picture my wife took in Wyoming at a KOA, something over 100, no trees, no shade in campsite, but a large community shaded area, definitely catered to the RV crowd...

94touring

Quote from: tmsmini on August 09, 2020, 08:12:28 AM
VW camping is great. My wife and I have had a few over the years.
These are pictures from our honeymoon 37 years ago. We came close to recreating the trip in the Traveller last year.

Cool pictures by the way!

MiniDave

I have that T-Shirt too!  77.gif
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

BruceK

The documentation says just a few more days and it lands here.   Is everything on schedule?   Must be getting excited...
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Yep then however long for the next guy to pick it up and bring it the rest of the way.  I'm home till the end of the month then gone a week, but then back 2 weeks.  Hopefully gets here before I leave.

BruceK

Did it make it to port before the hurricane?
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
1992 Toyota LiteAce (JDM)
1997 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

94touring

Quote from: BruceK on August 25, 2020, 04:59:52 PM
Did it make it to port before the hurricane?

You know I don't know. I should probably email the guy tomorrow.

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