"an Irish-built '70 Beetle..."
manufactured in Ireland??
Can you expand upon that?
"T3 camper..." I'm not being picky. Type 3 usually refers to
the Fastback/Squareback cars. What we called the Vanagon in US
is known as the EuroVan or T25 elsewhere.
Anyway, we welcome you and your project here.
I most certainly can! Have a look here for more info:
Although the website mostly concerns itself with the VWs made in the
Ballsbridge (Dublin) plant, when the Ballsbridge factory closed down,
another factory was set up on the Naas road (which is where my Beetle was
built). I believe they continued making them on the Naas road until '77.
(less than an hours drive from here)
Irish-bult VWs have a little shamrock etched into their glass...a cute touch
That's why I said T3 not Type 3 ;o) Over here (Ireland) they are most
commonly referred to as T25s...but more correctly known as a T3 (as a Bay is
a T2 and a Split is a T1, (and the newer Transporters are T4 and T5
respectively)...not ever to be confused with a TYPE 1 2 or 3...although it
IS a Type 2) are ye confused yet *LOL*
I believe on mainland Europe it is more common to call them a T3 or even a
Bulli....they wouldn't have a clue what a T25 was if you told them you had
Well, live and learn!!
Thank you. (bookmarked)
Loved the rust in peace page too:-)
Here's the US equivalent:
Great to see you here!
I've tried to leave comments for you a couple of times, but it looks like
they're still not getting through?
Good stuff you're doing though...I check your blog regularly ;o)
thanks for the welcome, and hiya! to the others that came outta the
woodwork as well ...
one of the first major things i gotta do with the bug is wiring harness
... i finally located a good wiring diagram that is in the factory
coloring ... got it on the way ... but as i am re-running the harness
and get to some of the peices i may end up with questions on which wire
hooks where ... since the person before me decided to unhook most of
this stuff before giving up on the car ...
and the floor pans .. they arn't bad but there are pinholes in them in
front and rear ... i am not sure if my skill is up to removing the body
and welding new pans in .. so might try some of the fiberglass inserts
and fastening them down on top of the old panels after wirebrushing and
If you are using the original harness, take the time to put new ends on
first, after chasing down electrical problem after problem a few years back,
if I had just taken the time to cut the wires back about an inch and crimp
new connectors on, I would have had lights on all four corners the first
time. Clean up the male ends with some emery cloth while you are at it. I
think it was Mr Hoover who recommended tinning the contacts on the fuse
panel to help keep the juice flowing. Don't be afraid to ask for help if
things get confusing, I have at times and gotten timely (and more
importantly, USEFUL) responses from many members (when it comes to
electrical stuff, pay close attention to Speedy Jim), you will too. Keep us
sadly about half of the origional harness has dry rotted on the
insulation and / or been cut to hell and back so i will be replacing
entire harness with a new one .. (not upgrading to blade fuses or
anything like that) ... just got to figure out some of the wiring pin
for a few peices in the car where it is non exsistant ... for instance
on the motor .. not a single wire is ran or hooked up ... and it has
been to long since my last VW so i am not sure what goes where and so
forth ... and on the 'regulator' i beleive it is (under the driver side
rear seat) all the wires have been unplugged from it and are just
hanging there ...
Hi Flea, and welcome to the group :)
Google will let you search old messages in this group, there's a wealth
of information (and entertainment) available from the past 10+ years of
our ramblings :)
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