Aussie 1500S Notchback

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Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby 5lam » Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:56 pm

Hey guys & gals. My name is Dave, and I'm from Queensland in Australia.
This is my 65 1500S Notch. The previous owner bought it from a bloke who had owned it for some time, but it had sat in a carport for the last 6-7 years.
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It's mostly original paint, with the exception of the RH rear guard which has been replaced at some stage, and the paint blended into the door. It came up pretty good with a buff.
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It also came with a bunch of original owners manuals, receipts, and service history for most of its life.
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The PO had already done most of the work to get it back on the road, inlcuding all new balljoints, bushes, 12V upgrade with alternator, new dizzy, 15" Sprintstars with 135 & 165 tyres, trimmed seats and door cards, new carpet and new window seals.
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At the moment, i'm working on the air ride and replacing the tired old carbies. Then finish up the interior, rebuild the motor and eventually paint!

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby Woody » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:00 pm

Super sweet car keep us updated

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby 5lam » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:06 pm

Thanks Woody.
Here's where i'm at with the air ride. Noone here makes an airbag beam, and the current AUD to USD exchange rate is ridiculous, so until it gets better, i'm just going to run air shocks.
I've hidden the tank, compressor and valves inside an old suitcase. Keeps it all neat, and i think it looks cool.
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My girlfriends little bro, and my little man, Kaid, helping me install some new carpet in the front.
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Kaid has his own VW too.
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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby Woody » Tue Sep 29, 2015 5:09 pm

That suit case instalation is crazy! I may have to steal that :-k

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby rustabus » Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:32 pm

Nice Rig!!!! Good to see new faces on the website Smile Your kid looks tough as Hell behind the wheel! Pretty sure I'd give him the right of way if we came to a Stop sign at the same time Wink Wink Smile

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby jb » Tue Sep 29, 2015 8:18 pm

Killer notch! Boys wheels are pretty pimp too!

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby Critter1 » Tue Sep 29, 2015 9:47 pm

Awe yeah! Sweet notch!

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby john jones » Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:06 am

sweet ride!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> My favorite type 3.. notch's! =D> =D> =D>

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby alykat » Wed Sep 30, 2015 12:57 pm

john jones wrote:sweet ride!!!! =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> My favorite type 3.. notch's! =D> =D> =D>

Yup me too. Pair of good lookin' VWs ! =D>

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby 5lam » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:22 pm

Cheers guys.
We both had beetles before these!
My 64 Standard
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And Kaid's old OG Paint pedal car, I built a new chassis for, and installed air ride.
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Its good to get the kids involved. It keeps them occupied at car shows too!

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby jb » Wed Sep 30, 2015 10:12 pm

Damn dude, my kids are deprived in the dad built ride department.....I guess I been a lil greedy in my shop time :-#

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby Pat K » Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:10 am

5lam wrote:And Kaid's old OG Paint pedal car, I built a new chassis for, and installed air ride.
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Its good to get the kids involved. It keeps them occupied at car shows too!


Badass.... =D> =D> =D> =D> =D> ...Im sure he's already welding and grinding by now?

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby 5lam » Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:46 pm

Been a while since I posted!
The car hasnt been on the road in months due to a fulcrum plate. Got to it early this time before any damage was done!
So, engine out,
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Gearbox out,
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Axles out,
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Gearbox, and new short axles all cleaned up,
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And back together & reinstalled. What a mission.
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Had a mate machine the drums to fit the new shorter axles, and while he was at it, he tig'd my notched & extended springplates.
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Then off for a mini make-over and finish the air install.....
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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby vwfool » Mon Jun 20, 2016 6:28 pm

Like the car and the little man rides. Very cool.

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Re: Aussie 1500S Notchback

Postby Phat Bug » Tue Jun 21, 2016 5:02 pm

Looking awesome Dave!
Love me a notch!


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