Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Discuss with fans and owners of the most luxurious aircooled sedan/wagon that VW ever made, the VW 411/412. Official forum of Tom's Type 4 Corner.
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SDShark
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by SDShark » Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:33 pm

My name is Phil, I'm in San Diego. I just bought a 1971 411. I've been searching for a bus to restore for my surfing vehicle. I found the 411 on Craigslist last week and thought it was too cool. I like things that you don't see every day. I've always had Type 1's and really enjoy building hot motors. I've built several sand rails and bugs over the years. But I'm planning on staying stock on this for milage sake. It will be my first Type 4 and am planning on a full engine and trans rebuild. I'll have lots of questions as I go. The car has been garaged for a long time, no rust that I can see, and a straight body. I've been researching here for a few days, what a great forum!

kasen
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Post by kasen » Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:29 pm

I'm Trisha. My husband, Andy, bought me a 1971 411 for Christmas. We are in Mounds View, MN and already active in VW club here. Drove it back on a snowy, icy day about an hour away from home. We haven't had a chance to work on it yet, since it's been so cold. I'm looking forward to driving her, Sammy, to all the car shows this Summer and documenting the renovation!

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Lars S
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by Lars S » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:48 am

SDShark wrote:My name is Phil, I'm in San Diego. I just bought a 1971 411. I've been searching for a bus to restore for my surfing vehicle....!


Welcome Phil!
We would love to see some pics of your car!


/Lars S

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Lars S
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by Lars S » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:49 am

kasen wrote:I'm Trisha. My husband, Andy, bought me a 1971 411 for Christmas...!


Welcome Trisha and Andy!
If you have any pictures of your car please let us see!


/Lars S

tikitime
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by tikitime » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:56 pm

Howdy all,
I've been lurking here a couple of weeks now. I have a 74 type 1 and a 70 type 1. Both have been back dated.
I'm a member of SGVWA (strictlygerman.ca)

Randy
New Westminster BC
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kasen
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Post by kasen » Thu Apr 04, 2013 1:16 pm

Here a shot of the 71 411
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A969c1
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Post by A969c1 » Tue May 07, 2013 3:18 pm

Hey guys, my names Jason. picked up a '73 412 2dr a couple weeks ago. it's going to be my daughter Kaitlyn's first car. it's in fair shape body-wise, but hasnt been driven much since 1981. I'll post some pics soon

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19super73
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Post by 19super73 » Wed May 22, 2013 10:29 am

In addition to my gold '73 412 wagon, I have amassed these for parts cars.

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andersonj
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Post by andersonj » Tue Aug 06, 2013 1:22 am

Hi all, my name is John I live in Windhoek, Namibia.

I am a vw aircooled airhead, love them to bits and pieces :)

I currently own a 67 Split bus a 68 bay window and now recently a 412 variant. I am seriously looking forward to the cursing and ripping out of hair which lies ahead of me, rebuilding this one of a kind to its no so former glory.

It is difficult to get parts from where I live, I think there are about 5 412 and 1 411 ive seen in all my time, but in south Africa is a bit easier.

I will be using your heads as a type 4 encyclopedia, I thank you in advance.
Don't neglect this site guys, I see its been quite for sometime, bring it back.
:D

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19super73
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Post by 19super73 » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:14 pm

Time to reintroduce myself. About 6 months ago I casually mentioned an interested in a nearly rust free 412. Well, now it's home! I started really looking at my '73 Variant and decided that with the work it needed on the body, and the scarcity of body panels, that it was going to be a better idea to find a more solid candidate than pour thousands into bodywork alone. That said, I present my newest acquisition, a '74 Variant. I have plans for it of course. I like the look of the sport wheels, and I have a set from my '73 that I will be swapping onto it. They are Porsche 914 ones, and the offset works.

After that, it will just be general clean up and repair. Stop some of the surface rust on it and save for a paint job. Work on the interior and also add back the wood grain panels.

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Post by David Follett » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:46 am

My name is Dave and have residences in Media, PA & Vero Beach, FL. I am a retired wholesale & retail service manager after working with VW, Porsche & Audi for 44 years. Have owned numerous VW's & English sports cars and a few Model A Fords. One of the VW's was a 412 Wagon. Great machine that pulled a light weight pop up camper for several years. Currently own a '69 Ghia coupe and have rebuilt the suspension & brake systems. Previous 7 year owner replaced floor pans and rebuilt upper section of the early 70's engine. Will never be a show car due to some not professional front body panel replacements but it is a great fun driver. I'm about to purchase a '72 Type 2 engine and plan to rebuild the upper section and install in the Ghia. Not sure if I want to convert to upright cooling or do some engine compartment mods and fabricate a proper cooling intake system. I may have posted similar info on another STF section so pardon the duplication if so. Any comments or advice both pro & con is appreciated.
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kharon
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by kharon » Tue Dec 01, 2015 6:20 pm

Hello all!

I'm Tuomas from Finland and I've a -74 412 which I bought about an year ago, basically just for fun and to fill the hole in the collection: No Type 4's earlier. A lot of new stuff with this car so a good investment for me.
Also I can recognize fellow type 4 owners from other forums (Hello Lahti411 & Lars S & Raygreenwood & others), so almost had to join here too.

Mine is originally Swedish police car, 4 door sedan and has an automatic gearbox with 2-liter (incorrect) CJ- engine, double PSDIT40s. Very rare model around here and automatic is even more rare. it should have 1800cc AN-engine and I managed to buy one, but that's a project engine, needs some work.

I put an short introduction of myself into general introduction too, there's a pic of the 412 and link to other vehicles: http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... &start=481
VWs: Typ14,'63,Typ2,'61,Typ34,'65&Typ4,'74
Also others.

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Lars S
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by Lars S » Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:43 am

Welcome Tuomas!
Yes I recognise that one from other forums - great car, I just love the color!


/Lars S

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