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

Post by Lars S » Sat May 01, 2010 2:35 am

Congratulations Joost to a wery nice car! I get goose pimples from looking at it...


/Lars S

hernandez412
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by hernandez412 » Thu May 06, 2010 3:40 am

Hiya Guys and Girls. My names is James Hughes. I'm 35 and I live in a place called Dunfermline, Scotland. I bought my Gold 412 square back about a year ago from Leucars Airforce base. Unfortunately it came with no engine. Its been murder tracking down parts. Especially the drive plate for the automatic box. I'm currently putting an engine together and hoping to have "Gold Member" This is the name a Dutch pal christened the 412, because he loves gold mr Powers :P. on the road soon.
To be honest, i'd never thought about owning one as i'm a diehard bus dude. It all happened one day when my wife woke me up from a nice post dinner siesta. She'd spotted an advert for the 412 in a local forum. I'd never seen one before, but it had only been posted 5 minutes and had an asking price of £500, pretty cheap. I love a bargin. So in the space of about half an hour i'd phoned the owner (He was getting reposted downsouth, hense sale) and went to see it. Man what an ugly car, but the more I looked at it in the fading light of evening, I knew I had to have it, it's way cool. I had the usual, what have I done journey home. I trailered the car the following day. Since then I've been scratching my head and just getting on with getting it on the road
All the best Folks, Love the forum
Jim 8) Oh yeah, I just joined today, Cool
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Joozz
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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by Joozz » Thu May 06, 2010 4:43 pm

Pics please !

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by hernandez412 » Fri May 07, 2010 6:44 am

Hiya joozz, Do yo know any of the klieft n klok guys, My mate Elwin Molinar's brother works for them :D I'll try and take some more picks. You Dutch guys love you type 4s 8)

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Post by Joozz » Sun May 09, 2010 4:13 pm

hernandez412 wrote:Hiya joozz, Do yo know any of the klieft n klok guys, My mate Elwin Molinar's brother works for them :D I'll try and take some more picks. You Dutch guys love you type 4s 8)
Hello James,

No I don't know any of these guys. I live about 45 km. away, never been there.... :oops:
The nearest shop for me is HotRod, http://hotrod.nl/

Yes, the Dutch will try to keep the 4s alive !!

Greetings,
Joost
attached some pictures from yesterday, installed the original cup2 wheels and lowered the front with e30 springs.


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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by ARCANE » Wed May 12, 2010 9:31 am

Hi everyone,
My name is Martin Kendall AKA ARCANE and i live in North Somerset England and ive been into VWs a long time and love em all ive only ever had Type 1s in the past but really want a splitty but they are just to rich for my pocket untill i win the lottery that is :roll: then this 411 Variant/Squareback came up for sale and i just could pass it up. So here is my ride and i absolutly love it. :mrgreen:

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Hope you like the old girl.

Cheers Mart.
"A BLIND MAN WOULD BE GLAD TO SEE IT"

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Joozz
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Post by Joozz » Wed May 12, 2010 12:20 pm

ARCANE wrote:Hi everyone,
My name is Martin Kendall AKA ARCANE and i live in North Somerset England and ive been into VWs a long time and love em all ive only ever had Type 1s in the past but really want a splitty but they are just to rich for my pocket untill i win the lottery that is :roll: then this 411 Variant/Squareback came up for sale and i just could pass it up. So here is my ride and i absolutly love it. :mrgreen:

Hope you like the old girl.

Cheers Mart.
Very nice ride !

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by hernandez412 » Sun May 16, 2010 6:50 pm

Hiya guys some nice motors there. Here's one of mine, i'll try and fin some more
Cheers
Jim
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Kgb412.Thomas
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Post by Kgb412.Thomas » Sun Jun 13, 2010 3:30 pm

just joined the forums here and why not start with role call. my names trey im 22 and live in battle ground wa. i became a fan of the 412 the moment i seen one..... i bought it 2 days later, 1973 2dr wagon w/auto.
KGB412

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

Post by Nico » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:22 am

Hello I'm Nico from the Netherlands. Just bought this 411L.
It is new for me to write english on a forum, so sorry for the mistakes that I'm gonna make.

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Over the next year I'm going to make him technicaly 100%, it have a 2,4 enigine.

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by sharkskinman » Sat Jul 17, 2010 10:57 pm

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what year is that
the front is differen t than my 71 411
the nose of mine is way flatter

and take pics of the suspension in the front
It obviously sits lower than stock

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do you have any pics of the spring install
or any measurements

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these are all nice cars
please look at the lowering a type 411/412 thread and please input pics and info about the front suspensions of your cars

as well as
Size/width
offset
and tires sizes

im jealous that here in the states we dont have enuff type 4 following!!

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

Post by vonkr » Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:36 pm

what year is that
the front is differen t than my 71 411
the nose of mine is way flatter
I think it looks different because the VW symbol belong in front of the nose instead of above
I think some pre-owner looked at a 412 and copied it this way

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by ubercrap » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:02 pm

'69 411's had the VW badge on the hood and not the nose. Headlamps might have been switched from the aero to the later ones, or the car has a '69 hood with the nose badge removed, or just relocated to be like a '69. I prefere the badge on the hood for 411's, either with or without the '69 aero lights.

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by rayray1 » Sat Jan 01, 2011 8:00 pm

hello,

my name is Ray Rau.

I'm living in st.petersburg florida.

I have owned a 72 411- 2 two door for 9 years now.
I recently went to Benton Il. to trailer back a 73 412- 2 two door.
The 411 has been a great car and a real show winner.
The 412 recently spun over and will keep at getting this car to respond. The 412 sat in a field on a farm for a long time.
The 411 originally was found next to house and had been sitting for 11 years.
Put a fuel pump in it and a battery- some fresh petro and lots of cash ,and been runnning it ever since !. The v.w. community here in st.pete is quite ''bug'' crazy, so i had a decal made and put on front of 411-just for them ! ''BUG EATER'' .

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Re: Roll call! Introduce yourself....

Post by 19super73 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 12:13 pm

I'm not new to Type 4's but a few years ago I purchased what turned out to be Kombi's 1973 gold 412 wagon. I haven't really done much with the car. It still has running issues and a few other things. I have swapped out the wheels in favour of 914 sport wheels (5.5X15's) and have replaced much of the fuel lines. I have also gathered bits and pieces for it and replaced what was broken or in bad shape. I started out with a '74 412 in '07 and now I have 3 Type 4's, 1 good and 2 donors. I am hoping to get the 412 running and driving this summer.

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