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    Posted: 21 Sep 17 at 14:39
Hi all,

I have bought a new T3 painted shell that originated in South Africa.  Im sure its been passed around a bit til I bought it.  It doesn't even have a chassis number yet!

Anyway, since starting to build it I have started to discover the differences and a list of things I will need to keep it pretty original to its type.  Its going to get a Golf motor but I want to run the original 85L fuel tank.  Does anyone have one or know where I might get one?  There are other bits too.

Cant wait til its done.  A new T3.

Regards, Oliver.










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That sounds like the shell I tried to buy a couple of years ago.
The best that I can offer is that my 2.5i Microbus is up for sale with the 5 pot Audi engine and all the correct bits for your rebuild. Looking for £7.5k ish.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mrhutch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 Sep 17 at 14:19
if it's never been registered then aren't you going to have problems registering it ??  no way a T3 is going to pass SVA or whatever they use these days 

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I would have thought the only way (and to get parts like heater controls, windows etc) would be to rebody an existing van.
Could be open to selling my 2.5i!
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My research tells me that getting it passed won't be a problem but I have heard that before.  I think it will be issued with a Q plate rather than a 2017/18 plate as if it were a new vehicle.  However my current dealings with DVLA have been beyond barmy so I reserve judgement on that one.

Im not short of many bits, we are having to make a few changes as quite a bit is different especially around the engine fitment but nothing to crazy.  Id like to keep most of it original.  Definitely not looking to buy another van to donor to it unless its very cheap.




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Hi!

I have a brand new VW SA 85L fuel tank but it is not cheap.
650 Euro + shipping from Germany.

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https://picload.org/view/dgpoglli/satank.jpg.html


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Edited by GGHM - 19 Oct 17 at 10:29
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You are right, that is not cheap.  Thanks for the offer.
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