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Re: [T3] New here

In a message dated 8/15/06 9:20:45 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
repete@telusplanet.net writes:

   Hi all:
    I've been subscribed for awhile now, just never posted 
 before. I think I'm doing it properly. Let me know if I'm 
    My first car, at 16, was a '65 Beetle and I have had at 
 least 1 air cooled VW in the yard ever since. I am now 50 
 and working on my first Type 3. YeeeeeeHaaaawwwww
    I bought a '64/'69 butchered Squareback. The pan and most 
 of the body is '69. Front fender's and gas tank as well as 
 the interior are '64. 
    Anybody know what the body alone weighs? Wanting to know 
 if my 2000 lb. capacity engine hoist will lift it off the 
 pan. It is stripped, no doors/trunk lid/gas tank/rear 
 hatch/glass/fenders or interior panels.
      All hints/tips or leads to parts or websites of interest 
 will be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks for looking >>

Welcome aboard. The entire car completely together weighs about 2200 lbs, 
like Dave mentioned. Once you've got the glass, the doors, the fenders,and the 
trunk lid, the rear hatch  off, you've dropped quite a bit less than the shell 
would be with everything on. If I had to make a guess, I'd say the bare shell 
weighs about 6 to 700 lbs. I've pulled the body off the pan with the glass and 
doors still on using the reinforced rafters in my garge (set up as a 3 point 
lift). Using an engine lifter to pull the body off may give you some trouble 
trying to clear the feet / legs. If you can get a helper for 1/2 an hour, it'll 
go a lot easier. : ) It is very doable though. Good luck with your project, 
and welcome again to the list.

Bob 65 Notch S w/ Sunroof and IRS (Krusty)
       71 Square, now a 2 seat Roadster, pics can be seen at; 
http://volksrods.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2977 and now running the old Notch motor with 
D-jet FI . : ) 

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