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Not yet, but soon - VW Squareback

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I owned two Fastbacks... A '66 and a 69'. I really'd love to model one of them someday.

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We never had a fastback. We have the 73 and 71 Squares, we had two Buses, and now we have a convertible Beetle. There was a time when we had eight Vanagons in the driveway.

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There's a guy just over near me who's a VW hoarder. he's got a garage full of em.. and since theyre small he has quite a few! 2 squarebacks, buggy body, some bug's, and I think one fastback. Has his newer ones sitting outside, like old jetta's and whatnot.

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VWs are bulletproof in the right hands. Some people don't understand cars and mistreat them. Otherwise they are total troopers, and easily fixed on the side of the road.

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Ha, speaking of mistreating them... my old instructor in school was in to VW's many, many years ago and so was the rest of his family, and they had dozens. And for fun they would skip bugs over a pond at high speeds!

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Just thinkin'... With the renewed popularity of the Mini-Cooper, don't ya'll think a modernized Volkswagen Squareback would go over pretty good?

Dale

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I have that same model. I was thinking of eventually doing a Type 3 with the top cut off. One of my VW customizing buddies built a couple of those.

Kevin

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Per the Maisto Squareback... go for it. Diecast is just a model in a different material. Take it apart and do what you will with it. I'm happy they did these and the notchback too since we didn't have them in plastic.

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My mechanic is a VW guy. He'll fix anything, but his passion is air cooled VWs. It's pretty much an old time shade tree mechanic kind of place. In the right bay there's a frame off Oval resto going on all year. Yea, they work on cars out in the cold and rain because that project takes up two bays of the garage.

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Just a peek at something closely related that is being worked on in the TDR Skunk Works.

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