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Volkswagen Transporter T3

8,249 RomanoMilos  one month ago

MODEL INFORMATION

While for the construction of its first minibus, Volkswagen used the engine and chassis from Vw-Type 1 ("Beetle") and from Type 82, which were improved during the construction of the T2, the T3 proposed in May 1979 was the first VW minibus developed from scratch. Despite the larger body, it had many new technical solutions — a gear steering rack, a front suspension with double transverse triangular levers with twisted springs, a rear axle with oblique levers and twisted springs, and a spare wheel located on a special mount under the nose of the car.

The new T3 was much more spacious: the wheelbase and length of the car increased by about 60 mm. The T3 was wider than its predecessor by 12.5 cm, and also heavier by 60 kg even with the weakest engine (1,365 kg). Now the 37 kW air-cooled engine (50 hp) had, as well as the 51 kW (70 hp) engine inherited from the previous model, a round air-cooled fan on the crankshaft, so now the engine compartment has become lower by about 20 cm. The floor of the rear part of the body was lowered by 40 cm relative to the ground level, as a result, the internal space became about 10 cm higher than that of the predecessor




VW Harlekin


Once, someone (a product manager, to be more precise) at Volkswagen came up with a brilliant move, at the same time allowing their customers to stand out: they took several bodies of different colors already ready, removed the external body panels such as doors, fenders, hood and trunk lid and shuffled it in the colors of Harlequin — a character in an Italian comedy with bright clothes of certain colors and combinations.

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General Characteristics

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  • Created On Windows
  • Wingspan 6.7ft (2.0m)
  • Length 15.3ft (4.7m)
  • Height 6.5ft (2.0m)
  • Empty Weight 10,897lbs (4,943kg)
  • Loaded Weight 11,030lbs (5,003kg)

Performance

  • Wing Loading -439,839.3lbs/ft2 (-2,147,483.6kg/m2)
  • Wing Area 0.0ft2 (0.0m2)
  • Drag Points 4398

Parts

  • Number of Parts 991
  • Control Surfaces 0
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    I can steal children now

    10 days ago
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    That makes a lot of sense and thank you for your quick reply @RomanoMilos

    one month ago
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    8,249 RomanoMilos

    hello, maybe I'll make it, but not soon, it's very hard for me to make similar models one after another, now I'm planning to make some kind of jeep or sedan. Thank you for your positive comment. @Astoundingcameron

    one month ago
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    This looks fantastic, is there any chance I can put in a request for the Nissan Vanette from the 80s as it does look pretty similar to this one

    one month ago
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    8,249 RomanoMilos

    Thanks. I have seen your work, it is amazing @realSavageMan

    one month ago
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    Very nice! I've done a T1 recently as well

    +1 one month ago
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    Looks Great!

    one month ago
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    The combie van's rightfully unloved younger bro

    +1 one month ago
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    7,511 CKKI

    Я і мій тато возили на такому сало і кавуни ... Які теплі спогади

    +1 one month ago