Author Topic: Can A Type III Full Auto Fit In A Type I Chassis  (Read 1194 times)

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Can A Type III Full Auto Fit In A Type I Chassis
« on: July 11, 2003, 09:28:35 PM »
Hi there, how are you? I have a question: I'm getting my girlfriend a '65 Bug, and she doesn't know how to, or refuses to learn how to drive a stick (she won't even drive my Auto-Stick equipped Super Beetle), on the other hand, I have a buddy who owns a '68 Type III Squareback with an automatic transmission. My question is can the transmissions be swapped? I am preparing my girlfriend's Bug for conversion to the IRS suspension and building a 1600 engine with a 12-volt alternator. For my buddy's Type III, he ordered an IRS differential and side covers for the manual. If it's possible, then am I leaving something out? Thanx.

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Can A Type III Full Auto Fit In A Type I Chassis
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2003, 10:36:31 PM »
I think that it is not possible, because the automatic transmission type 3 too big east.  She cannot pass in the chassis. Sorry
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Type 3 automatic in a bug
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2004, 09:50:55 PM »
From someone who has done the conversion I'll tell you that it is possible and really not that hard to do. See my recent post in the technical section or email me and I'll try to explain everything envolved.
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