Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

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Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby getunder » 15 Mar 2009, 23:05

The designation T25 also has T3 behind it in brackets. Anyone know why ? .
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby weldore » 15 Mar 2009, 23:10

the t3 bit means its 3rd in the transporter range t1 splitty,t2 bay,t3 t25 :D
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby dugcati » 15 Mar 2009, 23:12

the 25 bit relates to the part numbers it uses too
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby weldore » 15 Mar 2009, 23:15

:ok
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby dink » 16 Mar 2009, 07:12

weldore wrote:the t3 bit means its 3rd in the transporter range t1 splitty,t2 bay,t3 t25 ":D"

I don't ever remember a splitty being called a t1
that's how i remember beetles being designated
I find it confusing, as spme people talk type 3, which is how i know fast backs squares or notches
the same folk go the same with type 4's
for me they're t25's, althoug on occasion I've been told off for not calling them T3's
my local dealershiip, tells me fasty, notch and square parts are now obsolete, if I call and ask for something for a t3
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby kevtherev » 16 Mar 2009, 07:38

here we go again...

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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby lloyd » 16 Mar 2009, 08:14

kevtherev wrote:here we go again...

":roll:"

type 1 = old bug
type 2 = tranporter/van
type 3 = old notch/square/fastback..
type 4 = newer notch/square/fastback with type 4 engine

type 2 have 5 't' generations:
t1 = splits
t2 = bays
t3 (t25 in UK) = bricks/wedges
t4 (Eurovan in America) = next generation
t5 = newest


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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby CovKid » 16 Mar 2009, 10:21

And of course, many of us have combinations with bits from type 1's, T2's, allsorts :D

Lets be honest, its just an extension of Meccano, where most of us probably cut our teeth - heh heh
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby jason.nazen » 16 Mar 2009, 13:30

CovKid wrote:
Lets be honest, its just an extension of Meccano, where most of us probably cut our teeth - heh heh



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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby phade » 16 Mar 2009, 13:32

Hi everyone,

A real VW type 25 is actually a fire engine.

The "type 25" as it is called in the UK (incorrectly) actually refers to VW's model 25 which is a type 2 T3 panel van. It's a bit like calling a mk1 Polo a "type 86" (it's actually VW's model 86), which of course is nonsense.

All type 2 vehicles refer to VW Multipurpose Vehicles, which the generations have already been mentioned above, eg:-

- Type 2 T1 = Splitscreen (1953 - 1967)
- Type 2 T2 = Bay window (1968 - present)
- Type 2 T3 = Wedge (1979 - 1992, 1995 - 2003)
- Type 2 T4 = Transporter 4th Generation aka rust buckets (1993 - 2002)
- Type 2 T5 = Transporter 5th Generation aka loads of electrical problems (2003 - 2010 ??)
- Type 2 T6 = Transporter 6th Generation aka poor attempt to look like a splitty (2011 ??? - )
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby CovKid » 16 Mar 2009, 15:38

Hail thee oh mighty Volkswagen ancestry.

In the words of Johhny Cash:

I'd get it one piece at a time
And it wouldn't cost me a dime
You'll know it's me when I come through your town
I'm gonna ride around in style
I'm gonna drive everybody wild
'Cause I'll have the only one there is a round.

And as even Hammond admitted "Its the most multi-multi-purpose vehicle ever" - sadly that period is all over with most vehicles beyond the scope of the home mechanic. The T3, T25, Vanagon etc was the last of a great period in VW's history where simlicity meant less to go wrong.
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby dugcati » 16 Mar 2009, 21:45

so... where did Vanagon come from :rofl :rofl
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby Aidan » 16 Mar 2009, 23:02

Vanagon is american for Transporter but why they went for that only VW america would be able to say, but then they call the golf a fox I believe
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby T'Onion » 17 Mar 2009, 05:46

so my FloRida is a LardyType 28 :rofl
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Re: Why is a T25 also a T3 ?

Postby lloyd » 17 Mar 2009, 08:26

Vanagon is American for t3, same as t25 is British for t3.

The first Golfs in America were called Rabbits.

Brazil built the Fox (like Jetta) and VW North America sold them for a few years (1987-1993).
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