topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sat Apr 21 08:28:58 PDT 2012
Well I wouldn't burn out the foam, you'll set the headliner on fire or at
least make the car smell bad for a very long time.
I cut out the offending area in my Squareback and welded in new metal with
the mig, once the metal is cut away you can dig the foam out. I believe
there are pictures out there of just how big the foam block is on the
Fasty's and just where to cut.
You might also find a good metal section to cut from a northern car, they
didn't rust out around the foam like the southern cars did.
Top Notch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback "Hothe"
65 Notchback "El Baja Rojo"
65 Squareback "Eggcrate"
87 golf "Winterat"
93 RX7 "Redstur"
From: type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org
[mailto:type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org] On Behalf Of Mike
Sent: Saturday, April 21, 2012 10:37 AM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Rust!
Most people burn out the foam with a torch and weld in a custom made
On Sat, Apr 21, 2012 at 7:20 AM, Art Sterrett <asterrett2010 at att.net> wrote:
> Having followed the postings for several years now, I have a question
> concerning dealing with a rust problem. I restored my 1971 Fastback and I
> am now incurring some rust through just below the rear window on both
> sides. We have removed the rust and treated it with a rust inhibitor,
> knowing that most rust comes from the inside out I am not sure what good
> have done to this point.
> It appears that when these cars were built that they filled that area with
> foam which makes it about impossible to cut and weld new metal into that
> area. I would like to hear from any of you who have had experience with
> this problem and what you've done to slow the rust down or stop it.
> I had hoped to finally make this invasion coming up but started a new job
> after being unemployed for a time and I don't have any vacation built up
> and they won't let me take a week off without pay. Hope you all have a
> great time!
> Thanks, Art Sterrett
> 1971 Fastback
> 1971 Super Bug
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