[T3] Chassis restoration: a horror story
drmarajjohnson at gmail.com
Thu Nov 1 09:54:49 PDT 2018
Hi, thanks for the tips. All I know for sure is back quarter is gone. I
think I will start there, but also investigate what I might be truly
dealing with as you suggest. What do you replace the old sound deadening
material with? My rear engine compartment sound deadening material is shot
so I have been thinking about this. Are you still 6V?
On Thu, Nov 1, 2018 at 9:02 AM Soren Jacobsen <snj at blef.org> wrote:
> > On Nov 1, 2018, at 8:38 AM, Mara Johnson <drmarajjohnson at gmail.com>
> > What a triumph of perseverance! I read it all because my battery is
> > to fall out. Although it's a smaller section I have no experience doing
> > this yet so it will be a saga. I appreciated your tale for heads up on
> > issues encountered. One question. Knowing what you do, do you have a
> > recommendation for where to get replacement pans?
> How bad are your pans? If the front section is solid, I'd just buy rears
> from ISP West: https://www.vwispwest.com/311705058RQ.html?p=YzE9MTg5
> Or if the rot is even more concentrated, they sell just the battery tray:
> If you're not sure how bad your floors are overall, a few hours spent
> removing sound deadening material and taking a wire wheel to the floors
> will show you what you're truly dealing with. Some floors that look good
> enough from underneath end up being full of pinholes :\
> If your floors are rotten up front, I'd look for good original metal.
> You'd probably still end up needing to patch the battery tray, but in my
> mind that's preferable to dealing with the Klassic Fab reproduction pans.
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