[T3] Chassis restoration: a horror story

Mara Johnson 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>
> wrote:
> >
> > What a triumph of perseverance!  I read it all because my battery is
> about
> > 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:
> https://www.vwispwest.com/311705058B.html?p=YzE9MTg5
> 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.
> Soren
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