[T3] Forward heat vent clips

Keith Park topnotch at nycap.rr.com
Sun May 2 14:33:10 PDT 2021

I don’t think Ive ever seen them either, and Ive had a few of the earlier cars.
Darn, they would have made good fodder for Jim's little baggies at the next invasion!  😊


Topnotch Restorations
topnotch at nycap.rr.com
71 Squareback  “Hothe”
65 Notchback  “El Baja Rojo”
93 RX7  “Redstur”
13 Subaru Outback "Blendin"

-----Original Message-----
From: type3-vwtype3.org <type3-vwtype3.org-bounces at lists.vwtype3.org> On Behalf Of Jim Adney
Sent: Sunday, May 2, 2021 12:19 PM
To: type3 at vwtype3.org
Subject: Re: [T3] Forward heat vent clips

On 1 May 2021 at 15:13, Phil Hof wrote:

> I don´t ever remember seeing those clips, and I´ve owned two ´71 Type 
> 3s.  I even had a dash apart.  But there they are, in the parts book!  
> In our moderate/hot climate, I´ve had them jiggle a little and look 
> unfinished, but not rattle, and never saw the clips. #20 here:

> http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-18.htm 
> <http://www.hallvw.clara.net/type3/T3pbo/T3pb2-18.htm>
> 311 255 481 A (Spring - Defroster vent, left and right) to Ch. No. 310 
> 2500 000

> So may my `71s never had them?  That´s when they changed the fresh air system, so maybe they changed the defrost vents at the same time?
> I´d like to see a photo of them.

I see them now, as you say, in the parts book but in a different part of the illustration where I hadn't noticed them before. They were used up thru the end of '70, but they were dropped at the start of '71 with the redesign of the dash.  

I'll have to look in my '69 someday to see what we're talking about. I don't remember ever noticing them.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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