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Panel below Fresh Air Box

Post by s.unsworth » 3rd July 2018 - 9:42am

Don’t suppose anyone has the Panel Under the Fresh Air Box for a Late Type 3 ? Don’t even know what it looks like. It’s up behind the Dash. Can’t be seen from under the Bonnet as the Fresh Air Box Covers it. Part Number might help me.

Is there any recognised repair method for the Fresh Airbox bulge and panel below it ?

Have asked Rhod Grubb. He suggested asking Danny Lord. Sorry Danny, I see your name on here a lot but do not know you.

I also emailed Jane Terry / Volksfarmers, as Jane fixed me up with a NOS Type 3 Rear Lower Panel and NOS Bumpers. No reply, ad yet.

I would be really chuffed ( in a northern sort of a way ) if anyone can help !

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Re: Panel below Fresh Air Box

Post by broady_6 » 3rd July 2018 - 11:26am

do you mean the one above the fresh airbox?

Have a read through my thread here viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3094&start=225#p57009

If you manage to find one you will be very lucky. your best bet its to get handy with a welder, or find someone creative to repair it. Or has been suggested a number of times, make a fibre glass copy.

The part number is 311 819 707 the book calls it a "deflector plate"
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Post by s.unsworth » 3rd July 2018 - 12:46pm

No. The steel Panel that goes full width of the Front bulkhead, from inner wing to inner wing, underneath the Fresh Air Box. The Black plastic airbox indside the Car must be fastened to it somehow ? It could all be fabricated but NOS panels are always good.

Looked at the thread. At least I know what it looks like now. Jane Terry has emailed back and said they’ll have a look for me.

Probably end up getting new metal welded in to what is there. Question then is how do you protect it from the inside ? Can’t paint before welding it in. The paint would burn off.

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Post by broady_6 » 3rd July 2018 - 1:58pm

Is it an earlier car? Mine doesnt have a panel that goes the full width, only the one in my thread, which is about 2ft wide.

Once the panel is in, but before the black fresh air box is fitted underneath it you will be able to get a spray can of dinatrol in there to protect it. and id advise doing that once a year, or better still twice.

If your car is like mine, then the panel is held in with double sided foam and not welded.
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Post by s.unsworth » 3rd July 2018 - 6:55pm

Mine is 1972 so not the better, earlier flat ish bulkhead with Torsion Bars for Bonnet Springs.

Later one with the big bulge that gets full of leaves and traps water.

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Post by broady_6 » 3rd July 2018 - 7:04pm

How odd, mine is a 71 with the big bulge
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Post by s.unsworth » 3rd July 2018 - 10:29pm

Not sure when they changed. I once had a RHD Fastback bought new in Malta by a British Army service man, then driven back to the UK. It got a J Reg here, so 1971 ish ? It had the earlier bulkhead without the big bulge.

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Post by broady_6 » 4th July 2018 - 7:57am

Ah yeah I can see that, Production year and registration year can be different. Is yours a 1972 reg, or is the chassis number a 1972?
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Post by s.unsworth » 4th July 2018 - 8:34am

Always understood it to be a 1972. MHM 68L First Registered October 1972 ish

Chassis Number ( I know it by heart )

3622131429

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Re: Panel below Fresh Air Box

Post by broady_6 » 4th July 2018 - 4:17pm

362 RHD sqaureback up to 1965. Its just on a later registration plate. you have an early car sir.

1500 / 1500 S to July 1965
1600 / 1600 L from August 196
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Post by s.unsworth » 4th July 2018 - 8:12pm

No. That’s not right. It’s one of the last Type 3 s Made. They finished the following year in 1973

Mine was first Registered 09/10/72. 1600 A Variant Auto.
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Post by 937carrera » 4th July 2018 - 8:13pm

Just checked with my Glass's car check book.

Type 3 for squareback model year 1972 starts at 362 2010812 in October 1971

1965 model year type 362 start with 365, not so simple as it appears
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Post by broady_6 » 4th July 2018 - 8:39pm

bloody hell, they make it so easy!
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Post by broady_6 » 4th July 2018 - 8:43pm

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/ma ... 8_Body.pdf

you might be able to find the part number in there
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Re: Panel below Fresh Air Box

Post by purplepeter » 4th July 2018 - 10:54pm

Danny had a dash recently, which will have the panel You need Steve. Failing which I've got one but it's not for sale, but obviously You're welcome to pics/dimensions/templates

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Re: Panel below Fresh Air Box

Post by s.unsworth » 5th July 2018 - 8:26pm

Pete,

Photo & measurements would be great, although I expect it will be a case of getting Irvs VW Restorations to repair it however they think is best. Probably by repairing in situ what is there.

There’s a Rat Look green Late Type 3 Variant for sale on here. That seems to have the bulkhead bulge under the Bonnet in fibreglass, possibly, because it is white. Does somebody sell those in fibreglass ?

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