Danger spots

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Lee Scott
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Danger spots

Post by Lee Scott » 28th January 2018 - 9:58am

Hi guys,
I've been searching for a long time for the right type 3 and I may have found one. What are the main danger spots? Inner wings I know, but how do you know if you've got a rust bucket short of taking the wings off? Any other areas? On the beetles it was battery trays, heater channels and spare wheel well.
Is it similar on the fastbacks? Thanks for your help.

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Re: Danger spots

Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2018 - 10:26am

Is it the One we were talking about previously?

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Re: Danger spots

Post by Lee Scott » 28th January 2018 - 10:29am

No, That is the second choice.

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Re: Danger spots

Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2018 - 11:08am

ok, all of the areas You've already mentioned, plus Bumper mounts front & rear, Front axle, pay close attention to the sills
Just give it the most thorough mechanical inspection you can
Bear in mind that parts aren't as plentiful or easily available as for beetles, so put this in your brain viewtopic.php?f=25&t=6814
and this, although its now old viewtopic.php?f=20&t=2584

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Re: Danger spots

Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2018 - 11:10am

The only known issue with 2nd choice is the play in lower torsion arms- Chino sold the car with several hundred quids worth of bits to do the job- unfortunately those bits are now on my desk & not for sale
T'other issue, as You know is the silly sausage that's selling it has kept it outside, so everything is swimming

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Re: Danger spots

Post by purplepeter » 28th January 2018 - 11:13am

Where are You? / Where is the car You're looking at?.. Perhaps We can find You an expert second opinion to help you look the car over?

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