'71 fastback, bitten off more th...

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BIGNICK
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'71 fastback, bitten off more th...

Post by BIGNICK » 26th July 2016 - 8:37am

Hiya guys, I put up a brief intro a while back. I picked up a '71 fast back around a year ago.

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I had intentions of moving far quicker than I have, life got in the way a bit. (Had a kid/built a house)

And in them at time the rust may have got slightly worse.
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But she's inside now!

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Here's some pics of the aftermarket air conditioning..

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There's also far more fiberglass than I first thought..

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But on the plus side, one side of the pans been done, including channels and sils.

Few questions..

Is expanding foam and filler a method used in the factor?

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The louvres on the c-pillar, at the back, are stupid. They've filled with water over time and rusted from the inside, is it common to cut them out and weld them up?! Because that's what I'm thinking of doing?
Is there a good place to get repair panels/breaking type 3s?
Is there some where that has a picture of the pan/sill/channel construction?

Thanks guys.

Chino
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Post by Chino » 26th July 2016 - 9:09am

I believe foam was used behind the vents on the rear pillar from factory, hence the damp gets trapped and causes rot in the pillar. The vents are a feature of late models and are for airflow through the cabin, and makes shutting the doors easier (apparently).

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Post by purplepeter » 26th July 2016 - 11:50am

Sill structure & Dimensions are Here: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2872&hilit=sills+question

BIGNICK
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Post by BIGNICK » 26th July 2016 - 5:30pm

Chino wrote:I believe foam was used behind the vents on the rear pillar from factory, hence the damp gets trapped and causes rot in the pillar. The vents are a feature of late models and are for airflow through the cabin, and makes shutting the doors easier (apparently).
Really?! I thought it was previous abuse!

That all makes sense, is it common to weld them up? I guess another idea would be to cut them out and replace them with new re punched down facing louvres..
purplepeter wrote:Sill structure & Dimensions are Here: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=2872&hilit=sills+question
You're a gent, thanks.

markymarc
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Post by markymarc » 27th July 2016 - 10:01am

Good luck with your Fastback project Mick, it must be a daunting task to tackle?
Another type3 is saved..........Mark.

BIGNICK
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Post by BIGNICK » 27th July 2016 - 8:43pm

markymarc wrote:Good luck with your Fastback project Mick, it must be a daunting task to tackle?
Another type3 is saved..........Mark.

Thanks pal..
Yeah, mildly daunting. But I'm under no time constraints, so I'm just going to take my time. The easiest way to eat a whale is bite by bite. :lol:

I have a little experience. This is my "83 mk1 golf..

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Post by markymarc » 1st August 2016 - 6:11am

BIGNICK wrote:
markymarc wrote:Good luck with your Fastback project Mick, it must be a daunting task to tackle?
Another type3 is saved..........Mark.

Thanks pal..
Yeah, mildly daunting. But I'm under no time constraints, so I'm just going to take my time. The easiest way to eat a whale is bite by bite. :lol:

I have a little experience. This is my "83 mk1 golf..

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Love the golf aswell, especially the old school 3spoke wheels......very nice
mark.

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