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Cargo area and heater ?tinnels? replacement.
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Post Post subject: Cargo area and heater ?tinnels? replacement.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 05:47 AM
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Should I just put a bent L piece of 1/8 metal to replace my cargo and firewall?

By my jack support, they made my heater ?tunnels? collapse and crack, and then rusted through. Ill get pics.
And inside by the front vent by my pedals, its rusted through..

I have a small spot on my battery area (passenger side) too but im going to replace the whole 1/4 pan from chirco.


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Post Post subject: Re: Cargo area and heater ?tinnels? replacement.
Posted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 04:32 PM
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IMO 1/8 inch sheet metal is way too thick. If it is rotted out bad, you can buy that whole piece. Mine is rotted at the firewall also, I am going to use an overlay since my car is caged and that is no longer a structural part.


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Its not rotted, just cracked from the firewall mount engine guard.

I couldnt find the replacement piece


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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 05:00 PM
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Its not rotted, just cracked from the firewall mount engine guard.

I couldnt find the replacement piece

Here is the part: www.bfyobsoleteparts.c...p-118.html

Since the engine cage damaged it, you will need some re-inforcement so it doesn't happen again. Do you have a roll bar/cage? If not some thick metal like you were talking about is probably in order, in larger pieces to spread the load and sandwich the body panel. Make sense?


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Posted: Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:30 PM
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Thanks
I think ill pass though 8O... Ill just put some newer steel (pressed steel?) over like I seen on samba.

Id rather buy a warrior beam for 200 then a cargo replacemnt..


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