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by bamboo
18 Jul 2014, 13:37
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Otherwise 'as new' rear - more pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Re: Otherwise 'as new' rear - more pictures

... did you have the van painted or did you buy it done mm I've owned the van for 19 years and never had the van painted. AFAIK these pics show the original paint applied by VW at the factory when the vehicle was made. Quite remarkable! But there are other places on the vehicle where it looks like ...
by bamboo
18 Jul 2014, 13:26
Forum: T25 Alternative Engine Forum
Topic: Where is this damn oil coming from....
Replies: 9
Views: 5491

Re: Where is this damn oil coming from....

These pics show what was a cause of oil loss on my T25 2L air cooled.
What makes a gasket change shape so?
by bamboo
18 Jul 2014, 13:03
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Otherwise 'as new' rear - more pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 1336

Otherwise 'as new' rear - more pictures

In response to a pervious request on another thread http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=132871&hilit=foam#p8000612" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; you will have to "enlighten" us with regards the otherwise new rear, picks picks and more picks m...
by bamboo
22 Jun 2014, 16:51
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Foam lining for the Rear Flap

Personally, I think your seal will out-last the VW one. Well, the test has now started. The neoprene sheet is more dense than the VW seal so the thickness for the right amount of give is quite critical. I'm happy with my improvised seal, but if next time I was placing an order for parts, I would pr...
by bamboo
22 Jun 2014, 12:54
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Foam lining for the Rear Flap

Thank you for the pictures showing the part and its number. I see vwheritage call it a seal, so that must be its purpose. With that in mind, and to align my crafting with your picture, I've repaced some of the small bit of foam I had cut out by the catch so the seal is complete all round the apertur...
by bamboo
21 Jun 2014, 17:51
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Foam lining for the Rear Flap

it was fitted to some of the last vans ... Being made in 1982, the van is towards the last of the air cooled . In those places where the original foam had decayed away, it was clear to see that road spray had been sucked into the engine bay through this aperture. I'm hoping the replacement foam wil...
by bamboo
21 Jun 2014, 11:53
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Foam lining for the Rear Flap

metalmick8y wrote:you will have to "enlighten" us with regards the otherwise new rear, picks ...
OK. Here's a rear view of the vehicle posing on the approach to Hawes. There's lots of 1st gear work here.
by bamboo
21 Jun 2014, 11:19
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Re: Foam lining for the Rear Flap

lloydy wrote:Just I case you don't know, the genuine part is still available for a couple quid..
Dooh! But I,ll know for next time, or if I find the concours judges deduct points for my mod.
by bamboo
21 Jun 2014, 09:25
Forum: Bodywork, Seats & Glass
Topic: Foam lining for the Rear Flap
Replies: 17
Views: 4005

Foam lining for the Rear Flap

Each time I checked the engine oil level I was looking at the scraggy remnants of the original plastic foam meant to seal the rear flap. Now I've fitted this 10mmm thick black neoprene sponge sheet which seems just right for the application. http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00I2S7W62" onclic...