Rear engine tin cut outs on our '55

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Vincent Gillespie
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Rear engine tin cut outs on our '55

#1 Post by Vincent Gillespie » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:11 am

Hello, don't know if anyone has come across these cut outs I found in the rubber retaining channel on the rear tin from our '55. On close inspection they are so neat they look part of the manufacturing process. I can't remember seeing this before on other tin, but that could just be my poor brain and the fact that I haven't seen many examples and certainly not for a very long time.
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Re: Rear engine tin cut outs on our '55

#2 Post by Rafael Quepons » Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:48 am

Vincent

I am most certain the reason that cut out is there is because the C channel is a shared part with early VW Split window beetles.

Since this C channel was welded to the car on a beetle. The cut out was necessary to clear the throttle cable tube.
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