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Re: [T3] rear hatch seal


I replaced the rear hatch seal on my 72 Squareback and had the same problem.
The seal was from West Coast Metric. After some brain storming and I got a
head ach, I checked the rear hatch adjustment. The Bentley has a really good
procedure. The hatch was adjusted right but the hatch lock wasn't. A quick
check is to push the button in slowly, the hatch should unlock but not open.
If you push the button down farther the hatch should open. I think the
middle position of the lock is so the hatch doesn't come open when not fully
closed. After the adjustment it worked like new.
Jim S.
72 Squareback
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ginger D.&Peter P." <gingerd@teleport.com>
To: "type3-list" <type3@vwtype3.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 21, 2001 11:31 PM
Subject: [T3] rear hatch seal


> *** lurk mode off ***
>   I finally got around to installing a new rear hatch seal on the
> squareback.  It looks beautiful, but doesn't seal!  Has anyone done
> this successfully?
>     The seal is shaped like a "V" with a sideways cut at the base that
> you glue to the body seam.  My problem is the outer arm of the V
> doesn't contact the hatch most of the perimeter.  I'm getting major
> exhaust coming inside at speed.
>     The seal is from West Coast Metric, listed as a Karman Ghia front
> hatch seal.  I used 3M adhesive, so I don't think it's coming off for
> a retry...  It seems as if I should have held the seal up away from
> the body as it dried?
> *** lurk mode on ***
>
> Peter Parker
> '66 Square; Phillip
> Portland, OR
>
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