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Re: [T3] Rear Hatch Bracket Removal


Whatever you do BE CAREFUL. My painters thumb is still mangled from one of
those bad boys getting loose on him. He makes sure he points it out to me
everytime I see him. That was 10 years ago. So it's probably safe to say it
is permanent damage to his thumb.

-Patrick D.

----- Original Message -----
> Howdy all,
>
> I need to replace the rear hatch brackets on my '69 squareback, as mine
are
> rusted and bent, has anyone done this job?  The Bentley manual shows a
special
> VW tool used
> to release the torsion rods that are attached to the brackets.  There is a
> good picture of one on this webpage
> http://www.hallvw.clara.net/technical/tailgate.htm it's refered to as
> VW 709
>
> Has anyone ever seen one of these tools or better yet know where I might
buy
> one?
> If not please advise on what you might suggest is the best way to release
and
> remove the torsion rods so that I can replace the brackets.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Melissa Darling

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