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Re: [T3] IRS conversion

On 25 Oct 2004 at 22:24, BOB2TYPE3S@aol.com wrote:

> I used a set of Squareback hangers (body side) and 
> flipped them over and side for side to get them to fit on my Notch. I also 
> trimmed the lower part of the drain part of the air box channels to get enough 
> room for them to fit. I had to cap that area off, otherwise I'd be pulling in 
> heated air from the engine compartment. I went this route on mine, because I 
> really didn't care for the VWT method, and mine had started to crack and seperate 
> (at the rubber to steel part) after only 2 years of use. I had built a "C" 
> shaped safety bracket for it (and peace of mind), but I still didn't like the 
> way it looked in the engine bay. This is an after, but before painting the 
> engine bay body color.
>  http://thesamba.com/vw/forum/album_page.php?pic_id=72013
> I don't have any others posted to the Samba ( I just looked), so I'd have to 
> dig into my archives, and see if I have any hiding in there. : ) I hope this 
> will help.

This was a lot of work, and Bob did a VERY nice job of it, but it's important 
to understand that most of this bodywork was only necessary because it was a 
notchback. If you have a fasty or square, then the hanger parts should weld in 
with very few modifications necessary.

If you're asking about a notch, then your problem is, like Bob's, much more 
difficult, because of the extra cooling air passages that the notch has to get 
the intake air to the engine (because the intake louvers are in a completely 
different place.)

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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