Monthly Archives: April 2014

  • Double Glazed Window - T3 Tailgate BRONZE - 255070414B

    As originally fitted to T3 Westfalia models, this is the Bronze tinted rear double glazed window.

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  • Spot the difference.

    T3 D/TD Engine Mounting

    Customer came today with "a horrible vibration" [snigger] on his T3 Syncro TDI, luckily for him we sorted his mounting and lifted his engine back up where it's meant to be and not sitting on the under tray.

     

  • Oh Easter...

    That's crept up on us!
    Obviously we'll have loads of eggs to eat and that, so we'll need to close for a couple of days to fit them all in.
    So, Good Friday and Easter Monday are the official Bank Holidays. We'll be closed until Tuesday the 22nd April.
    We'll be shipping orders until we close tomorrow, Royal Mail stuff may be delivered on the Saturday but the UPS parcels wont be delivered until Tuesday.
    Have a great Bank Holiday Weekend no matter what youre doing!

     

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  • Bearing Pin - T3 Gear Linkage Rear (Early) - 251711181

    Gear linkage bearing pin for the rear of the early T3 Gear Linkage.

    Unavailable for ages, but now reproduced!

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  • Auxiliary Water Pump Bracket - T3 Turbo Diesel - 068121093B

    Do you own a Turbo Diesel T3?
    Is your Auxiliary water pump bracket floating around unsupported in the engine?

    Of course it is! Loads of them are... mine included :)... because the mounting bracket hasn't been available for ages.

    We've just sourced these, genuine VW and a perfect fit as you'd expect.

    068121093B

     

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  • Genuine VW Front Panels - Now Available - 251805037A

    Its nice to see these available again.
    We've had good quality repros for a while, but these are the real deal!

    251805037A

    Watercooled only at the moment I'm afraid...

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  • VW T3 Trailing arm repair

    We recently had a van in for a service, usual thing, customer wanted loads of unimportant jobs doing but had neglected the important jobs.

    Once the van was here it was decided we best check the van over and get a list of faults, one of which was the trailing arm spring perches had dropped off.

    Anyway, we couldn't let the customer out of the workshop with a van like this as any speed bump or pot hole could see a loud "twang" and the rear springs dancing around in the road!

    DSC_0246 Here you see that the raised section has completely corroded away and was just rattling around inside the spring.

    DSC_0247 Plucked out for you to see!

    DSC_0248 Here you can see the other side is not much better, hanging on like a 6 year old child's front tooth!

    DSC_0249 The spring perch is only held on with a few spot welds, we just usually chisel them off, it doesn't take much. As you can see in the middle there was a small corroded hole in the centre. Hole obviously welded up and ground flat.

    DSC_0250 Then, we treated the area with a rust killing solution, etch primed, primed and then painted black.

    DSC_0251 We also painted the underside of the trailing arm repair section, let it dry and then offered the repair up to the arm using some M6 set screws through the holes in the plate to get it in the correct position. After this we use a wire brush in the drill to remove the paint through the hole ready for welding.

    DSC_0252 After welding the welds are again ground flat and the panel etch primed, primed and painted. Once dry we then underseal on top and then refit.

     

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