highly unlikey that mine will be orange at the end of it either...hehe
Ok, so now motogp has finished, and the rain has stopped for a few hours...I could crack into the car a little more.
So, a bit of a disclaimer: my knowledge of VW's is limited, and my terminology of things is bad too...but learning is what this is all about right?
Please excuse any stupid and naive questions from me, as im sure i will be asking them.
Im ambitious and not afraid to try anything myself.
As jonofdoom says - "its just a rusty car", and i want to make mine not as rusty as it is
I have little knowledge of the heater channels or where they run or how they exactly worked until today.
Well, to be more precise, i now know where mine should
I knew i was going to have to replace panels and stuff but due to the way the heaters were so bloody hot, i didnt expect the channels to be as shot as they are.
I took all the carpets up and took the seats out. the floor pans seem pretty decent, but the heat channels/sills/door posts will need some work.
Everything was coated in a sticky tarry type sealant, and some had a silvery look, when i pushed it, it was kinda rubbery, which i thought was a special sealant of some sort
...until i realised it was actually caulk/silicon.
I started to scrub all the tar off of that and managed to find that it was actually holding everything together.
Yes, that IS silicone globs inside there!
I kept pulling tons out etc etc...and ended up with all this fun stuff:
Which is ok, as i can now see where im at and i can distinguish the heater channels from the inner sill (?) which is strong for the most part.
I can also see where the water is coming in from the underneath as well as from the door post.
I will be honest, i'm nervy about cutting anything (first resto and all) and i know that as soon as i do the first bit, the rest will be easier.
Im thinking that this would be a good place to start the fixing
To replace this, and i know it's a case of chopping it back, just how far should i go back?
I need to replace the bottom of the door post too, but which bit do i replace first?
The heater channel or the door post bottom?
Is there an order to doing this?
Underneath the whole side of the channel is all gone too, and will need replacing.
Is there any kind of online tutorial for replacing all of this kinda thang?
ok, i will update more when i do some more.
Hopefully i havent asked too many questions (sorry if i have)
The thought of work is really not pleasing me tomorrow but i guess i have to earn some money to pay for all of this.