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I have started the restoration of 'lilly' at last. (my daughters type 1) There has been a whole lot of new panels welded in but have got her back from the 'specialist' to find that in the 11 months he has had her to do the welding rot has gotten under the windscreen rubber, bottom left. I have cut out the piece from another body to fit only to find that the 'new piece' has slightly different curves. Lilly is a 1969 and the other donor is a 1972. Are these supposed to be different.
 

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Not sure about the curves, but I know about screen corner rot because I'm tackling it myself at the moment.

There's two main causes -
1 - Drain holes in each bottom corner blocked.
2 - Non-genuine windscreen rubbers.

Aftermarket screen seals are made from one extruded length of rubber glued together at the ends to make a ring. VW seals are moulded in one piece to the right shape of the window, so you won't get water sneaking in behind the rubber on the top corners and running down, because the rubber is stretched and / or cracked in the corner.

Dave.
 
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