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Re: Interchangable parts
>Date: Tue, 18 Feb 1997 15:09:51 +0100
>To:Anton Gaidos III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>From:email@example.com (Tom Nas)
>Subject:Re: Interchangable parts
> As an example, I need a rear deck lid (not the hatch or boot) for my
>1981 Scirocco S - factory price if you get one from Germany - $400 U.S.
>This is for a piece of particle board with carpet on it! Old car = no
>new parts or $$$$$
>These things are pretty near impossible to track down used, because most
>have discoloured, warped and sagged in the middle, been cut up for fitting
>speakers (or even all of the above). Therefore, I've resorted to using 5mm
>MDF board, covered with carpet and supported by alu angle strips. For
>appearance, you can paint the underside black.
>Although not really original in appearance, this holds up well, is quite
>cheap and as a bonus is very good for mounting concealed speakers. If you
>want the lowered section(s) most parcel shelfs have, you can make the
>thing out of two pieces of MDF, one acting as a surround. Done this on a
>couple of hatchbacks, and if you get the carpet right, it looks like OE
>from a distance, is better for damping sounds from the trunk area than an
>OE shelf and if you put speakers in, it sounds a lot better.
>PS I'm pretty sure there's no VW/Audi alternative for the Scirocco shelf!
Tom Nas Zeist, The Netherlands
Osborn's Law: Variables won't, constants aren't.