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Re: Northern rusty Q's? (weak spot?)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Martin Pajak" <urquattro@wave.home.com>
To: "Daniel Hussey" <dan_hussey@email.msn.com>
Cc: "Livolsi, Stephane" <livols1@investorsgroup.com>; "quattro list"
Sent: Tuesday, December 21, 1999 10:36 AM
Subject: Re: Northern rusty Q's? (weak spot?)

> Daniel,
> > There is one spot where these cars (and I've had two of them do it) tend
> > rust, and that is right below the tailights and just above the rear
> > This metal stip just didn't get the sane rust proofing as the rest of
> > body and also this is an area that collects a lot of water and it tends
> > sit up in there for long periods of time.
> It's probably factory fault.
> The car gets galvanised and then the holes are drilled for that chrome
> which BTW Euro cars do not have.
> --
> Martin Pajak
Actually, there are no holes drilled to mount these trim strips. The '85-'88
cars had mounting studs welded to the body. The '89-'91 cars had square
holes into which were clipped plastic nuts that took the mounting screws. I
imagine the square holes were punched before the panel was galvanized and
were left empty for the Euro cars.

Fred Munro
'94 S4  94k km