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Reply #45
Thanks Eddy I see it now. I am trying to avoid having to paint the entire quarter.

This would work for me https://www.rotboxrustorations.com/mk2-golf-resto.html

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Reply #46
That's the one. I looked back through my pics but I think that one showed it better anyway.

The recent repairs I did to my current one, were just the bottom ends of the arch and not the full arch but I managed to contain all the repairs within the area covered by the arch trims and sill covers which made my life easier. I used Raptor and rattle cans.


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Reply #47
Nice Eddy, similar to what my mk3 needed. This car shamefully had its arches rolled and would only have needed a patch at the back :(

I assume those 3 holes on our big bumper cars are not used? Couldn't see anything on the arch trim of mine.
I'm Matt and I love old VWs

'91 Golf GTI 16v | '95 VW Corrado VR6  | '96 Golf GTI 16v

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Reply #48
Nice Eddy, similar to what my mk3 needed. This car shamefully had its arches rolled and would only have needed a patch at the back :(

I assume those 3 holes on our big bumper cars are not used? Couldn't see anything on the arch trim of mine.

The arch trims usually have locating lugs which normally get snapped off first time they are removed. I can't remember if I saw any now. Maybe they aren't on big bumper trims as the arch locks into the sill, but I'd suspect they are supposed to be there ... hmmm.... you got me thinking now. On my old one it's around these lugs that rotted out causing me to lose my trim somewhere along the M5.

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Reply #49
Those holes are for the CL/GL arch spats.
All the chassis had the holes in them, but the GTIs had the little rubber grommets in the holes to stop water getting in.
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Reply #50
Those holes are for the CL/GL arch spats.
All the chassis had the holes in them, but the GTIs had the little rubber grommets in the holes to stop water getting in.

Interesting, early spec GTI arches certainly had the lugs on the trims.

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Reply #51
Must admit, it's been a fair few years since I've seen the inside of a set of early arches.
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