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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #1
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Default What's inside my tunnel?

I just finished shortening my pan for my buggy, yes I do some work occasionally, and thought some of yall might want to know what's inside the tunnel. I couldn't remember seeing this info before and with the "never ending" gas line replacement thread that's been hanging around I thought it might help some. Maybe Jon can some supply some festive photos to go along with this one. :

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Old March 24th, 2007, 08:45 AM   #2
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I did the same thing when I cut open my tunnel a few years ago

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Old March 24th, 2007, 09:00 AM   #3
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yeah....and nick used a fancier font
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Old March 24th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #4
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Default Re: What's inside my tunnel?

Are these pics posted in the "Tech Bin"? If not, they should be. This will give us another reason to give newbies crap about not searching.



Or oldbies like me who are just too damn lazy to look for themselves.



Nice work guys.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 11:17 AM   #5
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will transfer to tech bin in a bit in case anyone else has anything to add
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Old March 24th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #6
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Thanks guys. These photos are really helpful to those of us who are going to be shoving stuff into the great unknown (I mean gas lines, clutch cables, etc.)
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Old March 24th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #7
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Default Re: What's inside my tunnel?

Good examples of early VS. late pans too. No inside heat cables on the early pan (Nicks) and it has the choke.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #8
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This might sound crazy but...

Did the inside of the tunnel smell of gas when you opened it up? That is if the fuel lines weren't cut at that time.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 05:45 PM   #9
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mine smelled normal. Just greasy and dirty, that's about it though.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 05:58 PM   #10
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The fuel line in mine had been plugged up for awhile from the looks of it. I did find a penny though! No smell that I noticed.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 07:34 PM   #11
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Early on when I started investigating gas fumes in my bug, my Dad (a VW mechanic from the 60s/70s) told me that sometimes gas sits in the tunnel and can stink up the car. I'm guessing provided there is a leak or bad seal or perhaps fuel could just penetrate (leech through the poreous medal) through the medal tube and fumes be held in the tunnel.
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Old March 24th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #12
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Great info here btw!!!!!!!!!!
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Old October 21st, 2007, 10:05 PM   #13
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ok so what is in the tunnel up by the gas pedal? I have huge feet and well would like to get a bug but I need about 1" to 2" next to the pedal can I just pound it in a bit? or cut it? or what? does anyone know? someone has to know this is the almighty "VOLKSRODS FORUM" (horns trumpet, people cheer) thanx guys.
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Old October 22nd, 2007, 06:05 AM   #14
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From this site:
http://www.vwdcqinc.org.au/insideabug.html


Tunnel of a '63 bug:




'71 Super:

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