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    Thread: MK1 rusted strut towers. Is there a repair kit (searched, no luck)

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      08-07-2012 09:27 AM #1
      I've heard of manufactured strut towers that can be welded in place of the old, rusty ones. I've searched but can't find any.

      Who has repaired their rusty strut towers with good results?

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      08-07-2012 05:52 PM #2
      Not really sure about a kit but cutting a solid one out and welding it in to replace the old one is usually the normal approach if the rust is really bad.
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    3. 08-08-2012 02:40 PM #3
      I see there is a thread about repairing a Mk3 rusted strut tower, but all the info is missing...

      Do you have any solid ones in nearby junkyards that you could get the towers out of?
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      09-10-2012 05:46 PM #5
      You could find decient ones in the junkyard and cut out your rusty ones and replace. Or I have taken parts of good ones and grafted good metal where the hole was with very good luck and great results. I just had the customer buy a chunk of a good strut tower sawzahed out of a car from the junk yard. And I just cut out the parts I needed and cut the rusty parts off his strut tower and grafted them in. Good luck, rust is a dirty Grimey bitch

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      09-20-2012 12:21 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Cushy View Post
      Its all in where you shop....

      http://www.etkashop.com/vwcp/Golf-Ca...rderwagen.html

      Entirely new front clip. You can pretty much build an entirely new shell out of available, factory sheetmetal.

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