It's a mod?
I just took all my heater stuff off, threw it in the trash and cut the thing off with a grinder.
^ ^ ^ not 100% true. You can still run a heat with a fabricated fresh air box.
Pro cleaner looking, more room to do engine work, easy access to things mounted in the try area, be one of the cool cats
Cons have to build a fresh air box to keep heater, have to delete heater
Anyone else think of some pros & cons i might have missed ?
agreed that heat is required even if only open valve for the defroster
only reason i have heat is for defrosting/defogging the windshield
that doesnt require fresh air...
the raintray itself isnt really required
the raintray is only there to separate engine fumes from cabin air
Good handful of people already answered when I asked...
Since you are keeping the heat, the concern of fumes still holds valid..
On my mk4 i had to actuallyl weld the edge back together once i cut the tray out. Im not sure what way the mk1 was built, i assume you dont just cut it out and youre done
NOW you can have heat & still delete the heater. They make aftermarket electric in cabin heater units that the street rodders use.
Thanks for the replies. The links are perfect. I searched but didn't see the anti decap thread either lol.
So in short-
Pros- Access to clean and paint, some say style points.
Cons- Death by decapitation or engines fumes. Whichever gets you first.
Maybe I'll just get some skinny jeans and keep the rain tray.
It doesn't look too hard to remove, clean/paint and replace. Probably go that route.
In rust we trust.
Some good points again,
I want to weigh the pro's and cons. Their is a alot to be said for access, and from the pics I have seen, it does clean up the engine bay considerably.
But no fumes allowed, I am getting to old for that ride. Maybe being decapitated will come in handy? Who knows.
BTW, this makes me want to abandon heat and shave the kitty...
In rust we trust.