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Offline mad4vws

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #10 on: 17 April 2011, 21:23 »
 bloody hell , was it worth welding that sill and those plastic arches are a waste of time but good at hiding the rust if you selling a car ,as for the floor never seen 1 rot as much as that  :shocked:
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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #11 on: 17 April 2011, 21:43 »
Im baffled how this car ever got it's past few MOT certificates?

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #12 on: 17 April 2011, 22:08 »
I believe that at least some if not all later RHD Mk3s weren't made in Germany. They came from South Africa so maybe the steel quality or something in the protection or application isn't so good. My '95 has just a tiny blister above the screen on the passenger's side and I suspect this originated from a bit of damage when the screen was changed.
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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #13 on: 17 April 2011, 22:12 »
Mine has wrotten inner and outer sills and a hole in the floor.

I thought the later mk3s were galvanised to help stop this?

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #14 on: 17 April 2011, 22:13 »
Galvanized but used a thinner gauge steel i believe.

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #15 on: 17 April 2011, 23:01 »
Im baffled how this car ever got it's past few MOT certificates?

Easy enough, sills and arches are covered so will always hide horrors, it is why I was glad to remove them on mine.

I believe that at least some if not all later RHD Mk3s weren't made in Germany. They came from South Africa so maybe the steel quality or something in the protection or application isn't so good. My '95 has just a tiny blister above the screen on the passenger's side and I suspect this originated from a bit of damage when the screen was changed.


Nope all were made in Germany and shipped to South Africa some were supplied as kits however.

Mine has wrotten inner and outer sills and a hole in the floor.

I thought the later mk3s were galvanised to help stop this?

Thinner / poorer quality steel.
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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #16 on: 17 April 2011, 23:39 »
Even so, that floor is well fooked!

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #17 on: 18 April 2011, 19:53 »
This is an extreme example of all the rotten Mk3s I have broke, hence why I did this guide.

Also this Mk3 will never see the road again.


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« Reply #18 on: 18 April 2011, 20:01 »
So later mk3 = cheap steel and rust
Early mk3 = not galvanised and rust

Im not going tohave to get a mk4 am I lol.

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Re: Mk3 Golf Rust Buyers Guide----Sticky?
« Reply #19 on: 18 April 2011, 21:53 »
So later mk3 = cheap steel and rust
Early mk3 = not galvanised and rust

Im not going tohave to get a mk4 am I lol.

Early mk3's were better :smiley:
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