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Re: Scirocco jacking points
you could get a couple of jacks take a blow torch and cut
the actual pieces off that touch your car.. weld a couple of these
together and put it on a jack.. so there is more surface area to
touch the car????
*shrug* just throwin ideas out there...
----- Original Message -----
From: Jonathan Miles <email@example.com>
To: Daun Yeagley III <firstname.lastname@example.org>; <scirocco-L@scirocco.org>
Sent: Wednesday, February 17, 1999 7:51 PM
Subject: Re: Scirocco jacking points
>Thanks for the info. I agree with you on the rust thing, it's the same
>here at this time of year, roads saturated with salt.
>I'm not to sure about using the trailing beam as a jack point, I'm sorely
>tempted but my Haynes manual advises against it. Other listers and my
>manual (Haynes & VW) suggest using the sills but this results in the
>problems you have mentioned plus the fact that its way too easy to damage
>the body kit on the sills.
>Any other views on this anyone?
>Scirocco GTII '90
>Triumph Spitfire '77
>>In my opinion, the best place to jack the Scirocco is by the small round
>>jack pads (front) and the trailing beam (rear). My theory is that using
>>the jack points on the sills tends to promote rust, especially on the Mk
>>I, but it's showing up in Mk IIs too. My theory on this is that
>>eventually the paint / rust proofing material in this area is worn
>>through exposing bare metal, which in turn gets exposed to moisture and
>>Everybody go check their 'roccos for rust here - especially if you live
>>in the snow belt like me!!! :-)
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