B3 Passat 1.9 GL Body Panels

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B3 Passat 1.9 GL Body Panels

Post by Colliemad » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:16 pm

Hi all, we are currently resorting the body of our B3 but unfortunately the Crash Panel behind the rear bumper has Rotten badly and requires replacement. Does anyone know anybody who reproduces them or I could possibly get one from.

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Re: B3 Passat 1.9 GL Body Panels

Post by Zed. » Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:43 pm

secondhand would probably be the easiest to find, New OEM is the sort of thing found in a dusty storeroom or ebay as VW have discontinued B3 parts from their spares lists :((

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Re: B3 Passat 1.9 GL Body Panels

Post by maclee » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:07 am

Pretty sure the item you are seeking was actually supplied assembled into the 'bumper cover' (the plastic bit that is usually described as the bumper), and was not available new as a separate item.

There may be another route though. You could perhaps fit a towbar.

When a towbar was fitted the item you describe was removed, (it was retained by wise owners, but discarded by most), the towbar was fitted and the plastic cover refitted over the towbar.

If you can find a secondhand towbar you could follow that route.

There are some towbars listed new on ebay for the B3. I will post the links below but please understand that I make no guarantee about these, it is up to you to ensure they will be suitable for your car.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-PASSAT-19 ... :rk:4:pf:0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-PASSAT-19 ... :rk:5:pf:0

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Towbar-fixed ... rk:18:pf:0

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