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Small favour when you have a few minutes - check on your door design

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Gti Jazz Blue, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Gti Jazz Blue
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    Following on from my rust thread, could you all do a quick check when you have a few minutes. As I posted in my rust thread, my A3 had a new passenger door last year due to an accident, and it seems to be a modified design as it differs from my original 2005 drivers door.

    If you could check your door design (if it is original) and if you have the new design post the date of your car as it will be interesting to see when the change came in. If you look at my picture below you can see that the door has a cut out to allow moisture to drain from behind the plastic trim that is at the bottom of the door. My drivers side doesn't have this cut out.

    Modified door picture :

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    Thanks.

    Paul
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    my 53 plate has the older style like yours & drivers side is rusting, cant remember if the passengers is too. I'd also remove he trim on the bottom of the door & look for more rust! (undo screw & slide trim towards rear of the car)
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    my 04 '53' plate was rusting i got fed up with dickheads at audi an thier paintshop is useless too got it done off my own back, from what i can see it seems to be a problem on most
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    I know mines a 10 plate but interesting thing is it's as above but then that gap is covered with a seperate plastic shaped plate.
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    Wouldn't mind a picture of it when you have the time.

    Thanks.

    Paul
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    If i get chance at lunchtime i'll get a pic sorted.
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    Here's pic as promissed.

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