Tailgate- engine lid locks

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Tailgate- engine lid locks

Post by Ian46 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:07 pm

Good day Guys

Maybe someone can shed some light- Do you perhaps know why the vw kombi 2000L 1976 came out with different locks on the rear side? The tailgate and engine lid locks look like plastic although the other door handles are metal.

Please see photo as an example.

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Re: Tailgate- engine lid locks

Post by fig » Wed Mar 11, 2020 3:24 pm

Cost reduction.
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Re: Tailgate- engine lid locks

Post by sean » Sun Mar 15, 2020 7:47 am

The change was during 1975. As Fig mentioned, obviously cost saving and changing to the times of using more plastics.

Other changes including the badges changing from aluminum to plastic, headlight rings changing from steel chrome to plastic chrome and beading in window seals changed from aluminum to plastic.

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