Classic Roadsters VW Trunk and Fuel Tank

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    Paul Mossberg


    Quite some time ago, someone asked about the configuration of the Classic Roadsters trunk. I didn’t have my car then and was not able to take pictures.

    I forget who asked. But i hope they are still members. So here they are:

    From the driver’s side, floor and carpet in place.  I built the structure by the left side (lower portions of picture) out of plywood. It covers the steering column where it goes through the trunk. Without that, if you fill the trunk, you could bind the column! This was the only part of Classic Roadsters’ design that I found to be truly flawed. And dangerous! That’s a shoulder belt from my donor VW holding the trunk lid.

    Full trunk, from the front:

    Trunk floor with the carpet removed. Classic Roadsters provided templates to cut the floor boards. They are supported by a piece of angle bracket on the back side of the front weight box, the fiberglass foot box for the driver side and by resting on the fuel tank on the passenger side. That last part sounds bad, but it’s really not. You’d have to load the trunk with blocks of lead to do any damage to the steel fuel tank.

    Trunk with floor boards removed, taken from driver’s side.  The white tube next to the center tunnel covers the brake rod.

    Trunk with the floor, taken from the front:

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    Thank you thank you thank you!!

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