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Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby vincent81 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:37 pm

Hello,

I have a 1996 MK3 chassis cab that is being used as a horse box - i have lost the battle with the rust and so need to transplant the horse bit on to a new chassis cab. I have been warned that the dimensions might not be the same and so make it a tricky job - can anyone advise??
The current chassis is listed as LWB on the log book, pic of horsebox attached.
Thank you! :-)
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby twin wheel camper » Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:21 pm

vincent81 wrote:Hello,

I have a 1996 MK3 chassis cab that is being used as a horse box - i have lost the battle with the rust and so need to transplant the horse bit on to a new chassis cab. I have been warned that the dimensions might not be the same and so make it a tricky job - can anyone advise??
The current chassis is listed as LWB on the log book, pic of horsebox attached.
Thank you! :-)



Your old van is a mk5 as for the difference between it and the mk6-mk7 I can’t help you unfortunately
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby Chuggy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:28 am

As TW said 1996 is mk5, and as long as you get a lwb mk6 chassis cab your horsebox will fit.
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby twin wheel camper » Thu Mar 26, 2020 12:47 am

Chuggy wrote:As TW said 1996 is mk5, and as long as you get a lwb mk6 chassis cab your horsebox will fit.



Mind you buying a mk6 or even a early mk7 isn’t going to be much better in the rust department :roll:
Maybe it’s a mk8 he is after :?:
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby vincent81 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:36 am

Thanks people!
I thought a rust free (or at least low rust) might be like finding rocking horse poo but now i know i can look for newer versions!
Thank you very much for the replies! :-)
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby Chuggy » Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:12 pm

Depending on how bad the rust is, and how good the rest of your van is, it might be worth getting a quote to sort it, newer vans rust just as badly and as the saying goes, better the devil you know!
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Re: Dimensions of MK3 chassis cab to newer

Postby vanfox » Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:55 am

Put it in for an MOT to find out exactly what needs repairing, besides the rusty bits. Post a few pics here for an opinion. Chassis cab should be easier to repair than a van once you take the horse bit off. Wings and sills are available, get yourself a MIG and see what you can do, ain't that difficult once you get the hang of it.
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