The VW Right Heater Channel assembly fits 1958 through 1968 Beetles that have a rusted or damaged heater channel. The heater channel
is a full metal unit and made in Denmark. The heater channel is the lower structural portion of the Beetle's body, running from the
front of the rear fender well, along the outside of the body, to the front firewall. The heater channel has the duct work in place
that sits under the rear seat, the vent for the front floor and the duct for the dash defroster hoses. The bottom of the heater
channel has the nut plate that the floor pan bolts to, and the side has the nut inserts for the running boards. Heater channels ship with black rust inhibitor. Heater channels will need to be sanded and primed prior to installation. Replacing heater
channels takes a good amount of skill, sheet metal work and welding so this is not something for the average garage mechanic.
Currently the heater channels are supplied by different companies and are not exact duplicates of
each other! Once they are installed, the car is painted, carpet, padding, running boards, etc. are all installed, it will not be
seen so it isn't really an issue.
The biggest difference between the two is the right side carpet rail is tack welded on "backwards" on the right. Installing heater
channels take a lot more cutting, welding and fitment. This is not a job for the average garage mechanic.
California Prop 65 Warning:
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if your car has been modified in any way.