The B-Post

The B-post is the strongest – and heaviest – part of the frame and took quite a bit of juggling to get it into place. There was an added complication on the left-hand side, the first side I worked on, in that the wiring loom passes through its base.

Here I have prepared the top and bottom of the post. At the top (right), I removed the inner skin back to the lap joint which coincided with a lap joint in the Variant. VW had made the front part of the inner side the same so I only had to put the parts back together in a different way!
The pictures here show the inside of the B-post before (left) and after (right) turning down and welding the flanges. This is the left-hand side of the car and the main wiring loom can be seen running through the base of the post.