So our Spyders have an area above our gas pedal that can be in the way if one has big feet like myself.
This intrusion is to allow for the outlet pipe for the fuel tank. The way the tank sits, there is a gallon of unusable fuel. I wanted to relocate the exit and shave the intrusion totally, but I decided not to at this time.
The stock VW outlet pipe is a bit long, so I made a new one.
It will fit tighter to the tank and as a plus, fit the 5/16" fuel hose better. The stock brass prefilter still fits too.
I started by cutting the intrusion out.
I fit my improved drain pipe with a short piece of hose attached onto the tank and set the tank in place. I wrapped some foam around the pipe and the bit of hose. This was to allow for some clearance for later.
I carefully made a tape mold.
Removed the tank, placed some plastic on the sticky side of the tape, and put down a couple layers of fiberglass.
After another layer or two on the inside, some sanding and painting, then reapplying the carpet, and we have more clearance for my big foot.
I have yet to take it out for a test drive to really know. We'll see.
Whenever I get the gumption to relocate the outlet, I'll shave that thing totally.