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  1. Business Recommendations
    Hi, Ive got a 1998 Mexican bug that needs some love. Can anyone please recommend a company around the Northamptonshire area that could do a respray/restoration for me? Alternatively, any recommendations around Eastbourne/Sussex would also be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.
  2. Vehicles For Sale
    Karmann Ghia '66 - Reduced Joni - A 1966 RHD Karmann Ghia restored from the ground up. I have catalogued the entire restoration and made a photo book of her transformation which will stay with the car. All receipts for everything that has been spent have been kept, along with a detailed...
  3. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
    (Words and Photos: Jon Hill, Classic Ford Magazine, October 2015 issue - Edited by Frost Auto) Repairing rotten bodywork? These are the best tools to make the job easier. 1. Joggler joggler /joddler no hole punch Joining panels edge to edge involves precise cutting out, coupled with...
  4. Frost Auto Restoration Techniques
    Spot Welds with a MIG Welder? Factory Quality and Super Easy! (Words and Photos: By JamesR, Eastwood.com, September 2015) If you're going for that factory original look but need to replace panels with stamped new ones you'll need to recreate the spot welds. Simple enough if you have a...
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hello all, I am restoring my Sept 55 Standard RHD Oval floorpan, unfortunately there are a lot of repairs to make to the floor pan halves, mainly around the perimeters. I would like to buy replacement pan halves and would really appreciate the general opinion of which is better quality...
  6. Vehicles For Sale
    I've decided to sell my long term project after years of neglect. Various factors have conspired to stop me making any progress in the last 5-6 years, so rather than it deteriorate into nothing, I'm gonna pass it on. I've done loads to this bus, I've owned it since 2002 and spend more than I...
  7. Items Wanted - AUTO
    i need the right hand side one - new or used as long as good quality. i also need a few other splitty panels for a 1958 lrft hand drive panel van let me know if you have any thanks rich
  8. Vehicles Wanted
    Hi All, Im looking for a full shell off project to sink my teeth into for the next couple of summers. Dream vehicle would be squareback. I would like a early bay but probably would be out of my price range. Wouldn't mind a T25 Panel van. Im keen to return said vehicle back to (if not better...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, I'm completely restoring my '69 beetle and I need a list of all the bolt sizes and pitch etc I need to fit things back together. Steering, pedal box, master cylinder and suspension etc. As I have no bolts or the ones I do have snapped off with the body removal any help at all would...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hey, I'm contemplating purchasing a LHD bug but i'm worried one day i'd want to just have it converted to RHD for ease. Could to advise me on potential costs and negatives to doing so, if any? I know most of you would want me to keep the original look but I want to know just incase. Much...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all feel free to comment and give free advice to anything you see and read here as I am a total beginner and have never welded before . So first to tackle taking the body off the floor pan ahhhh before this I welded cross supports between the two door openings and across between the front...
  12. Readers Rides
    This my ride and I'm wanting to know what people think it might be worth if I ever come to sell it. I bought the vehicle with nothing working but the owner is a friend so had seen it running before and knew it could be fixed up. 5 years later and this is all the work I've done to get it looking...
  13. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I've recently started a resto of a 65 bus (this is my first one). I've cut a few bits off and I'm quite a way off welding any new bits on, but I'm a bit confused about what primers to use. From what I can tell, different types anf their benefits include: Etch primer (good adhesion), Zinc...
  14. Chat/Discussion
    Just wondering how much people would expect to pay for a '68 Honda C90 in need of restoration: Looks like that. All the info I know. Is £470 a fair price? Could the seller get more for it? Reg: VNU 642F Regards Jeester
  15. Business Recommendations
    I have a 1969 Beetle, that I'm looking to get in working order.... would like to know if anyone can recommend somewhere in West Wales, that can do body work, welding etc. Also need to get the engine looked at, it runs but hasn't been used in a good 20 years or so. I'd appreciate any help. Cheers
  16. Vehicles Wanted
    Im lookin for a vw splitscreen campervan as a restoration project.. looking a cheap one as this would be my first restoration project.. im in northern ireland so preferably someome here but might travel if the price is right
  17. Business Recommendations
    Can anyone recommend a company for some bodywork on our T25? Ideally in the north west, but willing to travel. Don't want show n shine quality, just a decent job for decent money Ta in advance....
  18. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    FREE LABOUR! I'm looking for a sort of apprenticeship with an experienced amature hobbyist restorer. I can come along one or two nights a week and do all the things you don't want to do, like strip off grease/oil/muck/paint. All I ask in return is that I get to watch what you do, you give the...
  19. Chat/Discussion
    I've decided to take up car restoration and looking for a bit of advice about a route in. This is as a hobby not a career. I currently own an early bay but would like to do up a splitty. Before I do that I want to start out on something cheaper. I'm enrolled on a course which will give me a...
  20. Readers Rides
    After loads of false starts I am finally getting this resto underway. The bug in question is a sept 67 produced 1500 bug that as far as I can tell is totally in original condition, without any custom work or changes. It does have a lot of the one year only or crossover model bits, and a few...
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