To do the job correctly, it looks like a new heater channel, but if you want to just get it back on the road for a few years until you have time to do the job correctly you can buy another heater channel bottom plate repair panel that welds to the bottom of the heater channel and to the edge of the floor Pan. You'll have to remove the old rusty panel and weld in a shiny new one.
Shouldn't be too hard a job for a good welder, I guess it would cost about £100, thats what I'd charge someone to to it.
Thanks for that. Trouble is both sides been done like that! So would need replacing. Also the front 2 1/4 panels and front panel could do with replacing, if gona visit a welder, but apart from that structrially ok.
So talking roughly £100 a side for temp fix. How much you reckon for 1/4 panels and front panel to be welded? It's a 65 only got the car for £100, so I suppose it could be worth doing?
Without seeing pictures of the rot for myself, its very difficult to give you a rough price for the work, I can only say what sort of money I'd be thinking of charging someone to do some work for them.
Any Beetle is worth saving these days as they are fastly disappearing off our roads at an alarming rate, and yours is a more desirable earlier one.
I guess a ball park figure must be about the £400 mark.
Looks like someone's been a bit stingy with the metal and a bit generous with the filler on the inner wings. I'd be inclinded to strip off some of that filler with a wire brush attachment on a grinder to see what lurks (or not as the case may be) beneath. :bandit:
Spare wheel well is an easy repair. I think you can get just the bottom plate or if you're not after perfection then it could be plated very easily. Also, it's debatable as to whether or not it's needed for an MOT.
yeah spare wheel well not really important, as not MOT-able.
The N/S front panel I know that's got a rust hole filled halfway up as looked down the inside from above, the prevoius owner just slapped some filler in there. With it smoothed off most prob pass, but prefer to replace.
Though the O/S panel the area lower down hard to see in. Like you say have to cut in to have a look.
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