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hey guys. how can i go about fixing these beuties?

number 1


number 1 part two


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what you think? what will i need and how much:D

thanks alot guys n gals
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makes my lastest hole seem not so bad,good luck with yours :hangloose
 

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HOLES

I have just started dealing with these problems my self.

Basically you need 2x rear crossmembers and 2x single skins.

vw heritage prices:

Rear crossmembers = £49.95 each genuine

single skin = £4.50 each

I think vw heritage do supply repro crossmembers but its better if you can get genuine ones as the quality is better.

What condition are the heater channels in . And what is the last picture.
 

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the second picture with open bit is my heater channel. its completly buggered. the last picture is a hole on the drivers front inner wing.

the passenger channel is cpompletely gone i duno bout the drivers side havent looked.

im kinda poor at the mo and no job. duno wether to get a different bug.
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as above, but I'de go the whole hog and put in channels as well, go for genuine VW ones from heritage, with a pair of hookey's bottom pieces. It's gonna cost a bit, but if you put in pattern channels, you'll be doing them again in a few years time! If you can weld, this will work out cheaper in the long run than buying a new bug, that will no doubt need the same doing to it anyway,

good luck!
 

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See the other posting today on the same subject. If you can't do this yourself, then find a vw specialist, and budget for AT LEAST £1000.
 

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If you're not doing the welding yourself & you're having to pay to get it done for you, then there really does come a moment when it becomes financially unviable to repair it.

Yes, if it's an (dare I say) early car (in that it is often seen as more desirable and people will pay a higher price for it when you sell), or a vehicle with sentimental value, then I could understand spending a decent amount of cash to get it roadworthy again. But IMHO, that's just too far gone for what it is and what the car is worth. You could buy another car with a decent body for half of what it will cost you to repair that one.

I've got a 1303 that needs new heater channels & to be honest, I just can't justify spending that sort of money on it. I'd rather part it out & spend the cash on something else.

Anyway, good luck if you decide to go ahead with it
 

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a hard decision, how much you recon itll cost? it also needs a bonnet/3 wings and then all the usual stuff brakes etc...

would i be better off saving and buying a solid pre '67? and how much would i get for breaking it do yall recon?

as the stickers say i would rather stick wasps up my arse than get rid of it :(

i need to pass my test before RTTS too. ive decided im driving this year. lol

cheers dudes much appreciated :hangloose
 

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The danger is that once you start spending substantial amounts it then becomes harder to 'bite the bullet and scrap the beast. Be firm, think logically and torch it

;) If you know what I mean
 
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