My car 73 vert, has been in the body shop for a year. The agreement was to work on it when they had time. All they did was take it apart and after being garaged for 9 years ( I've owned it for 20) it sat outside, naked, for the last year. They kept telling me they couldn't find body parts!! I'm sad, and a little angry. More to the point however, I am going to tackle this myself. I'm pretty handy for a mere girl however and will be coming here for help. My son can weld (he recently bought a 65 converted to 12 volt, insanity runs amok in our family) and I'm an artist so here we go. I've already gotten some helpful hints here and have no fear, lol.
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Good luck with the resto, don't give up on it!

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Good luck. But it is so much more satisfying when someone says "nice beetle" to say "thanks I put a lot of work into it" then "thanks I put a lot money into it".

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Good on You....
a beetle sitting out in the weather is Not Good..
You can do most things Yourself....   I did,,,,
its not as easy when you aren't a mechanic but just ask about and see how You go....
its also much cheaper to do it Your self...
Now, it took Me 8 years to do mine... lol
a bit of bad health made it that long, it also made it much more difficult as I couldn't remember what screw went where.... lol
I still haven't found some special screws.. lol
My Son can weld and paint cars so I was very lucky..  as I can't do either ... lol
I can however paint My engine etc... lol


Lee from Australia

post some pics on here....
can send them to Me if you can't post them on here...

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