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Vsyevolod
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:01 pm    Post subject: Pricing a sliding door Reply with quote

Hi gang,

I just bought an '88 Westy last week with a crunched side door. It operates very nicely, though I'm thinking of replacing it with a non-crunched door. I've got someone offering me one for $650 (they said they paid $1000 for it new). Is this a fair price? Will I find one (dark grey) in good shape for less money? BTW, this has automatic locks.

Alternately, how much should I expect to pay a body shop to hammer it out for me? Plus priming (it is grey after all...)

TIA,

Stephen






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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats kinda high, there are two older doors(85 and older) here at the junkyards, would cost you $30 each.

Like you though I need 86+ sliding doors so they do me no good. I'll just keep my ear to the ground untill i find one reasonably priced.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seems real high. I would look around for a used one.


here's one in Sacramento for $100
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=829783
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:26 pm    Post subject: Sliding door Reply with quote

Some of the '85's are the later style as well. I have an '85 with the later door and I needed a replacement. I found one at a place in NY for $150. I've seen other junkyard ones for $50 or less. My Westy was wrecked in June, and I'm still deciding if I want to part it out, or what to do with it.

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