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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

BBT is doing the roofs...

https://blog.bbt4vw.com/2017/06/19/breaking-news-product-update-breaking-news/

Now how about that KF apron, any feedback?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Here is a photo of the WW, ISP, EIS apron. The fit is really good.

Here is the nit picking. This will be hard to picture, I cut a slice in each side at the lower seal area, left and right side to take the u-shape out of the rear. I would need to draw a picture but where the deck lids aligns with the apron, the apron is u-shaped. Also, I had to skim the lower portion of the apron to make it look good.

This will sound bad but it was way less work than just about any KF part I have ever used...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

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BBT is doing the roofs...

https://blog.bbt4vw.com/2017/06/19/breaking-news-product-update-breaking-news/

Now how about that KF apron, any feedback?


I'm not getting any replies from them. Confused

Has anyone else had any luck? Love to know the cost.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

There is another guy on here who has a thread going about needing a roof and here is the last comment he posted.

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Frederik from BBT just emailed me back. He said " I am currently in discussion with transporting company's to make an appropriate price quote. So you will hear from me soon".

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

ronjonlasvegas wrote:
There is another guy on here who has a thread going about needing a roof and here is the last comment he posted.

brokevwguy wrote:
Frederik from BBT just emailed me back. He said " I am currently in discussion with transporting company's to make an appropriate price quote. So you will hear from me soon".



Thanks Ron! Wink

Now single cab roofs by BBT
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

CaLiBus wrote:
ronjonlasvegas wrote:
There is another guy on here who has a thread going about needing a roof and here is the last comment he posted.

brokevwguy wrote:
Frederik from BBT just emailed me back. He said " I am currently in discussion with transporting company's to make an appropriate price quote. So you will hear from me soon".



Thanks Ron! Wink

Now single cab roofs by BBT
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Great, is BBT going to do double cab roofs as well?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Frederick emailed me again and said that unfortunately transport would be very expensive because they do not have a US distributor yet. He is currently working on someone who is willing to ship them by container, which should lower this high transport cost. He will keep me up to date if this option becomes available. The cost of the roof is ( cant make the sign before the number. Looks like a C with = sign through it) 975.00 pounds ($1279.00)and shipping is 1225.00 pounds ($1607.00).
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

the C with a dollar sign through it is a Euro- it is trading right now at about

1 USD =0.855458EUR
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:46 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Schofield's do full roof panel.

http://www.alanhschofield.com/ourparts/prod_611104...7031B.html

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:54 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

thats the one from BBT

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seems they press on china...anybody has some feedback?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 1:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Here's a pic of the newest version of the Klassicfab inner frame, correct rod guides now included

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Nice!

Just curious... when a new and improved version of a KF part such as this is produced, what happens to the units/stock that are already on the shelves of other KF re-sale vendors? Meaning, does KF switch out the stock of its vendors to avoid two different versions of KF "quality" being circulated or sold at the same time around the country?


I just received my piece for the cargo door inner part.

Few questions.
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Why is there this stamping in the panel as my original doors do not have these.

Also the hole for the closure rod was totally off compared to the original.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

You got a bad one.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Has anyone recently ordered the front inner valence from WW? Just wondering because the pic doesn't look like the red/black pieces they used to sell.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

I see CIP1 now carries Autocraft panels
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 5:27 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Hello, Been reading up on sheet metal, planning on working on My son's beetle starting with inner rear wheel well repair near body mount area. Planning on going with wolfsburg west unless there is something out there now much better. I did not see this part available at cip1 /autocraft so planning on going with wolfsburg west?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:28 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

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Planning on going with wolfsburg west unless there is something out there now much better.


First and foremost: I know it seems easier to one-stop-shop for metal, but the sad truth is, the quality from any one vendor will vary from item to item, and even between different examples of the same part. For example, KlassicFab pressed bumpers are nice, while most of the other parts I received from them were no closer to being a VW bus part than the washing machine I scrapped years ago.

You need to find out who makes the best "A" and buy that one, not simply just buy "A" "B" and "C" from the same vendor as a path of least resistance.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:38 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

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Planning on going with wolfsburg west unless there is something out there now much better.


First and foremost: I know it seems easier to one-stop-shop for metal, but the sad truth is, the quality from any one vendor will vary from item to item, and even between different examples of the same part. For example, KlassicFab pressed bumpers are nice, while most of the other parts I received from them were no closer to being a VW bus part than the washing machine I scrapped years ago.

You need to find out who makes the best "A" and buy that one, not simply just buy "A" "B" and "C" from the same vendor as a path of least resistance.

That is my real question who currently has the best rear inner fender sheet metal with body mount for a beetle.i know these parts can vary in. Quality through the years from vendor to vendor that's what I am looking for recommendations on?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

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Planning on going with wolfsburg west unless there is something out there now much better.


First and foremost: I know it seems easier to one-stop-shop for metal, but the sad truth is, the quality from any one vendor will vary from item to item, and even between different examples of the same part. For example, KlassicFab pressed bumpers are nice, while most of the other parts I received from them were no closer to being a VW bus part than the washing machine I scrapped years ago.

You need to find out who makes the best "A" and buy that one, not simply just buy "A" "B" and "C" from the same vendor as a path of least resistance.

That is my real question who currently has the best rear inner fender sheet metal with body mount for a beetle.i know these parts can vary in. Quality through the years from vendor to vendor that's what I am looking for recommendations on?


You would probably be better served to ask that in the bug forum, but from my own personal experience I've had good results with http://wolfparts.com/
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:35 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

Thanks, I got so involved in reading all the good info I forgot I
Was in a bus thread
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:22 am    Post subject: Re: Autocraft vs. Klassicfab vs. Wolfsburg West Reply with quote

I've used panels from Autocraft, Schofields, WW, Justkampers and Klokkerholm.
Imho, Autocraft and WW are the best. Schofields not too far behind. JK are ok, but are never quite the correct profile.
You could get a better panel pressing than klokkerholm do by sitting on them. 😡
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