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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

I am looking for a local shop or skilled hobbyist in the Los Angeles area to resurrect my baby. I bought my 1975 Superbeetle Convertible in 1991 (from the original owner) when I was 15. Up until January 15, 2018, it was my daily driver. At 3:31 am, my trusty yellow steed was smashed in front of my house by some hit-and-run loser doing high-speed doughnuts in the street. After a period of public mourning, she was retired to my garage until I could afford the repair work.
The time has finally come, however, I can't find the guy who did the previous restoration and I don't know where to look for someone else I can trust with the project. I would love to get started soon. I have not had anyone give me a quote. Any recommendations for a shop or VW hobbyist who could house and complete a potentially lengthy restoration project are welcome. I want someone who I can collaborate with on the details. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:35 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

If you are in Ca., you are pretty much in VW Mecca. If you can't find someone to do this you gotta be living wrong. Saying that, it would probably be MUCH cheaper to go on "the Samba", and buy another one.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 5:17 am    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

Ask moderators to move your post to the late and SuperBeetle Forum
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:04 am    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

Send or post some pictures. Would like to see what you have, to see if I would be willing to offer my hobby time up.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Yesterday 1:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

You are probably thinking all in restoration on that pile would be around $10,000. That price would be about 30K short. You need to learn the terms before you ask for something like "restoration" This is a major job, and the rear end damage is only part of what is wrong here. MUCH, much more needs to be done. Every photo shows previous fillings with a whole lot of bondo, front, back, sides etc. When dealing with the insurance company accept the "total" as I am sure they are offering and move on. This VW is not worth the repair, no matter how many years you have owned it. Sentimental value is not compensatory.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 2:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

ISP West in Carson, CA does good VW work.
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PostPosted: Yesterday 11:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

wheel607 wrote:
You are probably thinking all in restoration on that pile would be around $10,000. That price would be about 30K short. You need to learn the terms before you ask for something like "restoration" This is a major job, and the rear end damage is only part of what is wrong here. MUCH, much more needs to be done. Every photo shows previous fillings with a whole lot of bondo, front, back, sides etc. When dealing with the insurance company accept the "total" as I am sure they are offering and move on. This VW is not worth the repair, no matter how many years you have owned it. Sentimental value is not compensatory.


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PostPosted: Today 6:57 am    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

Take the insurance money and buy this. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2182294
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PostPosted: Today 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

You need a fork to stick in that.

Frame is bent and I think the 40k is about on the mark.

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Do it yourself and make it happen.
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PostPosted: Today 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

Zundfolge1432 wrote:
Take the insurance money and buy this. https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2182294


Yes. As soon as I saw those pics I thought buy another one, Super Beetle Convertibles are almost a dime/dozen and TONS of them are near mint.
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PostPosted: Today 5:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Who can repair & restore my 75' super conv't? (Los Angeles, CA) Reply with quote

What part of “hit and run” implies there is insurance money? SMH
Thanks for your opinions, but I asked for a reference.
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