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VW Beetle and Transporter Restoration Manual (Haynes Restoration Manuals) Hardcover – 17 Oct 1994


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  • Hardcover: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Haynes Manuals Inc; New edition edition (17 Oct. 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859606156
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859606155
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 1.9 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 326,858 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lindsay Porter has written more than 50 books and well over 1,000 magazine articles on motoring, caravanning and other technical subjects. Lindsay was born in 1949 in the industrial, English, West Midlands, the main home of the British motor industry of the time. He well remembers meeting a bloke on the shop floor at John Thompson Motor Pressings in early 1958, who had spent his life building traditional ladder-frame chassis, shaking a newly pressed floorpan for the yet-to-be-launched 'Frogeye' Sprite and saying, "Look 'ow it wobbles -this **** thing cor work!" What on earth would he have said if he'd known that plastic body panels were only a few years away?

Lindsay became a school teacher in 1972 and found his time in the profession deeply rewarding but left in the early '80s, as his writing work began to take off. His first piece of professional writing was carried out in 1979 for DIY Magazine, explaining how he and wife Shan built and extended their own country cottage - the one they still live in today. It was quickly followed by regular articles for Practical Classics Magazine and classic car books and manuals for Haynes, with Shan always on hand with the camera.

His MGB Restoration Manual (Haynes Publishing) - first published in 1982 and still in print, as are most of his books - was the first heavily illustrated, step-by-step manual of its type, guiding the reader through every stage of technical processes in pictures as well as with friendly, helpful text.

In 1985, Lindsay launched Porter Publishing Ltd and produced the first commercial range of classic car videos, in association with Castrol, with over 70 titles available. The printed word soon followed and Porter Publishing was commissioned by Fiat, Perkins Engines and Halfords, among others, to produce workshop manuals, including the first all-colour manuals.

At the same time, Lindsay continued to write, including books and magazine articles on caravanning and motor caravanning he and was for many years the Technical Editor at Land Rover Monthly magazine.

Now well into his sixties, Lindsay is still writing books and is heavily involved in developing future publications that will deal with the practicalities of eco-energy for the home and car owner. Watch this space!

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A comprehensive reference book for the D.I.Y. restorer, with step-by-step instructions.

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95 of 99 people found the following review helpful By clarejoey@hotmail.com on 20 Feb. 2001
Format: Hardcover
This book is a must for anyone considering buying an old classic VW (Beetle/ Van) It takes you through everything from the history of VW to finding the right vehicle, to a full restoration including spraying. This book is not written as a manual for the DIY mechanic, it is an illustrated step by step guide to fully restoring the vehicle. Its topics include, Bodywork, Interior and trim, mechanical components, modifications, Buggies and Bajas and tools required for the job. This book has already saved me a lot of money, I was able to use my knowledge to barter with the seller saving me a considerable amount when buying my Beetle, also when getting prices for work to be done the garages were not able to blind me with science and add extra onto the bill for my ignorance! It turned out that I knew more about the car than some of the welders that I went to see! After reading this book I feel quite confident that I will be able to tackle some of the jobs myself. I am quite looking forward to it.
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I was unsure as to how detailed the book would be. I have some knowlege of working on cars but needed a little more in depth know how to give me the confidence to proceed with the angle grinder.
This book has lots of info and pictures that give you the idea of what the next job will entail before you start. Top marks
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By Oscar on 4 Dec. 2011
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I actually mirror the views of the other reviews of this book so I won't bother repeating them!
Why I didn't give it 4/5 stars is because the pictures, although plentiful, are black and white and really quite poor. So they are very often difficult to properly see and understand. The written stuff is top notch though.
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By CIAMint on 27 Dec. 2014
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I bought this book as I am looking to purchase and restore a VW Beetle. The book is well informed and has provided good advice on what to look for when purchasing the Beetle. It also contains the history of the Beetle/Transporter and information on each variant.
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Lots of reading and good for someone who wants to know the process of restoring a beetle or camper. The normal workshop haynes manual is better for me as there are more diagrams, I bought both.
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