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Buy this book before you buy the car!
on 20 February 2001
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.