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    New to vw

    Hi Im looking for a classic beetle as a project so looking forward to asking lots of questions and participating in this forum.
    thank you

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    I hope you know how to weld... I went to appraise a 1303S recently and it was hanging but the elderly lady owner wanted huge money for it. Even the bodged over over sill over rust was rotten! The only way with this one was a full body off ground up restoration and the finished value would be a fraction of the 60K+ it would cost to do this professionally even to a reasonable standard.
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    Welcome to the forum.

    Its nice to see you made an intro on your own.
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    Hi yes I can weld lol, I’ve been messing around with old land rovers for years so I’m no stranger to rust.
    it going to be a learning curve for me but hopefully with lots of advice from this forum I’ll be ok
    1973 Beetle 1200

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    Hi Keith I try to follow forum rule
    1973 Beetle 1200

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