Working on the ’67

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Working on the '67!

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Hello Eric:
    I have a 67 that looks great. It was wreck by the rear once and it was repair with the engine on. Now I pulled the engine and found that the engine compartment is too tight and from underneath can see that the wrinkles from the wreck were never straightened. I just need the exact measure from the transmission to the end of the rear apron. Thanks if you can give me some info.


    1. Ramon,
      Let me get back to you on that..


    2. Good afternoon, Ramon…I believe that you need to take the car to a reliable body shop. The specialists will need to remove the insulation panels on the sides to see what was done to straighten the panels. Also, they would need to see if the rear apron was installed properly. My guess is that, as you say, the former repair was done with the engine in the car and little attention was paid to the side panels. You can look at each fender well to see if the panels are buckled. If so, the fenders must be removed and the panels straightened. let us know what you discover. jay


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