Beetle karmann roof

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Beetle karmann roof

Post by davebug » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:53 am

I’ve bought a 70 beetle cab which is in need of a new roof , any ideas who and where I can go to get it sorted be great


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Re: Beetle karmann roof

Post by davebug » Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:05 am

Anyone help ??

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Re: Beetle karmann roof

Post by Dougie » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:45 am

When I needed a new roof for the Karmann Ghia I ordered one from these people http://carhoodsdirect.co.uk/

It was made to order in the States and took about 6 weeks if I remember it right. The quality and fit are fantastic, but they highly recommend the roof is fitted by a professional auto trimmer, but seeing as I was only replacing the outer skin and had the old one to take off and see where everything went I decided to fit it myself. It is possibly the most difficult job I have ever done on any VW.

Maybe your best bet would be to contact trimmers local to you, find one that will do a roof, I spoke with Pete at Bromsgrove Auto Trim after I'd done mine and he told me he would avoid them if he could.

You could also try http://carhoodfitters.co.uk/.
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Re: Beetle karmann roof

Post by flatbeat » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:37 pm

http://www.sjbowles.co.uk/

This guy Steve specialises in cabrio hoods. Don’t know what his work is like but he’s been around for a long time. His seat trimming etc is good.
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Re: Beetle karmann roof

Post by davebug » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:24 pm

Thanks guys I’m sorted now finally

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