MickNone of them are as good as NOS, if yours are saveable that is deffo the best way to go. Also need to be careful of front and rear aprons, there are some changes through the years in the early pressings and IIRC the early repros that are sold are not correct for all years (check the 'H' pattern in the stamping). Same for guards - The flanges are different.
In all cases the repro metal is thinner and you can pretty much assume that you will have to do some rework to get them to align correctly.
That said, if you are not a stickler for originality the repros will fit and do the job but the downside is that it will not be technically correct and your resale value will be affected.
I'm far from being a bug expert, razor on here is up with his early bugs and maybe rustyovali, perhaps they can chime in.
Speedweek here in South Australia kicks off this Friday but unfortunately I cannot make it this year. This will be the first event that I have missed in over 6 years. Bit of a shame but that's just how things go. It looks like Steve Muller, Glen Torrens and a few other VWs will be in attendance, so good luck guys be safe and more importantly be fast!!
So, my pan halves rocked up the other day, I was over the moon. I spent a couple of hours outside so that was great. Was cleaning up the tunnel a bit more and then I got a little carried away on the body.
I figured I best bring the Vdubber community up to speed with my current build.
A couple of months ago I came into the possession of Gretl. She was to be a ground up restoration and at the time of purchase, I race car on the ...