Parts List

I know myself and recognise my bad habits; I seem to spend a lot of time researching which are the best parts to get and scribble my findings down on a scrap of paper, which I inevitably lose. As time passes I forget my original conclusions and end up doing all the research over again. Repeating oneself is never a wise use of time! Therefore, I have decided to create this 'parts list' as a way of cataloguing not only what I need, but also to capture a brief rationale behind the choices to serve as an aide-memoire.



N.B - white text indicates the items that I still need to purchase and red text denotes the items that have already been acquired;



Bodywork

    • Large left rear quarter panel repair (Klassic Fab) - top quality  
    • Large right rear quarter panel repair (Klassic Fab) - as above
    • Front wings (Day Mouldings) - best fit for following the contour of the bonnet section
    • Rear wings (Day Mouldings) - best fit for following the contour of the rear section
    • Rear left wheel arch (Klokkerholm) - appears to be the only available option
    • Rear left 1/4 reinforcement/body mount (Klokkerholm) - as above
    • Rear right 1/4 reinforcement/body mount (Klokkerholm) - as above
    • Spare Wheel Well, Front, Repair Panel (Klokkerholm) - as above



    • A-pillars (Hookeys) - best quality reproductions and thick steel 
    • Screen corner repair panels (Hookeys) - best quality
    • Rear bumper hangers (Hookeys) - best quality reproductions
    • Passengers side engine bay tray (Hookeys) - as above
    • Frame head bottom plate (Klokkerholm) - appears to be the only available option
    • Napoleon's Hat (Klokkerholm) - appears to be the only available option
    • Floor pans (Wolfsberg West) - original gauge steel and defined pressings
    • Accelerator hinge (Just Kampers) - as good as any
    • Heater channels (Klassic Fab) - top quality & better than anything on the market
    • Rear crossmembers (Genuine VW Mexi) - Not accurate for mid-sixties Beetle, but thick steel and crisp pressings. Difficult to find discontinued LH side
    • Front quarter panels (Genuine VW Mexi) - as above. Difficult to find discontinued RH side
    • Rear valance (BBT) - steel thickness same as original and accurate pressings

    OG items (required to replace damaged/missing components that haven't been remanufactured)
    • Interior light with chrome surround
    • Plastic heater lever end piece (white)
    • Chrome bumper overriders
    • Bilstein jack
    • Hub caps x3
    • Passenger seat base
    • Brake fluid reservoir cap (plastic)

    • Year correct front indicators 
    • Year correct 'short' number plate light housing
    • Passenger side footrest panel
    Additional items:
    • Floor pan seal
    • Gear stick gaiter
    • Handbrake compensator bow
    • Handbrake cable adjustment nuts x2
    • Handbrake gaiter
    • Heater cable for under rear seat (x2)
    • Castle nuts & corresponding split pins (x2)
    • Lowered spring plates (Red 9 design, Atomwerk or similar)
    • Skid plate (MW engineering)
    • Off-white perforated vinyl headliner (TMI) - good reputation within resto community
    • Running boards - Autocraft UK produce good quality versions
    • Wiring loom
    • NON-RETRACTABLE SEAT BELT, grey strapping material with chrome buckle, 3-point shoulder and lap combination (Wolfsberg West)
    • TMI seat covers, grey mesh


    • Door screws (x12)
    • Accelerator hinge pin
    • Accelerator return spring
    • Floor pan bolts (x18)
    • Front floor pan long bolts (x4)
    • Floor pan bolt washer (x4)
    • Gear stick knob (ivory colour)
     Accessories:
    • Black with white VW logo mud-flaps
    • Amber spotlight (Hella, Bosch, Raydot or similar)
    • Pop-out rear windows
    • Vintage AA members badge
    • Period Tool Kit in Salt & Pepper Bag (Wolfsberg West)

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