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    Default '71 VW T2A crew cab restoration

    So, I just bought a '71 VW T2A crew cab that I intend to have restored and upgraded somewhat.

    As I am sure there must be hundreds of you out there who have owned, repaired, restored and customised these legendary aircooled beauties, it dawned on me that I must not try and re-invent the wheel and go through the entire restoration learning curve which brings me to my question ....

    Who in Cape Town is the man, the legend, die 'ou', that can assist me with getting this car into the kind of condition that I want it to be? Is there a VeeDub expert out there?
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    Great find, Congrats!

    Unfortunately I cannot help with the info you are after, but I am really interested in what you paid.

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    Neil,

    After doing a lot of homework on this, I can tell you that what I paid for it is a LOT less than what it's going to cost to get it back to the state I want it in.

    I guess that's what comes with resto jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket View Post
    Neil,
    After doing a lot of homework on this, I can tell you that what I paid for it is a LOT less than what it's going to cost to get it back to the state I want it in.
    I guess that's what comes with resto jobs.
    Well, value for money is not always an indication of true value, with some things it's about so much more...
    I'm jealous, enjoy the project!

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    There is a company specialising in VW's on the corner of Binders and Caxton Streets in Parow East. One block down from Voortrekker below Nissan. Trust they are still there. Love those crew cabs and getting rather scarce.

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    Yes .... I've met the owner, Henry of Berg Motors. A very knowledgeable and pleasant chap. He has already been quite helpful with this project. (and supplying lots of books to feed the obsession)
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    contact Stuard from Syncro clinic they have a website to ! google is your friend!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frans Reichert View Post
    contact Stuard from Syncro clinic they have a website to ! google is your friend!
    Thanks. I have seen him on another VW forum already. He's more into the watercooled types by the look of things though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sprocket View Post
    So, I just bought a '71 VW T2A crew cab that I intend to have restored and upgraded somewhat.
    As I am sure there must be hundreds of you out there who have owned, repaired, restored and customised these legendary aircooled beauties, it dawned on me that I must not try and re-invent the wheel and go through the entire restoration learning curve which brings me to my question ....
    Who in Cape Town is the man, the legend, die 'ou', that can assist me with getting this car into the kind of condition that I want it to be? Is there a VeeDub expert out there?

    Hi there , i belong to the ACVW forum and i have bought a lot of parts from Dave Rowley , he is in Tableview and i think he can help .There some other people i know in CT to thats on the ACVW forum.Dave 0845660904.Hope the number is stil ok , if not let me know and i will get it.
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    Thanks Tony, I have been to Dave's place too. I am planning a motor build which I hope to have him take care of for me. I can't think of anyone better.
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    I'd love to get my hands on a bus like that. If I just had more space in my garage.....

    Friend of mine has about 50 air-cooled VW's. Including 2 double cabs, a samba or three, karmann ghia's beetles, etc. I own two beetles (1956 and a 1959) both original. Love the things!
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