Meet Herman the High Top a most intriguing bus…
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Well, as it’s Christmas, I thought I’d post one of my own pictures for a change.
Here in the UK you don’t see many Vintage VWs on the streets even at the best of times so, finding one out in the snow is a rare event!
A few years ago we had a heavy snowfall one winter and I decided to leave my car at home and catch a train to work. During my short walk to the station I came across this split window van which had been abandoned in a car park the night before. I decided to walk back home to get my camera and catch a slightly later train… :)
Wolfsbürg West is probably the ultimate source for Volkswagen Beetle and Bus restoration parts. Their comprehensive inventory exceeds 5000 parts, making them the largest “stock” Volkswagen parts dealer in the world.
Wolfsbürg West only carry parts for the Beetle and Bus. They are a direct importer of original parts from all over the world. Germany, Brazil and Mexico are all countries that they import from extensively. They are not only an importer, they’re also a producer and manufacturer of their own line of quality reproduction parts for the VW. Their focus is strictly on originality and therefore, they do not carry high performance parts or accessories that were not available for the period.
PanelKraft, based in Arlesey near Letchworth, were established in 1998 and have vast experience in the restoration of Volkswagen Beetles along with Type 3s, Type 25s, VW Split Screen Vans, Bay Window Campers and Karmann Ghias. They also service Watercooled VW’s, Hotrods and Porsches. Ask for Hayden!
There was still a huge queue winding it’s way around the building so I parked up, met up with Jay from Wales, emptied my boot of wing and wheel which he’d bought from me and took a wander around the car park, camera at at the ready.
It was a bright, sunny day which must have tempted many to bring out their VWs for the swap meet. Plenty of lowered vehicles as usual and the normal hand full of stock VWs. I think I found them all but sorry if I missed anyone! I was fortunate to be able to talk to Avtar, the owner of a loverly unrestored ’56 Horizon Blue Swedish Oval, more to follow on that one…
I then ventured inside for a couple of laps of the stalls. It never seems to be a busy as it used to be. Perhaps it’s the recession or, maybe it’s due to everyone trading parts on the internet? Still, I always look forward to heading to Slough to catch up with everyone and search out any bargains, few and far between this year. I guess I should have joined the queue instead of taking photos in the car park!
We are a company with a strong belief in putting out the best quality products that we can, we are sure you will find the replacement panels that you need for your restoration/project.We will do whatever it takes to make sure you are satisfied with our products, 100% satisfied, or you will get your money back.
We offer the fullest range of vintage VW replacement panels, panels for type 1, type 2, type 3 and soon, early Porsche 356s. We are housed in a 10,000 square foot manufacturing facility and employ a lot of new and old technologies in order to achieve or objective – from laser scanners used to measure complex surfaces in our die shop, to good old fashioned hammer and dollies used to hand finish parts.
Give us a chance, I am sure we will become your go to company for vintage VW replacement panels.
Wolf Parts and Metal Restoration was founded in 2003. We are a company that have specialized in old Volkswagens and high quality panels/parts that are so important for accomplishing a serious restoration.
Our main task is to reproduce hard to find panels/parts and to improve the quality of already available panels/parts. Most of our repair panels/parts are handmade, but we also have developed a few press-tools for quantity reproduction as well. Of course to the same high quality standard!
We do all our measurements on NOS VW parts. New parts will continuously be introduced at our website and you are most welcome to contact us. We also do full metal restorations as well as trading restored and unrestored VW cars.
Our location is in beautiful Northern Sweden and we ship parts worldwide!
Barclay Stainton of Status VW Parts owns this ’52 Panel Van which is currently undergoing a full restoration.
“Follow the on-going step by step restoration of our 1952 Panel Van as we re-build it from the ground up. We will be using all original parts, that you can buy from our shop. Follow the photographic re-build started in March 2011. We will be giving you an in-depth and step by step account of how to do the same…”
With years of engineering experience behind them they formed their own company and began producing high quality hand made and pressed repair panels.
Their product range is forever growing and as they expand they hope to add many new parts to their range in the future.
“We work to the highest standard to ensure that our panels are 100% correct, and we are always happy to receive feedback from our customers and give advice when needed.”