all i can say to this "modifier" is thank you. because of his great work my car has become a little bit more rare in PK.
as for how they are allowed at the show,... they shouldn't have been allowed in a demolition derby!!
no doubt, had there been a karmann available (in reasonable money), it'd be in my driveway. my wife likes them enough to allow me to buy one
i thought i'd share KP & my views on your car with the club.
3 of us (KP, my son & I) went to see your car this weekend and the verdict was that this is a COMPLETE car which needs a bit of cleaning on the parts and a hefty bit of denting.
the car is what we call a VERY early beetle (post oval) and is ultra rare nowdays. this alone means that it is worth allot more than what you paid for it (including carriage to ISB/RWP).
our suggestion is to get it either on the road or in the workshop as it'll die a slow an dhorrible death sitting out in the open, and htere is a high risk of parts going missing as it is unattended at night.
i'd suggest you do what it takes to get her running for now, don't go for a showroom finish, just get her back on the road. NEXT time round you can worry about the body work being perfectly straight and the pain being shiney shiney.
what you could do is get the floorpan & all the mechanicals sorted out immediately and worry about the body later on. just get gthe general dents taken out and get her primered/red oxided. remember, the body sits on the frame so technically it'll be ok as long as the floorboards are strong enough.
i remember this car from my childhood,... infact i know i have some cutouts of this cars pictures from old VW mags from when i was 13-14 years old. this is once reason i always thought beetles were cool cars. i'll never forget this paintscheme.