VW Beetle

LX SS Torana

Sequence of repairs

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This was the condition of the A-Pillar when it arrived at our workshop. This photo illustrates the corrosion damage to the upper and lower panel structure of the Left Hand A-Pillar. To rectify the section, the repair was conducted incorporating the upper section of the A-Pillar (LH windscreen frame).

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This photo illustrates the LH A-Pillar following the repairs to the upper and lower sections. The section was unpicked, sandblasted, repaired and acid washed (as seen here). The windscreen aperture (A-Pillar windscreen frame) has been fitted and aligned with the door frame.

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Prior to the final fitted and welding of the A-Pillar, Rene re-fitted the LH door and aligned the upper windscreen aperture/frame. The frame forms part of the A-Pillar structure and needed to be stitched into the lower section to complete the structure.

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Next Rene fit and aligned the bonnet and LH front fender. Then Rene hand formed the wiper panel end. This is the panel which resides on top of the A-Pillar between the fender, door and windscreen.

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This photo illustrates the final result of the A-Pillar restoration.



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