How can I fix up an old VW Beetle on an almost non-existent budget?
September 26, 2013 1:30 PM Subscribe
I don't have a lot of money, or experience, or tools, and about a year ago I asked about fixing up an old Fiat. Most people told me that wasn't a great idea, and that I should look into Volkswagens, and since then I've fallen in love with the VW Beetle.
My question is this: what are some ways I can (1) find a VW Beetle that is a good candidate to wrench on that probably won't need everything but the chassis replaced and (2) get into the "old Beetle enthusiast" community without having a ton of disposable income?
posted by epilnivek to travel & transportation (7 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I'm probably going to need to work on the smallest imaginable budget to make this work.
I know about How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
and plan on buying and reading the book before I even think about buying a VW.
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along these lines was from 2006, so I figured the landscape might have changed a little in the intervening years.
Has anyone here gotten a busted-ass old Beetle running on a shoestring budget and only Saturdays to work on the thing? Was it fun enough to be rewarding, or did you wish you could just buy a nice Beetle and be done with it?