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Newly stamped Splits, complete bodies from China.

Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by TheMonk, Feb 8, 2021.

  1. TheMonk

    TheMonk Member

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    Just read this over on The Samba, might be old news here. Screenshot_2021-02-08-19-43-07.png Screenshot_2021-02-08-19-43-07.png Screenshot_2021-02-08-19-42-58.png Screenshot_2021-02-08-19-43-07.png Screenshot_2021-02-08-19-42-58.png
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    WOW...... and can only dream as to what they would be worth
     
  3. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Pretty much will reduce the price of real splitties
     
  4. David H

    David H Well-Known Member

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    Yep...there goes the farm:(.
    Are they American or Chinese?
    Cheers
     
  5. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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    Had seen these advertised, just can't remember where. It did have a cost on it for a shell like images above. Which I could remember cost.
     
  6. Wayne murray

    Wayne murray Well-Known Member

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  7. Grantus

    Grantus Well-Known Member

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    At $30k, probably US$ + freight, for a shell made in China............. no matter what you add to it, it’s still a Chinese copy, so I doubt the sale price would ever equal the investment, let alone any profit.

    The German steel rusts very well. One can only imagine how much quicker these will rust, let alone satisfy the construction requirements to even get a roadworthy here to register them.
     
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  8. rstucke

    rstucke Well-Known Member

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    Considered a new vehicle. Can't be registered.
    If it's a new chassis, it's a new vehicle. therefore crash test, antcap, emissions .
    Good luck
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    You will just have build the new shell around the old VIN number.

    It’s “just a few bits of metal welded in”

    :cool::cool::cool::cool::cool:
     
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  10. cbus

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    The rego engineers will never figure that out ;)
    Will be a few differences that give them away.
    ( Besides no welded in patches)
    Maybe the Bali crew ( Aussie and pom expats) can get the locals to " patina " them with some rust and glary interiors :D
     
  11. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Looks like are LHD
     
  12. 77/kombi/surfer

    77/kombi/surfer Well-Known Member

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    Or just stamp the old number in the new shell an chop the other one up is another sneaky way around it.
    As rstuke said above, they fall into a new car category an won't pass tests.
    Plenty of talk about this in the u.s.a. vw sites.
    So far they seem to only have sold panels for repairs . Complete cars were assembled to show what they can do.
    a lot of the big parts suppliers are selling there panels as they have trouble getting stock off the others.
    I think there main positive point is they make a lot of panels the others dont an are better price wise.
    Also it may bring down the panel prices abit compared to auto craft an gersons.
    You can buy new cargo doors for $1200 each so if you have bad rusty ones its not worth repairing them.
    Cheers chuck
     
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  13. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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  14. cbus

    cbus Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Bert.
    Thought I must have pressed " post" :)
    An answered above.
    Cheers
     

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