Discussion in 'Splitty Tech Clinic' started by TheMonk, Feb 8, 2021.
Just read this over on The Samba, might be old news here.
WOW...... and can only dream as to what they would be worth
Pretty much will reduce the price of real splitties
Yep...there goes the farm.
Are they American or Chinese?
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.
There is a mention of doing SC as well.
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.
Considered a new vehicle. Can't be registered.
If it's a new chassis, it's a new vehicle. therefore crash test, antcap, emissions .
You will just have build the new shell around the old VIN number.
It’s “just a few bits of metal welded in”
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
Looks like are LHD
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.
Col @cbus had asked for a link to the discussion on TheSamba in another thread but as that thread has been deleted I'll re-post the link - https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=720307
Thought I must have pressed " post"
An answered above.
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