There are some places on the body of our VW beetles which are very susceptible for rust. Most of the times damage is situated around the wheels, but at the underside of the A-pillar there is also often damage by rust. This point is very susceptible for friction which the body endures during use of the vehicle. The second cause is definitely due to assembly of the door on the A-pillar, which causes also friction on the A-pillar, particularly on the connection of the A-pillar on the lower heater channel. Frictions cause hairline cracks on the paint and welding, resulting damage by rust. There are for quite some time reproduction hinge spare parts on the market, though fit and quality are in no way equal to those which we have now available.The hinge fixations are available each for each side for model year with 4 door hinge bolts –07/61 and for the model with 3 fixing bolts for model year 08/61-.
Order codes are as follows…
# 0871-100 Front hinge pillar complete left Type 1 -62
# 0872-100 Front hinge pillar complete right Type 1 -62
# 0871-110 Front hinge pillar complete left Type 1 62-
# 0872-110 Front hinge pillar complete right Type 1 62-