28 years ago we started our business by converting standard VW Beetle saloons into soft-top convertibles and selling them in AUTO TRADER. Remember this was way before the internet. We now export this kit to all 4 corners of the globe, such has been the popularity of this kit. During that time we have introduced several models, slowly this has evolved into the current model, which has been with us for about 15/17 years. People fell in love with it and it has remained largely unchanged except for a few minor tweaks down the years.

There are several reasons for this.

1. They are terrific value for money.
2. They are very simple to fit.
3. They can be fitted in 3 days
4. They work, because they have been designed right.

What does a kit cost?

For £999.00 we will supply you with a hood in black vinyl, plus all the framework, new rear side screen/windows, rubber seals, all the chassis restrengthening steelwork plus instructions. We make 2 slightly different hoods. One for the standard flat windscreen Beetle and another for the 1303 curved screen car. You need to order the correct one.

Price £999.99 GBP (EXPORT £949.99 without steel pack)

What do you get for your money?

The full convertible kit comprises of many parts.
1. Hood in black vinyl (upgrade available to coloured vinyl, black mohair or coloured mohair, see bottom of page fpr cost of upgrades), 2. Rear window kit (2 pieces), 3. Hinge assembly for hood frame. 4. Three piece aluminium hood bows/frame. 5, Rubber seal pack, 6. Steel pack for chassis restrengthening. 7. Pack of fittings. 8. Build instructions including diagrams.


These kits are heavy to ship, they contain around 20 feet of steel, plus the boxes are an awkward size. We ship in the UK for £30, some remote areas may carry an extra supplement. Overseas customers please e-mail for a shipping quote. Overseas customers are charged a lower price as we do not include the steel pack, which is heavy to ship. Full specifications are given for you to source steel locally.

What skills do I need?

You need someone who knows a thing or two about welding as half the job involves using a MIG welder. Mig welding is fairly easy to learn and lots of "hands on" d.i.y. type people have learnt to weld using the new generation of cheap MIG welding units. Some of my customers have used a mobile service for this part of the job.

What condition does the car have to be in?

The cars chassis has to be in good order or you have to put the chassis in good order before work can start. You cannot weld in the new steel on old rusty parts. If you are replacing heater channels or floor pans, do this first!

Can I have a different colour hood?

Yes you have a choice of 9 colours in vinyl, these are White, Beige Tan. Putty, Red, Wine, Grey, Green and Blue for a supplement of £90 or you can upgrade further to a Black Mohair/cloth (Mercedes type) hood for an extra £200

I want one, how can I pay? We take credit/debit cards over the phone or cheques in the post.

Okay take a look at some of our pictures, all the cars you see are converted Beetles and were once hard tops. Give us a ring on 01277 823365 for any further information or E-MAIL US.

All our products are custom made for each and every customer and as such are not returnable under Distance Selling Regulations, please refer to our full terms and conditions on our home page.

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