Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

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RebeccaB
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Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

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Hi Everyone,

I am the proud owner of a 1973 Jurgens Autovilla which was in storage for 18 years.

I now would like to have her restored, mechanically and also the body needs some work.

Can anyone recommend a mechanic ?

I also have a blog with some fun short Autovilla stories.
https://theolivellamariposaautovilla.tr ... s-stories/
and more stories you can find on the menu of my website


Stay safe

Rebecca

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Re: Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

Post by Tony Z »

Wow.
I just read two of your stories and your writing is brilliant, stories are pretty good and interesting too.

I was honestly going to ignore your post as I mainly focus on performance modifications, but due to your writings, I'm happy to help you with some of your mechanical work if you have a timetable that suits mine...
pm me if you are interested.

Good luck with your project. I hope it goes all smoothly, and remember, there are plenty people out there who are looking to make a quick buck.
Please keep us up to date with your restoration.
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Re: Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

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Gawd Tony, you are so transparent :-)
You can never have enough Garages :-(
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Totally hey.. I was going to ignore you, but now I'll help you..

Sheesh!
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Thank you. I like your Volksie. Did you restore it yourself? Why were you going to ignore me...and what changed your mind?
If you'd like to help PM please.
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Re: Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

Post by sean »

Hi Rebecca

Was the Autovilla parked off in a perfectly good driving condition?

It seems you had it stored indoors, so only bad fuel and blocked fuel lines should be a problem getting it going again. Brakes may also need some attention, but everything else should be fine.

Perhaps you can share some pics of the current state of the body work. Is it just a respray or does it have rust issues?
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Re: Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

Post by RebeccaB »

Hi Sean,
Thank you for your message.
And yes, The Autovilla was in good driving condtion when I drove it into the underground garage at Milpark in 2002.
So the Villa was stored indoors.

https://theolivellamariposaautovilla.tr ... villa-now/

One problem I had was an electrical problem. The battery was draining and going flat if I did not drive the Autovilla for a day or so.
Even after fittin a new powerfull battery.

I recently received pictures of the body... rust... but I must say the spots are the same as they were 18 years ago.

What is not so nice...is that the wood in the lower part of the villa is rotten. So I will have to deal with that as well.

Please see attached pictures.

Stay safe

Rebecca




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Re: Restoration of my 1973 VW Jurgens Autovilla

Post by RebeccaB »

Hi

Has anyone in the Western Cape or Cape Town had their aircooled serviced by Henry from Berg Motor spares?

http://www.bergmotorspares.com/



If yes...what experience have you had?



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