Aircooled VW Service and Repair in North Norfolk
Aircooled VW enthusiast and all round obsessive. Certifiable... maybe but Doktor Dub lives and breathes aircooled dubs, and has done for the last five years. Whether it’s a 60’s Splitty or a ratty 70’s bug, Doktor Dub is the guy for keeping on top of the tinkering and I can help with
- Pre-purchase check, to avoid costly mistakes
- Service and maintenance to keep your treasured VW in top running order!
- Replacement engine / gearboxes or a tune-up
- PRE-MOT checks and MOT work
- New panels, welding and body repairs ( For MOT or general tidy-ups)
- Paintwork spruce ups - no more rust round the windows!
Below are some of Doktor Dub's recent projects....
Service and Repairs
With a service interval of 3000 miles, an on-going service schedule is key for keeping your classic aircooled VW on the road and ready to go when you are.
I pride myself on my ability to keep classic ‘dubs in tip top condition, and this includes all the important service jobs that many places overlook. Stuff like adjusting and lubricating the brake components, handbrake cables, and lubricating the front beam-axles.
As Doktor Dub I also maintain the Groovy Campers classic VW hire fleet, undertaking all work and repairs to keep the hire fleet on top form.
Having undertaken various restoration works on both beetles and campers Doktor Dub knows how rusty old Volkswagens can be.
I'm just getting to the end of a chassis renovation on a 1978 converted Panel van.
While I had the van over on the body roller, I replaced the inner, middle and outer sills, cross members, outriggers and jacking points which were all completely rotten. I also made sure to fix up solid anchoring points for the seat belts. Now it's welded up I have primed and painted the chassis with Red oxide primer and Gravitex - and after replacing all the brake pipes I'll be applying a generous coat of smoothrite, and waxoyling the underside to protect all my good work and the customers investment!
Last winter I did a full body restoration on Harry, a late bay with an original Westfalia interior. Harry was rusty in the all the usual places - not helped by some bodged previous repairs and loads of filler! So, I put together a schedule to bring Harry back to his former glory and worked my way around the van cutting in new lower sections as needed and sorted out the rust around the windows etc. After a long time spent in the paint shop we'll be putting Harry back together again soon. But first there is another Westy waiting for a bit of Doktor Dub love....
Need the Doktor?
I'm based in North Norfolk, but for the smaller jobs on your aircooled, to check out issues, or for a quote I am mobile, or alternatively you can come to my workshop in Langham.
For call outs I charge £40 for anything up to an hour, and then £20 per hour and I'm always happy to provide estimates or advice over the phone. I also have loads of contacts so I can help source quality parts at reasonable rates.
To discuss your VW Dub or to set up a visit please contact me on 07900 838622, via email at
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Below are some of the companies I use for parts or recommend:-