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starting a sebring rebuild...

lykip

Member
I wish i had a garage.to do this inside would be great. I love that setup and it shows the concept i am hoping to occur. Thank you on the ratchet strap info. I was going to use rope with a 600lb rating.
My plan is to lift up the body- roll out the current pan. Swap over the motor and confirm it still starts and goes through the gears on my refurbed pan. Then roll the new setup under and lower it.
To avoid twist my 2x4's go all the way to the house front and back.

Life and rain have been keeping me away from the swap. But we have to get sun here in Atlanta sometime!
Thank you all for your help and advice!!
 

farfegnubbin

Site Owner
Staff member
That set-up should work. You might have to tweak it on the fly but it seems like you're almost ready to lift. When's the big day?
 

K55dunn

New member
Hi I saw you are working on a Sebring now did you have any paperwork on the car before you were able to get the title or a new vin. We just got an original Sebring and I can't find a vin plate anywhere the owner died in the house fire and I belief all the paperwork and maybe even the Vin plate was in the house. Also what manuals should I be looking at to help with this?
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Not all Sebrings had serial numbers assigned to them. Your VIN is usually attached to the VW chassis, so it's located on top of the tunnel behind the seats, in front of the inspection plate. If you are the same person posting on the Facebook page, your Sebring will need to go through the PA enhanced inspection process regardless, so having the VIN is irrelevant. You will need the bill of sale and any sales slips for components you use to restore the car, however. There are no manuals for Sebrings, but the Sterling manual should have the same basic information. The cars are built the same way, so the basic steps are the same. The Sterling manual can be found on this site.
 

K55dunn

New member
Not all Sebrings had serial numbers assigned to them. Your VIN is usually attached to the VW chassis, so it's located on top of the tunnel behind the seats, in front of the inspection plate. If you are the same person posting on the Facebook page, your Sebring will need to go through the PA enhanced inspection process regardless, so having the VIN is irrelevant. You will need the bill of sale and any sales slips for components you use to restore the car, however. There are no manuals for Sebrings, but the Sterling manual should have the same basic information. The cars are built the same way, so the basic steps are the same. The Sterling manual can be found on this site.
Thank you for the information can't wait to show the progress in this and I'm in my so I'm sure the paperwork process will be harder lol.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
There are no wiring diagrams. Theoretically the car should be using the stock donor Beetle harness, but over the years that has undoubtedly been cut, spliced and recut. With any kit, regardless of manufacturer with an unknown history (and more, if it's been sitting), ripping out all the old wiring and starting fresh is always the best route to go.
 

Nic

Member
Quick question about your steering column... is there a bushing or anything supporting it inside the dash? If not, I highly recommend adding a bushing/bearing/pillowblock for it. One to save the fiberglass and 2 for a better steering experience.
 
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