About PanelKraft

When Hayden Watson initially got into Volkswagens, it was more a case of necessity than a magnetic attraction. You see, he was a keen mountain bike racer and that meant that he spent plenty of weekends away in the wilds.


“I needed somewhere to sleep when I was away racing and a Camper seemed like a cool idea,” he explains. “A mate had a ’72 Bay and I just had to have it.” After buying the Bay 13 years ago, he started to get hooked and was well on the way to VWs becoming an all-consuming passion.

See Some Examples

We are always busy restoring bodywork on old Volkswagens…

We have cared for many Bays, Splits, Beetles, Karmann ghias, T25s and a few T3s. Anything from a small hole to repair to a full blown restoration or accident damage repairs, we are also happy to take on your MOT work  or other general maintenance or repairs.

Our Services

We have experience with Beetles, Type 3s, Type 25s, VW Split Screen Vans, Bay Window, T4, 5’s and many, many other marques.

Take a look at our gallery page for some examples.

T1 & T2 Lowering

Modifications / Air ride / Hydraulics etc


IRS Conversions

MOT Work

Bodywork/damage repair

Full Restorations to show winning standard

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Catch Us If You Can!