I need to replace the roof reinforcements for my VW Tiguan. I am quite concerned about the amount of hours required by car dealer shop for this
Namely items 3 and 4 need to be replaced. This requires the roof to be cut and then re-welded back.
Any idea how many hours a shop would require for this?
EDIT : I haven't gone to any shops yet to get a quote, I was asking here first so I could have a "defense" in case I need it.
Yes, there is a repair document original from VW AG. It's a 28 MB PDF describing the procedure step-by-step (English language). See page 154 "Renewing front roof cross member" and page 158 "Renewing rear roof cross member".
Basically, along precise diagrams and tools specifications, it says that you need to saw out the roof, cut out the old cross members, weld in the new members and then put a new roof on by bonding and then welding (and, of course, paint job finally).
EDIT 2 :
Porsche Bucharest (VW Dealer) quoted 20h (1500 USD - roof and cross members renewal and windshield renewal) and 2000 USD materials (this includes roof, cross members and windshield).