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I don't think these can really be repaired. Given how the 1:87 vehicles are made (ie glued together) I think you would cause more damage than it would be worth. Besides a vast majority of the damage I've seen VW Bugs are the bumpers.
Here is a copy of the later (slightly smaller) 1200 Beetle.... the #661 version... there are 2 types... the UK/Ireland/Australia type (only found in later 810 Town Plan sets)... top... has more of a curve to the back (left) bumper... while the continental Europe #661... bottom.... has a slightly straighter back bumper.
The #661 type smaller 1200 Beetle was thought not to have been sold in USA/Canada, but this past weekend a pair were found in a new 725 USA (Samsonite) Town Plan set.
I would think that Super Glue'ing on a broken part from that vehicle might work... but likely not a piece broken off from another Beetle.
(Images from my Unofficial LEGO Sets/Parts Collectors Guide chapter on 1:87 Cars/Trucks.)
My point is that you are very unlikely to be able to separate in undamaged chassis from a damaged shell and damaged chassis from an undamaged shell without causing more harm than good. These were never meant to be swappable parts. I've seen only a few cases where the shell and chassis have come apart "naturally" and many where somebody has tried to cut them apart. The cutting apart has frequently ended badly.
I can take some photos of some damaged VW Bugs and a Ford Taurus to illustrate this if you wish.
I have these, should be some throw aways at factory, so never been assembled.
Here's an image from an Ebay auction 10 years ago that shows spare 1:87 parts, many in colors never actually sold in. Unfortunately this is the best image I could get....
So you can see the damage to chassis on the sides where it should attach to the shell. I'm assuming the shell was very badly damaged for the previous owner to not keep it.
So a great chassis with intact bumpers. But ...
The shell is total loss. But it can be used to for DWI vignettes with a wrecker and/or 1:87 police.
Unlike the VW Bugs the glass doesn't attach to the shell, but to the chassis. It clips to the chassis and can be removed when the shell is unattached. The car doesn't quite fit together. It wants or needs to be glued (some other assembly) to be together correctly. Again I can't see any damage on the shell or chassis.
Looks like some of those vehicles could be used along with an Emergency Services road crew... such as this one....
This is a #656 LEGO Mercedes Tow Truck, but unfortunately with non-LEGO sticker sheet by Techno. This is another serious issue that collectors have to be aware of... and one of the more serious problems for collecting the very expensive 1:87 promotional vehicles. But a Bedford or Mercedes Tow Truck could be used in an early Town Plan diarama for including damaged LEGO 1:87 vehicles in tow.
I honestly think that the badly warped #258 van was subjected to some extreme heat conditions (possibly a very hot attic). Only the vehicles from 1955-63 can be warped (although most are only mildly so). From 1963-70 all the vehicles were made of non-warping ABS plastic.
Here's the parts to a VW Van... this was from a TLG auction a few years ago....
Sometimes unscrupulous sellers try to take the Vans/Pickups/Samba Buses apart and rearrange them into rare combinations.... but this is virtually impossible to do with the earlier Cellulose Acetate parts, since each one warps just a slightly bit differently. But it's the ABS ones that you have to be careful with. There are some rare color combos in existence... but the buyer beware....
I have a Swiss collector friend who is amassing ALL the VW Buses/Vans/Pickups of the "with glass" variety... with front and side "indicators" (turn signal lights).
Here's his collection so far.... well into the 5 digits in value, especially since they're all pretty much pristine... with the really rare ones (promotional ones) on the left.....
Looks like the Beetle is only one so far with transclear Shell that have been painted, the others look line in colored plastic.