The frame had also be be reinforced for the development of the Beetle convertible, although this still had been built with stable chassis. This also makes it difficult for the reconstructions, where a closed model by cutting off the roof was rebuilt into a convertible. By the way, can also be seen at the top never quite right, which know how is in the completion of a well-fitting and perfectly folding soft top.
By the way, the roof was seen folded away completely in no Beetle convertible version. The air box of the engine was in the way. However, in order to achieve still a certain view through the interior rearview mirror, this could be folded up with the top down.