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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:29 am    Post subject: Hood crests Reply with quote

What different hood crests were used on early beetles? I mean the crest located between the trim and the hood handle. Were they specific to country of importation or just time periods or model of car, etc...
Anyone have pics of different types of front hood crest's?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle. There were two main ones used, but I have seen several others over the years used in different areas

This one was used for 60-62 beetles

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=394464

This one was for pre 1960 cars

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=366148
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

here gav,
i have the one with the soldiers on it (center)
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Under what circumstances were those unique ones used?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle.


Actually the crest continued into the 63 model year for several months and then was dropped.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Municipality crests were a popular aftermarket item in the '50s and '60s. There are probably several archived threads on this subject.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitjunkie wrote:
kafer53 wrote:
The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle.


Actually the crest continued into the 63 model year for several months and then was dropped.

Chris


my december 62 doesnt have one
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kafer53 wrote:
The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle. There were two main ones used, but I have seen several others over the years used in different areas

This one was used for 60-62 beetles

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=394464

This one was for pre 1960 cars

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=366148


Early split ones were different than the one you pictured in the pre 1960 one you posted.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitjunkie wrote:
kafer53 wrote:
The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle.


Actually the crest continued into the 63 model year for several months and then was dropped.

Chris


First time I have ever heard of this. Confused
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What about standard hoods? Did they have the crest and VW emblem?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

splitjunkie wrote:
kafer53 wrote:
The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle.


Actually the crest continued into the 63 model year for several months and then was dropped.

Chris


That new to me also, what is this based on?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

61vdubbug wrote:
What about standard hoods? Did they have the crest and VW emblem?

Standards were not adorned with such Deluxe equipment. Had to keep that cost down!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN2VWS wrote:
splitjunkie wrote:
kafer53 wrote:
The hood crest was also known as the "wolfsburg crest" ended for the start of the 1963 year of production for beetles. All cars pre 1963 had one on the front hood above the hood handle.


Actually the crest continued into the 63 model year for several months and then was dropped.

Chris


That new to me also, what is this based on?


Some of the early 1963 model beetles did have the hood crest. It was dropped sometime in late November or early December.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are several more not shown in the pic above. There's a Hamburg Castle, Flensburg Crest, Braunschweig Crest & an Australian badge as well.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you sure they weren't old stock of '62 models? Any chassis numbers?
Is this proven, or just cars that someone has seen?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Are you sure they weren't old stock of '62 models? Any chassis numbers?
Is this proven, or just cars that someone has seen?


I'll check my Progressive Refinements later tonight & get back to you.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Hood Crest Reply with quote

I know that in Brazil, during the 60's they had a different hood crest. It was the crest of "São Bernado do Campo" the city where the Volkswagen factory was located. Hope this helps Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russ wrote:
here gav,
i have the one with the soldiers on it (center)
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Who made that yellow, white and red one (top right hand corner?)
Is it available or repopped? I've seen it around for quite some time.
I think that would look awesome with my chestnut brown paint.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VW Fanatic wrote:
I know that in Brazil, during the 60's they had a different hood crest. It was the crest of "São Bernado do Campo" the city where the Volkswagen factory was located. Hope this helps Very Happy


That's the Crest shown in the center of this pic-

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN2VWS wrote:
Are you sure they weren't old stock of '62 models? Any chassis numbers?
Is this proven, or just cars that someone has seen?


I have read this somewhere. I will need to look. However I had a early 63 with OG paint and it was definitely the OG hood and it had a crest and was flat under the vw emblem. I still have the hood, but don't have the car. The hood is now on my split.

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