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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:20 am    Post subject: split-window conversion Reply with quote

I have a 62' bug. Has anyone done a split-window conversion on these cars and how do you go about doing it? I heard there was a kit out there for these?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do it!

You don't want pics of your car in this thread do ya?

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=149769
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

shano should be along shortly to impart some wisdom on this subject..
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First off it's your car and you should do with it what you want. That being said, I did this to my 63 and holy crap did I take some heat. It turns out this is the ultimate VW sin. Personally I like it, earlier tail lights would help though. Here is a pic...
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Like I said it's your car, have fun with it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shano63 is correct - it's your car so if you really want a rear split window than go for it. Get a 'W' deck lid and earlier tail lights too.

Shano63's bug is so well known now the rear split window no longer looks out of place.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joey wrote:
Shano63 is correct - it's your car so if you really want a rear split window than go for it. Get a 'W' deck lid and earlier tail lights too.

Shano63's bug is so well known now the rear split window no longer looks out of place.


Thats what i was going to ask. Why go through all of the effort to put in a split window but not get a W decklid and correct tails?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I did this I had no idea how frowned upon this was. I found that deck lid on eBay way before the split and I paid way to much for it not to use it. I have no excuse for the tail lights except..laziness? Think of it as an upgraded split? No? I didn't think so.. What can I tell ya, good or bad you will all know it's me at the next show. Stop by and snicker if you want.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

when done right...I think it looks great

Shano, I like the looks of yours. Applause
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I say slap on an Alligator shirt, spray on some Polo aftershave- bust out the 1984 VW Trends Bugorama issue- then chop in the split window...

Sambaland agrees- Shano pulls the look quite well. It starts and ends there however...
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I wonder what the nut looks like.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One last thing, if you ask me if I would do it again I would say no. Not because I cut my car or the comment's, it just wasn't worth all the extra work. Here is where I got the kit.. http://www.vwinnovations.com/ I see now they make a fiberglass split dash, hmmmmm.....
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hitest wrote:
I say slap on an Alligator shirt, spray on some Polo aftershave- bust out the 1984 VW Trends Bugorama issue- then chop in the split window...

Sambaland agrees- Shano pulls the look quite well. It starts and ends there however...


Too funny, thanks for the props!
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