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|Garbe-Lahmeyer Gmbh||A German company that supplied electrical
components for VW starting in 1955. The parts are often called "VW" due to
the presence of a prominent VW logo along with "GL" on many of the parts. GL
supplied distributors, coils, generators, voltage regulators, and starters
as late as 1975.
|Garbus||Polish nickname for the Beetle sedan and convertible. Literally means "Hunchback".|
|Gas Burners||4-lug (914) and 5-lug (914-6, 911) Wheels made by
Mahle for Porsche that look like gas
burning stove grills.
|Gas Heater||Factory or dealer-installed accessory that
provided additional heat when needed. See Eberspacher,
Southwind, and Perfection
|Gates||Fold-down panels on the sides and rear of a Single
Cab or Crew Cab bed.
|Gauges||Mechanical or electrical instruments that provide vehicle information. May include speedometer, tripometer, odometer, gas gauge, warning lights, or tachometer.|
|Geländewagen||German name for the Type 181 Safari and the Wehrmacht's Kubelwagen. Literally means "land vehicle", or off-road vehicle.|
|Gemi||Large screw style clamps. Used on various
parts ranging from Fresh Air Hose and Heater Box.
And for Fuel Filler neck hose-to-tank (on late models).
56 mm (fuel filler)
|Genny||Slang for generator.|
|Generator||Electrical device that converts rotational movement provided by a belt driven off the engine's crankshaft to electrical energy. The generator in turn runs the electricity through the regulator to provide a constant voltage to keep the battery charged|
|Ghia||See Karmann Ghia|
|Giorgio Giugiaro||Famous Italian car designer who redesigned the Oval Window from Ovalto Square in 1958. Giorgio Giugiaro also designed the VW Rabbit in 1974.|
|Glass||Slang; A common reference to fiberglass as in a "glass" buggy - a dune buggy made of fiberglass.|
|Glass Taillights||1956 - 1961 US Beetle
|Glasurit||OEM paint supplier for VW|
|GmbH||Gesellschaft mit beschraenkte Haftung: limited partnership company, as in Volkswagenwerk GmbH|
|Governor||Speed-limiting device used on 36hp, 40hp, and 1500cc
Buses to prevent over-revving of the engine by closing a valve to stop air
flow from the carburetor to the intake manifold. The governor was an
option on 36hp/40hp engines. 1500cc governors are quite common as they
were factory-installed for many years.
|Grab Handle||Handle mounted on the dashboard or in the
cargo area of a Bus. Slang: "oh-shit"
|Grafted||Often used to describe merging one piece of a
car with another.
I grafted a ragtop into my 1963 Beetle
I grafted a 23-Window onto the top of my School Bus
|Gravel Guards||Accessory aluminum plates mounted to the
fenders to protect against rocks or debris kicked up by the tires.
|Grawomobil||VW Bus camper conversion with square-shaped
raised roof. It's former name was Arcomobile.
About 600 of them were made, divided over
Split-screen Bus, Bay Window and
Vanagon. Grawo stands for Grau Wohnmobile.
|GTV||See EMPI GTV|
|Gute Fahrt||"Good Driving" in German. German magazine - See Gute Fahrt|