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'79 Super Beetle triple white
Posted: Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:58 am
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'79 Super Beetle triple white
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new canvas top


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'79 Super Beetle rear wood bow mounting holes
Posted: Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:01 pm
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'79 Super Beetle rear wood bow mounting holes
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positions of holes for mounting wood bow


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'79 Super Beetle finished top
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 pm
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'79 Super Beetle finished top
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Finished installing the weatherstrip for the side windows, and checked the fit of the boot.


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'79 Super Beetle finished top
Posted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:24 pm
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'79 Super Beetle finished top
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Finished installing the weatherstrip for the side windows, and checked the fit of the boot.


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top removal '79 Super Beetle
Posted: Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:59 pm
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top removal '79 Super Beetle
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metal front bow


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engine in '71 Ghia
Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:08 pm
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engine in '71 Ghia
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Oil filler cap that won't break.


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broken valve in 1600 engine
Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:47 pm
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broken valve in 1600 engine
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The previous owner told me the engine had died and wouldn't restart. This broken valve put a hole in the piston and literally punched the spark plug out taking with it the threads from the head.


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'79 Super Beetle Convertible Rear Window
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:59 pm
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'79 Super Beetle Convertible Rear Window
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rear window installed


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Ghia on Governors Island
Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:13 am
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Ghia on Governors Island
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enroute to 2018 NYC Traffic Jam


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'79 Super Beetle ready for rear window installation
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 pm
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'79 Super Beetle ready for rear window installation
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interior and exterior views of top cover and headliner attached to rear window frame


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'79 Super Beetle ready for rear window installation
Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:18 pm
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'79 Super Beetle ready for rear window installation
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interior and exterior views of top cover and headliner attached to rear window frame


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'79 Super Beetle convertible top sans wrinkle
Posted: Fri May 17, 2019 1:19 pm
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'79 Super Beetle convertible top sans wrinkle
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with a little sewing I managed to get rid of the wrinkle from the right rear area


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auxiliary heater switch
Posted: Tue May 14, 2019 5:14 am
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auxiliary heater switch
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controller for dealer installed gasoline heater


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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
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Fitting a canvas top cover on my wife's '79 Super Beetle. I'm cogitating on how to eliminate a wrinkle in the right rear section.


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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
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Fitting a canvas top cover on my wife's '79 Super Beetle. I'm cogitating on how to eliminate a wrinkle in the right rear section.


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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
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Fitting a canvas top cover on my wife's '79 Super Beetle. I'm cogitating on how to eliminate a wrinkle in the right rear section.


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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
Posted: Mon May 13, 2019 1:49 pm
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'79 Super Beetle canvas top cover
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Fitting a canvas top cover on my wife's '79 Super Beetle. I'm cogitating on how to eliminate a wrinkle in the right rear section.


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'79 Super Beetle convertible ready for top cover
Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 3:35 pm
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'79 Super Beetle convertible ready for top cover
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padding installed, now for the top cover


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'79 Super Beetle convertible top headliner front attachment detail
Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:05 pm
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'79 Super Beetle convertible top headliner front attachment detail
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'79 Super Beetle convertible top headliner front attachment detail


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'79 Super Beetle convertible top quarter pad install
Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 pm
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'79 Super Beetle convertible top quarter pad install
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pad glued to material stapled to rear wood bow


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'79 Super Beetle convertible top quarter pad install
Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 pm
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'79 Super Beetle convertible top quarter pad install
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pad glued to material stapled to rear wood bow


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'79 super beetle convertible front webbing strap attachment
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:00 am
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'79 super beetle convertible front webbing strap attachment
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slit the vinyl on the pad wrap material, inserted the webbing strap and wrapped it around the metal rod, then stitched it up


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rear webbing straps '79 super beetle convertible
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:03 am
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rear webbing straps '79 super beetle convertible
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with the straps in place the distance from the rear bow to the body is spot on... depending on whose instructions you're following


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headliner installed on '79 super beetle convertible
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:54 am
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headliner installed on '79 super beetle convertible
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I put on the Stones album "Sticky Fingers" to drown out my swearing while gluing the listings to the bows.


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'79 super beetle convertible rear webbing strap
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:46 am
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'79 super beetle convertible rear webbing strap
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one way to anchor the rear webbing straps to the body


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metal tabs for headliner rod
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:39 am
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metal tabs for headliner rod
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Finding that our '79 super beetle was missing several of the metal tabs needed to anchor the rods holding the headliner and rear window pad pockets in place, I crafted some bolt-on replacements.


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metal tabs for headliner rod
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:39 am
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metal tabs for headliner rod
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Finding that our '79 super beetle was missing several of the metal tabs needed to anchor the rods holding the headliner and rear window pad pockets in place, I crafted some bolt-on replacements.


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metal tabs for headliner rod
Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 5:39 am
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metal tabs for headliner rod
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Finding that our '79 super beetle was missing several of the metal tabs needed to anchor the rods holding the headliner and rear window pad pockets in place, I crafted some bolt-on replacements.


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1979 Super Beetle convertible frame bow repair
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
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1979 Super Beetle convertible frame bow repair
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Gussets were welded onto both sides of the top frame to repair and strengthen the bow attachment points.


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1979 Super Beetle convertible frame bow repair
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:07 pm
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1979 Super Beetle convertible frame bow repair
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Gussets were welded onto both sides of the top frame to repair and strengthen the bow attachment points.


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1979 Super Beetle rear bulkhead carpet anchor
Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:58 pm
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1979 Super Beetle rear bulkhead carpet anchor
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As we were missing one of the metal disks used to anchor the carpet to the rear bulkhead on our '79 Super Beetle, we were pleased to find that VW used the identical metal disks we had removed from our '71 Ghia cabriolet when we fitted new seatbelts.


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1979 Super Beetle rear bulkhead carpet anchor
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1979 Super Beetle rear bulkhead carpet anchor
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As we were missing one of the metal disks used to anchor the carpet to the rear bulkhead on our '79 Super Beetle, we were pleased to find that VW used the identical metal disks we had removed from our '71 Ghia cabriolet when we fitted new seatbelts.


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'79 broken top bow
Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 7:34 am
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'79 broken top bow
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Maybe during the homecoming parade the king and queen were waving to the crowd while sitting on the lowered top. Maybe the PO didn't learn from the first time.


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'79 broken top bow
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'79 broken top bow
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Maybe during the homecoming parade the king and queen were waving to the crowd while sitting on the lowered top. Maybe the PO didn't learn from the first time.


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preparing '79 triple white for a new top
Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:54 pm
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preparing '79 triple white for a new top
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preparing '79 triple white for a new top


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preparing '79 triple white for a new top
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preparing '79 triple white for a new top
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preparing '79 triple white for a new top


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early version of a Tangerine Racing exhaust system for Karmann Ghia made by Chris Foley
Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2018 12:26 pm
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early version of a Tangerine Racing exhaust system for Karmann Ghia made by Chris Foley
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2006 photo of the exhaust system for the type 4 in my Ghia. Built to last, this was the result of collaboration between Chris Foley and Jake Raby. It still looks and sounds great.


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vintage...
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:11 pm
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vintage...
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sister and me with my 1938 Plymouth; my first body-off rock stock restoration


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'79 Beetle convertible
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:53 pm
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'79 Beetle convertible
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triple white


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'66 and '96 Beetles
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:43 pm
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'66 and '96 Beetles
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old and new Beetles


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on trip across Canada in the bus
Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:38 pm
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on trip across Canada in the bus
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outside Kamloops


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windscreen defog tube
Posted: Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:49 am
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windscreen defog tube
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ribbed paper tubes supplying heated air to the defroster vents


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windscreen defog tube
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windscreen defog tube
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ribbed paper tubes supplying heated air to the defroster vents


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fitting replacement fuel line
Posted: Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:24 am
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fitting replacement fuel line
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I believe this was posted on theSamba previously, but since it didn't turn up in my search I decided to put it here.


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Deutsche Classic 2016
Posted: Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:28 am
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Deutsche Classic 2016
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Found this photo of my '71 Ghia on the Deutsche Classic website from their 2016 get together; credit to the photographer. The rain that day didn't dampen the enthusiasm of the attendees, and the droplets ran off the Ghia like water off a duck's back.


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beam install
Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:51 pm
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beam install
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2" narrowed adjustable beam


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windlace
Posted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:46 am
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windlace
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Made my own windlace, easy project; staples work, too


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Governors Island
Posted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 5:18 pm
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Governors Island
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Just like I imagined it...
It was perfect weather for the NYC VW Traffic Jam. We met lots of friendly folks including both the VW people and the day visitors to Governors Island. A big "Thank you!" to Julio Baudet for making it happen!


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windlace
Posted: Sat May 19, 2018 5:38 am
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windlace
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sew or staple vinyl around a springy core that won't rot


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windlace anchor
Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:50 am
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windlace anchor
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rear windlace anchor point


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