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salisbury Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:04 pm

i have owned a few VWs....but none this old....

i am looking at a 1953 ..... needs windshield and other glass, it is an oval thinking about grafting a rear split window

are these parts available?

Jacks Thu Jan 21, 2021 10:53 pm

No!

don1357 Fri Jan 22, 2021 5:45 pm

salisbury wrote: i have owned a few VWs....but none this old....

i am looking at a 1953 ..... needs windshield and other glass, it is an oval thinking about grafting a rear split window

are these parts available?

If you want a split, you should get a split and not destroy an oval. That sort of franken car will not be worth what a real oval is worth.

56Cabrio Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:25 am

$1200 :shock:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2446705

finster Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:25 am

'factory black patina' - when it seems to be polar silver or similar judging by the inner surface...

56Cabrio Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:46 am

finster wrote: 'factory black patina' - when it seems to be polar silver or similar judging by the inner surface...
Maybe the factory black patina adds $600-$700 on the value. To many people think they have gold.

don1357 Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:21 pm

finster wrote: 'factory black patina' - when it seems to be polar silver or similar judging by the inner surface...

My '55 has seller's factory black patina. Meaning only a seller would call it patina :D

bwaz Mon Feb 08, 2021 2:32 pm

NOS? I think that's a stretch
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2448097

raydog Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:08 am

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2448097

"Dead nuts solid?" Would you care to elaborate?

EverettB Tue Feb 09, 2021 11:02 am

bwaz wrote: NOS? I think that's a stretch
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2448097
raydog wrote: https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2448097

"Dead nuts solid?" Would you care to elaborate?

This does look NOS to me since the sticker is still there and the J-pipe looks unused BUT it obviously has some serious shelf wear or that is was stored somewhere wet for quite a while

Opinion: $225 should be at least for a pair of them

iowegian Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:40 pm

I know nothing about distributors, but maybe Glenn needs this one?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2452196

67 Florida Deluxe Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:00 pm

iowegian wrote: I know nothing about distributors, but maybe Glenn needs this one?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2452196

"original distributor that has seen moisture, obviously."

Yes. The bottom of lakes tend to be moist. :shock:

Bub Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:13 am

I don't know why this bugs me. But crap..what?
Who digs this out of a pile and goes :
"yep, put $100 on that little .035 cent strip of metal"




https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2452705



67 Florida Deluxe Tue Feb 16, 2021 11:48 am

Bub wrote: I don't know why this bugs me. But crap..what?
Who digs this out of a pile and goes :
"yep, put $100 on that little .035 cent strip of metal"




https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2452705




The word "semaphore" kicks up the value by several hundred percent, apparently. But the reality is, that same wire cover for the left side of the steering column that hides the turn signal wires is the same on non-sem cars, too. My '56 non-sem car had it and my '56 semaphore car has the exact same metal cover. Common to both.

lkovach Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:57 pm

I'm not endorsing the price or the condition of the part at all.

I do want to point out the switch wire wire covers are different between semaphore cars and non semaphore cars. Semaphore switches only have 3 wires and the covers have a lower profile. Non semaphore cars have more wires, 6 I believe, the covers are taller to accommodate this.

67 Florida Deluxe Tue Feb 16, 2021 6:47 pm

lkovach wrote: I do want to point out the switch wire wire covers are different between semaphore cars and non semaphore cars. Semaphore switches only have 3 wires and the covers have a lower profile. Non semaphore cars have more wires, 6 I believe, the covers are taller to accommodate this.

Interesting. I never noticed that!

3foldfolly Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:08 am

"Show quality " :D
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2453259

56Cabrio Thu Feb 18, 2021 12:55 pm

3foldfolly wrote: "Show quality " :D
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2453259
I put a self-leveling epoxy on the floors to protect them from scratches. :shock:

wheel607 Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:37 pm

Original cars are showing up here and other places that are originally marked sold............then for sale again. Reason for relisting should always be given......this ploy almost never ends well.

jays58s Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:40 pm

I donít know which is higher, the taillight placement, the price, or the owner. I think the taillight placement on this one is the highest Iíve ever seen, along with the other two things I mentioned....

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2454403



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