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Sunroofgod Wed Nov 21, 2007 11:43 am

Are only barndoor hubcap VW logos Red, or all Br/Red deluxes?
I thought 55-deluxes have black logos, but want to make sure before painting the logos in.

EverettB Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:03 am

All 55s would have red logos. '56 too. Past that I am not sure...

dms Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:47 am

EverettB wrote: All 55s would have red logos. '56 too. Past that I am not sure... Even the Kombi's had red logo's in 1956 ?

EverettB Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:07 am

I was talking about Deluxes as I thought that was his question.

Excuse any confusion.

dms Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:50 pm

What would the stock hub caps be on the Kombi , white , or chrome ?
And also what color of paint in the VW logo's ?

EverettB Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:38 pm

It looks like '57 had black logo hubcaps from this thread
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=56619

So '56 may have been the last of color-matched logos.

Kombi hubcaps could be chrome or light grey, it depends on the year.

And '64-up center logos were not painted at all.

Sunroofgod Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:09 pm

Thanks, look like I am going with black for 58

eddie.would.go Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:19 am

So to confirm, for a 56 and earlier dove blue commercial? Would the correct combo be chrome hubcaps with dove blue logos?

Lind Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:58 am

eddie.would.go wrote: So to confirm, for a 56 and earlier dove blue commercial? Would the correct combo be chrome hubcaps with dove blue logos?
Yes, chrome caps with dove blue logos. Also, they should be early caps with the matte chrome center and the softer edged pressings with the thicker bar between the V and the W.


eddie.would.go Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:46 am

Thanks for the detailed reply, good info to know. Does anybody have a comparison photo between the early and late caps?

Lind Sat Jan 16, 2021 7:31 am

eddie.would.go wrote: Thanks for the detailed reply, good info to know. Does anybody have a comparison photo between the early and late caps?
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6107728&highlight=#6107728



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