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  Topic: Painting cost
2Dokas

Replies: 8
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:05 am   Subject: Re: Painting cost
I thought this might be a decent thread to ask about costs.

All things being equal - same quality, paint etc,

Which type of paint job would cost less? Any by about % less.

Single stage or col ...
  Topic: license plate light hole dimensions
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat May 30, 2020 6:52 am   Subject: Re: license plate light hole dimensions
thank you very much.

Peter
  Topic: license plate light hole dimensions
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 256

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 3:11 pm   Subject: license plate light hole dimensions
Mine looks really bad, like someone took a can opener to once.

This image is not mine, its from the gallery, maybe an oval for sale.

Can someone help me out with the dimensions of the hole? I ne ...
  Topic: Color for gas tank - Oval Beetle
2Dokas

Replies: 175
Views: 89310

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:45 am   Subject: Re: Color for gas tank - Oval Beetle
any rattle can options? Sorry to ask,


Peter
  Topic: 56 front beam to body rubber pads
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 333

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:10 pm   Subject: Re: 56 front beam to body rubber pads
thanks, that's what I thought

cheers
  Topic: can you identify these bits?
2Dokas

Replies: 4
Views: 510

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:17 am   Subject: can you identify these bits?
56 convertible, body off, everything stripped.

random square bit of metal

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/2015121.jpg

Grommet? Cone shaped

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/ ...
  Topic: 56 front beam to body rubber pads
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 333

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:48 am   Subject: 56 front beam to body rubber pads
Shelter at home of all things has given me time to work on my long stalled project.

While sorting all my parts I came across some "extra" hard rubber pads. I checked the Wolfsburg West ca ...
  Topic: Emergency brake cable installation
2Dokas

Replies: 3
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: Emergency brake cable installation
Thanks. I found it easier to do it at the handle,

But my issue at the start was I didn't get the e brake tube far enough into the backing plate, which cased the pads to be pulled and the drum woul ...
  Topic: Emergency brake cable installation
2Dokas

Replies: 3
Views: 231

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2020 7:15 pm   Subject: Emergency brake cable installation
Do I attach the e brake cable to the pull handle first then to the brakes?

Hart to tell if the cable is long enough.


thanks

Peter
  Topic: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
2Dokas

Replies: 13
Views: 961

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon May 06, 2019 6:44 am   Subject: Re: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
had not thought of that, thanks

Peter
  Topic: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
2Dokas

Replies: 13
Views: 961

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:44 am   Subject: Re: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
Can you tell me what other years of frames will fit my 56?

up to?

thanks
  Topic: 56 convertible wing windows
2Dokas

Replies: 7
Views: 471

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:33 pm   Subject: Re: 56 convertible wing windows
thanks Jason, Very Happy
  Topic: convertible window regulators and window crank splines
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:02 pm   Subject: Re: convertible window regulators and window crank splines
great idea, thanks
  Topic: 56 convertible wing windows
2Dokas

Replies: 7
Views: 471

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm   Subject: Re: 56 convertible wing windows
thanks!
  Topic: 56 convertible wing windows
2Dokas

Replies: 7
Views: 471

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:33 am   Subject: Re: 56 convertible wing windows
yep, which one is correct for a 56?
  Topic: convertible window regulators and window crank splines
2Dokas

Replies: 2
Views: 297

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:33 am   Subject: convertible window regulators and window crank splines
The passenger side rear regulator works great, except that the splines are stripped.

The same is true for one of the splines on the front.

If I were to drill out the rivets, would other years w ...
  Topic: 56 convertible wing windows
2Dokas

Replies: 7
Views: 471

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:27 am   Subject: 56 convertible wing windows
As seen in the picture, I seem to have 2 different pieces of glass.

The one on top is obviously broken and I have the little chrome bits that fit on that curved area but both seem to fit the one on ...
  Topic: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
2Dokas

Replies: 13
Views: 961

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:53 am   Subject: Re: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
thanks for the ideas, lots of good feedback, thanks
  Topic: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
2Dokas

Replies: 13
Views: 961

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:48 pm   Subject: Convertible window Frame - rusted bad
Any suggestions for dealing with all this rust on the vert window frames?

Talked to a chrome shop and they said they were too far gone.

So I took the angle grinder to one bit, along with paint r ...
  Topic: distributor model a bus?
2Dokas

Replies: 6
Views: 424

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:11 am   Subject: Re: distributor model a bus?
great information, thanks guys!

Peter
 
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