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  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:23 am   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
I have these M67 W key blanks for steering locks.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1918500.jpg

Looks different than mine. Mine has that little part that pokes out. Which locks do those wo ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:04 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius,

Sorry about my mistake. I saw that there was always a VW cut-out key that you hid so I assumed you were looking for the VW one shown...

No worries!
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:03 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Hell ya! Nice.

Now I'm wondering if there is some inventory list of what Taylor key blanks for what years.
I bet there are some worth getting to pick up some extra cash on resale.

Ask them if ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:30 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
For some reason I thought he needed the other key for the steering lock

But re-reading the thread now I see he never said which key he needed so...

Which one? Or both?

Looks like you found o ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:28 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
So I went to an old key shop in a town near me. This place has been there since at least the 70's. Maybe older than that. Well they had an old rack on the back wall and guess what? They had 7 blanks o ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Sorry. It's the Taylor L6U. Not the standard ignition key. I was thinking the same thing. Pretty basic piece of steel. I bet I could make it with a dremel and a grinder in my garage. It has the basic ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 9:42 am   Subject: Re: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
I don't recognize that key blank myself but there are Taylor key blanks on eBay all the time.

It maybe a matter of waiting for one to pop up.

Sorry this wasn't much help.

Thanks Everett. Mayb ...
  Topic: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Malanthius

Replies: 17
Views: 430

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:28 am   Subject: Looking for a blank key for my steering lock
Hoping someone might lead me to source a blank spare key for my steering lock. I checked with Gabe at Prado but he doesn't carry them. He told me to search Ebay with the number on the key but I found ...
  Topic: My 66 DCs new vintage speed exhaust and tow hitch
Malanthius

Replies: 7
Views: 776

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Sat May 04, 2019 7:50 am   Subject: Re: My 66 DCs new vintage speed exhaust and tow hitch
Nice setup. I was wondering about that very combination. Thanks for the pics
No problem. Hoping it would help someone trying to do the same thing as myself. Good luck!
  Topic: My 66 DCs new vintage speed exhaust and tow hitch
Malanthius

Replies: 7
Views: 776

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Wed May 01, 2019 8:40 pm   Subject: My 66 DCs new vintage speed exhaust and tow hitch
Very happy with this setup! Thought I'd share incase anyone was wondering about fitment. This is in my 66 double cab. 1915 running Kads. I'm running a tow hitch from Jeremy here in Samba. Install was ...
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:02 am   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
Finished the rear seat. Now I can use it without worrying about it getting worse!
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898108.jpg

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1898107.jpg
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:40 pm   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
Started restitching my rear seat top. Threading has started to deteriorate. but leatherette is still soft! Plastic piping is also mostly soft. There are a couple of spots where the round part of the p ...
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:20 am   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
No hair board stuck to the floor pans? Wonder when they started that. My 65 took a day of scraping to get to the floor boards. Beautiful car! Nice find. right? Check out the battery tray!
https://ww ...
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:16 am   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
Got some work done this weekend. Pulled engine. Replaced clutch, main seal, trans seal, throwout bearing and wife and I restitched the front seats! Also installed the thermo-ring that was in the box w ...
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:35 am   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
Thanks for the advice on the headliner. Having tried cleaning it just yet. Going to attempt that soon. Will be restitching the rear seat back next.
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:32 am   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
Got some work done this weekend. Pulled engine. Replaced clutch, main seal, trans seal, throwout bearing and wife and I restitched the front seats! Also installed the thermo-ring that was in the box w ...
  Topic: "Raisedup58" L245 Light Bronze 1958
Malanthius

Replies: 126
Views: 10584

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:27 pm   Subject: Re: "Raisedup58" L245 Light Bronze 1958
Love what you are doing! I need to see how much OG paint is on my rims. Think they are the moss green wheels. If not i really want to find a paint code for moss green!


The goal this past weekend ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Malanthius

Replies: 2721
Views: 584340

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:14 am   Subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Thanks! Yes the outside was repainted awhile ago. Then primered recently. Going to try and strip it down to the original paint. Yours looks like a beauty as well!

Hey everyone. I recently scored a ...
  Topic: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Malanthius

Replies: 2721
Views: 584340

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:10 am   Subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion
Wow, nice!

It's weird I can't really tell the outside color in those pics, it almost looks like primer.
Is it really chalky?

The stock manuals and stuff are killer, I love that sort of thing
A ...
  Topic: My new 59 Ragtop.
Malanthius

Replies: 23
Views: 1012

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sun Mar 24, 2019 2:01 pm   Subject: Re: My new 59 Ragtop.
damn. I lived in the AV since 91 and never saw that car lol

congrats on the find.

BTW- your next door neighbor flexing for the Google car (on street view) is hilarious

This bug was up north o ...
 
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