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  Topic: Product Quality/Seller Feedback/How to Assess and Improve Produc
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:03 pm   Subject: Product Quality/Seller Feedback/How to Assess and Improve Produc
This topic has been on my mind for some time and while I may have ideas I do not think I really have the solutions and perhaps it is a futile effort, but why not try. While buyer and seller feedback ...
  Topic: Turn signal switch correctness
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:11 pm   Subject: Re: Turn signal switch correctness
I believe they had column mounted 3-wire semaphore turn signal switches.

Matt
  Topic: Jim Christian, need help contacting him
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 1:19 pm   Subject: Jim Christian, need help contacting him
I met Jim Christian this past weekend in Bad Camberg along with a friend of his who is looking for a particular auto flower vase. I found where one is and want them to know.

If anybody knows Jimís ...
  Topic: What is this accessory??
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:57 am   Subject: Re: What is this accessory??
These were also called sunshades. They were an original accessory and I have had a couple of sets over the years. The ones pictured in the original post are reproductions that came out about 10 years ...
  Topic: Odd heart taillight bulb holder
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri May 03, 2019 5:32 pm   Subject: Re: Odd heart taillight bulb holder
I have bought and sold a lot of hear tail light parts. The bulb holders without rivets holding the insulator part of them are just late production but original and correct VW
  Topic: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:46 pm   Subject: Re: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
I sent PM to the author of this thread and added that in addition to 50-52 arms and lenses he will also need the long inside brass bulb holders and the brass (Auf - Zu) brass lens bulb holders.

On ...
  Topic: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Re: Semaphores 46-50 and 50-52
I am not sure if they will fit and I do not have either set here to test. What I can say is the pre:49 left and right SWF semaphores vary from the 1950-52 in 2 areas, one of which matter:

1) the pi ...
  Topic: Kais Collection - [email protected]
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PostForum: Buyer and Seller Feedback   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:00 am   Subject: Re: Kais Collection - [email protected]
Awesome transaction, but I expected that since I have met Kai in Europe. Excellent communication, went extra mile to do measurement I wanted to be sure of fit, and item as good as I could imagine.
  Topic: Which Clock is Correct for my 1954 VW?
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:04 pm   Subject: Re: Which Clock is Correct for my 1954 VW?
The short answer to your question is any correct for VW oval beetle clock dated for the period you are comfortable with, you have not mentioned which month your car was built in. There are very few co ...
  Topic: semaphores
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 am   Subject: Re: semaphores
John Henry only restores SHO grooved, SWF ribbed and SWF smooth convertible.

While I am not restoring others Semaphores at this time I do have restored smooth for sale.

Matt
  Topic: Wolfsburg vs Chucks
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:36 pm   Subject: Re: Wolfburgs vrs Chucks
It would help if you said which car it is for! Specifics are always important. Assuming it is for your vert I would suggest Chucks, good service (you talk directly to Chuck) and from my experience goo ...
  Topic: Trim and Semaphore Questions
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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Trim and Semaphore Questions
I would concur with John Henry.

Matt
  Topic: Smoking Semaphore
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 10:42 am   Subject: Re: Smoking Semaphore
You have likely burned out the coil so it needs to be replaced or rewound along with the bulb wire needing replacement. Can not tell if heat damag3d the lens.

Matt
  Topic: Turn signal switch won't stay on
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:33 pm   Subject: Re: Turn signal switch won't stay on
I would stay away from brake clean. CRC makes a great electronic cleaner.

Matt
  Topic: Turn signal switch won't stay on
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Replies: 6
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: Turn signal switch won't stay on
First, it always help to tell us if it is semaphore or bullets/tail light switch. If semaphore I assure you it is toast and you need to buy a new one, sometimes just the switch stalk is available with ...
  Topic: Semaphores
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2017 4:59 pm   Subject: Re: Semaphores
Like any high volume manufacturer VW managed risk by using more than one supplier for a given part. They used SWF and SHO, two different companies, to supply semaphores. Hella and SWF for semaphore tu ...
  Topic: 3 wire turn signal strap
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 12:28 am   Subject: Re: 3 wire turn signal strap
I am in Germany, returning home next week. I can help once home with some measurements since I see no marks and assume you have looked and found none.

Matt
  Topic: 3 wire turn signal strap
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 12:49 pm   Subject: Re: 3 wire turn signal strap
Look for markings on brown "bakelight" part of switch where wire screw terminals are.

PS, I have never had any spare Hella,straps but have found NOS SWF in the past.

Matt
  Topic: 3 wire turn signal strap
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:18 am   Subject: Re: 3 wire turn signal strap
You need to be specific. SWF and Hella were OEM suppliers and their straps are slightly different and not interchangeable, where the part sits in the housing, Hella is wider. Then there were aftermar ...
  Topic: Completing Semaphores Help
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PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:03 pm   Subject: Re: Completing Semaphores Help
Emai me at [email protected] and I can help, may need to talk on phone.

Matt
 
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