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  Topic: direction for a '52
ZENVWDRIVER

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PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Yesterday 9:09 am   Subject: Re: direction for a '52
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Love your access - i'm with ya' there, bro. - z
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  Topic: direction for a '52
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 16
Views: 2442

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Yesterday 9:03 am   Subject: Re: direction for a '52
ya, owned it since 2003. apron was removed years ago. I have a couple pre 55 aprons to replace it. been on a parts collecting journey

putting the car together as is so I can drive. my daughter ...
  Topic: direction for a '52
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 16
Views: 2442

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 7:44 pm   Subject: leave the splitb as is
thanks for the reply
just sold a 911

no room for our new born little girl in a porsche s\plit might be a college fund in future

i have collect most part (need doors)

pan is in good shape
...
  Topic: Early VW moon style hub caps on `66 wheels ?
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 12
Views: 450

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:13 pm   Subject: Re: Early VW moon style hub caps on `66 wheels ?
If you want slotted wide 5 wheels with early dome hubcaps, why not just buy a new set of repros that are already configured this way? Think
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  Topic: Bonnets / Hoods
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 51
Views: 28408

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:27 am   Subject: Re: Bonnets / Hoods
… my '54 hood, had 4 slots for a 4 tab hood emblem, the triangle reinforcement and 2 bolt mountings on the passenger side, with 3 on the driver side - the front bolt hole, for the hood support - lea ...
  Topic: Split fenders
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 23
Views: 3168

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:46 pm   Subject: Re: Split fenders
Or you score oval fenders with the reinforcements between the bolt holes and hammer the form into. No welding visible.. only a hammer and dolly.

yes, X2 - z
  Topic: Early VW moon style hub caps on `66 wheels ?
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 12
Views: 450

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Baby moons on `66 wheels ?
Why? IMO, would not look good.

and in MHO, would look fabulous - and in MHO flat hubcaps are pretty ugly. i have used pre 1965 wheels on a 1966, with early hubcaps - I know the slotted wheels were ...
  Topic: Split fenders
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 23
Views: 3168

PostForum: Beetle - Split-Window/1938-53 VWs   Posted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 3:49 pm   Subject: rear fenders
That's the plan for now Jason. I have some rear indents from Sweden, just gotta piece it all together (again). You dont even need the indents. Just bend the bracket open a bit.

Hi, I know this is ...
  Topic: Updated Version of Gas Cap
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 9
Views: 456

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:08 am   Subject: Updated Version of Gas Cap
Apparently in 1961 ( for 1961 to 1967, type I cars) a special brass-color gas cap replaced the original cap as a replacement part - adding a measure of safety in the event of a more-severe front end ...
  Topic: Teenagers see gasoline cars going obsolete by 2015
ZENVWDRIVER

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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 10:45 am   Subject: Re: Teenagers see gasoline cars going obsolete by 2015
… had this 2007 Zenn electric, by Feel Good Cars, made in Canada - was prairie blue - don't know 'bout all electric yet - gimmie a nice new Honda Accord Hybrid… z

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  Topic: 1962 Ragtop Material
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 7
Views: 220

PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:47 am   Subject: Re: 1962 Ragtop Material
Convertibles used Canvas through 1965 model year. Vinyl was introduced in 1966...

With that noted.. IMO Canvas looks the best on both a true "ragtop" convertible .. and/or a sliding s ...
  Topic: What month is this engine code?
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 7
Views: 208

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:07 am   Subject: Re: What month is this engine code?
Wow, thanks. Just the info I needed. I got this motor from a good friends 1956 bug back in the 80's. I always thought it was the original engine from the car. I put it in my 1959 ragtop 20 years ago, ...
  Topic: vin code decipher 54 or 55
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 4
Views: 190

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:56 am   Subject: Re: vin code decipher 54 or 55
… yes, definitely 1/55 - the chassis number listed IS the LAST number, in that month...

781 884 = the last ch. no. in 12/54
789 203, your car = 1/55
802 662 = the last ch. no. in 1/55
  Topic: 1960 Bug T handle parts
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 3
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PostForum: Beetle - 1958-1967   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 6:32 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 Bug T handle parts
… I believe, they are all the same - my 1958 parts book = between the decklid and bottom of the handle.- when you refer to the bottom of the handle, are you referring to under the hood, next to the n ...
  Topic: What month is this engine code?
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 7
Views: 208

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:31 am   Subject: Re: What month is this engine code?
… years ago (around 1977), I made a photocopy of a number chart, that I refer to, all the time - might be the best reference chart around - is 1949 to 1959 and includes chassis, engine, rear axle, fro ...
  Topic: 57' Oval license plate light housing (nose) gap!!
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 13
Views: 540

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:19 am   Subject: Re: 57' Oval license plate light housing (nose) gap!!
Hi guys,

I was trying to search the forums for this information, but no luck.

I just bought a pope nose for my 57' oval (between dec-56' and jan-57') (VIN: 13988XX). I tried to install it into t ...
  Topic: 56 wiper arms
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 16
Views: 2531

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:10 am   Subject: Re: 56 wiper arms
Getting out of the VW scene for a while so thinning the heard

… I don't know, you might be hurtin' for cash now - so sell your stuff, but otherwise i'd keep all that wiper-stuff - not gettin' any ...
  Topic: 54 ribbed door wing window divider bar
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 4
Views: 163

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:56 am   Subject: Re: 54 ribbed door wing window divider bar
I bought a '54 in the 90's and it came with a NOS set. I sold one of the old pitted ones to a guy who had it sent to a chrome shop and they filled in all of the pits and replated it. It looked like it ...
  Topic: 1960 single cab barnfind
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 5
Views: 225

PostForum: Split Bus   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 6:06 pm   Subject: Re: 1960 single cab barnfind
… found mine in 1994- finally got it on the road in 1999 - found a gas receipt behind the dash and located the original owner - had a TV business … has been fun... good luck with yours, mate.
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  Topic: 54 ribbed door wing window divider bar
ZENVWDRIVER

Replies: 4
Views: 163

PostForum: Beetle - Oval-Window - 1953-57   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 1:25 pm   Subject: Re: 54 ribbed door wing window divider bar
The divider bars between the window and the wing window on my 54 are in bad shape, most of the chrome is gone and they are badly pitted.
Does anyone make a new one for 55 and earlier cars? It's the ...
 
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