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Do you like Swans?
Yup they are cool
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 1:58 am    Post subject: If you had a choice would you us Albert Swan type mirrors or Reply with quote

...not

The Oval I got had Albert Swans installed and am not sure I am a big fan of them. Same goes with the side skirts but that is just me. I prefer the more plain round side mirror. Who is more for the Swan and who isn't. Of course it is a matter of preference. I just think more bug when I see basic mirrors.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just tink they look cool, and look more natural Razz
Don't like the mirrors stuffed on the hinges
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i didn't vote as IMHO it really depends on the car. some cars look great with swans and some just look foul.

swans on a stock height car with whitewalls, skirts, a roof rack, a full robri set, spotlights and a dozen other glittery bit on the outside. yuck

swans on a car that's lowered with a nice set of wheels with say popouts and door handle scratch guards only (aka subtle). tasty.

the colour will also make a big difference.

of course each to thier own.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

henry roberts wrote:
i didn't vote as IMHO it really depends on the car. some cars look great with swans and some just look foul.

swans on a stock height car with whitewalls and skirts. yuck


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm a fan of them.
and that oval vert looks sick as hell
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can break anything and it would just make me nervous having them stick off the side of the car on those long arms.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a set on my 54 and like the look, BUT the visibility with them is not so good.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bruce MacDonald wrote:
Got a set on my 54 and like the look, BUT the visibility with them is not so good.


true but its not like the stock ones are much better
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like them on my oval Smile

The PO had 1 albert installed, but none when I bought the car. My wife asked me to order a pair (repops) because she liked them. I'm not going to slow down my wife's enthusiasm for my Beetle Smile

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont really like them.
Some cars looking good with them, but im not the fan of to much accessories.
But everyone got to do what he likes the most.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like the looks of them but just not sure if they will look good on my 55.
Of course they can't look any worse than the mirror that was screwed into
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FRK wrote:
henry roberts wrote:
i didn't vote as IMHO it really depends on the car. some cars look great with swans and some just look foul.

swans on a stock height car with whitewalls and skirts. yuck


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i knew that someone was be bound to offended. i'll stick to my opinion, as, well, it's my opinion, but i'll happily give my appologies if i offended you.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:08 am    Post subject: Albert Swan neck Mirrors Reply with quote

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I like them on my car, and probably would use the Alberts again if I ever buy another Beetle Cool

I will say that IMHO, I think that the repops kind of ruined the uniqueness of the original. Now you see every other Beetle with Alberts, and more then half of them are fake.
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BTW Frank, I think your Vert looks bad ass with the whitewalls, skirts and Alberts.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Albert Swan neck Mirrors Reply with quote

1st time I saw swan mirrors I loved them, but now I have change my mind because too many are now installed on cars.
Even if those mirrors are lovely pieces it looks like "wart" on a face more particulary on slamed cars with chromed earlies. But that is just my opinion.
I would prefer go with albert mirror clipped on side gutter.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took my alberts off (repro's) and bought 4 other hinge types to try out. My opinion is they are too flashy so they detract from the classic lines of the front end. They seem to go well with "pretty" beetles and need to be balanced by other chrome dress up accessories like the vert above.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put them on my Oval eleven years ago and never looked back. Wink

The truth is: they work! I love em.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Albert Swan neck Mirrors Reply with quote

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I like them on my car, and probably would use the Alberts again if I ever buy another Beetle Cool

I will say that IMHO, I think that the repops kind of ruined the uniqueness of the original. Now you see every other Beetle with Alberts, and more then half of them are fake.
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BTW Frank, I think your Vert looks bad ass with the whitewalls, skirts and Alberts.

Thanks Eddie.
I agree with you Eddie about the repops.
I been running Alberts for the last 7-8 years and now everybody have them.
People see them and don't appreciate them.
They think they all are repops and That's why I'm running the early hooded ones so people can see the difference.



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Here are two more stock hight, white walls, Alberts & skirts!!

Or like henry roberts Says...

henry roberts wrote:
swans on a stock height car with whitewalls, skirts, a roof rack, spotlights. yuck


I think they look Awesome!!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

53 0val wrote:
I put them on my Oval eleven years ago and never looked back. Wink

The truth is: they work! I love em.


It seems like the passenger side would be easier than the stock to see with.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

David wrote:
53 0val wrote:
I put them on my Oval eleven years ago and never looked back. Wink

The truth is: they work! I love em.


It seems like the passenger side would be easier than the stock to see with.


They are rock steady and are at perfect height, much better than any of the several "stock" mirrors I have used over the years.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do they look better with skirts? Seems beauty pics with them are shown with skirts
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