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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:55 pm    Post subject: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

Just bought a 1957 which had a beehive oil cooler as well as this muffler tip:

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I assume it is a vintage accessory as the car was parked in 1975 and hasn't ran since. Any clues?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

it's called a zoom tube
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

Thanks for the information, I know nothing about these accessories or this era of beetle development as my last car was a 67 that was chopped and screwed so many times I could never match years in it. This 57 is at least numbers matching, but has odd things like this zoom tube and those deluxe wooden bumpers.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 2:58 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

nothing odd at all doing that stuff to a used $50 vw beetle back in the day Wink
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 29, 2016 1:11 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

Don't throw those bumpers away. If you have them tree-ring dated you could find they were made for a Split Window Beetle...very rare. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

60ragtop wrote:
it's called a zoom tube
Or sometimes a BOOM TUBE.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2017 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Vintage muffler/exhaust tip help on original 57 beetle Reply with quote

I'm kinda likin the bumper.
Everywhere you go you can say you've "got wood".
Maybe carve up some wooden overiders and put on a wood slat roof rack. Get a whole lumber theme going!
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