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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:43 pm    Post subject: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

are these original hubcaps? I was under the impression originals only had one drain hole. Also it looks like there might be chrome on the inside under the primer/oil?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:55 pm    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

There are heavyweight, German repros from the 1970s, with a single puller hole, that are often advertised as originals. These are found in both primed and chromed versions.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

I’ve found that original German hubcaps, the “puller holes” were always located at the 12 & 6 o’clock positions
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

janerick3 wrote:
There are heavyweight, German repros from the 1970s, with a single puller hole, that are often advertised as originals. These are found in both primed and chromed versions.


how does one identify original hubcaps then?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

RareAir wrote:
I’ve found that original German hubcaps, the “puller holes” were always located at the 12 & 6 o’clock positions


Interesting information, I was always wonderring how ro identify original ones.
I have a set of good, alls repros and likely a set of original ones, I'll check them according your information.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

If I don't learn anything else in 1 day, I always learn something here on theSamba..thx for that rareair.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:04 am    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

I bought the caps, and I would like to know what I got.

Could someone who has for sure original early hub caps weight them and measure the width of the logo stamp?

These are 465 g each, and the width is approx 7.6 mm.

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And yes, they were chromed and sprayed over.
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And have tiny extra holes on the inner egde:
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:55 am    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

Mika, here are some photos of my, what I believe to be original paint, big logo caps (set of four)

pressing seems to be about 8mm although it varies ever-so-slightly.

weight is right around 554g +/-

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

The black one is definitely an original. Needs to have one hole. Weight above 500g and the part where it fits the wheel should have a 90 degrees angle.

The ones from Virtanen are unfortunately repro.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

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The black one is definitely an original. Needs to have one hole. Weight above 500g and the part where it fits the wheel should have a 90 degrees angle.

The ones from Virtanen are unfortunately repro.



would you be kind enough to remove one from your march 49 beetle and take some photos for us?

yes, on mine the flange that is hidden when installed is almost 90 degrees and taller than the angled flange on Mika's
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:42 pm    Post subject: Re: original BIG logo 47-49 caps Reply with quote

Mika's repros have the same shape of the Taiwanese 356 repro hubcaps from the 1980s.
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