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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 4:26 pm    Post subject: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

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Need some help on identifying a part and if I need it for a 63 Ghia vert. I have the rubber piece closest to the door fastened by the chrome ornamental plate, but couldn't find if I need the longer black vinyl piece that goes under the rubber piece along the metal trim toward vert top pictured in the two photos from the Ghia gallery. Anyone know what its called, where to get it and if a 63 Ghia needs it?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 5:49 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

The part you are referring to is called "Convertible Side Panel Cover Strip". Or at least that's what Airhead Parts (KGPR) calls it. They sell them in pairs for about $30. Part number is 141-867-307 BKPR.

It is not necessary but it does give a finished look. I bought a pair. They are just flimsy plastic covers. I don't know what the originals looked like.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 6:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

Thanks Marc, really appreciate it. There seems to be a million parts to track down so appreciate the Samba knowledge base.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:10 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

Marcdeb wrote:
The part you are referring to is called "Convertible Side Panel Cover Strip". Or at least that's what Airhead Parts (KGPR) calls it. They sell them in pairs for about $30. Part number is 141-867-307 BKPR.

It is not necessary but it does give a finished look. I bought a pair. They are just flimsy plastic covers. I don't know what the originals were like as far as quality.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 7:34 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

The originals are a bit thicker and have a grainy look, at least that's how my original broken ones look. The repro's are thin plastic, I think you can get a sheet at a hobby store, cut it to shape and hit it lightly with a heat gun and they would look just as good.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2021 9:35 pm    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

Just ordered a set from Airhead, hopefully they are ok quality. Thanks everyone for the feedback. Now trying to figure out that rivet.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:34 am    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

Big Mike Cbad wrote:
........ Now trying to figure out that rivet.

Some guy asked the same question ages ago opening a can of worms.
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=322892
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: 63 Ghia vert, what is this part, do I need it? Trim for top Reply with quote

That was really helpful. Talk about detailed information, wow. The samba has been so helpful now that I have really dug into the restoration of my Ghia. Thanks for forwarding the thread.
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