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PostPosted: Thu Nov 10, 2022 8:42 pm    Post subject: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Will the older model sloped headlight fenders fit on a 68 body?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2022 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Yep my 69 frankenbeetle has early fenders
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2022 6:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Ok thanks,, I thought they would.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:16 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Would you happen to know if an early model deck lid would fit on a 68? I.like the look of the early model better and Iím trying to make a 68 look like an early 60s model. Deck lid = engine cover .
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

bruceo98 wrote:
Would you happen to know if an early model deck lid would fit on a 68? I.like the look of the early model better and Iím trying to make a 68 look like an early 60s model. Deck lid = engine cover .

You need to change the apron to a early one also.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2022 8:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Ok, I was planning on changing that anyway since the one thatís on there is just about falling off now . Do I also need a different lock /latch setup also? Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2022 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

RLFD213 wrote:
Yep my 69 frankenbeetle has early fenders

Your frankenbeetle looks awesome. I wonder if an earlier hood would've worked (apron swap too, no doubt). Not sure where the access port would fall vis a vis the actual shift rod. Anyway, looks great, especially the fender tips to the apron, nice fit!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2022 4:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Early fenders on later model body Reply with quote

Thanks busstom. It took a lot of patience to get it right. I thought about changing the apron and hood but never did it.
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