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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:34 pm    Post subject: New pics of 1945 beetle Reply with quote

Hello guys,
here are some new pict of our 1945 typ 51.
We just build the headlights with orginal drawings. The kdf nose and the tail lights are orginal.
Bye Christian
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

very nice!! keep the pic's coming Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yet another amazing car from you and your family!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nce headlights! I have seen those in old photos but never a modern photo of an actual part, the headlight units use leftover Kubel headlight assemblys and fit into the Beetle fenders because I assume in 1945 the Bosch and Hella units were unavailable due to their factorys being in ruins, good job with the replicas!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: New pics of 1945 beetle Reply with quote

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Wasn't there a discussion about these taillights a few years ago? Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:02 pm    Post subject: Re: New pics of 1945 beetle Reply with quote

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Wasn't there a discussion about these taillights a few years ago? Confused


There was some discussion here:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=199661&highlight=
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hopefully it may be ready for bad camberg so we can see it in person.
Totally awesome!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car! Keep up the good werk!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:48 pm    Post subject: Re: New pics of 1945 beetle Reply with quote

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Wasn't there a discussion about these taillights a few years ago? Confused


There was some discussion here:
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So what's the verdict? Not Barndoor but early Type 1?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:50 pm    Post subject: 1945 Reply with quote

Hello,
they are very early beetle typ 1 ( 1945 or beginning of 1946 )
Bye Christian
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would the 45 or 46 beetle have the VW logo stamped into the bezel, or would it have the cog logo? And, would they have had the chrome or polished bezel in '45 or'46?

1951 catalogs list those taillights as barndoor, but they may have also been used on the '45/'46 beetles.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN2VWS wrote:
1952 catalogs list those taillights as barndoor, but they may have also been used on the '45/'46 beetles.


You won't find any 1945/46 VW parts catalogs anywhere
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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1952 catalogs list those taillights as barndoor, but they may have also been used on the '45/'46 beetles.


You won't find any 1945/46 VW parts catalogs anywhere


Maybe not....but here is a 1949 catalog that shows the "older" light and the "newer" lights. And the second pic is a 1951 catalog showing those taillights as barndoor.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:41 am    Post subject: Please note Reply with quote

the spring on the bottom of the lense. This is typical for the pre 49-taillights. Chrsitian and his father also owns a 1950 Kombi (FIN 2469) which still has its original taillights. So they know the difference. You are true, the look a little bit simular, but if you compare them, they looks completely different.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject: Re: New pics of 1945 beetle Reply with quote

kdfkid wrote:
Hello guys,
here are some new pict of our 1945 typ 51.
We just build the headlights with orginal drawings. The kdf nose and the tail lights are orginal.
Bye Christian
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these headlight are tripp'in me out , very nice job .
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 6:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice...good luck on the build..keep us posted
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN2VWS wrote:
1951 catalogs list......


Are you missing any catalogs from your collection?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

IN2VWS wrote:
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1952 catalogs list those taillights as barndoor, but they may have also been used on the '45/'46 beetles.


You won't find any 1945/46 VW parts catalogs anywhere


Maybe not....but here is a 1949 catalog that shows the "older" light and the "newer" lights. And the second pic is a 1951 catalog showing those taillights as barndoor.

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These Pre-49's are actually more correctly 46-49's and very similar to the Euro-spec 1957 splitty bus taillights. The pre-46's are different.

As RareAir didn't post his I'll do it... Wink
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And here is mine that I made the housing for and used Euro-57 splitty taillights. The split lense is fastened with the spring but the splittybus with two screws..
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RareAir wrote:
IN2VWS wrote:
1951 catalogs list......


Are you missing any catalogs from your collection?


Yeah, a 1945 catalog....but I am always on the look out for more.
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