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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:59 pm    Post subject: Split Hood Reply with quote

I think I FINALLY found a split window (or close enough) hood for my 51. Does this look like a split hood to you?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like one to me. 3 tab emblem, reinforcement plate, 3 bolt hinges and small cross bracing and gusseting.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: hood Reply with quote

Yep looks split to me, same as the one I have that came off an early 51 standard model (only difference is the trim holes).

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 12:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice find Kevin, looks legit to me.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys. It only took 4 years for me to find a good one!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hook me up if you find another one or know of another one Kev....
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Kevin, It looks like whoever did the packing for shipping did a great job. Patience paid off.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one.

Need to find one myself, but as I'm currently in Australia it'll most likely mean posting one from overseas (VWs weren't sold here until '53).

Was yours posted? If so, was it much of a problem/cost?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was posted here for a few minutes... Wink

The guy did a GREAT job of packaging it. I had him ship it via Greyhound for like $40.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks just like mine minus the rust and dents and I think mine is a 51.
(not the og zwitter hood)
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2008 8:35 pm    Post subject: 4 years Reply with quote

Wiggy wrote:
Thanks guys. It only took 4 years for me to find a good one!


I found one 2 weeks ago, I do not have pictures from it now !
The front hood is in a bad to remove the paint and the bondo !
It will be for sale in a few weeks , price depends on how long the body worker need to fix it without bondo ! Wink

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found a few over in Europe but the shipping was a killer.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone see the one at the Classic's? Only glanced at it quickly but I think it was legit and priced fair at $400.00
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone see the one at the Classic's? Only glanced at it quickly but I think it was legit and priced fair at $400.00


Yeah i did, it was rusty but it could have been cleaned up. I offered him alot less and he said no ( he was super cool about it ) so i left it like that
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I lucked out years ago and found one among a huge stack of front hoods. I found it at the Orangeburg Vintage Meet. I was putting on that show in 1994 and had a little time to zip through the swap meet but not until the late morning after it was picked through. No one noticed that it was a Split hood somehow and I picked it up for $25! Still have it. I didnt even own a Split at that time, but thought I may someday.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early zwitters have also a 3-tab hood.
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