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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 1:39 pm    Post subject: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

A local plumber flagged me down this morning and gave me this small VW part, that he had found in a basement that he was working in. It's about the size of a quarter and similar to a radio dial. I'm thinking it might be something from a camper?
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

The quality of the plastic does not look like a VW part, and there is no VW part number.

Maybe an aftermarket accessory knob?

Plastic scale model part, hubcap, maybe? Kinda big, though.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 28, 2022 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

It does kind of look like itís from a model kit to me. You can see the 2 little tabs at the outer edge where it might have attached to the framework model bits come attached to. The quality also looks too rough to be genuine VW.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2022 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

Big Bull Shooter wrote:
I'm thinking it might be something from a camper?

I'm thinking you're right, though maybe not the camper you are thinking of.
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This one had them upgraded to chrome sometime during the last half century, but would originally have been plain white plastic.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:43 am    Post subject: Re: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

Yes, initially, I thought it was some part from inside a camper. Now I'm thinking it might have been a spare tire on the back of toy camper.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2022 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: What is this VW plastic part? Reply with quote

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