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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Heres my new 59' ragtop...I have really enjoyed this thread
this is my first big window bug, so I have a lot to learn
I have found a quite a few minor non stock items on her

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Nice! I'm not a 58/59 expert but one thing that did jump out at me is it looks like it has later high back seats made into low backs.

Reason: The release knob on the side - that is a later high back seat thing
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:15 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

esauerwein, Love that color combination Cool . Are you planning to re-install the front and rear overrider supports and snugging up the front bumperettes (bumper guards)?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:15 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:46 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Nice! I'm not a 58/59 expert but one thing that did jump out at me is it looks like it has later high back seats made into low backs.

Reason: The release knob on the side - that is a later high back seat thing


Yeah, first thing i noticed too....nice to have but technically not correct
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:47 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

67 Florida Deluxe wrote:
esauerwein, Love that color combination Cool . Are you planning to re-install the front and rear overrider supports and snugging up the front bumperettes (bumper guards)?


yes, most definitely....already in the works!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:58 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

EverettB wrote:
Nice! I'm not a 58/59 expert but one thing that did jump out at me is it looks like it has later high back seats made into low backs.

Reason: The release knob on the side - that is a later high back seat thing


I thought 67 seats had low backs with the release knob?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:37 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

bwaz wrote:
EverettB wrote:
Nice! I'm not a 58/59 expert but one thing that did jump out at me is it looks like it has later high back seats made into low backs.

Reason: The release knob on the side - that is a later high back seat thing


I thought 67 seats had low backs with the release knob?


Mid-to-late '67 seats had low backs with the side release knob. But you can see that the knob on the release is from a high back. The knob for '67 is smooth just like the dash knobs and '67-only black rubber radio knobs. Also, the lower arms that attach to the seat bottom is different; later style.
See the difference here (ignore the lower release lever, it's the early '67 style before the release got relocated to the side of the seat back)

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:47 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

The dash trim on my glove box rattles. Was there any kind of rubber washer or gasket under the clips from new or are my clips just miss shaped because someone in the past has removed the trim and reinstalled when the car was painted? They go nowhere near holding the trim tight. Is there a source for new clips?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

RichardinNZ wrote:
The dash trim on my glove box rattles. Was there any kind of rubber washer or gasket under the clips from new or are my clips just miss shaped because someone in the past has removed the trim and reinstalled when the car was painted? They go nowhere near holding the trim tight. Is there a source for new clips?
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There was no rubber washer used on the 58/59 trim. only a speed nut, like whats pictured above. You just need to make sure that they are plenty tight on the trim posts, and you shouldnt get any rattling. Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:42 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Thanks stale air. The speed nuts on my '58 are round not rectangular. Are they usually rectangular? My car is CKD assembled in New Zealand. There was a reasonably high local content so that may have included these speed nuts? I think the rectangular ones would work better.
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