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PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Here is a few recent photos of mine - Built 16th October 1957 with all matching numbers and panels, imported from Sweeden last year but I couldnt help myself and decided to hit it with the lowering stick..

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:04 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Try beetlekey in the classifieds
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I bought material from him for my '58
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

nice! any good sources for red/brown material??
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

This looks like a light bronze car. A diamond grey car would have had a red interior, so picture this in red with brown basket weave.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:46 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

does anyone have a good picture of what a Canadian standard interior would look like for a diamond grey beetle?
My birth certificate doesn't show interior color, and the car was gutted when i got it. Also, any good sources for the material?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 21, 2017 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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will a stewart warner gas heater for a 61-64' bug work on 58'-59' ? Anyone have pictures of various gas heater installs on their 58-59?

thanks


Well almost anything can be made to work. EG installing a type 4 engine in a beetle is real easy by cutting some of the rear body off.

Plus like radios, the S&W heater were for the most part a dealer installed accessory. So a VW that was traded back into a dealer sometimes got accessories added at that time to sweeten the used car deal. That way someone that could not afford a new VW with no frills, could get a used VW with the big buck options they desired. Also once someone paid off their VW, the next month they had that chunk of extra money that they could then go to the dealer to get the option/s installed. We have an early 1960s all transistor radio instructions for installing in an oval window beetle due to this affect.

Take a gander thru the "Heaters and Air Conditioning" that you can access thru the Technical button above on the right. Especially the 1960 manual.

We have a 1959 beetle that seems to be pretty original, that has an Eberspacher heater that was probably dealer installed.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:50 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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So silver white/deep blue it is. They only used fjord blue in 59 correct? I donít have a birth certificate yet but I think the car is Capri. Thanks stale air


No prob, and yeah fjord is 59 only.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:26 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Same car, late 1970s..
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Same car in 1966...
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:22 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 11:20 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Garnet
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

So silver white/deep blue it is. They only used fjord blue in 59 correct? I donít have a birth certificate yet but I think the car is Capri. Thanks stale air
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:45 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Darrin900 wrote:
Looking for wheel colors for a 1958 Capri blue beetle. Ww says L82 silver white and L336 deep blue. Does that sound right? Iíve read L87 pearl white also. Also any help on formulas for those colors would be great thank you


Yup, those are the correct colors for Capri.
Sorry cant help ya on the formulas though.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:01 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Looking for wheel colors for a 1958 Capri blue beetle. Ww says L82 silver white and L336 deep blue. Does that sound right? Iíve read L87 pearl white also. Also any help on formulas for those colors would be great thank you
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:37 am    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

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will a stewart warner gas heater for a 61-64' bug work on 58'-59' ? Anyone have pictures of various gas heater installs on their 58-59?

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

57 Zwitter? wrote:
I just started working on a 58 Vert I bought from a neighbor in 2001. It was parked in his garage since 1970 until a snow storm caused the garage roof to collapse. Luckily the bug only got a dent on the cowl by one of the wipers. It was originally a black car and the interior seems to be red and gray when you look at the door panels, however it has gray seats??? It this correct? This is a car that has been in this family since 1960 or so and it all original. But the red on the correct star pattern door panels puzzles me. Any thoughts?


Dealer may have mixed and matched. Look at the Wolfsburg west color charts for 58/59. Standards had grey seats in 58.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:26 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

I just started working on a 58 Vert I bought from a neighbor in 2001. It was parked in his garage since 1970 until a snow storm caused the garage roof to collapse. Luckily the bug only got a dent on the cowl by one of the wipers. It was originally a black car and the interior seems to be red and gray when you look at the door panels, however it has gray seats??? It this correct? This is a car that has been in this family since 1960 or so and it all original. But the red on the correct star pattern door panels puzzles me. Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:50 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

hsosa1,

Can you post some photos of your Garnet Red car?

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Hi everyone!

Does anyone here know where I might be able to source a replacement sunroof cover for a '59 Garnet Red Ragtop?

I contacted Wolfsburg West who said they had nothing to match the original, and suggested I try Lenny Copp. So I sent Lenny an email a few weeks back, but as yet no reply.

Not a great picture, but the best I can find to show the colour:

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Any help appreciated!


Wow i got a garnet red too . There is no match

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:48 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

I got a 59 garnet red rag too!
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Wow! I also have a Garnet Red car. Would it be possible to see more pictures of your car. Is this a semaphore car?

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graybum wrote:
Hi everyone!

Does anyone here know where I might be able to source a replacement sunroof cover for a '59 Garnet Red Ragtop?

I contacted Wolfsburg West who said they had nothing to match the original, and suggested I try Lenny Copp. So I sent Lenny an email a few weeks back, but as yet no reply.

Not a great picture, but the best I can find to show the colour:

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Any help appreciated!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: '58/'59 Beetle Discussion Reply with quote

Wow! I also have a Garnet Red car. Would it be possible to see more pictures of your car. Is this a semaphore car?

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graybum wrote:
Hi everyone!

Does anyone here know where I might be able to source a replacement sunroof cover for a '59 Garnet Red Ragtop?

I contacted Wolfsburg West who said they had nothing to match the original, and suggested I try Lenny Copp. So I sent Lenny an email a few weeks back, but as yet no reply.

Not a great picture, but the best I can find to show the colour:

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Any help appreciated!

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