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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: 1964 inspection plate cover colors Reply with quote

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(stolen from GA bug)

This is the at least the third original paint 64 beetle that I have seen(I owned one) that has what appears to be body colored inspection plate covers from the factory rather than black
Anybody else seen this or have pics? The vw experts claim they all should be black


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i thought black too.

your bumper brackets appear to be paint too....
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lets just keep this to the inspection cover color Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

60ragtop wrote:
Lets just keep this to the inspection cover color Wink


gotcha....lol Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it off, is there a paint "ring" around it that indicates the area was repainted with the cover on? The tire wells rust badly and it is entirely possible a previous owner cleaned it up with a can of touch up paint. He just carefully masked along the crease and didn't paint the paint code sticker??

The bumpers being painted scream repair job. I know we aren't talking about them but the factor into your answer.

Just guessing here.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If they painted the entire spare tire well, they masked off the original color label and the production plate Smile . Mine are black on my 64 also.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
Just guessing here.Dave



But no one has concrete evidence? Only speculation. Confused
And the covers are on both sides of the body line HHHMM
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think it's been re-sprayed. Most likely someone just painted the covers. The fact that the plate and the paper color code sticker are untouched to me would suggest that it hasn't been painted over. People aren't that tedious when painting unfortunately.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 5:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I got your message an will check this later today.From the best i can tell
it has not been resprayed.I do have the orig
undercoating on the car so Im not sure if the backside got sprayed or not
but we will find out whats on the backside.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

1960 beetle august 59 owners manual page 66=black paint
1961 beetle august 60 owners manual page 70=black paint
1962 beetle august 61 owners manual page 67=black paint
1963 beetle august 62 owners manual page 67=black paint

i have never seen and original unpainted inspection cover that was body paint color except for a black one. it had covers painted black also. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill may wrote:
1960 beetle august 59 owners manual page 66=black paint
1961 beetle august 60 owners manual page 70=black paint
1962 beetle august 61 owners manual page 67=black paint
1963 beetle august 62 owners manual page 67=black paint

i have never seen and original unpainted inspection cover that was body paint color except for a black one. it had covers painted black also. Wink

Yes but it has been proven you can not go by the owners manual for answers Wink
This is why I am curious. I had an early ruby red 64 that was OG paint and had body colored covers.
I am interested in documentation, not that "I have never seen one"
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

60ragtop wrote:

it has been proven you can not go by the owners manual for answers Wink

I am interested in documentation, not that "I have never seen one"


where has it been proven with documentation?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All you have to do is read the forums Wink Pics put in the manuals don't necessarily go with the vehicle.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back in the day when these cars were still new and being sold, any part on it was available from VW as a replacement unit. VW dealers also had some killer body shops that would do wonderful work.

Maybe, just Maybe this car took a hard shot to the nose many years ago and was repaired by one of these good shops that took the time and put on a new color sticker as well as properly remounting the ID plate. The only screw up they did was to paint the covers the color of the car.

Just another guess.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks but not wanting guesses. Wink I have been doing that for years. It has come up again for me with a couple of 64's here with recently posted pictures of what appears to be OG paint under the hood of these cars with the paint code sticker there and untouched. The owners have said they will take more oics so maybe we can get to the end of this.
Anybody else have a 64 with body color covers?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:10 am    Post subject: Inspection cover off Reply with quote

Guy this paint looks orig.Here are pics https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/731022.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what I am looking for Thanks Very Happy Can you snap a pic of where you took it off the car to see if it has been resprayed there?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Later Im at work.There appears to be no black paint on the front .The back side is bear metal w/the undercoating spray.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

crowe66 wrote:
i thought black too.

your bumper brackets appear to be paint too....


Bumper brackets front and rear have been touch up in the past.What was the orig color anyone .Im thinking bear steal!
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