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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 3:12 am    Post subject: A new split sheet metal part Reply with quote

The first shot of the inspection cover in the rear luggage. Not much needed part, but it is fun to make these Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 4:17 am    Post subject: Well done Reply with quote

Well done, but if you think there isn't much of a market, why bother? I'm sure they will sell if you make more.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think there is more of a market than just split owners. I know some high performance guys that would love to have a factory access panel in that location.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd have to check, but I think my '51 is missing that panel, and as GTV says above, it'd be a really useful feature on a hotter car - I've got to adjust the clutch on my '68 this weekend and I've been putting it off for days...

Off topic - GTV - is that you Zach G?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 6:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tis I! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The market is small, but the availability of originals is also low. Glad to see this one done, looks like a well made part.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Well done Reply with quote

Martin Southwell wrote:
Well done, but if you think there isn't much of a market, why bother? I'm sure they will sell if you make more.


Why discourage him? Mika is talented with sheet metal. If he wants to make them, all the more power to him. Look at his running boards. Nicely made and a set are on the second oldest VW in the world. Yes, there is more of a market for running boards, but there is still a need for the obscure parts as well. I don't think he is not creating tooling, but doing it mostly by hand. I bet he will sell every one he feels like making. I also agree that this has a market for custom cars. I think it is a detail that they never should have done away with.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice work!
You know i had always assumed probably wrongly that the one in the back of early barndoors were just off the split beetle press but the original one in the back of my 51 is a bit different in the pressing. May be I'm way off the mark and they are a totally different part or even size as I have never seen a beetle and barndoor one side by side.
Interesting to know if anyone can shed some light on it.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice. Can you make a Standard Beetle alloy or stainless steel speedometer bezel? I can use a few.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2011 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is listed for sale now:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now also cover without X for early splits available Smile

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now also cover without X for early splits available Smile

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That is what i was thinking about.... sorry my is not lost Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 8:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Now also cover without X for early splits available Smile

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Nice!

For reference, here is one form a '47:

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For reference, here is one form a '47:
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Isn't that up-side-down?
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 27, 2011 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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For reference, here is one form a '47:

Isn't that up-side-down?


I stared at it a a bit thinking that too. Very likely, it isn't bolted down either....
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so how much are they?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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It is listed for sale now:
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 04, 2011 2:19 am    Post subject: Re: A new split sheet metal part Reply with quote

virtanen wrote:
The first shot of the inspection cover in the rear luggage. Not much needed part, but it is fun to make these Very Happy
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We think alike:
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I like how yours have a much sharper detail around the 4 holes.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Coming very soon, front bumper bracket for split and oval. Basically later version also fits, but see the differences.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 17, 2011 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked Fantastic!
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