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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:59 pm    Post subject: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Hello. I just picked up this 57 the other day. Is the decklid off off what I think its off of... a split window convertible? Thanks
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

yep.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:44 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Bruce wrote:
yep.

But be sure the rain box is on the inside or traces of it, As some guys can make these louvers real nice , with almost no trace.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Looks like you've scored!
If you show us the inside of the deck lid, like others mentioned.... some people do weld in louvers into "ordinary" sedan deck lids (although I seem to spot a rain tray on your decklid; the hacked sedan deck lids do not sport this item).
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:05 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Here is the underside of the decklid. How rare are these?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:43 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

L handle, true pope nose with triangle spring bracket.... very very rare! Imagine how many early split verts were ever made.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:59 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Thanks for the input everyone. Not that I want to sell it. I was wondering what something like that is going for? I may have paid too much for the car. Just want to see if I made made an ok buy. Thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

It is valuable enough that if you drive your car around with it on it, it will get stolen.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:09 am    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Wow! Looks really clean.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

It's worth at least a couple grand, I would say more like a few grand with it being complete as it is
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Clint Deason1 wrote:
Here is the underside of the decklid. How rare are these?
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It looks like you have a KSR reproduction deckild. Look at the rain guard offset. it's a dead give away on the KSR reproductions.
http://www.ksreproduction.com/vw.asp
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

... of coarse not correct, but better than correct, I'd say
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Suboval wrote:
Clint Deason1 wrote:
Here is the underside of the decklid. How rare are these?
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It looks like you have a KSR reproduction deckild. Look at the rain guard offset. it's a dead give away on the KSR reproductions.
http://www.ksreproduction.com/vw.asp


If so that is some pretty convincing patina.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Patina is not hard to do.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Is there a particular picture I should take to tell? Is there a stamped VW on them. I know the popes nose has one.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

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Is there a particular picture I should take to tell? Is there a stamped VW on them. I know the popes nose has one.


There is no VW stamped into the decklids.

A picture of the rain guards bottom corners - down from the spring holder.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Are these better pictures of the area you were talking about?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Suboval wrote:
Clint Deason1 wrote:
Here is the underside of the decklid. How rare are these?
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It looks like you have a KSR reproduction deckild. Look at the rain guard offset. it's a dead give away on the KSR reproductions.
http://www.ksreproduction.com/vw.asp


If that's a fake decklid with fake patina, I'd like to meet the sorcerer who did it so incredibly convincingly.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

It's a KSR reproduction.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Is this a split window convertible decklid? Reply with quote

Suboval wrote:
It's a KSR reproduction.


Scuff, bury in dirt. Instant patina.
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