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bill iler
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:36 pm    Post subject: What is this knob? Reply with quote

I had an original dealer installed Formula Vee shifter on my 74 Thing (that I sold a few years ago). The attached photo shows the plastic ring around the Wolfsburg Crest. It was on the shifter which had Formula Vee engraved on the side of it-

I am trying to replicate this knob. I now have the same shifter and it does have the same plastic 'ring' at outer edge but the center is missing.

Now matter how hard I have looked, I can't seem locate an insert or even a knob like this one in the picture.

All the ones I see on here do not have the plastic ring around outer edge, and the crest also looks a little 'recessed' below the knob's surface, instead of flush with it.

Anyone know the reason behind these differences? And where I can locate the flush kind of insert or a whole new knob? Thanks

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:31 am    Post subject: Re: What is this knob? Reply with quote

The insert looks like the one on my mother's 71 Super Beetle, which I learned to drive on. Unfortunately, my brother totalled that car 30 years ago, so I can't go out and check if the insert is exactly the same.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:26 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this knob? Reply with quote

Bill, that is one of the hardest knobs to find ,because of their composition they did not hold up well. have never seen a good one or nos one. good luck
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this knob? Reply with quote

TY, you know I have one on my Acapulco.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:25 pm    Post subject: Re: What is this knob? Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

I'm finding out how hard it is, sadly! I like the feel of it better than the ones with the recessed center. I'm not too concerned about the semi ratty leather on knob, but the chipped plastic ring with nothing inside definitely needs to be prettied-up

Anyone interested in selling, let me know.
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