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#1 Posted : 02 March 2006 11:33:30(UTC)
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How many should a `58 Cabrio have and where?

Mine has definitely lost the strip around the back (at least, judging by the exposed nails), the one above the rear window is hanging on still, but should I also have one at the front, above my screen?

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#2 Posted : 05 March 2006 23:32:38(UTC)
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Wolfsburg west list the front strip as up to '60...

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=151871419

Lets see some photo's of your 58!! Cool

Edited by user 05 March 2006 23:33:19(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#3 Posted : 13 March 2006 17:17:00(UTC)
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Thanks!

I'll stick some photos up on the regular forum in a minute.

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#4 Posted : 14 March 2006 03:10:52(UTC)
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Wolfsburg west list the front strip as up to '60...

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=151871419

Lets see some photo's of your 58!! Cool


The WW's ones are crap. They are not finished correctly. You need to grind the corners, etc, and the finish sucks. Unfortunately, the real ones are next to impossible to find. I was lucky enough to have two of the three originals when I got my 55. Took me 2 years to find the last piece in nice condition.
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#5 Posted : 16 March 2006 17:39:13(UTC)
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Thanks for the info. I guess I'll end up with WW ones anyway, since there isn't much choice. As long as they don't drop off and they look something like the real deal, then they'll have to do!

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Thread from the dead...

I'm sure somebody started remaking these roof strips as nice chromed brass items, as per original. Anybody know who it was? Can't seem to find them on google.

Also i'm sure I remember reading about spot on repro heater channel strengtheners too, but can't find them either! Anyone help me out?
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#7 Posted : 10 October 2014 13:02:12(UTC)
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Hi James,

The cabrio roof strips are made by Chuck at Chuck's Convertible Parts. Here:-

Front bow:- http://www.chucksconvert...s/header-bow-deco-chrome

Rear bows (1958- early 1967):- http://www.chucksconvert...ucts/chrome-brass-trim-1

Does this mean you're renewing your hood, or are you just putting new strips on?


I don't know who does the sill strengtheners you want. I think mine came from BBT, but I don't remember exactly.

Dave

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#8 Posted : 10 October 2014 15:14:46(UTC)
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You could try Robert Russell for the heater channel strengtherns

http://www.thevolksmeister.com/
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Originally Posted by: vintagebug Go to Quoted Post

Does this mean you're renewing your hood, or are you just putting new strips on?


Originally Posted by: pre67vw Go to Quoted Post
You could try Robert Russell for the heater channel strengtherns

http://www.thevolksmeister.com/


Thanks guys!

I´m doing neither as yet Dave, but some welding is definitely in the pipeline and I may just start buying odds and ends like this before they go out of production for another decade. Sold my sunroof car (sadly), so I have a few quid to spend on the Kabrio.

Still not sure if a `58 should have the front chrome strip on the roof or not. I read conflicting reports.

Not heard of 'Volksmeister' Rob, but they look like nice panels. Wish he had some better pictures posted. Are they what you used, or have you seen any in the flesh? They certainly seem to have a better shape than the ususal repro panels I´ve seen.
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Originally Posted by: JD Go to Quoted Post
Still not sure if a `58 should have the front chrome strip on the roof or not. I read conflicting reports.


According to Chuck's website the front strip was fitted up to early 1960. I've been looking through a couple of books I have & one of them, The 1949-1959 VW Beetle, by Bob Wilson, has a close-up photo on page 16 of the front strip fitted to a cabrio with the caption "Aluminium tack strip at the front of the convertible top as on the 1958 model year". I believe this book does have some errors in it, but that's two sources that say it's fitted on a '58.



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Originally Posted by: vintagebug Go to Quoted Post
According to Chuck's website the front strip was fitted up to early 1960. I've been looking through a couple of books I have & one of them, The 1949-1959 VW Beetle, by Bob Wilson, has a close-up photo on page 16 of the front strip fitted to a cabrio with the caption "Aluminium tack strip at the front of the convertible top as on the 1958 model year". I believe this book does have some errors in it, but that's two sources that say it's fitted on a '58.





Ah thanks - I was coming to the same conclusions myself. How lucky that I need the extra expense of that vital chrome strip! ROFL
Oh well, they certainly look nice.
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