Standard split
2009-08-13T14:56:06Z
48REME wrote:


I agree. If you're making an ultra-purist thread then it should stop at the end of banana bumpers and big logo hubcaps. Anything with grooved bumpers, (even late 49s still with triangular plate pressing and oval rear view mirror amongst other remaining early details) heralds the start of an era which went on up to 1952.



No, I think it has to be when the rear window ribs changed in early '48. That is the first early detail to go and so heralds the start of change, otherwise at what point can you start. Many would argue (as Rob might) that its when the triangular plate pressing disappeared. Big logo hubcaps and banana bumpers do not go right back, the nipple hubcaps were used up to 1948.

Of course the other real change, often forgotten, is when the floor pans became dipped for the rear passenger's feet and the battery.

The best point may be October '52 when the car was modernised to suit the new post-war world, with among other things the loss of the KdF dash.
But we have a pre '53 section now:!:

So lets forget the idea:wink:


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pre67vw
2009-08-13T15:24:09Z
The idea of this thread is not to find the Beetle in it's 'purist' form but simply to have a cut off point where stuff becomes seriously rare. At this years Hessisch Oldendorf there were loads of split beetles lined up, but only a handful were pre '49...

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48REME
2009-08-13T17:46:43Z
pre67vw wrote:

The idea of this thread is not to find the Beetle in it's 'purist' form but simply to have a cut off point where stuff becomes seriously rare. At this years Hessisch Oldendorf there were loads of split beetles lined up, but only a handful were pre '49...



That's why the end of the banana bumper era is a good cut-off point. It's a clear visible change unlike subtle details like floorpan pressings and ribs under windows.:d
lou cypher
2009-08-13T18:14:36Z
pre67vw wrote:


You can post anything you like

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GKL 7
2009-08-13T19:42:01Z
Standard split wrote:



No, I think it has to be when the rear window ribs changed in early '48. That is the first early detail to go and so heralds the start of change, otherwise at what point can you start. Many would argue (as Rob might) that its when the triangular plate pressing disappeared. Big logo hubcaps and banana bumpers do not go right back, the nipple hubcaps were used up to 1948.

Of course the other real change, often forgotten, is when the floor pans became dipped for the rear passenger's feet and the battery.

The best point may be October '52 when the car was modernised to suit the new post-war world, with among other things the loss of the KdF dash.
But we have a pre '53 section now:!:



:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: ANORAK:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

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2009-08-13T19:59:22Z
kdf38 wrote:

I tried to Clarify / Enlarge your avatar; but to no avail!

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I've got the large high resolution image – the detail is great, lovely curves. The girl's bum is very nice too (it's a white thong in there) :twisted:


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Standard split
2009-08-13T20:08:09Z
Originally Posted by: ' 



:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: ANORAK:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:



48REME wrote:



That's why the end of the banana bumper era is a good cut-off point. It's a clear visible change unlike subtle details like floorpan pressings and ribs under windows.:d



Subtle details:evil: I don't call the whole different bloody floorplan very subtle[-x

This proposed forum would be for the people who love these points – the hardcore enthusiast, or the Anoraks as '50 Karmann says:lol:



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GKL 7
2009-08-13T20:13:22Z
Standard split wrote:



This proposed forum would be for the people who love these points – the hardcore enthusiast, or the Anoraks as '50 Karmann says:lol:




Then post something constructive John instead of bickering about what should be here and what should not.
Go into the garage and run some pictures off for us.You've been about for as long as i can remember,you must have someting to show us.
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Standard split
2009-08-13T20:28:36Z
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Then post something constructive John instead of bickering about what should be here and what should not.
Go into the garage and run some pictures off for us.You've been about for as long as i can remember,you must have someting to show us.



The pressure to post an image of my jewell increases – '50 Karmann is relentless in his efforts:roll:


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GKL 7
2009-08-13T20:32:26Z
Standard split wrote:



The pressure to post an image of my jewell increases – '50 Karmann is relentless in his efforts:roll:



You've got more than one Jewel show your '47.
(i'm getting a sneaking feeling you can't fathom out how to post pics:lol: )
Standard split
2009-08-13T20:48:56Z
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You've got more than one Jewel show your '47.
(i'm getting a sneaking feeling you can't fathom out how to post pics:lol: )



Okay George – you win here's my '49:d









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Standard split
2009-08-13T20:49:52Z
Sh*t you're right – I don't know how to post pics:oops:


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GKL 7
2009-08-13T21:16:12Z
I DO :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: You've been warned:lol:
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2009-08-13T21:34:04Z
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I DO :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: You've been warned:lol:



Hold fire – I'll take some computer lessons at the local college when they start in September :wink:


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pre67vw
2009-08-13T22:32:17Z
Standard split wrote:



This proposed forum would be for the people who love these points – the hardcore enthusiast, or the Anoraks as '50 Karmann says:lol:



Just to clarify, this is a pre 49 thread - ie, this is it... I'm not adding a new section to the forum for this. :beer:

So post your car before I do :wink:
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Standard split
2009-08-14T09:28:31Z
pre67vw wrote:



Just to clarify, this is a pre 49 thread - ie, this is it... I'm not adding a new section to the forum for this. :beer:

So post your car before I do :wink:



I guess my '49 will have to appear with the 'moderns' someday:x
:lol:


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GKL 7
2009-08-14T13:46:55Z
Johns going to tell us this is tooooo shiney.
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pre67vw
2009-08-14T13:56:47Z
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Johns going to tell us this is tooooo shiney.



It is...!
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Standard split
2009-08-14T14:11:48Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

Johns going to tell us this is tooooo shiney.



Christ – that's tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo shiny:x

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Standard split
2009-08-14T14:16:04Z
A scene in my garage after a Lottery win.

All being paid to replace the shiny paint with semi-matt:twisted:

Note the 'subtle detail' of the rear widow extra ribs – smashing8)


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