55Kab
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2010-06-27T10:46:19Z
As early (maybe all?) Karmann Cabriolet's came from the factory with rear wing gravel guards fitted, I'm looking for an NOS set and need some info on which design is correct.

So is there anyone out there with guards that they believe to be original to the car and if so, can you post a photo of them please. Preferable from a 55 year car but late 54/early 56 model would be ok.

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JD
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2010-06-27T11:05:52Z
I can´t help you, but I drew the line at fitting those things on my car.
If I was going to fit any, I´d get the heavy Swedish ones.
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55Kab
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2010-06-27T11:32:24Z
JD wrote:

I drew the line at fitting those things on my car.
If I was going to fit any, I´d get the heavy Swedish ones.



I know what you mean but it's all part of making it the body look period correct, so they got to be fitted!

Don't want the Swedish one's for that very reason...they're swedish :!: And personally, I think they look a bit OTT.

The rear wings that were on the car when Mike bought it are believed to be the OG items and gravel guards were fitted to them:


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54 Gertie
2010-06-27T12:58:28Z
At the risk of sounding stoopid, but why cant you just refit (after polish/re-chrome etc) the originals?

Or even better, don't run them :wink:
William
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2010-06-27T13:18:51Z
54 Gertie wrote:

At the risk of sounding stoopid, but why cant you just refit (after polish/re-chrome etc) the originals?

Or even better, don't run them :wink:



Read the above Will....:!: Came from the factory with them so I'd like them back on, plus I like them too :wink:

Mike junked the originals as they were too beat up.

54 Gertie
2010-06-27T14:07:20Z
55Kab wrote:

Read the above Will....:!: Came from the factory with them so I'd like them back on, plus I like them too :wink:

Mike junked the originals as they were too beat up.



Yeah, I know they are 'correct', but you've got to draw the line somewhere. :wink:
William
JD
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2010-06-27T15:51:40Z
They´re like, all minging and sh*t.
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GKL 7
2010-06-27T17:28:27Z
I've got an NOS boxed set of those Martin,they look the same as your pic to me.NOS OG VW.:wink:

p.s we should take our avatars down now,that was a nightmare.
54 Gertie
2010-06-27T18:12:02Z
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p.s we should take our avatars down now,that was a nightmare.



I did wonder how long it would take. :lol:
William
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2010-06-27T18:30:44Z
Originally Posted by: ' 

I've got an NOS boxed set of those Martin,they look the same as your pic to me.NOS OG VW.:wink:

p.s we should take our avatars down now,that was a nightmare.



Well wasn't that an absolute joke. I've just come in from my German neighbours who had 4 of his work colleagues round there so you can imagine what its been like.

All I can say is where was Crouch? Why didn't J.Cole come on at half time and where are the tennis/horse racing camera's??? Time for you to go Mr Capello...

Sent you a mail on the guards George.

CNE789
2010-07-03T19:27:47Z
55Kab wrote:

I know what you mean but it's all part of making it the body look period correct, so they got to be fitted!

Don't want the Swedish one's for that very reason...they're swedish :!: And personally, I think they look a bit OTT.

The rear wings that were on the car when Mike bought it are believed to be the OG items and gravel guards were fitted to them:



For reference, I have attached a couple of pictures of a boxed set of gravel guards I have. Not sure if they are original VW, not user if VW supplied them or if they were a typical after market item. They were made in Western Germany.

For size comparison, I have pictured one of them on top of a Swedish gravel guard (note these are fitted with screws!).

Hope this helps.


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55Kab
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2010-07-04T09:06:51Z
CNE789 wrote:

For reference, I have attached a couple of pictures of a boxed set of gravel guards I have. Not sure if they are original VW, not user if VW supplied them or if they were a typical after market item. They were made in Western Germany.

For size comparison, I have pictured one of them on top of a Swedish gravel guard (note these are fitted with screws!).

Hope this helps.




Thank you. Those guards are OG VW but from about 65 on. The early guards (I believe) are plain and don't have any "moulding" to them.

JD
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2010-07-04T11:14:32Z
55Kab wrote:

Thank you. Those guards are OG VW but from about 65 on. The early guards (I believe) are plain and don't have any "moulding" to them.



The ones in the photo you posted earlier sure look like they have a moulding in them.
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