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« on: December 18, 2016, 22:07:17 pm »

Is it just because of the engraving that makes them desirable, or do they fit different than aftermarket? I can see some crimping in my fenders behind the aftermarket rings,and have long wondered if it was because of the rings not covering enough.

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2016, 22:49:59 pm »

They are 67 only Beetle and type 3. Technically I think they were only on early 67's but I'm not 100% sure on that.
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2016, 04:05:26 am »

correct 1 year only and the early sedan's came with them..same with type 3.. very desirable for 67 nerds...you already know the answer about aftermarkets stuff..
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« Reply #3 on: December 19, 2016, 05:15:50 am »

I've got SB12s on my 67 but you can't tell. I painted them and paint filled in the etching.

Stupid kid!
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« Reply #4 on: December 19, 2016, 06:03:59 am »

SB12 = Sealed Beam 12V
used on early 67 model bug and type 3
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« Reply #5 on: December 19, 2016, 07:59:00 am »

How do you identify SB12s then? What should you look for?
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2016, 09:49:41 am »

How do you identify SB12s then? What should you look for?

It is engraved in the headlight rings.

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« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2016, 19:01:01 pm »

So do they fit differently?
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« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2016, 20:19:39 pm »

So do they fit differently?

No. Do you have aftermarket fenders or rings now? Body damage that wasn't repaired properly?
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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2016, 03:36:30 am »


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No. Do you have aftermarket fenders or rings now? Body damage that wasn't repaired properly?
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I'd assume aftermarket rings, I am pretty sure oem fenders, and both fenders have the same thing. If you look at the gap between the ring and the fender there is some funkiness going on on the fender to bucket area.
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« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2016, 03:57:52 am »

A picture is worth a thousand words.
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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2016, 05:21:21 am »

Give us a head on shot and I can tell you if your fenders are original.
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« Reply #12 on: December 20, 2016, 05:22:45 am »

Here ya go!
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« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2016, 13:26:40 pm »

Give us a head on shot and I can tell you if your fenders are original.

 horn grill location?

I will tonight.
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« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2016, 16:49:38 pm »

Try and contact Dean Kirsten, he's very knowledge on 67's, he's on FB
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« Reply #15 on: December 20, 2016, 17:19:05 pm »

I need to find someone who can rechrome some without messing up the stamping. Any suggestions? All the local shops won't guarantee it.
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« Reply #16 on: December 22, 2016, 03:32:31 am »

Front shot.
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« Reply #17 on: December 22, 2016, 03:36:14 am »

Looks like originals.
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« Reply #18 on: December 22, 2016, 08:06:11 am »

How can you tell?
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« Reply #19 on: December 22, 2016, 11:52:19 am »

Location of the horn grills I believe.
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« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2016, 16:48:13 pm »

How can you tell?

Yeah, horn grills. They are about 1 1/2" away from the fender beading. On aftermarket fenders they are much further away and lower down.
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« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2016, 19:49:24 pm »

Here's a great example of it. It's one of those things that annoy the hell out of me Roll Eyes
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« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2016, 05:07:51 am »

Thanks Zack, good info. Now if I could just find another SB12 to kinda match the crusty one I have.
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« Reply #23 on: December 23, 2016, 05:48:00 am »

I have a couple for sale...
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1972512
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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2016, 00:49:58 am »

SB12s are also chrome plated brass not steel like all others.
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« Reply #25 on: December 27, 2016, 02:48:47 am »

Brass? Are you sure about that?
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« Reply #26 on: December 28, 2016, 01:07:19 am »

Yes, when I straightened mine prior to replating, they are brass.
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« Reply #27 on: December 28, 2016, 02:09:46 am »

I did not know that... if a magnet doesn't stick, it could be brass. Test it out.
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2016, 05:53:39 am »

Brass? Are you sure about that?
100% Absolutely sure.
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« Reply #29 on: December 28, 2016, 06:07:41 am »

I second that........yep brass!
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