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  • Pat K
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    ^^ That makes it way more clear…lol..😜

    We will build it if it comes.

    Franz
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    So we strayed from stock to go with 55-57 color scheme. Is this a reliable source?

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    Pete
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    According to The Samba Dolphin/Trout Blue was offered up until July 1959, through chassis number 2 528 667.  I would think it’s a correct color for Juan’s car.  I can’t speak to the other details.  When researching my own (Bamboo/Dark Green) I’ve seen both ivory and stone grey knobs/escutcheons.

    Sorry for the confusion – I was just pointing out on the Treffen car that the knobs, column and turn signal appeared to be stone grey, while the steering wheel looks ivory (as does the heater control and shifter knob).

    I sometimes think it varied from car to car, depending with what was on hand.  I’m not sure

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    So we strayed from stock to go with 55-57 color scheme. Is this a reliable source? 0D881B1E-8576-4301-989B-2B0D70503CE4

    Sorry Franz, but I don`t remember where I got this inf,.. We alredy have the steering wheel in L82 silver white, we could try to get the knobs like the next pics,.. what do you tink?

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    This is an unrestored car.

    Franz
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    Yes, I just finished painted the best knobs ivory. It will be perfect.

    Franz
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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Wow, I like the contrast color 😳😎,…. I’m very excited to see a full pic of the dash with the knobs and the steering wheel,.. Great Job Franz 👏👏👏👏

    Franz
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    Yes, I think it will look correct.

    Horns assembled today and more little things.

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    JJ gave up a 6 volt horn relay from one of his lowlights.

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    👏👏👏 you are killing it,.. I forgot to give you an answer about the reverse switch, don’t install it, thx

    Did you receive the new quarters window? 🤙

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Upsss, Thanks for the 6v Horn relay John, I really appreciate. 😄

    John Jones
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    Upsss, Thanks for the 6v Horn relay John, I really appreciate. 😄

    It’s just how it goes around here… Anything to take care of our current customers!!!!!!!  We are LUCKY to have such a bone yard of parts to use from!!!!!  It took 20 years to collect all that shit!!!!!! 😎    My pleasure Juan!!!!  My pleasure!! I love seeing more and more Volkswagens back on the road! 😎

    Pete
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    Looking good Franz!

    Franz
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    Getting so close. I will call tomorrow about chrome. * edit-called on chrome; door handles in transit, beauty rings and hub caps soon

    Is the rubber floor mat coming along?

    Also, I have a list of items we need to complete. Some have been on back order with HOG for a couple weeks.

    – interior garnish trim (door and quarter tops)

    – window divider trim.

    -rear defrost tube long length 30mm diameter

    -speedometer cable

    -rear seat strap and hold down plate.

    -window winder knobs. Should this car have KG knob profile?

    -brass contact ring for the horn…We are missing this part. Item number 16 below. Maybe this is the same part as a beetle?

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    Franz
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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Great Job Franz, the dash looks Muy Bueno,… 👏👏👏👏🤤😎

    About the list of the parts, I’ll send you an email tomorrow morning 👍

     

    Pete
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    Just FYI….John Copellos sells a really nice 58/59 horn rebuild kit if you need more than the brass ring.  These pieces can be like hen’s teeth.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=2131391

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Thanks Pete for your help 👍

    Franz, I’m ordering the horn rebuild kit, you should to receive soon.

    Have a Great Day everyone.

    Franz
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    Thank you Juan. I think jj has the contact with house of ghia, so I’ll bug him to ask about our backordered parts.

    John Jones
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    I emailed House Of Ghia..  the 1/4 divider bars I think Juan already has on order… the rest of the list I asked about..

    We need that mat kit!!!!

    Pete
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    That mat kit may be a while.  They’re worth waiting for though as the quality of mine is top notch, they’re “correct” for the car, and are otherwise unobtainable.  Juan may want to email Luis and see if he’s looking at weeks or months before his set is done.

    Here’s the latest from Luis of Low Light Werks, posted on 9/18 on The Samba:

    Dear Karmann Ghia lovers,

    This post took longer that I wanted. I have been working on a plan to resume production as soon as possible, to fulfill all pending orders.
    Finally, I see light at the end of the tunnel! A VW enthusiast has offered me his help to accomplish this. With his support, Low Light Werks will be able to work fulltime to continue fulfilling orders and taking new ones!
    We are working on the paperwork and should be completed shortly. As soon as I can, I will post a projected delivery schedule.

    I really appreciate your support and patience. Over a year ago I made the goal to reproduce the Low Light bulkhead mat, that wasn’t available for over 50 years! It was harder than I ever expected, fortunately, today this is a reality and owners that received their set really love them!

    Thank you again for your support!

    Luis

    Pete
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    Here are some of Luis’ kits installed:

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    John Jones
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    please don’t tell me we have MONTHS till we get them mats!!!!!!  8-(

    Pete
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    Sounds like Luis is going to start making the mats again in about a week.  He’s posted the order numbers in the sequence they were ordered, so Juan can check against that to see how far out his are from getting made.  Hopefully you’re just looking at a few weeks.

    https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=9179427#9179427

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Thanks Pete for the information, my order is in the 5th block,.. I hope Luis starts shipping very soon,… 👍👊😀

    Wren
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    Looks Great! Almost done.

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