- FranzKeymasterSeptember 12, 2019 at 3:00 pmPost count: 3071
Rear view mirror, antennae and mud guards installed.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 12, 2019 at 5:01 pmPost count: 290
here are some steering wheel color samples,.. I`d like to think, we will have to paint the steering wheel matching the silver white,.. what do you think?Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 12, 2019 at 5:16 pmPost count: 290
An other alternative is re-paint the steering tube to match the IvoryFranzKeymasterSeptember 12, 2019 at 6:20 pmPost count: 3071
I like the silver white better.
Vote for painting the wheel.WAY2COOLParticipantSeptember 12, 2019 at 7:21 pmPost count: 157
yep …I’d go with the all silver white
Test Pilot @ Submarine AirwaysJuan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 12, 2019 at 10:29 pmPost count: 290FranzKeymasterSeptember 13, 2019 at 12:48 pmPost count: 3071
Painted the wheel silver white this morning. Also sanded and primed the horn button as it had small rust pits.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 13, 2019 at 12:59 pmPost count: 290
Wow,.. the steering wheel and the horn button look really nice,… 👏👏👏👏FranzKeymasterSeptember 13, 2019 at 10:44 pmPost count: 3071
Stainless trim from isp west installed this afternoon along with bumper cover rubbers.Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 14, 2019 at 1:25 pmPost count: 290
Franz, when do you expect to recive the rechrome parts?
Have a Good Weekend!!FranzKeymasterSeptember 15, 2019 at 8:26 amPost count: 3071
I need to check on the chrome. I expect it should be ready soon.FranzKeymasterSeptember 16, 2019 at 5:13 pmPost count: 3071
Wipers and mirror/visor installed.
We are running out of parts.
Would you like this switch installed?
Another question on knobs, I believe ivory is correct. But which style? Would early kg be the same as beetle?
The darker ivory kg knobs May be reproduction?John JonesKeymasterSeptember 16, 2019 at 5:46 pmPost count: 5910
almost out of parts!!! woohooo!!!!Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 16, 2019 at 7:43 pmPost count: 290
These are the correct knobs Franz. I have a knob set at home just like this one, but aluminum. If you think we have to paint the aluminum ones, then the color I like best out of all the ones I see in the pictures is the one on the shifter knob. Maybe we could try to match that color,… what do you think?Juan 59 DDWTParticipantSeptember 16, 2019 at 8:18 pmPost count: 290
Franz, I mean the Original Karmann Ghia shift knob (the KG in the Treffen Car show has the original shift knob), not the bug knob. 👍FranzKeymasterSeptember 17, 2019 at 9:06 amPost count: 3071
Sounds good. I will paint them Ivory to match OG vw.
How about the reverse light switch. Would you like it installed?PeteParticipantSeptember 17, 2019 at 9:21 amPost count: 812
These are the correct knobs Franz. I have a knob set at home just like this one, but aluminum. If you think we have to paint the aluminum ones, then the color I like best out of all the ones I see in the pictures is the one on the shifter knob. Maybe we could try to match that color,… what do you think?
For what it’s worth these knobs are stone grey, not ivory. I think the stone grey is correct for dolphin blue ghia’s but not 100% sure.
Plot twist – there are two original interior Dolphin Blue Ghia’s on the page at the link below. This first one looks like it has Stone Grey steering wheel, indicator cover and column, and Stone Grey e-brake handle, and all Ivory knobs and window/door escutcheons.
The 2nd one looks to have Stone Grey steering, indicator cover and column, Stone Grey door escutcheons, and only Ivory for the dash knobs.
Who knows what’s actually “correct” for these cars….the knobs may not have been consistent when produced at all, so you might be fine just doing what you prefer.
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