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  • Franz
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    Rear view mirror, antennae and mud guards installed.

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    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?

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    An other alternative is re-paint the steering tube to match the Ivory

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    Franz
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    I like the silver white better.

    Vote for painting the wheel.

    WAY2COOL
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    yep …I’d go with the all silver white

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    I like the silver white better. Vote for painting the wheel.

    I agree with you Franz, I like the silver white with the Trout blue and also how it matches the central part of the upholstery.😎

    Franz
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    Painted the wheel silver white this morning. Also sanded and primed the horn button as it had small rust pits.DDE0BA06-58A5-4E3F-9410-6C0B9A4A7A0B

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Wow,.. the steering wheel and the horn button look really nice,… 👏👏👏👏

    Franz
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    Stainless trim from isp west installed this afternoon along with bumper cover rubbers.

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Perfect 👏👏👏👊

    Franz, when do you expect to recive the rechrome parts?

    Have a Good Weekend!!

    Franz
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    I need to check on the chrome. I expect it should be ready soon.

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    Vw treffen 2019

    Franz
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    Wipers and mirror/visor installed.

    We are running out of parts.

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    Would you like this switch installed?

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    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?

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    John Jones
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    almost out of parts!!! woohooo!!!!

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    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 DDWT
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    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. 👍

    Franz
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    Sounds good. I will paint them Ivory to match OG vw.

    How about the reverse light switch. Would you like it installed?

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    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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