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  • 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.

    Franz
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    Fitting chrome door handles today.

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    so you received the rechrome parts,.. 😀😀😀😀😎,.. I`m excited to see the wheels with the hub caps and rings,…. the door handles look nice chrome,… 👏👏👏

    Franz
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    Not all of the chrome. Just the door handles came back.

    I am having problems with the lock cylinder retaining screw. The chrome plating damaged the tiny 2.5mm threads. I ordered a special tap to clean them.

    We also received the brass horn contact ring today.

    John Jones
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    looks like more door handle work… I bet that tiny tap came in….. 😎  Doug is here to rub out the wrinkles… 😎  and help go forward with this project!

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Sound perfect,.. more work today 👏👏👏👏

    volksaddict
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    What a beautiful car! Wish my 56 looked half that nice.

    But then I don’t have a quarter of the time and money into it…

    Franz
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    2.5mm tap did the trick. Door handles ready to install.

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    Rear defrost tube also installed today.

    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Wow, perfect job Franz,… 👏👏👏🤙

    Franz
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    I thought we had 58 door stops. Looks like this car has some of the earliest later type door check straps. Starting in 59.5. We need to order kq-837-25k from hog

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    56-57 like beetle

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    58 spring and roller type

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    59.5-74 rubber strap and pins.

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    Juan 59 DDWT
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    Thanks for the information Franz,… I`m totally convinced to restore a KG is sooo difficult, many details and there is a few places where you can find the parts.

    Have a Good day everyone 👍😎

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