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  1. golf73

    1968 only colors?

    I could be wrong, but I'm going to guess it's got a modified VIN. That "5" does look welded in, the "8" has so much corrosion it could possibly have been modified from a "3" or a "6"... and the small VIN plate on the steering column doesn't look original - it's painted black, and notice how the spacing between the numbers is uneven? I'd lean towards this being a Nevada/Tobacco car from new. There's a mystery to be solved!
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    Who isn't dependent on an income to survive, though?
  3. Wanted 1973 only Driver's side seat complete and not broken <= 1973 trunk lid rust free 1971-1976 passenger door with knee moulding holes, rust-free Bay Area only THX
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    Brand new OEM spare tire sheet metal

    Sorry Guest_anonymous, even though you wanted two, 7 years later, there was only one, and it is no longer available.
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    Brand new OEM spare tire sheet metal

    LMFAO, I was hoping for some comic relief. It was sold to a guy from Seattle who was passing through town about 6 years ago.
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    Brand new OEM spare tire sheet metal

    Before I "Mark this item as Sold" (over 6 years ago), is anyone else interested in the spare tire sheet metal? 🏁
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    AFAIK used part prices are half of what BMW Classic charges for new...that was when i visited in person for body panels two years ago. Ben was really nice and so was the other Ben
  8. JP spoked alloys
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    Later version (circa ~'69 & later?), flatter, more squared spokes (as opposed to earlier more rounded spokes, and flat mounting area (no raised flanges around the edges) From The Samba by Roger Lockhart Thu Dec 10, 2009 (edited): "Sweden's first (and only?) manufacturer of custom wheels made some interesting wheels for VW and Porsche in the 60's and 70's. The company JP-wheels was started by a Swede with the name of Jack Possnert. During the 60's he lived in California and got introduced to light alloy wheels. He thought custom wheels would make a great business potential also in Sweden. In 1966 he got back to Sweden and started making cast aluminum wheels at his fathers foundry called Tunaverken in Eskilstuna. They were marketed under the name JP, taken from his initials. The wheels got very popular and were made for several type of cars, BMW, Volvo, Chevrolet etc. But here I will concentrate on the four- and five-spoke versions for VW 4/130 and Porsche 5/130. There exist at least two styles of the wheels. The early with more rounded spokes and outer rims, and the later with flatter spokes and almost square outer rims. The later are also made in a harder alloy, which is quite obvious when you try to polish them. The early ones is probably made of a very pure aluminum. JP also made a slotmag wheel for VW that was very popular in the 70's. It was quite flat and, frankly, quite ugly. Another wheel was a special wheel for trikes using VW 4/130 pattern. The wheel is similar to the Halibrand mag-wheels and were made in the dimension 13X10" (correct me if I am wrong). It is just recently that the JP-wheels from the 60's and 70's has got any recognition. There are still some of the later style around in Sweden, but the early style wheels has become very rare. this is taken from Tobias Lindbäck:s homepage..... Note... they are pretty common for Volvo in sweden... but rare for Porsche.... @golf73 Removed images from original post as they are for VW/Porsche applications with differences to the BMW wheel. Link below is dead as of this edit.
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    Weber DGV to Stock Air Cleaner Adapter -- Base Flange

    So the base flange wouldn't be needed with Buckeye's JAM adapter - it is so different than the Weber and the other one! @Buckeye , can the stock mounting brackets be used without modifications?
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    Weber DGV to Stock Air Cleaner Adapter -- Base Flange

    @'76mintgrun'02 Yeah, I had the 32/36 DGAV installed by a shop in Marin County quite a few years ago, and thought I didn't receive the adapter, but I just went looking in the parts stashes and I found it in the original box with the extra parts and old parts including the old Solex. At this point I'd rather "copy exact" your parts/method for the best result, so we will see. Thanks for your help!
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    Weber DGV to Stock Air Cleaner Adapter -- Base Flange

    The JAM adapters don't seem to be available anymore! Rats. I'd like to buy this but I guess I need to make a Parts Wanted ad first!
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    Pirelli Centurato CN36 Tires

    Just ordered 4 from Longstone for $640.64 Next: Get the Roundie tii steelies blasted. Then etch prime, paint Ag and satin clear coat (Eastwood products). Mount/balance. Remove old messed up Roundels and apply new ones on the full wheel covers. I think one may need clip rivet repair. May pound/polish later. Gonna be lookin' fine...
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    Right Shock Tower

    Poor old Turkis car gone to 02 Heaven!
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    Nice Dashes Please

    How much are you looking to spend for a restored 2-piece dash?