Notchback Rear Vent Trim

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Bradders65
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Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by Bradders65 » 5th April 2017 - 4:34pm

Evening all,

Could anyone show me how these chrome trims should be properly installed. ...


https://scontent.fhkg3-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=596318A7

Thanks in advance for any help that you might proffer ...

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Re: Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by miketyp3 » 5th April 2017 - 5:59pm

They just push on, and scratch your paint!
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64 1500S Notchback - RHD Sunroof
66 1600TL Fastback - Pigalle Interior
67 T346 Karmann Ghia - RHD Sunroof

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Re: Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by Bradders65 » 6th April 2017 - 1:00am

Yup that's the conclusion I'm coming too ... but they seem to look rather weird as they don't follow the curvature of the body and kind of stick right up high on the outer vents!!!

Ummmm ....

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Re: Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by miketyp3 » 6th April 2017 - 8:09am

I don't know about the modern reproduction ones, but I had some genuine ones and they seemed to look ok (they still scratched the paint though...).
The front vents changed in profile a bit over the years, and between body types, but as far as I know, Notchback rears are all the same.
Mike

64 1500S Notchback - RHD Sunroof
66 1600TL Fastback - Pigalle Interior
67 T346 Karmann Ghia - RHD Sunroof

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Re: Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by Bradders65 » 6th April 2017 - 2:59pm

Thanks Mike ..... could only find the rear ones .... seems that's enough hassle for one week .... especially after just tackling the pop outs and door overhaul ..... sometimes its best to pay someone!!

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Re: Notchback Rear Vent Trim

Post by miketyp3 » 6th April 2017 - 3:49pm

My point was that the rear ones should fit regardless the year of the car.
That was all...
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64 1500S Notchback - RHD Sunroof
66 1600TL Fastback - Pigalle Interior
67 T346 Karmann Ghia - RHD Sunroof

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