best place for type3 wing beading?

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best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by 72Slowback » 17th March 2013 - 5:00pm

Found some at heritage bit it's not currently available, and they are not sure when it will be again.

So where else might I find some... just need for front wings.
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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by purplepeter » 17th March 2013 - 6:46pm

Depends What Colour!
Try Bert3 on here or Mario at T3HQ via Facebook Who both have stashes of NOS
Failing that, if you can live with Black, ISP west sell it

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by FastySlow » 22nd March 2013 - 10:41pm

These have it listed...

http://www.coolairvw.co.uk/Category/0/S ... ading.html

Now, I wonder if they have any in Iberian red ho ho.

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by Dave G » 22nd April 2013 - 9:22am

I've not bought any yet, but I was looking at one of these suppliers -

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/c-296-pvc-piping.aspx

http://www.vintagecarparts.co.uk/catego ... ing-piping

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by Editor » 23rd April 2013 - 12:19am

There are "fender beading" sets available from a USA supplier - I think someone on here was saying they had got a set. The proper wing beading for the fronts is a combination of T-shaped profiles and round. The ribbed part is deeper than these samples - maybe 25mm. I don't know how price compares though.
http://www.vwispwest.com/361898715A.html?page=1 quotes $69 (about £45, but postage would bump that up - who imports from them?).
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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by purplepeter » 23rd April 2013 - 12:37am

KK & Coolair have always said they'd bring stuff in for members.. Just tell them you're Type 3 & 4 club. I haven't tried taking them up on the offer, but several people did a few years ago with tailgate seals

The big stumbling block that usually hits people is import Duties from HM Customs

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by George » 23rd April 2013 - 1:35pm

I got mine from woolies-trim. It was exactly the same stuff as a friend brought from a well know aircooled vw supplier yet much much cheaper. Its comes in black or white.

http://www.woolies-trim.co.uk/p-1327-wing-piping.aspx

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by 72Slowback » 28th April 2013 - 1:48pm

Brilliant cheers guys!

Dave can you explain the layout of the half-round/round sections.
my car didn't have a complete section of beading when I bought it, missing a piece in both sides just infront of the bulkhead.......

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Re: best place for type3 wing beading?

Post by Editor » 3rd May 2013 - 2:16am

The beading along the toip of the wing is T-section until it dips down alongside the bonnet, when it's round section until it comes out again by the headlights and reverts back to T-section.

On the rear, it is the T-section all the way, including the bit down by the door. There is an extra piece from the rear panel down that is wider section T. I don't know that is available anywhere, except presumably the proper "fender welting" kits from the USA. It's often intact, so you may be able to re-use it, but the top can crack off.

I believe the original T section is not symmetrical on the rear wings, so the original wing beading is left or right side. The original front wing beading is also different left and right, but that seems to just be the chamfer cut on the end by the screen. I doubt we can be quite that fussy these days.
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