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Post  Copper1982 on Sun 3 Oct - 21:10

so I came across these very old VW parts, appear to be NOS kubel or schwimmwagen head light and rings at flea market. any one know anything about these?? all are stamped VW. i posted on samba:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1033795
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Post  R.Rabbit on Tue 5 Oct - 19:39

Laughing hate to be a smartass, but they're worth what someone is willing to pay.

check over in Denmark/Sweden part of the world. They have a club over there that rolls them out and uses them as they were intended to be used. I used to have the link, but my computer crashed and now I'm slowly rebuilding them.
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Post  Copper1982 on Tue 5 Oct - 20:11

thanks, I'll search for the club. I figured it would get world wide attention on the samba. I never seen any parts but from the look of the parts they look like def. 1940's
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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 9 Oct - 5:04

Those lights are for a Karmann Ghia type 34

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Post  Copper1982 on Sat 9 Oct - 11:48

Hey joe, do you have any close up visual references? i searched samba for type 34 parts, and I don't see the match. the headlight i have makes a huge "V" shape on the lense something I never seen before, and the headlight rings are black, all the type 34 photos i saw were chrome. let me know.
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Post  joebug1951 on Mon 11 Oct - 6:24

Kubel's have a small bent tab at the bottom of the headlight ring (similar to the tab on a pre 67 headlight ring but angled). Schwimm. have a different shape to the ring. They are shaped more like a bay window headlight ring.

The glass for a Kubel would have the same "V" shape but also have more markings.

The bulb housings could be used on a Kubel but they are the same as early split bug headlights.

Im thinking they are EARLY lowlight ghia or type 34 "razor" rings. The light housing is early split, barndoor, or possibly earlier stuff.

Can you send me the part numbers off the rings and bulb holder? I could tell you for sure what they came off of then!

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Post  Copper1982 on Mon 11 Oct - 11:31

printed on the back of the bulb is "Bestell Nr. 170E01" on the head light ring is 170E0-1-S3. on the top of the lense is Hella 1-68075- Germany impote D Allemagne
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Post  joebug1951 on Mon 11 Oct - 16:31

I'll look up the part #'s for you, but I've also noticed the rings look similar too early Porsche headlight rings (pre 68).

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Post  R.Rabbit on Wed 13 Oct - 11:58







here's one of the links
http://www.schwimmwagen.de/
and these guys actually use their shit - eff'n awesome
schwimmwagens in the water Cool
kubals in the mud Cool

check out the silly grin on the guy in the back of the schwimmwagen - that would so be me Very Happy
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Post  Copper1982 on Fri 15 Oct - 18:09

Thats how real men beat on a $200,000 car!!! someone else in europe posted a NOS kubel headlight for sale, just some the numbers on back of the bulb are different. could it be both type 34 and kubel/schwimm??

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=752206
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Post  joebug1951 on Sat 16 Oct - 0:03

The bulb housings were used in early porsche's, early vw's and early audi's. So it could have came from any number of them?!?!

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Post  Copper1982 on Sun 24 Oct - 18:36

thanks everyone, I sold them on samba, $100 to a guy with a type 34, not bad since i paid $10 for them.
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