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Re: [T3] Question on wheel trim rings

On 14 Jan 2004 at 7:17, Greg Merritt wrote:

> 	I assume that the car originally came with the set with the 
> rubber inserts, though I have no way to prove this.

Hmmm..., is it possible that the rubber inserts were a 69-only item. My 69 has 
a mixed set of rings on it, but 2 of them have those rubber inserts. I had 
always assumed that THOSE were from an earlier car, but perhaps those are 
actually the original ones....   

I recall that there are actually VW part numbers stamped on them somewhere. I 
think some of mine have 311 numbers and some have 113 (or 111) numbers. I 
wonder if the ones with the rubber inserts are the 311s. I assume that the 
differences between the 2 types would have been a slightly different shape to 
accommodate the different wheel offsets.  

A look at the microfilm shows 2 versions: one up thru 65 (5-bolt) and a second 
for 66-69 (4-bolt.) The drawing of the early one shows narrower slots, and this 
one is displayed over a wheel that has NO slots. Sound familiar to anyone?  

AND a final look at the microfilm revealed that there is actually a part # for 
that grommet: 311 601 159. No date given, but it's only supposed to fit the 66-
69 trim ring.

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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