Post by Allen Gasper on Jan 20, 2011 15:08:01 GMT -8
I ran across someone who has a stack of beauty rings, what is the correct one for a 64' T34?
I know it is anodized aluminum, I know how it fits with the right cap - what I do not know is how many slots? I see 10, I see 9, I have seen 8. I have seen vertical slots for the tire valve with rubber around it, I have seen a rounded slot. I know some are not particular about the beauty ring - but if I had my choice and could find it - what would it be? Does someone have a pic?
Post by Lee Hedges on Jan 20, 2011 16:07:06 GMT -8
There are many different styles of aluminum beauty rings for the T3/34. The original/stock ones that were fitted in 1964 had eight thin-slotted holes and a round hole for the air-filler-tube. These were used from mid-1963 through 1965.
The early T3/34s in 1962-63 used the thin edge-rings typically seen in Transporters, Beetles, & T14s of the same era.
The 1966-69 style rings have eight holes that are more rounded.
1962 T34s were fitted with the trim ring that hugs the outer edge. 1963 T34s were fitted with both the edge style and the thin-slotted style. 1964 T34s were only fitted with the thin-slotted style. I don't have a VIN # when the change took place, sorry.
Post by Jürgen Klein on Aug 1, 2012 10:03:25 GMT -8
...and with blue plastic rings for the air valve hole ! Great - This is the right version for my seablue 65 .... Jürgen
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Post by Scott Taylor on Nov 25, 2012 10:24:02 GMT -8
According to my early copy of the Type 3 parts book the thin slotted beauty rings replaced the earlier Lemmerz trim rings on the Type 34 at chassis number 0 050 173, around July 1962. All '63s should have the slotted rings. (It also says this change applied to types 341, 351 and 352!)