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> is this true??? A-pillar Vinyl ???
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post Oct 27 2005, 10:12 AM
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QUOTE (mudfoot76 @ Oct 27 2005, 05:32 AM)
These were supposedly the first 1000 cars of the '73 my production (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/confused24.gif)

Interesting... my car's VIN is 4732900193.

Love the original factory ads...GREAT stuff!!! (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smilie_pokal.gif) (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smilie_pokal.gif) (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smilie_pokal.gif)

The only thing I am curious about is how unfinished the treatment was...surprising considering the quality elsewhere on the car.
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post Oct 27 2005, 11:02 AM
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914.143.0178, at a race in Germany in 1972, car was originally build by
"Max-Moritz" in 1971 and was painted all "condagr√ľn".


Notice the Shelby wheels on that car.... (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smilie_pokal.gif)
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post Oct 27 2005, 07:30 PM
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Here's an original (untouched) early 1973 I looked at this summer. Notice how it's finished off on the end. This car was serial # 250.

Steve, I thought it was the first 500 cars that had this vinyl trim on the windshield post???

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post Oct 27 2005, 07:54 PM
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Beginning to look like extremely rare - isn't.


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post Oct 27 2005, 08:15 PM
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Here's another picture of that early 73 car. I forgot to mention the vinyle was unfinished at the end. It was just trimed and glued. Notice in the first picture how it was curling up as it aged.

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post Oct 27 2005, 09:56 PM
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Quote: Steve, I thought it was the first 500 cars that had this vinyl trim on the windshield post??? Tom

No, it's my understanding that it was closer to the first thousand '73 914's.
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post Oct 29 2005, 05:28 PM
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I have heard the first 1000 too. interesting option though.
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post Oct 29 2005, 05:53 PM
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cool, i kinda like the look of those...mabey im just weird (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif)
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post Oct 29 2005, 06:16 PM
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Hey Guys
You know.... my 73, has it, and the PO swears that it had it always. He strippped the origional paint, and reported a similar
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Moreover, when I pulled the car apart for its first paint job in 1991, it was pretty obvious that the vinyl had been on since the car was new -- and that the original paint under there was just as "incomplete" as it was when I pulled the sail-panel vinyl... and not from paint pulling up with the vinyl.


and now you guys made me pull the regis.

#735 (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/ar15.gif)

Watcha think...does it answer or ask more questions ?
My vote goes for the "first 735", actually I have living proof only 735 were made.... (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/pray.gif)
That makes mine the last vinal "A" pilar in the world...any offers?...re$erve @ 20K
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post Oct 30 2005, 01:53 AM
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my guess is, that there isn't any "nice" number like "the first 500" or "the first 1000" or so

the DGVWPB says: at the beginning of MY '73 there was the idea to do a black vinyl A-pillar, but because of problems at the gluing process they deciced to let it be after a short time

(Andy might provide a better translation (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/rolleyes.gif) )

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post Oct 30 2005, 02:40 AM
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Great. 119,000 914s, and we have pictures of every one that had pillar vinyl.

Anyone have pics of my cars?


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post Oct 30 2005, 05:45 AM
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QUOTE (Gustl @ Oct 29 2005, 11:53 PM)
my guess is, that there isn't any "nice" number like "the first 500" or "the first 1000" or so

There is something in the VIN that identifies it though. George Hussey knew immediately that my car had that option.
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post Oct 30 2005, 07:05 AM
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QUOTE (swl @ Oct 30 2005, 03:45 AM)
There is something in the VIN that identifies it though. George Hussey knew immediately that my car had that option.

There is nothing 'in' the VIN. Only that is it is in the first 1000 of the 73 MY, then it probably had it.

To answer a previous question, if the paint is incomplete under the vinyl, then it was intended to have the vinyl installed on the production line. No way that it was a dealer option. I don't ever recall finding a part # for it either, however I haven't looked in 15 years or so.
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post Nov 16 2005, 05:37 PM
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Here is an original Black and White factory photo that shows another one.


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post Nov 16 2005, 06:07 PM
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I noticed that in all the photos here that are detailed enough, the 914s have the early chrome windshield washer nozzles. At what point did those go black? (the 2 73s I have had had black ones)
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post Nov 16 2005, 06:12 PM
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earyl 73 = silver (which im looking for a set (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smile.gif) )
late 73 black
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post Nov 16 2005, 10:00 PM
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One of our local 914 group has the remains of one in his side yard that he parted out. Still has the windshield frame with vinyl. Will see if he can post more info or a pix.
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post Nov 16 2005, 11:39 PM
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QUOTE (VegasRacer @ Nov 17 2005, 12:37 AM)
Here is an original Black and White factory photo that shows another one.

funny, that's exactely the photo I purchased on eBay yesterday (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/cool.gif)
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post Nov 17 2005, 09:32 AM
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QUOTE (Aaron Cox @ Nov 16 2005, 04:12 PM)
earyl 73 = silver (which im looking for a set (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smile.gif) )
late 73 black

If thats the case, the change must have been made in very very late '73 because I've never seen black ones on a '73 and I've had a few late ones myself.
I think the change came along in '74 along with all the other changes/additions for the '74 model year. For this kind of information (not just washer jets) we have to rely on the oldtimers that have been involved with 914's since they were new. Today we can't assume just because someone has a late '73 914 with black windshield washer jets that they are original. We're talking about a 33 year old cars and who knows what changes all the PO's have done in that time period.
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post Nov 17 2005, 09:32 AM
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I had a early 73 Zgreen car with the covered posts in the 90's. I think in Dr Johnsons book it says the 1000 cars in 73 had this treatment.
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