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Old 04-02-2021, 08:18 PM   #1021 (permalink)
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Roof rack and Jim Dandy rack?
Roof racks are quite usual on Beetles in Brazil, but Jim Dandy racks not so much. Those other racks attached to the engine cover are also not so widespread, even though they're starting to become more popular among enthusiasts.

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....and nobodies made a six-legged rack that combines the two. ??? What's up with that?

They reproduce the clamps


https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifi...php?id=1561116

Look at that, the tubing is swagged and threaded. They knew how to make them.
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Old 04-03-2021, 09:59 AM   #1023 (permalink)
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Well, you are correct, sir.

I went back to the link and looked again. It's actually a turnbuckle:



Stainless steel feet:


Makes my roof-top rack look like junk.
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What's up with that?
Aftermarket for Volkswagens took a different path here, with some accessories which used to be more popular elsewhere becoming easier to spot in Brazil now due to newer generations being more influenced by foreign trends.
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March 2021, California plates, no face diapers?



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March 2021, California plates, no face diapers?
I can't wait for the masks to quit being enforced on some places in Brazil too. Maybe I'm gonna keep some camo ones I got, just to use whenever it seems convenient to me.
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I find them useful when bicycling into the wind. Keeps bugs out of your mouth.
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I find them useful when bicycling into the wind. Keeps bugs out of your mouth.
Or while handling materials which release too much dust.
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