I was very lucky to find at the Bug-Show in Spa a Barndoor taillight. Have a look at it! I guess it is the correct one for the 51 Samba. What do the experts think? If you can confirm or disprove it, please leave a comment.
I also found a central brake light lens. Yes, a red one is not correct for 1951, I know it has to be kind of yellow and must not have a K-number neither a wave, but at least I have a sample with the correct old style Hella marking to produce a copy in the correct color.
The next find in Spa was a beautiful 1953 workshop manual! It wasn´t cheap, but I am happy to have it anyway. I guess it´s pretty rare and was worth the 270 Euro.
Just when I was ready to leave the swapmeet I found two separate barndoor taillight lenses for unbelievable 20 Euro each!
best regards from Bonn
the lens is different on pre-53 buses.
Very early lenses were made of glass, but the same design is also known as plastics material.
They don´t have a KBA certification number and the prism arrangement is totally different from the post-53 type.
I´ll search for such in my boxes and come back to you soon.
wow, that would be soooo cool to have even one lens for the Amersfoort-Show!
have a nice sunday!
Wrong taillights i’m afraid.
a little bit more input would be great. What´s wrong about the taillights? Please share your knowledge with us.