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The front hood off of a 1969 VW Beetle does anyone know what

Hello,The front hood off of...
Hello,The front hood off of a 1969 VW Beetle does anyone know what years this hood will interchange? Thanks.
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Hi,

1968 thru 1978 Standard beetle hoods are interchangeable.

The exception is 1971-72 Super Beetle. They cannot be used on the standard beetle

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Customer reply replied 17 days ago
Hi Eric,
Thanks for the answer, I'm curious not have the two hoods side by side what is the difference between the two and why are they not interchangeable? They look the same in a picture. Thanks.

HI,

The mounting bolts do not line up for the hinges and there is a slight difference in width and length.

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Customer reply replied 9 days ago
Eric this 1969 VW hood is there a way to know if it is an original or a reproduction? Thanks

HI,

Not to my knowledge as there is no identifying number on it like there is on the chassis, engine or transaxle.

I will check thru all my technical manuals to see if there is weight listed for it, or sheet metal thickness that you can check yours against as most reproductions are made of a slightly thinner and lighter sheet metal than the original

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