[T3] Question about door handle key set

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Fri Dec 2 19:48:09 PST 2011

On 2 Dec 2011 at 20:11, Bobsnotch at aol.com wrote:

> Jim, sorry I hadn't gotten back to you on this, but things came up.
> Today I did get a chance to pull the handles (yes I pulled both sides  
> looking for those numbers), and didn't find anything except part of the  casting 
> number on the inside indent of the handle itself (other than the key cut  
> number). And of that casting number, I could just barely read (with my  
> glasses on, and using a magnifying glass) 111/113/311. I couldn't make out the  
> rest, as it looks like it was either ground off, or it was barely there when  
> originally cast. Where you were describing, is completely ground smooth,  
> and chrome plated, unless I'm missing something. But putting them side by 
> side,  they sure look identical. But apparently, the handle castings are the 
> same as  used in a bug, but the inside parts are different.  

Where I'm describing, around the contersunk screw head, would not 
have been chrome plated. That part is just a straight zinc die 
casting that rotates when you turn the key.

I may have to bring a pair to Manitou Springs.  ;-)

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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