VW Beetle Fixings

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  1. Rubber Mounting Washer
    Forst

    Rubber Mounting Washer

    171-121-276/D

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1977 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1981 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1996 - 2002
    Jetta 1981 - 1992
    Scirocco 1977 - 1992
    Qty:
    €1.92 €1.64
    In Stock
  2. Screw for popout hinge & others uses
    Genuine VW

    Screw for popout hinge & others uses

    N01-412-28

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1973
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1979 - 1983
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2004
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Qty:
    €1.43 €1.22
    Availability to be confirmed
  3. Screw M5x8
    VW

    Screw M5x8

    N01-421-54

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1972 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Qty:
    €0.98 €0.84
    Out of stock
  4. Fillister Head Bolt
    Genuine VW

    Fillister Head Bolt

    N01-413-13

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1974 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1974
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1977 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2000
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.83 €0.71
    In Stock
  5. Washer 5.5mm
    Genuine VW

    Washer 5.5mm

    N01-154-02

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1975 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €1.38 €1.18
    Special Order
  6. Oval Head Countersunk Bolt M6x18
    Genuine VW

    Oval Head Countersunk Bolt M6x18

    N03-304-21

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Trekker 1979 - 1988
    Type 3 1961 - 1973
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Qty:
    €1.47 €1.26
    Only 1 Available
  7. Washer A5.3
    Genuine VW

    Washer A5.3

    N01-210-44

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Qty:
    €0.59 €0.50
    Delivered within 14 days
  8. Washer
    Genuine VW

    Washer

    N01-200-53

    Product Vehicle Years
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1994
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1994
    Qty:
    €0.69 €0.59
    Delivered within 14 days
  9. Hexagonal Nut M6
    Genuine VW

    Hexagonal Nut M6

    N01-111-65

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1973
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Qty:
    €2.46 €2.10
    Delivered within 14 days
  10. Hexagonal Bolt M6x15
    Genuine VW

    Hexagonal Bolt M6x15

    N01-021-527

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1971
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1971
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    T5 2003 - 2005
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €1.72 €1.47
    Delivered within 14 days
  11. Circlip 7x1
    VW

    Circlip 7x1

    N01-243-62

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Qty:
    €0.64 €0.55
    Delivered within 14 days
  12. Washer 6.4 x 18 x 1.6
    Forst

    Washer 6.4 x 18 x 1.6

    N01-166-610

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1994 - 1999
    Type 3 1961 - 1973
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 2000 - 2002
    T4 1991 - 1996
    T5 2006 - 2012
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1994, 1997 - 1998
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.78 €0.67
    Delivered within 14 days
  13. Hexagonal Bolt M4x8mm
    SSP

    Hexagonal Bolt M4x8mm

    N01-020-17

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1970 - 1975
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1981
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 1998
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.59 €0.50
    Delivered within 14 days
  14. Circlip 5mm
    Genuine VW

    Circlip 5mm

    N01-243-73

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1962 - 1972
    Beetle 1962 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1976 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1976
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.59 €0.50
    In Stock
  15. Hexagonal Head Panel Screw 6.3x13
    Genuine VW

    Hexagonal Head Panel Screw 6.3x13

    N01-389-05

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1996
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 2004
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1979 - 1983
    Polo Mk3 6N 1996 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Qty:
    €2.70 €2.31
    Delivered within 14 days
  16. Spring Washer B4
    SSP

    Spring Washer B4

    N01-200-43

    Product Vehicle Years
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1985 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    T4 1996 - 1998, 2000 - 2003
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Qty:
    €0.29 €0.25
    Delivered within 14 days
  17. Hexagonal Bolt M6x12mm
    SSP

    Hexagonal Bolt M6x12mm

    N01-021-226

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1976, 1978 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Vanagon 1980 - 1985
    T25/T3 1980 - 1985
    Qty:
    €0.74 €0.63
    In Stock
  18. Washer 5.3x15x1.6
    Genuine VW

    Washer 5.3x15x1.6

    N01-166-53

    Product Vehicle Years
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.98 €0.84
    Only 3 Available
  19. Hexagonal Nut M4
    SSP

    Hexagonal Nut M4

    N01-100-42

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Mexico 1994 - 1999
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Type 3 1961 - 1973
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1980
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1983
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    T4 1995 - 2003
    Qty:
    €0.64 €0.55
    Delivered within 14 days
  20. Wing Screw
    Genuine VW

    Wing Screw

    311-821-143

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1979 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Qty:
    €4.87 €4.16
    Delivered within 14 days
  21. Spring Washer
    VW

    Spring Washer

    131-821-150/ /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Qty:
    €1.47 €1.26
    Delivered within 14 days
  22. Captive Wing Nut M8
    Product of Germany

    Captive Wing Nut M8

    N01-140-71 / /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Qty:
    €4.87 €4.16
    Delivered within 14 days
  23. Oval head panel screw B3,5X9,5 Various uses
    Genuine VW

    Oval head panel screw B3,5X9,5 Various uses

    N01-395-75 / /

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Trekker 1969 - 1982
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    T4 1991 - 1996
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Qty:
    €2.21 €1.89
    Delivered within 14 days
  24. Expanding Nut
    Kaefer

    Expanding Nut

    111-867-199

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1981 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €1.52 €1.30
    Only 4 Available
  25. Oval head panel screw for interior door handle, Mk1 Golf/T25
    Genuine VW

    Oval head panel screw for interior door handle, Mk1 Golf/T25

    N01-394-61

    Product Vehicle Years
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 4 1968 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Scirocco 1974 - 1981
    Jetta 1980 - 1984
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Qty:
    €1.47 €1.26
    Only 2 Available
  26. Hexagonal Head Bolt, M6x8
    Genuine VW

    Hexagonal Head Bolt, M6x8

    N01-020-85

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Polo Mk3 6N 1996 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    T5 2003 - 2008
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk4 1998 - 2006
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €1.08 €0.92
    Delivered within 14 days
  27. Washer for VW Cylinder Head Nut
    VW

    Washer for VW Cylinder Head Nut

    040-101-129/1

    Product Vehicle Years
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2005
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle 1965 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1965 - 1979
    Qty:
    €1.38 €1.18
    Availability to be confirmed
  28. Hexagonal Bolt M8x42
    Genuine VW

    Hexagonal Bolt M8x42

    N01-035-33

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1972 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1978
    T4 1996 - 2003
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1978
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1988
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Jetta 1984 - 1988
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €3.88 €3.32
    Out of stock
  29. Hexagonal Bolt M8x20mm
    SSP

    Hexagonal Bolt M8x20mm

    N01-024-016

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Polo Mk3 6N 1995 - 2002
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Jetta 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Qty:
    €0.74 €0.63
    Delivered within 14 days
  30. Threaded Pin Stud M6x36
    Product of Brazil

    Threaded Pin Stud M6x36

    N01-454-52

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1979
    Buggy/Baja 1947 - 1954, 1956 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Qty:
    €1.52 €1.30
    Delivered within 14 days
  31. Sump Plug Washer M14
    Elring

    Sump Plug Washer M14

    N01-381-56

    Product Vehicle Years
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    T2 Bay 1968 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1985
    Qty:
    €1.72 €1.47
    Expected in 3 weeks

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VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

 

When time came for him to collect the cars, he and 5 other staff traveled to Wolfsberg to bring them back, however one of the 6 cars failed it’s final inspection, and couldn’t be taken away. Production numbers for 1947 were less than 1946, as whilst efficiency was up, and the factory was being constantly repaired, there was simply not enough coal to keep the factory running over the winter months, causing a three month closedown.


Again changes were minimal for the 1947 model year, with bearing and bearing cap changes on the front and rear axles, an improved spare wheel chain and bracket, and a change to the cooling air throttle ring. 1948 saw the ex Opel manager, Heinz Nordhoff was take full control as director of the Volkswagen factory, and plans for a redesigned Beetle were hatched.
In the same year, the Reichmark was replaced by the Deutschmark, and East and West Germany were split up. West Germany implemented the Marshall plan, pouring millions of dollars into the West German economy to stimulate growth. Changes for the little car were again fairly minimal, a steering column lock was added, the front and rear axles underwent minor modifications, and the engine no longer featured a spring loaded cable, and the flywheel centrebore was changed to 48.5mm.


Production had risend to twice that of the previous year, with 19,244 Beetles rolling off the production line. Two coachbuilders came to the factory’s aid, to produce cabriolet versions, in the form of Karmann and Hebmuller. In the Autumn of 1948 owners of the Sparkarte began a lawsuit against VW, trying to obtain the cars which they’d paid for before the war, a situation that wouldn’t be resolved until 1961.


July 1949 saw a new model of Beetle released, the aptly named “export” model had been created with the idea of having a higher specification variant for foreign markets. Distinguishing features between the two models were; chromed curved bumpers, chromed hubcaps, chromed headlamp rings and chromed door handles. There was a new steering wheel, the dashboard came with a removable radio blanking plate, so it was no longer necessary to cut the dashboard if a radio was installed.

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