Correct Bracket & Support Color — L91

I get a decent amount of emails asking for knowledge on the correct color of both bumper brackets and bumper supports for the ’67 Beetle. It’s L91 silver.

Recently, a reader mentioned that he was having a hard time finding a complete L91 silver set. I’ve only seen venders offer silver in the brackets and black in the bumper supports. My assumption would be to please both the early and late crowd. Some solutions…

  1. Find a retired German VW mechanic that has a barn full of NOS parts for sale. (Good luck! Actually, if this does happen please contact me as soon as possible.)
  2. Get a good quality pair and paint them the correct L91 silver color.

Lucky for us, Wolfsburg West has produced the L91 silver colored paint for your vintage pride and joy. This perfectly matches the factory L91 silver for for both brackets and bumper supports.

You can get this paint by reaching out to your local shop or Wolfsburg West.

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Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. Query: Eric/Jay – can either of you confirm for me that the Bumper Reinforcement Plate (#5 in the diagram above) should also be painted L91 Silver.

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    1. Correct. Those should be silver as well. Most vendors that offer them do so in black. However, L91 was how they left the factory. I had mine powder coated, as it’s a bit stronger than a rattle can.

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      1. Thanks, Eric, that’s what we thought but wanted to be sure. Wally2 is getting his “bling”
        on for the upcoming warm weather. There IS warm weather coming, right?

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        1. You got it!
          I’d power coat, as they will get scratched. I even power coated my brackets L91, as they send to smudge when being slid through the grommets.

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