Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

Hello All,
Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California. The markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect. Trevor (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility in Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a moment to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to make the part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on the parts.
Regards,

--
BenT
The ones I have look the same.
Writing looks the same "Made in Australia"
Has an Aunger logo.
Part numbers "HLP-8207"
VWV86



> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California. The
> markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect. Trevor
> (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility in
> Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a
> moment
> to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to make
> the
> part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
> the
> parts.
>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&authk
> ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> BenT
Then Aunger it is then.
Regards,
BenT

On Tue, Dec 13, 2011 at 10:42 PM, <plander@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
The ones I have look the same.
Writing looks the same "Made in Australia"
Has an Aunger logo.
Part numbers "HLP-8207"
VWV86



> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California. The
> markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect. Trevor
> (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility in
> Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a
> moment
> to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to make
> the
> part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
> the
> parts.
>
> https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&authk
> ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
>
>
> Regards,

I tend to think that the numbers are purely Aunger.  Had Aunger been making them against a specific VWA order, they would surely have carried a VAG or VWA part number and it is unlikely that they would have been allowed to put their own (Aunger) logo on them.

They look to be the same as the set that Mark Boys has on his 16” double cab.

Les

 


From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: 14 December 2011 17:43
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

The ones I have look the same.
Writing looks the same "Made in Australia "
Has an Aunger logo.
Part numbers "HLP-8207"
VWV86

> BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com>
wrote:
>
> Hello All,
>
> Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in
w:st="on">California . The
> markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect. Trevor
> (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility in
> Canada .
He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the
w:st="on"> US ). Please take a
> moment
> to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to make
> the
> part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
> the
> parts.
>
>
href="https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&authk">https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&authk
> ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
>
>
> Regards,
>
> --
> BenT

Aunger made the stick on ones for VW Australia as they had a VW part number.



> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> I tend to think that the numbers are purely Aunger. Had Aunger been
> making
> them against a specific VWA order, they would surely have carried a VAG
> or
> VWA part number and it is unlikely that they would have been allowed to
> put
> their own (Aunger) logo on them.
>
> They look to be the same as the set that Mark Boys has on his 16" double
> cab.
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet.com.au
> Sent: 14 December 2011 17:43
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these
> factory
> or aftermarket
>
> The ones I have look the same.
> Writing looks the same "Made in Australia"
> Has an Aunger logo.
> Part numbers "HLP-8207"
> VWV86
>
> > BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com <mailto:syncro%40gmail.com> > wrote:
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> > around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California.
> The
> > markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect.
> Trevor
> > (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility
> in
> > Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> > tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a
> > moment
> > to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to
> make
> > the
> > part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
>
> > the
> > parts.
> >
> > https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0
> <https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&auth
> k>
> &authk
> > ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > BenT

The number on mine is VA 088500 LH  (or RH)  08-94  and of course they have the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 6:25 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

 

 

Aunger made the stick on ones for VW Australia as they had a VW part number.

> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> I tend to think that the numbers are purely Aunger. Had Aunger been
> making
> them against a specific VWA order, they would surely have carried a VAG
> or
> VWA part number and it is unlikely that they would have been allowed to
> put
> their own (Aunger) logo on them.
>
> They look to be the same as the set that Mark Boys has on his 16" double
> cab.
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet.com.au
> Sent: 14 December 2011 17:43
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these
> factory
> or aftermarket
>
> The ones I have look the same.
> Writing looks the same "Made in Australia"
> Has an Aunger logo.
> Part numbers "HLP-8207"
> VWV86
>
> > BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com <mailto:syncro%40gmail.com> > wrote:
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> > around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California.
> The
> > markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect.
> Trevor
> > (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility
> in
> > Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> > tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a
> > moment
> > to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to
> make
> > the
> > part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
>
> > the
> > parts.
> >
> > https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0
> <https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&auth
> k>
> &authk
> > ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > BenT

The ones I have have white stripes. And as you can see in the photos, there are no Auger logos. However, the way VOLKSWAGEN is written appears to be more of a reference than a logo. No VW Logo next to the word. That normally tells me it is aftermarket.

I have seen similar models made in US. As I recall the quality of the folds were not as good as the ones I had in the photos. The bends appear distorted an less defined. Hopefully, the ones that Trevor Reid reproduces in Canada are at least as good if not better than these OZ units. I have seen his work on Westfalia skylights. They are virtually indistinguishable with the originals.


Regards,

BenT

sent from my electronic leash

On Dec 13, 2011, at 11:37 PM, "Hartmut Kiehn" <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:

The number on mine is VA 088500 LH  (or RH)  08-94  and of course they have the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 6:25 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

 

 

Aunger made the stick on ones for VW Australia as they had a VW part number.

> Les Harris <leslieharris@optusnet.com.au> wrote:
>
> I tend to think that the numbers are purely Aunger. Had Aunger been
> making
> them against a specific VWA order, they would surely have carried a VAG
> or
> VWA part number and it is unlikely that they would have been allowed to
> put
> their own (Aunger) logo on them.
>
> They look to be the same as the set that Mark Boys has on his 16" double
> cab.
>
> Les
>
>
>
> _____
>
> From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
> plander@optusnet.com.au
> Sent: 14 December 2011 17:43
> To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: Re: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these
> factory
> or aftermarket
>
> The ones I have look the same.
> Writing looks the same "Made in Australia"
> Has an Aunger logo.
> Part numbers "HLP-8207"
> VWV86
>
> > BenT Syncro <syncro@gmail.com <mailto:syncro%40gmail.com> > wrote:
> >
> > Hello All,
> >
> > Sometime ago, we were chatting about these stone guards. I finally got
> > around to finding the ones I got from a VW dealership in California.
> The
> > markings indicate they are made in OZ but the P/N looks suspect.
> Trevor
> > (aka the Skylight Guy) is looking to replicate them from his facility
> in
> > Canada. He already makes Westfalia utility ports after he acquired the
> > tooling from Delta Six (OEM for Westfalia in the US). Please take a
> > moment
> > to look over the pics. My apologies with clarity. I did my best to
> make
> > the
> > part number viewable which, unfortunately, casts a cartoonish shade on
>
> > the
> > parts.
> >
> > https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0
> <https://picasaweb.google.com/syncro/HeadlightStoneGuards?authuser=0&auth
> k>
> &authk
> > ey=Gv1sRgCOmAjbyxiZGjVQ&feat=directlink
> >
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > --
> > BenT

Are they the stick on ones Hart?

Phill



> Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:
>
> The number on mine is VA 088500 LH (or RH) 08-94 and of course they
> have
> the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut
>
>
>

Yes, say are stick on but also 4 tiny s/s srews. They have black stripes and the VW logo is a bit thick. Hart

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 7:33 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

 

 

Are they the stick on ones Hart?

Phill

> Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:
>
> The number on mine is VA 088500 LH (or RH) 08-94 and of course they
> have
> the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut
>
>
>

I should mention that the US made units had clear stick-on soft vinyl or other soft plastic material in each corner. I assumed those were intended to keep let the covers rest on the glass yet offer some impact absorption minimal as it may be.


BenT
sent from my electronic leash

On Dec 14, 2011, at 12:43 AM, "Hartmut Kiehn" <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:

Yes, say are stick on but also 4 tiny s/s srews. They have black stripes and the VW logo is a bit thick. Hart

 

From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com [mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 7:33 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these factory or aftermarket

 

 

Are they the stick on ones Hart?

Phill

> Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:
>
> The number on mine is VA 088500 LH (or RH) 08-94 and of course they
> have
> the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut
>
>
>

They didn't come with screws. That was an extra when the double sided tape failed.

Phill



> Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au> wrote:
>
Yes, say are stick on but also 4 tiny s/s srews. They have black stripes and
the VW logo is a bit thick. Hart



From: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
[mailto:Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of
plander@optusnet.com.au
Sent: Wednesday, 14 December 2011 7:33 PM
To: Syncro_T3_Australia@yahoogroups.com
Subject: Re: RE: RE: [Syncro_T3_Australia] Headlight Stone Guards: Are these
factory or aftermarket





Are they the stick on ones Hart?

Phill

> Hartmut Kiehn <hartis@live.com.au <mailto:hartis%40live.com.au> > wrote:
>
> The number on mine is VA 088500 LH (or RH) 08-94 and of course they
> have
> the VW logo and some black horizontal lines... Hartmut
>
>
>