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It was common for VS  (Hawaiian Gardens) to install a kill switch under the dash, on the drivers left hand side of the column ( right next to where the column attaches to the under dash cross frame member). This was a charged extra.

they also offered a battery disconnect, but that was typically installed in the frunk , in the battery compartment.

i personally am not aware of them installing a kill switch under the pax seat,  or a  battery disconnect under the pax seat.  but you never know what an owner may have requested., or if an owner installed it post delivery.   If you have a copy of the cars build sheet you could check for this extra.  

Last edited by Lfepardo

good question, previous owner used the word vintage so I assumed it was, it has a banjo steering wheel, plate with vin is a aluminum plate on forward drivers door post, don't know how to identify it, has ignition on dash with no slot on steering column for it, open to somebody with more knowledge for some clarity, has chrome wide 5s with p chrome hubcaps, single carb, no hole in firewall in front of fan, anything else I could look at to help identify it let me know, thanks

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..plate with vin is a aluminum plate on forward drivers door post...

Well, that's another thing that VS never did.

They put a cutout and small flap in the carpeting at the forward edge of the rear 'seat' shelf, so you could access the top of the tunnel where the original VW vin was engraved.

Some owners may have registered their cars in states that required a state-issued registration number (and that's possibly what you're seeing on the door frame), but if it's a VS (and still has the original carpet), you should be able to find that flap and the VW VIN on the tunnel.

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I owned a JPS from ‘02-‘04. My money is on JPS. As a matter of fact, I’d be very surprised if it wasn’t a JPS.

They did a lot of speedster seats with ribbed upholstery, their dashes are indistinguishable from a VS, and John loved that EMPI battery cutout behind the passenger seat.

The real tell is the side mirrors. That is exactly where John Steele put them, no matter what you asked for. They are several inches forward of where VS put them.

John bought his bodies from Kirk, so a JPS was really just a VS with better paint.

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