The original part was a little perished:
I dismantled the driver door and removed the old top plate, here is the comparison:
here is the new part installed:
What you can't see is the hassle I had with the window regulator clip! It was a nightmare to release, but now all is good again!
Also I thoroughly cleaned the Volksback, even clayed a few panels and gave it a fresh wax!
It really shines again!
Ralf and I did a little cruise to a local classic car meeting: