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  Topic: Front wheel dust caps - how far to hammer in?
PurpleGoat

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PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:05 pm   Subject: Front wheel dust caps - how far to hammer in?
How far does the dust cap get hammered in on the front wheel drums?

Pounded down all the way with big hammer until the shoulder bulge hits the drum?

Tapped in with medium force with plastic hamm ...
  Topic: Wiper Arms Guide
PurpleGoat

Replies: 1
Views: 211

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:39 pm   Subject: Wiper Arms Guide
Does anyone have an online guide for what wiper arms were factory for which series and models?

Example:

Pre A had this one, T-5 had this except roadsters had these other things... etc....

I'v ...
  Topic: Picture of under dash routing?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 2
Views: 167

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2020 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Picture of under dash routing?
Talked to my dad - he made the floorboards so I guess all bets are off. I'm sure he must have used the originals as a template but whatever.

His memory is the steering column was installed, but th ...
  Topic: Picture of under dash routing?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 2
Views: 167

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:42 pm   Subject: Picture of under dash routing?
Does anyone have a picture or diagram of how the various things under the dash and around the pedal board are supposed to be laid out? Which item goes through which hole in the front bulkhead, or whe ...
  Topic: Carpet Edge Under Metal Trim Strip
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 211

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:31 pm   Subject: Re: Carpet Edge Under Metal Trim Strip
Awesome! Thank you.

Putting this thing back together one screw or carpet tuft at a time....

Smile
  Topic: Carpet Edge Under Metal Trim Strip
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 211

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:16 pm   Subject: Carpet Edge Under Metal Trim Strip
Near the door threshold is a long metal trim strip with several screws.

When installing carpet, do the screws actually penetrate the carpet itself, or is the trim strip only sort of barely "c ...
  Topic: Luggage Strap Location in Rear Seat
PurpleGoat

Replies: 1
Views: 162

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:27 pm   Subject: Luggage Strap Location in Rear Seat
Hello,

My car (1961 Roadster) had some new floorpans welded in (not exactly sure what was new vs. old... and it appears my luggage tie-down holes on the lower side (in front of the rear "seat& ...
  Topic: Roadster Carpet Jigsaw Puzzle
PurpleGoat

Replies: 0
Views: 123

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:39 pm   Subject: Roadster Carpet Jigsaw Puzzle
Hello, I have a 1961 Roadster that I am trying to put back together. A big catch is that I never saw the car in one piece. I got it from my dad, and it probably has not had carpet in 40 years.

My ...
  Topic: 356 Registry Forums
PurpleGoat

Replies: 35
Views: 2070

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2020 8:00 pm   Subject: Re: 356 Registry Forums
Adding my 2 cents.

If they want to sell a magazine, great! Let people sign up for that separately.

Forcing people to buy the mag to get the forum information is a step in the wrong direction. ...
  Topic: 356B T5 Carpet Details?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 1
Views: 288

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:46 pm   Subject: 356B T5 Carpet Details?
I'm going to try putting in my carpet set soon. One question that I have straight off is about the holes for the seat rail screws.

I see that "C" car kits seem to have the carpet precut ...
  Topic: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 6
Views: 1010

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:50 am   Subject: Re: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
I would like to add

My car is a driver, not a concourse-perfect car. If I can do something close to factory, great... but I am not going to obsess over it.

So donít be afraid to share pics or ...
  Topic: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 6
Views: 1010

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:24 am   Subject: Re: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
Great pics, thanks.

A couple of follow up questions/observations.

1) What is the material/finishing on the door lock pillar area inside the car? The vertical part that wraps all the way from on ...
  Topic: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 6
Views: 1010

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:32 am   Subject: What is in the back seat of a roadster?
I have a 1961 Roadster.

What is the back seat area supposed to look like? I am going to try to put in carpets soon.

Are there seats? Bottom cushion? Backrests? Just carpet? Perhaps some o ...
  Topic: Door Hinge Pins
PurpleGoat

Replies: 1
Views: 441

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:37 am   Subject: Door Hinge Pins
My door hinge pins have been half-installed for probably 20 years.

I used a hammer to tap one of the upper ones all the way in... and I was surprised to see no cotter pin hole in the pin when the t ...
  Topic: Can I have pictures of your Roadster dash upholstery?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 377

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 2:29 pm   Subject: Re: Can I have pictures of your Roadster dash upholstery?
Thank you, badsix!

I've been collecting lots of photos in preparation for fixing mine up. For the last 30 years, I've had just sheet metal haha!
  Topic: Can I have pictures of your Roadster dash upholstery?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 377

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun May 19, 2019 8:00 pm   Subject: Can I have pictures of your Roadster dash upholstery?
I have a 1961 Roadster. The car has been in my family ~45 years.

Anyway, long story short is that I want to get it fixed up and I am working on interior items. I don't remember what the dash padd ...
  Topic: Metal tab on back of door panel?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 360

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Metal tab on back of door panel?
Thank you for the reply.

Is there a trick to getting this on with the metal tab in the hole?


On another note, can anyone post detailed pics of any door seals that go on/under/whatever the do ...
  Topic: Metal tab on back of door panel?
PurpleGoat

Replies: 3
Views: 360

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 7:17 pm   Subject: Metal tab on back of door panel?
Hello, I have a 1961 356 with a funny metal tab on the back of the original door panel.

Question 1:
Is the tab supposed to go INside the hole in the door to hold it from bulging out? ("out& ...
 
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