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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:21 pm 
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I've started this thread to gather all the information in one place regarding cloth sunroofs. Jack Staggs and I are in the process of having reproduction parts made and installing a cloth sunroof into a 356 now and I would love to see if others have any pictures to share, specifically from the inside of the car.
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There was a nice article back in the Registry Magazine Volume 38 Number 1 - May/June 2014, page 18 detailing two cars that were ordered with cloth sunroofs. Quite a fascinating read...
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In addition I've found these period photos:
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:38 pm 
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Here are a few more pics. The black 53 is one that Tim @ Carrera Motorsports restored.
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A split window currently in Europe with a cloth sunroof.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 2:48 pm 
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These cloth sunroofs were mostly installed in Pre A's, however with Porsche there's always an exception to the rule. Here's a 1963 RHD T6 - Vin 124792 currently advertised for sale and claims that a Webasto sunroof is listed on the Kardex. The seller states: Has Porsche Certificate of Authenticity showing supply by AFN on 18.6.63. AFN kardex notes fitment of Webasto roof from new.


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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 3:03 pm 
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And last but certainly not least, a friend in the 356 world turned me on to another friend that happened to have a 356 roof clip that has a Golde cloth sunroof (in storage for 30 years) from a 1956 (telltale signs that is a 56 are the aquamarine metallic paint, curved windshield opening and the center to center distance for the mounting holes for coat hooks). We are using this as a template for the reproduction pieces were installing with the exception that instead of a wood under frame, we are going to use steel.


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:34 am 
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 1:54 pm 
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Good idea!
See if you can add some VINs.


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 1:11 pm 
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Bob - The only VIN I know is the green 63.

More pics of the split window:


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1963 GS "look" with 912 engine and cloth sunroof. Built by Gary Emory.


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I would like to know if some of these are original ragtops or modified beetle units. Or are they even a modern version, as I have seen new electric versions used in custom beetles before.

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Golde and Webasto are the same company? I have a T6 coupe with a Webasto sunroof, not a cloth one, a regular one. I'll post pics when I get back from Stoddard.

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They do not appear to be the same company:
http://www.webasto.com/us/about-webasto/corporate-information/history/

http://www.coachbuilt.com/bui/a/asc/asc.htm

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Golde and Webasto are totally different companies. I titled this thread with both companies because both made cloth sunroofs for Porsche and I'm interested in cloth sunroofs as fitted to 356's.

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Another split window cloth sunroof car. Somebody here must know the story on this giant man.


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Guy's T6, this one is not an original cloth sunroof, but still really cool!


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In the photo above (split with canvas sunroof) second tallest Dutch man -- see http://www.thetallestman.com/rigardusrijnhout.htm

I couldn't find out what connection he had to the Porsche.

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