Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#46 Post by Dennis Vogel » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:42 am

Hi Trevor. As requested, here are some photos of the top open, and a close-up of the sunroof frame attachment to the body. I'm curious if this is consistent with other sunroof coupes circa 1960, and whether they were factory, dealer, or some other installs.
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#47 Post by James Davies » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:40 pm

Trevor, that B&W photo of the Swiss car with the cloth sunroof is a 1953 car. Continuously updated of course. It has late-1956+ nose and front bumpers grafted on and lots of other modifications, but the key things - interior mirror, wipers and rear wheel opening shape indicate April 1953 to Feb 1954.

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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#48 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:32 pm

James - Thanks, now that you point out the front fender difference (vs the rear) I can’t unsee it, especially with the side spear. For my knowledge and the collective group, have you researched when the horn grills were introduced?

Dennis - Thanks for posting those, now we’re getting somewhere. Can you tell me what the header bow and underframe are made of - wood or metal?
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#49 Post by Dennis Vogel » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:06 pm

I was on location with the chassis today. We pealed back part of the headliner. While brown appearance originally had me thinking it was a wood frame, it is in fact metal (held a magnet).
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#50 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Dec 03, 2019 12:03 am

Hi Dennis,

I’m not sure if I emailed you directly or not, but based upon the inner structure being metal not wood (and no notation on the Kardex) I think the Golde cloth sunroof was added somewhere after factory production, albeit a very nice installation and addition to your 356. Good luck with the restoration, if I can be of further help please let me know.

Unrelated, here are some pics of a split window 356 with cloth sunroof.
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#51 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:22 pm

Gijs van Dijk of the Porsche 356 Club Netherlands was nice enough to send me these pictures of a split window car with a coach built cloth sunroof that was in his family and also a picture of his family’s Porsche dealership back in the day. Pretty cool stuff!
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