Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#16 Post by Jim Karaba » Fri Jul 29, 2016 5:12 pm

He probably had no connection, I would assume they just searched for small cars for him to pose with to accentuate his size. On the site Brad references he is posed with a few "small" cars.

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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#17 Post by Trevor Gates » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:33 pm

Period photo of a Pre A bent window Coupe in rally trim (hood straps, headlight guards, auxiliary lights) with a cloth sunroof.

Does anyone know what year they changed from opposing windshield wipers to having them operate in parallel?
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#18 Post by James Davies » Tue Jul 11, 2017 3:02 pm

Hi Trevor, parallel-motion wipers started in ~April/May 1954. This car is a normal '53 model year coupe. Great photo!

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#19 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:22 pm

Thanks James!

I found these pics online from the 1953 Rallye des Alpes / Alpine Rally. Same car #302 that was posted on the first page of this thread. Looks to be an early 1953 1500 Super, notice the very low rear wheel arch profile.
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#20 Post by Jim Liberty » Tue Jul 11, 2017 7:50 pm

Are you guys planning on producing these for sale. I'd love one on my '63 S-90.
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#21 Post by Jim Liberty » Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:01 pm

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Me again. I put one on my '63 Type II. There is a VW aftermarket company that will make one to size. That is where mine came from.
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#22 Post by Trevor Gates » Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:10 pm

Jim Liberty wrote:Are you guys planning on producing these for sale. I'd love one on my '63 S-90.
Yes, Craig Richter's 60 Coupe got the first one and is coming out of paint next week. Once it's upholstered we'll let you know so you can see it.
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#23 Post by Trevor Gates » Wed Sep 27, 2017 12:09 pm

Another pic of Gmund 356/2-008 at the 1949 Geneva Motor Show from a different vantage point with the cloth sunroof in the open position.
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#24 Post by Jim Liberty » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:33 pm

Thanks you guys, I did not know any of these facts.
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#25 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:35 am

Another cloth sunroof car.
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#26 Post by Jim Liberty » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:07 pm

Brad, does it count I'm building a FIAT 500 ABARTH with a soft folding roof. ...............
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#27 Post by Trevor Gates » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:35 pm

Photo courtesy of Laurent.
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#28 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:38 pm

I'm happy to say Jack Staggs and I finished Craig Richter's 1960 Coupe (with the cloth sunroof we added); well as much as any car can be finished :-) If anyone would like to see the cloth sunroof in person, Craig and Jack will be debuting it at the Palms to Pines event this weekend.
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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#29 Post by Craig Richter » Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:40 am

Danke vielmals zu meine Kumpels, Jack, Trevor and Kerry, for the rebirth of this beautiful '60 356. Last weekend after a great Pines to Palms drive, Jack and I unveiled her to my brother-in-law, Pat Lovejoy, who has been her caretaker since 1965. "Lucretia" as he named her, was his graduation from Pharmacy school present from my wonderful sister Georgann. Many heartfelt tears diluted our wineglasses as we toasted all the fun (and trouble) we got Lucretia into over the years. Now she is ready for her new life in Austria and another 50 years of fun! Ganz herzlich danken.
 

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Re: Golde / Webasto - Folding cloth fabric sunroof

#30 Post by Ronald Sieber » Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:32 pm

Trevor:
Great job on the cloth roof! Please keep us all apprised of your product as you bring it to market.
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