Aerial hole on right side hinge post

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#16 Post by Steve Kram » Fri May 10, 2019 1:28 am

60 Roadster 87509 no hole on passenger side.
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#17 Post by Mike Ruddy » Fri May 10, 2019 4:59 am

My RHD '59 T2 has one but not on the LHS.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#18 Post by Brett Johnson » Fri May 10, 2019 6:32 am

No Roadsters or Conv Ds so far -- any RHD ones out there? Also based on Mike R's comment do all RHD cars not have one on the left side? We'll assume 356Cs do -- are there any RHD Karmann cars?
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#19 Post by John Hearn » Fri May 10, 2019 10:31 am

108707 August '59 RHD T2 has them both sides.
The theory in UK is that the aerial should be the drivers side for ease of extending it and also it keeps the aerial out of the way from pedestrians when the car is parked parallel to the street.
Another point from the photographs is the washers behind the bolts holding the door hinges to the body.
The parts list shows 16 bolts per car and only 8 washers.
From original cars I have seen it appears that Reutter put them on the front bolts while Karmann put them on the rear bolts!!
Drautz on the otherhand used washers on ALL 16 bolts!
There does not appear to be any reason which bolts have washers.
Although it is not good engineering practice to have a bolt tightening up on a slotted hinge.
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#20 Post by Gary Thies » Fri May 10, 2019 10:52 am

Brett,

My 65' c coupe # 219183, has the hole, and the antenna!



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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#21 Post by George Hussey » Fri May 10, 2019 11:14 am

looks like the two grease nipples are missing to lubricate the hinge pins!
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#22 Post by Jon Schmid » Fri May 10, 2019 11:33 am

My 1960 Drauz Roadster 87724 has the hole on the left side only. It's LHD and has an aftermarket antenna on the right side that does not go through where the hole would be. My dad had it installed in the early '60's when he had a radio installed under the dash. No idea why the antenna was put opposite of the driver.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#23 Post by Robert Reed » Fri May 10, 2019 1:58 pm

Brett, 117668 has hole on left side only.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#24 Post by JohnSParsley » Fri May 10, 2019 9:20 pm

159797 C Reutter cabriolet made 18 December 1963 has holes on both sides.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#25 Post by Ron LaDow » Fri May 10, 2019 9:39 pm

Brett,
Is that your 'sled?
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#26 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri May 10, 2019 10:42 pm

No door hinge grease nipples on T-6 models, right?

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#27 Post by Brett Johnson » Sat May 11, 2019 12:35 am

Yes, Ron, that is my period (not just period correct) 1950 chopped/channelled/nosed/decked/flamed/named removable hardtop 1950 Buick Super convertible by Bob Metz with original straight eight and Dynaflow.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#28 Post by Nanette Reid » Sat May 11, 2019 1:51 am

My LHD 59 A coupe, 107399 build date 22/02/1959, has one on the LHS but not the RHS.

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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#29 Post by Steve Newland » Sat May 11, 2019 7:55 am

Both my T5 coupes (build dates Sept ‘60 and Nov ‘60) are RHD Australian delivered.
They both have aerial holes only on the right hand side.
Both are fitted with period radios and aerials.
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Re: Aerial hole on right side hinge post

#30 Post by jule block » Sat May 11, 2019 9:15 am

62 Reutter T6 #119721 does not have a hole on the passenger side

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