Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

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Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#1 Post by Jason Parolini » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:27 pm

I wanted to know where I might find body panels on my 64' 356c stamped with the same # that matches the Karman tag located on the drivers side door jam?

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#2 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:59 pm

Jason:

Last three digits on the inside of the door panels
Perhaps the deck lid upper latch
Perhaps the hood upper latch
Hidden number behind the right side hinge cover.

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#3 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Feb 04, 2020 11:21 am

As Mike said but there have been cases where hood number is on drivers side hinge frame support and even passengers side support. Karmann seems to have more variability than Reutter. Of course all this assumes that the Karmann tag in drivers side hinge cover matches the main chassis number just behind the metal spare tire tie down in the front compartment!! viewtopic.php?t=25236 https://porsche356registry.org/article/250 Here is a picture of engine lid latch number.
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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#4 Post by Jason Parolini » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:09 am

The chassis number on the tag on the inside drivers door jam does match the number stamped into the body near spare tire. It also matches the tag in the same location. I also found the last two numbers of the chassis number on the latch of the deck lid. But I don't see any number stamped onto the front trunk lid anywhere. Does that mean it may have been replaced at some point? Or does the front trunk lid just not (always) have a number stamped onto it from the factory? My car is a Karman and not a Reutter.

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#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:52 am

It could be stamped on the upper trunk latch. Some Karmann chassis have that only.
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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#6 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Feb 06, 2020 1:33 pm

That's where my 5/30/63,Karmann coupe is stamped.

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#7 Post by Jon Schmid » Thu Feb 06, 2020 4:21 pm

Drauz also just stamped the last 2 chassis number digits on the hood latch. Nothing on the hinges like Reutter.

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#8 Post by Jason Parolini » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Doug McDonnell wrote:
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:52 am
It could be stamped on the upper trunk latch. Some Karmann chassis have that only.
Were you referring to the rear deck lid or the front trunk lid?
If it was referring to the front trunk lid, I don't see a latch like that on my front hood

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#9 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:27 pm

The hood latch changed on the C models.

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#10 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:44 pm

Here is a photo C J took of his for sale restored 68K original mile 64C Karmann no numbers found when he looked. Maybe look with a mirror on the back(towards hood) of the finger pad? If not there then probably no number like C J's I stole the picture from the unnumbered hood thread I started: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=49558
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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#11 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:29 pm

And I just checked with Paul Hatfield who is a numbers Guru. He is redoing a 65 Karmann coupe. No numbers anywhere on front hood or front hood latch. So that one Joins C J's Karmann coupe with no numbers.
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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#12 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Feb 06, 2020 10:48 pm

I've worked on a few C's and haven't seen any numbers on the latches.

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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#13 Post by Al Cole » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:18 pm

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My '64C was built in Dec. '63 and is a Karmann bodied car. The last 2 numbers of the VIN are 64.
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Re: Body panels stamped with number on 64' 356c

#14 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Feb 12, 2020 10:42 pm

My '63 Karmann coupe is also stamped with the last two digits on the deck lid upper latch.

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