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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:55 am 
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Is this correct for 56 that the bumperbracket goes to the front beam and is welded to on the front beam?
On my 56 it looks also original welded to the frontbeam.
For Pré A it is diffrent and mid 57 is also diffrent....
Does someone haves an unwelded late 55-56?
Confusing.....


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:44 am 
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Both T-1's I have restored had them welded to the beam like yours

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 12:00 pm 
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Thanks!
Pré A is not welded o the beam and also '57 without the beehives aren't welded to the beam.
The 55 European is welded to and my 56 is also welded to the beam.
So only a early A thing?
Strange.......
Do you have a pic?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:58 pm 
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Pre restoration.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 3:46 pm 
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Thanks for the pic Jim!
Look s like it is a late 55 till mid 57 At1 thing?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:01 pm 
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Pascal,
All early T1 have this kind of bracket till the 6 digit series, after that the factory shortened the bracket and added a reinforcement behind the torsion bars box, on the lower corner. The reason for this change is related to energy dissipation so in a front hit the early bracket would most probably damage the torsion bars, so they weakened the front, reinforcing the back.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:30 pm 
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Thanks for the information Ignacio! :wink:
Trying to restore a 1955 "European" and a 1956 Super with V sunroof as good as possible with all details


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:11 pm 
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1955 would be a continental. afaik all europeans were 1956 :)

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:15 pm 
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First AT1 is made at the end of 1955 and first ones have the European cripts


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:59 pm 
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You're both correct. If it was manufactured at the end of 1955 (maybe even as early as September or October near the factory changeover) it would have been a '56 model.

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