Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

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Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#1 Post by Conrad Carter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:15 pm

Could 63 T6 owners send me photos of their tool kit or put photos on this post? My 63 didn’t have one when I purchased it several years ago. I really need to know what it would have looked like.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#2 Post by Conrad Carter » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:16 pm

FWIW, I have Dr Johnson’s books and know about www.356tools.com.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Conrad: Google "356 Tool kits" and go to Eric's web site. He has detailed pics and descriptions of the 356 tool kits.

The '63 was "unique" (and I'm being kind). The cheesiest kit Porsche put together. No tire pressure gauge, blonde-handled phillips and slotted screwdrivers and hub cap puller, 4 common German wrenches, blackened spark plug wrench, tommy bar, lug wrench and generator wrench and a drawstring tool bag. It also included one lug nut and a fan belt.

That said, a difficult kit to find as I found out.

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#4 Post by Tom Keating » Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:53 am

Pic of original toolkit. Notice the socket on lug wrench is not same as 356C. The small plated socket is for top removal. Toolkit has been cleaned,not restored. Tom356c
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#5 Post by Mike Wilson » Sat Dec 09, 2017 12:09 pm

Wow! In beautiful condition, Tom!

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#6 Post by John Linden » Sat Dec 09, 2017 4:23 pm

Check Craigslist San Francisco. A 63 356 tool kit -- it is the correct 63 kit -- has been for sale off and on for over a year. The kit is missing the blond slotted screw driver but otherwise complete including the correct bag. I saw the ad a couple of week back. Now the ad is gone. But keep checking. I doubt it has been sold. And the seller keeps posting the ad. As I recall, the seller is asking $1,600 or $1,650 for what he has. I hope you have good luck finding it.

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#7 Post by Conrad Carter » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:20 pm

Thanks for photo and tip.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#8 Post by Tom Keating » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:29 pm

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/pts/d/ ... 43837.html

It is missing the lug wrench that is very hard to find let alone the screwdriver.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#9 Post by Peter Bartelli » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:27 am

Here's another of the '63 pushrod kit with the tools out of the pockets. Note the pliers are unique to the '63 kit because of the shape of the handle.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#10 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:21 pm

Beautiful kit, Peter!

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#11 Post by John Lindstrom » Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:13 pm

If the one on SF Craigslist was legit I would have bought it a long time ago.

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#12 Post by Mike Wilson » Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:07 pm

The Craiglist posting has been deleted by the author so maybe it sold.

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#13 Post by Ricardo Alarcon » Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:02 am

Here is mine, original to my 63 Coupe.
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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#14 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:19 am

Are those open-end wrenches marked Porsche for a 63?

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Re: Tool Kit for 1963B T6 Coupe

#15 Post by Tom Keating » Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:45 am

The wrenches marked Porsche are 1962 only. The 1963 are black DIN895.
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