ID on top latches

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John Wurner
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ID on top latches

#1 Post by John Wurner » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:19 pm

This set of top latches came from a Roadster.
My Roadster has the ladder type latches, are there several types?
Thanks for your help.
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Re: ID on top latches

#2 Post by Buster Venable » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:44 am

Two types of latches on Roadsters. Ladder type (earlier Roadsters) and the ones you have pictured which are the later latches found on T5 and T6 Belgium Roadsters.
 

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Re: ID on top latches

#3 Post by John Wurner » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Thank you, Buster.

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Re: ID on top latches

#4 Post by Peter Silten » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm

Porsche issued two similar convertible top manuals that explain the correct way to open and close the convertible top on the 60-62 Roadsters. One is dated 3.60 and the other is dated 6.60. The one dated 3.60 was for the early Roadsters (vin #s 86831 to 87825), which were equipped with the early top latches (the ladder-type latches), while the one dated 6.60 was for the later Roadsters (vin #s 87826 to 89483 and 89601 to 89849), which were equipped with the later latches, as shown in John's photo.

I have reproduced both of these manuals: https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/14343

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