Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

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Brett Johnson
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Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:26 pm

In May or June of 1957 (T 1) the mirror access hole was added to the left door, so that an exterior mirror could be easily mounted on the door. Can anyone supply chassis numbers/build dates of coupes/cabriolets/Speedsters to help further narrow the date range?

The accompanying somewhat fuzzy photo shows the hole without the silver-colored plastic plug.

If you prefer not to list numbers on the forum, you can send them to me at: 356drb@indy.net
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#2 Post by Tom Keating » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:41 pm

My 1956 Speedster had the holes chassis 82127 built March 1956 Tom Keating
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#3 Post by Jim Clement » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:41 pm

my 1957 T1 coupe does NOT have the access hole
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#4 Post by Dan Macdonald » Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:20 pm

Brett,
My 1957 356A T1 Speedster 82954, delivered Feb. 4, '57 does NOT have the mirror access hole on either door.
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#5 Post by Stephen Hoskins » Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:44 am

My 1956 T 1 356A Speedster, Vin. # 82195 does not have the hole.
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#6 Post by Jim Karaba » Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:14 am

Cab 61596 March of 1957 does not have them

Speedster 82871 December 1956 does not have them.

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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#7 Post by Tom Keating » Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:12 am

My Mistake on 82127. Wrong car. It did not have holes Tom Keating
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#8 Post by Rick Albro » Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:16 am

On the other side of Jim's March of 57 cab (61596) is 61864 an August 23 of 57 cab with a hole.
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#9 Post by Ned Hamlin » Thu Dec 13, 2018 12:49 pm

Brett,
My '57 T1 coupe, 101465, does not have mirror access holes.
Completion date is 8-19-57.
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Re: Mirror Access Hole T 1 356A

#10 Post by Kip Colvey » Sat Dec 29, 2018 2:14 pm

Brett,

101692 has mirror access hole.

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