Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

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Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:14 pm

I'm sorry, I really can't help myself. A raised rectangular area in the lower central area of the tail panel appeared in 1959 where the back-up light unit would appear on the 356B/C models. Past research put it between coupes 106732 and 107664. Anybody have further information? Did this happen on Conv Ds?
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#2 Post by John Brooks » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:36 pm

None on 85517 an early D
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#3 Post by Alan Hall » Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:10 pm

Cab data point...152388 (7/30/59) has the raised area. Original AFAIK.

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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#4 Post by Jim Liberty » Mon Dec 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Yes on #108564. ……………..Jim.
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#5 Post by Brett Johnson » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:03 pm

The numbers above place the addition between February and May 1959. Here's a picture, If you aren't sure what you're looking for.
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#6 Post by MICHAEL FOSTER » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:31 pm

I had a 57 speedster that got rearended around 69 or 70. Only new clip available at time had raised center
for B backup light which was installed on car.

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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#7 Post by Brett Johnson » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:36 pm

Understood -- In 1974, I bought out the inventory of a dealer that had gone under in Indianapolis in 1964. There were two NOS 356A tails with the blank -- affected me! Then I stupidly put the NOS left door with the mirror hole on my '55 coupe and put the mirror on the door...
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#8 Post by Alfred Knittel » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:47 pm

My coup 108244 has the bump.
My cab 152004 has no bump
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels I

#9 Post by Jesse Rodriguez » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:30 am

Mine is just below a few numbers below 107664. Has the factory installed original rear panel and does not have the raised rectangular area.

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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

#10 Post by John Hearn » Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:26 am

108707 August 1959 has it.
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

#11 Post by Andrea Scaioli » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:37 am

Coupe #108846 has

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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

#12 Post by Alan Winer » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:54 pm

My A Coupe #108863 has the rectangular area. Completion date 9/59
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Re: Raised rectangular area on 1959 356A Lower Tail Panels Info

#13 Post by Dennis Wellner » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:29 am

Coupe 108229 has the raised area.

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