Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

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Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#1 Post by Brett Johnson » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:17 pm

Okay, this one is harder, because it was easy to make this wrong during restoration. Did I mention that I need unmolested T 2 356As (and later cars) for reference? Yeah, I thought I did.

When the wood moldings were replaced on the Model 52, a chrome door pull was added to the top of the door panel on all subsequent models except Speedsters and 356Cs. Early ones were flat while later ones were bowed allowing easier grip. The change occurred in late 1958 or early 1959 The only data points I have are VERY far apart. If you don't have build dates, it doesn't matter, just provide chassis number -- off-line is fine 356drb@indy.net.

What I have right now is: Flat 150783 9/25/58 -- Bowed 107454 4/22/59
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Re: Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#2 Post by max handley » Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:10 pm

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59 Cab., build date 2/59, #151763 ,bowed.
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Re: Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#3 Post by Ron Dohmeyer » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:44 am

Built 12/58 coupe
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Re: Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#4 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:59 am

Have been informed that I should be looking at late 1956/early 1957 for this change...
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Re: Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#5 Post by Jim Karaba » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:33 am

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Door pull discusion with some data points

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Re: Door pulls 1958/59 T 2 356A

#6 Post by Brett Johnson » Sun Mar 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Here's flat ones 9/55 and kinda flat ones 6/56
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