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 Post subject: Hood Straps
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 3:38 pm 
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I am considering placing a set of hood straps on my C car.

I would like to get some advise from members who have gone down this road.

Can you advise who produces good quality straps, there appears to be a few different manufactures of these out there.
I would like to get a set of tan straps, it would be great if someone was producing vintage aged leather ones.
If anyone can offer some advise on their straps I would very much appreciate it.


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 Post subject: Re: Hood Straps
PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 4:03 pm 
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Was there a time when straps were required in racing? When did the factory use them? I never understood why something so cumbersome was needed when the hood latch worked fine and had a built in secondary latch.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 4:10 pm 
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Not to everyone's taste, I agree Martin.

Hence the reason why I posted this in the outlaw section.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 6:16 pm 
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My old 62 Carrera GT Coupe was fitted with them at the factory.


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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:26 pm 
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Bil, were those wheels the same as a pushrod car? The hubcaps seem to stick out a lot, or is it just compared to mine with 5.5" wheels that it looks that way?

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:31 pm 
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Martin........the wheels are 4 1/2x15 alloy/steel wheels with the Carrera offset for the 60mm front brakes, 19mm spacers on the rear drums.....and those were the original dated aluminum hubcaps! Of all the Porsches I`ve owned, that was the rarest.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 10:50 pm 
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So the offset was different to keep the track the same? That would explain the look. I am totally jealous that you had that car.

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PostPosted: Sun May 08, 2016 11:06 pm 
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Here`s a set of those same wheels I recently had.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:18 pm 
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Did you get an answer re: best hood straps? I would recommend Dusty Johnson, a 356 owner himself. His straps are fantastic - I have a set on my car.

http://www.pvsaddleshop.com/PORSCHE%20STRAPS.htm

You won't be disappointed.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:39 pm 
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Unfortunately the thread took a turn towards a discussion on wheels Robert.

But I appreciate you bringing it back in line.

Would you believe I settled on a set of Dustys straps in antique finish.
I havnt seen them yet as I am abroad at the moment, however they do come highly recommended.

Would you have a picture showing the straps fitted to your car Robert.


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 Post subject: Re: Hood Straps
PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:11 pm 
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Rather than drill holes you might consider doing what Sebastian did: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=34348&hilit=hood+straps

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:15 pm 
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Doug,

I havnt committed yet to the straps, and probably won't until I near the end of my restoration.

However when I do make a decision, it will be to leave them off completly or put them on permanently.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:25 pm 
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To answer Martin's question, straps were required at Leman's, see pictures of 1951 1952 and 1953 Lemans cars, the 356Sl.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 03, 2016 6:54 pm 
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Dave Seeland.......email me at: porschebill356@msn.com I`ve got a wheel question.....Bill Brown

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 Post subject: Re: Hood Straps
PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 9:42 am 
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It was a good idea to use hood straps with the removal of the hood latch pin.
It didn't take too much of a shunt when racing to jam the hood making it hard to refill without an outside filler.
Other than that they're a nice cosmetic addition and a pain.
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