1951 Porsche 356 Split window door latch

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Terry Healy
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1951 Porsche 356 Split window door latch

#1 Post by Terry Healy » Wed Jan 02, 2019 2:56 am

I am restoring a 12th month 1951 Porsche Split Window Coupe and wish to buy a left hand side Keiper door latch. I have the right hand side Keiper latch as per my photo. I believe these Keiper latches were used until 1955/56.
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Brett Johnson
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Re: 1951 Porsche 356 Split window door latch

#2 Post by Brett Johnson » Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:43 pm

Sorry, don't have one, but the change to the later/smaller latch was in March 1955.
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Re: 1951 Porsche 356 Split window door latch

#3 Post by Joe Ruiz » Sat Jan 12, 2019 2:28 am

Terry Healy wrote:I am restoring a 12th month 1951 Porsche Split Window Coupe and wish to buy a left hand side Keiper door latch. I have the right hand side Keiper latch as per my photo. I believe these Keiper latches were used until 1955/56.
Thank you
Terry
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Re: 1951 Porsche 356 Split window door latch

#4 Post by Martin Benade » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:24 pm

If all else fails it looks like it would be reasonably easy to make a replacement from scratch, maybe using a couple fo springs from a later one. The original is not that far beyond being a hand made piece.

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