54 Cabriolet - Restoration help needed please

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Angus Cooper
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54 Cabriolet - Restoration help needed please

#1 Post by Angus Cooper » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:26 pm

54 V Windshield Cabriolet - Help Required Please
Wanted by Angus Cooper - Posted in 356 Parts/Accessories

We are restoring here in New Zealand a 1954 original right hand drive cabriolet 1500s for a good friend who has terminal cancer. His wish whilst he still has time is to restore the car and we are assisting him with this process. He and his wife are life members of Porsche club New Zealand and he also owns a 59 T5 cabriolet, one of the original 20 cars sold new in New Zealand.

The car has been stripped to bare metal and all the major panel work has been completed.

The assistance we seek is for the following please:
-Anyone who has detailed photos of a 54 Cabriolet either finished or during restoration.
-Anyone who has any sort of detailed reference material relating to the 54 cabriolet
-Anyone who has suggestions for where we might be able to source a yet to be determined range of parts that are missing. (In particular an engine case)

Any assistance would be hugely appreciated, please message me for direct contact details.

Location: New Zealand

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Albert Haefner
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Re: 54 Cabriolet - Restoration help needed please

#2 Post by Albert Haefner » Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:58 am

Sens me your Mail address and you will get the picture set of my 54 cab 60552 incl. Restoration.
Tell me your Vin and send Some pics from before and Now please

Albert-haefner@t-online.de
 

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#3 Post by Phil Parry » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:13 am

Angus,
Albert is one of the best sources of Pre A parts, especially the hard-to-find engine and mechanical parts.
You will struggle to find a 528 engine case which is correct for a 1500 Super, but will have more luck finding a 546 engine case, which was used for 1500 Normals.
James Davies, here on the Registry, has become quite the expert on Pre As of that era and will usually chip in if you have any queries.
I am at the tail end of restoring a 1500S coupe and happy to help with questions if and when able to do so.
I'd also recommend joining the Pre A facebook group. Lots of help available on there.
Best of luck
Phil
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Re: 54 Cabriolet - Restoration help needed please

#4 Post by Victor Ingram » Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:18 pm

Angus,
Contact me via email, Depending upon what you are looking for I have some detailed pics. from an original 54 cab.
thx
Victor
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#5 Post by Albert Haefner » Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:42 pm

Hi Angus
Did. you get my hundreds of pics
Al
 

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#6 Post by Jeroen van der Velden » Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:01 pm

I have a around 2000 pics of my 53 cab.
Send me an email to jeroen@mekanoclassics.nl and i will send you the link to my online album
Jeroen

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