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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:43 pm 
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Hello all,

time is passing quickly and it is more than 3 years ago since i bought my Splitwindow 356.
Too many Projects so i had to set priorities now 8)

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(i was still laughing on that Picture... i had no idea what i bought :D )

I want to start my Splitwindow Project this winter and i was going thru the parts (again)
The car still has it's original floor pan but the front is basicly not existing or in very bad condition.
Of course.. it could always be worse.

Does anyone know where i can buy the best fitting pre A metalparts for my 51?
Rubber parts ?
Split Windshield ?
Wiring harness ?

I know some vendors who are selling parts but i do not know where to go for early 356 parts.. in good quality.

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Any help is welcome.

All the best,
Eric

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:09 pm 
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Cool! Whats the back story on where you found it?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:43 pm 
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I was looking for a Splitwindow for many years, was in the US many times and checked out some early Splitwindows.
I missed some really good cars as i was always too late for one or two days...
Than a friend called me from the US and asked me why i am always looking for cars in the US when there is a Splitwindow advertised in Europe... I imediately checked the add and dropped everything to take a look at the car two days later. It was located in Italy and owned by a swiss guy. It was sold new in Hamburg Germany and i still have no contact to any of the previous owners. I am lucky that there are some pre owners mentioned on the Kardex. Some where companies and some of them still exist. I have so get in contact during the restoration process and see what i can find out.

It was original Adria Blue Metallic and had a 1300cc Engine.
Except of the front hood and the transmission, it is a numbers matching car and the seats still have the original cover (!)
At some point it was painted red and had A bumpers mounted which of course did not fit very well :-)

I hope to get that beauty finished before i see the underside of the grass..

Will post pictures from time to time.

All the best,
Eric

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 1:58 pm 
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Erich,

I would reach out to Thomas Birch for the window seals & harness. Good luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Tom Birch can also supply the best version of the vertical door seals.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 5:03 pm 
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James Davies wrote:
Tom Birch can also supply the best version of the vertical door seals.

James, does he make them for our 1953's, as well; or just for the splits?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:04 pm 
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Jeff Trevillyan wrote:
James Davies wrote:
Tom Birch can also supply the best version of the vertical door seals.

James, does he make them for our 1953's, as well; or just for the splits?


They're the same 1950 through mid-1954, I believe, so yeah, for our '53 cars too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2017 7:14 pm 
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Thanks, James...

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