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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 5:46 pm 
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I have a 1959 356A that was restored many years ago with black escutcheons. Looking at Neil's Book, it seems they should be tan or beige. I'm looking for advice in the right color, where to get them, and advice on installation ( and difficulty thereof).
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:18 pm 
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http://www.stoddard.com/porsche-356/door-parts.html?p=2 Easier with a 3rd hand (helper) but can be done alone. What color is your interior? Pictures? See handle orientation here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=44452&hilit=door+handle+orientation

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:54 pm 
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I like to use a long thin awl just a little smaller in diameter than the pin that you have to tap out.
You have to push the door panel and estuchion in to expose the pin. Rotate the handle so the pin is up. Place awl tip on pin and likely tap while keeping the estuchion pushed in. Once the pin is out it might take some pulling to get the handle off.
To get it back on, push the estuchion in again. Have the pin already slightly in the handle, it can't be sticking out where the handle mounts to the receiver, but just enough so you don't have to try and get it in there with the handle on and your knee pressing against the handle like you are playing Twister.
You really have to push in the handle,you might even have to tap it with a nylon or rubber mallet to get it to seat fully. Once it's there just tap the pin through till it is flush and the estuchion slides over the assembly.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 10:51 pm 
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That’s a damn good explanation Dan and Doug.
One other thing to consider, is if you get ahold of some originals, sometimes they can be really brittle.
I was told by a top restorer once, “just leave the spring out, no one will notice, and you won’t break the trim”
That’s exactly what I did with my snot green ones, and breathed a lot easier when I put the handles on.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:20 pm 
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jim I also own a59 Acab and the dash knobs and all escut. were ivory so I believe that's how you decide, unless you have a particular pref. john paterek[n.j.] installed mine. tom tuccillo


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 1:30 pm 
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jim forgot to mention, Stoddard sells the escut. about $33 for four unless you want to go orig. and pay anywhere from $50 each and much higher,depending on cond. tom


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:59 pm 
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Thanks everyone. It's a silver gray car with a red interior. I think ivory probably best color to replace current black. Anybody have any experience with Brezelwerks?


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