Trunk lid number stamping

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Trunk lid number stamping

#1 Post by Rod R Youssefi » Fri Aug 17, 2018 5:09 pm

I have a 1964 356 C with matching vehicle number, engine number, transmission number, engine lid stamping number, and date correct stamping on all 4 wheels. The issue I have is I see no number stamping on the front trunk lid. Are all the front trunk lids stamped and if so are there different areas where the stamping may be? Also, if there is no number, does that make it likely that it is not original or is it possible that not all original lids were stamped?

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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#2 Post by John Brooks » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:01 pm

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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#3 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:12 am

Most likely a replacement hood if no number. Hood is the only non matching thing on my 65 C also. http://forum.porsche356registry.org/vie ... mbers+poll
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#4 Post by Curtis Batchelder » Sat Aug 18, 2018 1:26 pm

On a 53' Coupe:

Mine I believe was stamped on the drivers side hood flange, 2 digits only.

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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#5 Post by Rod R Youssefi » Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:14 pm

Thanks for the information

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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#6 Post by John Brooks » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:28 pm

I just help paint a 64c Karman bodied car and nothing had paint shop stamps. Doors, bumpers, hood, deck lid, no stamps at all. I had always assumed everything was stamped after fitted before paint, but there are exceptions to everything.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#7 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Aug 18, 2018 5:43 pm

On '55 matching numbers coupe.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#8 Post by Jan Kolm » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:10 pm

I don't believe Karmann bodies ever had the last two (possibly three) digits of the chassis number stamped on the hinge, only on the safety catch.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#9 Post by Greg Bryan » Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:12 pm

My May/June '64 SC Cab (so Ruetter) has stamps on everything except the hood - at least I've never found it. No visible signs of body damage or panel replacement on the fenders, nose or cowl when I restored it and it fits perfectly. I assumed it is original, just not stamped but who knows - could have been bent, but based on the condition of the car when I got it, I don't think the previous owner would have replaced a bent hood.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#10 Post by Bob Kittel » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:37 am

Jan Kolm wrote:I don't believe Karmann bodies ever had the last two (possibly three) digits of the chassis number stamped on the hinge, only on the safety catch.
My 64 Karman, late built 63, has the last two digits stamp on the hood hinge attachment. However the engine lid has the last two numbers stamped in/on the latch catch.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#11 Post by Ned Hamlin » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:00 pm

My understanding is that Karmann cars did not have numbers stamped on the trunk lid. My original '64 Karmann does not have them.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#12 Post by Doug McDonnell » Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:46 am

So we have original Karmann bodies with and without stamping on the hood. As Mike Wilson says " Porsche consistent in it's inconsistency."
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#13 Post by Wes Bender » Thu Sep 06, 2018 4:12 pm

My late '64 Karmann doesn't have any marking on the hood hinges. I agree. Apparently Karmann wasn't consistent either...... Other numbers, however, are all where you would expect to find them.
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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#14 Post by Mike Wilson » Thu Sep 06, 2018 7:18 pm

'63 B Karmann coupe, chassis #213532, build date May, 30: last two numbers on upper deck lid latch and tab of upper hood latch but no numbers on the hood hinge.

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Re: Trunk lid number stamping

#15 Post by Eric Lenius » Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:46 pm

On my 65 SC (221581), the numbers are stamped at the forward end of the passenger side hinge mount. A friend with an earlier C also believed there was no number. We popped his hood and found it on the passenger side immediately.

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