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NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#1 Post by Mike DeJonge » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:11 pm

After many adjustments to the tooling, we have finally completed our 356A nose. single stamping, one piece, no more frankensticthed noses. Premium quality found at Restoration Design Inc. Order yours today!!!
Every nose is stamped and then laser trimmed to exact specifications. These nose will be available as halves also, for you convenience.
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#2 Post by James Davies » Thu Feb 01, 2018 3:40 pm

Looks gorgeous!

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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#3 Post by Tom Tate » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:33 pm

Mike,
I'm really glad that I sold my original Factory nose piece a few years ago because you're version looks every bit as good and a lot less expensive. Great job! KTF

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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#4 Post by Mike DeJonge » Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:52 am

sell all your green parts, they are going to be devalued. We are working on a complete speedster chassis and outer body and should have it completed hopefully in 2 years. you will be able to drive a complete speedster replica made out of american steel. part your real/authentic/original speedster and drive the replica like you stole it. We have numerous parts done already but we are tweaking some of the tooling to make them more close to original, and so we have good repeatability when assembling the chassis and body.
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#5 Post by Joris Koning » Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:17 am

Amazing Mike. Look forward to receiving my T1 nose from you so that we can continue the work on my '56 coupe
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#6 Post by ignacio vivancos » Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:58 pm

So, this part shows in Restoration design as PP197? There is only one version through mid 55
To 59?
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#7 Post by Mike DeJonge » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:39 am

the T2 version which came out mid to end of 1956 is a different version. the signal light holes/horn grille, were moved upwards slightly, aprox 10 mm I believe. There is another thread which explains and gives dimensions. maybe others can chime in
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#8 Post by Mike DeJonge » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:40 am

Joris?????
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#9 Post by Adam Wright » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:55 pm

I saw this nose that Mike had on the chassis at Ski Roundtop last weekend, it looked really really good.
I always need stories for my Barn Find column in the magazine, if you have a good story to share, please let me know.

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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#10 Post by Mike DeJonge » Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:54 am

Thanks Adam!
We will be at Rennsport Reunion with our Speedster chassis on display, as well as some other goodies to show. For anyone that makes it out for the event, swing by and say hello!
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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#11 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:55 am

Mike:
Is this made from Galvalume?

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Re: NEW 1 piece 356A nose

#12 Post by Joris Koning » Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:32 am

The early T-1 and late pre-A nose is distinctively different not only with regard to the location of the horn grills and orientation of the signal light holes but also the lower profile. We ended up modifying Mike's new T-2 nose to make it a T-1 as there are no accurate early T-1 noses on the markets.
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