ID on top latches

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ID on top latches

#1 Post by John Wurner » Sat Apr 14, 2018 1:19 pm

This set of top latches came from a Roadster.
My Roadster has the ladder type latches, are there several types?
Thanks for your help.
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Re: ID on top latches

#2 Post by Buster Venable » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:44 am

Two types of latches on Roadsters. Ladder type (earlier Roadsters) and the ones you have pictured which are the later latches found on T5 and T6 Belgium Roadsters.
 

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#3 Post by John Wurner » Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:36 pm

Thank you, Buster.

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Re: ID on top latches

#4 Post by Peter Silten » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:42 pm

Porsche issued two similar convertible top manuals that explain the correct way to open and close the convertible top on the 60-62 Roadsters. One is dated 3.60 and the other is dated 6.60. The one dated 3.60 was for the early Roadsters (vin #s 86831 to 87825), which were equipped with the early top latches (the ladder-type latches), while the one dated 6.60 was for the later Roadsters (vin #s 87826 to 89483 and 89601 to 89849), which were equipped with the later latches, as shown in John's photo.

I have reproduced both of these manuals: https://porsche356registry.org/classifieds/14343

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#5 Post by brock tuffli » Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:48 pm

Reviving a really old thread. I think there were 2 ladder latches, one was for a speedster and the other was for the Conv D and early roadsters. The only difference that i know of is the base of the ladder part. The tab that is attached to the base for speedsters is totally vertical. The roadster and Conv D have tabs that go up at an angle. Anyone making the roadster latches or have an extra one?
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#6 Post by Dick Roth » Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:54 pm

I have a single one in a D'iteren little plastic bag for a roadster/convertible D.
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#7 Post by Dick Roth » Mon Jan 31, 2022 8:54 pm

Only about the Warren Buffett part!

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#8 Post by brock tuffli » Mon Mar 07, 2022 2:54 pm

Dick,
If you have an extra, id be interested in a photo and a price.
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Re: ID on top latches

#9 Post by Jules Dielen » Fri May 06, 2022 11:26 pm

The handle is different as well for the ladder type. The speedster top frame has a different angle, the handle is curved a bit more than on the conv D.
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Re: ID on top latches

#10 Post by Peter Silten » Fri May 06, 2022 11:50 pm

Here is a photo that shows the two different latches side by side.
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