The State of Washington went to Phase Two as part of re-opening business after quarantine from the Corona virus.
My chrome has escaped from the chrome shop!!!!!
Yahoo! Love the beautiful bling.
I can now order the rubber parts and install all the windows. Doing so will allow me to "seal up" the car, which means I can go forward with the interior installation as soon as the windows are in!
Quarter window trim shots below. I still have to send in more chrome (seat hinges, door handles and reflector bases) but the list is getting shorter.
Ok, I was never in the Navy, so this post is about anchors to attach seat belts in a 356 C Porsche and not anchors to hold a ship from floating away.
Photo below shows I have all the necessary hardware for attaching the original, factory installed, TEKA Automaten 3-point seat belts. As you can see, I still need a little sanding and black spray paint on the anchor bezels, but I'm getting close to the finish line on the mounting hardware.
I've been cleaning and polishing the belt hooks for a couple of weeks now, and still not done with the task. The 6 hooks show in the photo below and they are much improved, but not quite ready for prime time. Once the hooks are done, I will be taking the buckles (clasps) apart and sending them out for re-chrome. These belts have consumed far more time and $$$ than expected, but they are a fairly rare accessory so they're worth the effort.
So many documents to get right when it comes to these great cars. I decided to go through my radio documents to make sure all was ok.
Original documents that came with Blaupunkt radios were all neatly stored in a yellow pocket. Later, in the 911 era, the pocket changed to clear. Blaupunkt radios were given serial numbers at the factory that started with a alpha character followed by sequential numbers. The radios that were fitted in the 356 C cars started with the letter "V".
Note that the serial number is shown below on the guarantee card, AND that the supporting documents (such as the schematic) reference the applicable serial number range.
Everything needs to match up!
I have some extra documents for a Blaupunkt Koln radio that I do not need. I am offering these documents in the Classifieds Section. The Koln radio was the top of the line and had a signal search function.
happy mother's day weekend
I've been cleaning up some original factory installed TEKA Automaten 3-point seat belts for Miss April. The large/fat aluminum hooks are severely corroded- all 6 hooks. I have a long way to go, but early results for cleaning them up are quite good. More updates on this little "project" later. In the meantime, hope you all have a great day Sunday- Mother's Day. And,,, don't use any of this stuff on Sunday! It is not a day we are supposed to be in the garage!
Happy Mother's Day-
Special Tools Catalog
Interested in knowing about a special factory tool to work on your 356? Don't have the catalog? Try this out-
CLICK HERE to go to a PDF file of 200 pages of special tools. First section is the prices for the tools, and then it goes on to describe each tool with photos.
IMPORTANT: It is 200 pages, so be patient while it loads up when you to go to the page!
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