Items needed for 1959 356A S/R Coupe

chakel@prodigy.net



Does anyone have or know of a source of a few items for a late A (1959) S/R coupe? What I need are:
Dash mounted Idling adjustment (cold starting) unit
Dash mounted cigarette lighter
Beige (or paintable) ventilation knobs
Horn Button
Mysterious front (on body) Sunroof seal (see Charlie White's web page, detail in #314)
http://www.members.aol.com/Porchrat/356-AAccessoriesLATE.html
This one seems to be in addition to the other two seals commercially available.
Many thanks,
John Chakel
chakel@prodigy.net




charles.e.house@intel.com

03/21/2001 06:44 PM

John, et al,
This seal has puzzled me. I've never seen a reproduction or a part number
(maybe I haven't looked hard enough through all the books). I've seen
remnants of this seal on several unrestored 58-59 SRCs, including mine, yet
some knowledgeable people have sworn it shouldn't be there. My experience
and the factory pictures say otherwise. The seal appears to be made of
similar material as the one on the back of the slide, sealing the roof
(gray, pliable rubber). These two seals are the only ones I've observed on
late A sunroofs, except for a small firm piece on the front lower edge of
the slide which seems more of a trim piece than a seal. Anyone with better
info? Anyone reproducing this? Note, later sunroof seals are totally
different.
Regards,
Chuck House
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Subject: Items needed for 1959 356A S/R Coupe
Mysterious front (on body) Sunroof seal (see Charlie White's web page,
detail in #314)
http://www.members.aol.com/Porchrat/356-AAccessoriesLATE.html
This one seems to be in addition to the other two seals commercially
available.