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Earlier Pliers:

Years: 1950-53

Length: 180-190mm (179.4, 181mm measured)

Color: painted blue

Cutting surface: raised cutting surfaces

Shape of handles: "flow" in an S shape

Handles: no cross-hatching

Marking: "AMAZONA" stamped on pivot

Hole opening: 11.5mm in diameter

Photo Ref: Ned. G. pliers original to his 1953 kit)

Ref: vin# 51287 1953 Coupe (from Jim P's article on Jesse R.'s late pre-A grey vinyl bag kit)

Years: Late Pre-A 1954 until late '58

Length: 165mm

Color: painted black

Cutting surface: raised cutting surfaces

Shape of handles: "flow" in an S shape

Hole opening: 13mm in diameter

Notes on Handles

-may or may not have cross-hatching on them. - Ref: E.C's website

-no cross-hatch (grid) marks on handles until "Early A" - Ref: Jim Perrin

Note on Pivot: the pivot may or may not have the manufacturer's marking. - Ref: E.C's website

**PLEASE SEE THE NOTE ->

**NOTE: this section undergoing changes for accuracy

there seem to be a lot of discrepancies between the information on authenticated kits and the "known" information on the acceptable pliers for these kits. Given that very few early kits have been authenticated, I will site vin#'s as references when available, otherwise, I will just site the year of the vehicle.

Current data points to the larger 180mm "AMAZONA" Pliers being available through LATE Pre-A kits. Therefore, the previous "known" information that 165mm pliers were included in All Pre-A kits is incorrect

5/2023

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