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1950-1951

10 + 3 pockets

no belt flap

52 kit

1952

10 + 6 pockets

1 belt flap

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1952-mid1953

10 + 3 pockets

1 belt flap

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7/1953-12/1953

8 + 3 pockets

1 belt flap

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Auto Motor und Sport

1952/1

Main Compartment:

4x wrenches

Pliers - Black handles with silver Jaws

Generator wrench

Black Long flat screwdriver

Lug wrench

Upper Flap:

short screwdriver

messko gauge

third item not identifiable (could be lug nut, lug bolt (vw type) or spark plug)

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1952 America Roadster Tool Kit - Vin# 12317 - Production Date June 23, 1952

ref: Jim Perrin's article in 356 Registry Volume 22, Number 6 (April 1999)

Contents and Details:

Tool Bag

                  - Dark Red single-weight canvas

                  - Thin dark vinyl binding

                  - Canvas loop to hold generator belt

                  - Black leather strap to close the bag (finer grain than later straps)

 

Generator Wrench

                   - 36mm

                   - black paint

 

Generator Belt

                   - Black writing surrounded by a red background

                   - "CONTINENTAL KC", "MU"

 

Lug Wrench

                   - later D.B.P.  version not original to this kit

 

Tire Gauge

                   - No tire gauge present, not known if it was originally included and went missing

 

Pliers         

                   - Black and Silver

                   - Raised area at the cutter side

                   - Smooth handles, no cross-hatched marks

 

Long Flat Screwdriver

                   - Black Handle

                   - V-shaped tip

                   - 2 pairs of flutes at 180 degrees from each other

                   - the other two sides of the handle are curved but without flutes

                   - top of the handle is rounded

                   - ferule tapers to the handle and has 2 pins closer to the handle. It flares where it meets the shank

                   - shank has no marking

                   - length 250.83mm

 

Small Stubby Screwdriver

                   - Dark Red Handle

                   - V-shaped tip with a double curve at the end

                   - ferule is held by two punch marks

                   - head has depression left from lathe

                   - head has eight very shallow flutes

 

Spark Plug Wrench and Tommy Bar

                   - "Hazet"  parallel to the axis of the wrench 19.8mm in length

                   - Tommy bar does not have "circumferential machining marks" on the ends

 

Four Open Wrenches - Hazet 450, all with numbers stamped on one side only

                   - 8/9 (replaced in this kit)

                   - 10/14

                   - 11/12

                   - 17/19

 

Hammer

                   - Head repainted

                   - Handle refinished. 

                   - Decal with gear with a rectangular hole in it

                   - "300" on head

                   - Emblem on head

 

Aluminum Plugs

                   - used to cover windshield post holes when windshield removed from the America Roadster

 

Fuel Level Stick

Below: Another photo of the same kit (c.2007), with addition of Tire Gauge, Spark Plug and correct Lug Wrench.

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