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Hello all!

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:42 pm
by Woodstock70
Hello all! I’m a New 360 club member and owner. I found this little gem and couldn’t resist. I had never seen anything like it! We got it home, cleaned it up and got it running right away. It’s not perfect by any means, but it’s all there, runs great, and I got a couple of boxes of random parts and a spare motor with it! Super excited to read and get tech tips on getting everything a little more cleaned up with it and can’t wait for the PA winter to come to an end, so we can take Woodstock out for some spins!download/file.php?mode=view&id=2590http ... ew&id=2593

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 pm
by AnthonyC
Welcome to the club
Let me know if I can be of assistance
I make lots of parts for these cars if needed

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:55 am
by books1
Welcome to the Club from downunder! There's a couple of members on this forum with those variants, so fear not!

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:41 am
by kjrcace360fan
Welcome to the club, Excellent find. I know because I evidently have woodstocks sibling. I'm calling mine DB-1. Do you have the roof and supports for woodstock? What part of PA? I'm in Charleston WV

ImageDSC02007 (1024x768) by Kevin Jones, on Flickr

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:27 am
by Woodstock70
Awesome! We're in Roaring Spring, near Altoona. It has a canvas cover that snaps in, more of an emergency cover than something you'd be able to drive with, but no roof supports.

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 11:06 am
by subaru360nut
Welcome to The Club! You have a very rare vehicle, the history is
detailed in an article in the BOOK OF REPRINTS which you can
download free if you have not already done so.

Either 24 or 30 were made, and only half of those were sold to the public!

But mechanically they are 360 sedans.

Ed

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 1:14 pm
by kjrcace360fan
I have a couple pics of these with the top but nothing real usable to copy.

ImageFL0114-175370_10 by Kevin Jones, on Flickr

ImageFL0114-175370_4 by Kevin Jones, on Flickr

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:45 pm
by Woodstock70
books1 wrote:
2 years ago
Welcome to the Club from downunder! There's a couple of members on this forum with those variants, so fear not!
Thanks!

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:47 pm
by Woodstock70
subaru360nut wrote:
2 years ago
Welcome to The Club! You have a very rare vehicle, the history is
detailed in an article in the BOOK OF REPRINTS which you can
download free if you have not already done so.

Either 24 or 30 were made, and only half of those were sold to the public!

But mechanically they are 360 sedans.

Ed
Thanks! That’s so cool, I still can’t believe that I found this under a tarp in an old friends driveway!

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:53 pm
by Woodstock70
kjrcace360fan wrote:
2 years ago
I have a couple pics of these with the top but nothing real usable to copy.

ImageFL0114-175370_10 by Kevin Jones, on Flickr

ImageFL0114-175370_4 by Kevin Jones, on Flickr
Yeah, I saw this one when I was looking around online trying to figure out exactly what I had found. Cool. I talked to an upholstery guy locally who said he had made similar tops out of boat top frames cut down for other small hot rods.

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:58 pm
by Woodstock70
AnthonyC wrote:
2 years ago
Welcome to the club
Let me know if I can be of assistance
I make lots of parts for these cars if needed
Thanks! I’ll be sure to look you up as I figure out what all might need some attention on this. I do have to do a little work on the brakes. It runs well, but barely stops!

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:55 am
by subaru360nut
You need to do a complete inspection of your brakes,
The BOOK OF REPRINTS index under BRAKE SYSTEM will
tell you about everything you need to know.
Subaru 360s that have not been driven for years
will need brake work - BUT not everything needs to be
replaced.
Start with the wheel cyls., they probably need to be
cleaned and new seals installed. Once they are done
and you are sure the shoes are good and installed correctly
you can put in new brake fluid and try to bleed the cylinders.
This will show up master cyl problems if they exist.
Rusty drum surfaces can be cleaned up on a wire wheel.
Grooved drums can be turned on a lathe
Worn out linings can be replaced by any COMPETENT
reliner, specs on this are in the book or e-mail me.

Ed

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:43 pm
by Sigmaz
This car has the bows and no canvas.. for reference that is..

Image

Looks to be fairly simple to replicate as it follows the contours of the rear deck and body line

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:51 pm
by books1
subaru360nut wrote:
2 years ago
(...) Either 24 or 30 were made, and only half of those were sold to the public!
(...)Ed
Which begs the question: Where did all the roofs and back windscreens go :?: :!: :?

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:21 pm
by jcimino
Welcome to the club...nice find. I am in NE PA have flown into Altoona a couple times, cute airport.
Jim

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:22 pm
by subaru360nut
Probably not replaced after the canvas rotted - but it is possible
some did not have the canvas roof, I have never been able to
get an authoritative answer on this.

Ed

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:27 pm
by kjrcace360fan
Woodstock, Just curious what your vin # is

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:42 pm
by books1
subaru360nut wrote:
2 years ago
Probably not replaced after the canvas rotted - but it is possible
some did not have the canvas roof, I have never been able to
get an authoritative answer on this.

Ed
Hi Ed - I meant where did the ORIGINAL roofs and rear windscreens end up? :lol:

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:34 pm
by subaru360nut
Wish I knew!

Ed

Re: Hello all!

Posted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:01 pm
by books1
:lol: