One. I have a Rear Partition in my car. It is a “copy” based on the original Porsche part (901 555 085 00). John Goriup fabricated it based on access to an original. He did a fantastic…better than fantastic job. For the most part it has not been properly utilized since installed a few years ago. You don’t see these too often but at least one 911R had the Rear Partition (photo credit Cramer).
Combining the two, I think, must have subconsciously started when I bought a military blanket over a year ago at the flea market – see here. I’ve kept it in the front trunk of the car. Also, I totally dig my military issue 1973 Hamilton watch – see here.
So I started searching “Vietnam Era Military Gear” and learned about M-1956 Load-Carrying Equipment. Hmmm…my dad served in ‘Nam…I was born there…what if my Dad bought a ’68 911L while in service and I inherited the car along with the M-1956 gear? That’s believable…except my dad only buys American made cars and all military gear was mandatorily returned upon discharge. Oh well, it didn’t stop me from going on an ebay spending spree (medical/compass pouch, small arms case, ammunition cases, medical dressing/compass case, deceased contents pouch, NOS duffle bag).
The deceased contents pouch was a clean way of containing all the glove box contents. I was undecided on deleting the glove box door until I could find a way to clean up the cluttered appearance. It is dated “1968”…very appropriate.
The M-1956 gear is a very functional and “period-correct” solution for holding all necessary tools and spare parts and now, finally, the Rear Partition is functional. One. Two.