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Important disclaimer: I am not an expert on 356 tools! I have collected information from multiple sources, including my own observations, and try to present it on this site in a coherent manner. There will always be variations and differences from what is presented here. This site should be considered a work in progress, and not a definitive statement on what is correct for 356 tool kits. Use this site at your own risk, and please tell me if you find errors or can contribute to the site.

Lug wrench

All toolkits had a lugwrench of some kind, although they may have functioned as more than just a tool for removing lugnuts. The earliest Porsches had a Vigot jack, which required a lugwrench to operate. This lug wrench was also equipped with a hubcap remover, which was needed for drum brake cars. Once the 356A was introduced, a separate jack handle was included, and the tool was used only for lugnuts and hubcaps. The 1963 "tie string" tool kit did away with the Hazet 772/2 in favor of a less expensive lug wrench. A result of this was the inclusion of a hubcap puller since the new lug wrench did not have that feature. However, it did double duty as the jack handle. With the advent of the 356C, a slightly fancier lug wrench was introduced, and there was no longer a need for the old style hubcap puller because of the disk brakes.

Pre-A to T5/early T6B:
Hazet 772/2, two main varieties: one prior to a patent being obtained by Hazet, one after. Both had a button at the edge of the rotating handle that when depressed would allow the handle to slide back, revealing a metal peg that could be used as a hubcap remover. The hubcaps had small holes in their perimeter for this purpose.

Type Markings Notes
1950-1956 DP angem:

"Hazet 772/2 VANADIUM GERMANY D.P. angem."

"CHROM Hazet 772/2 VANADIUM GERMANY D.P. angem."

(D.P. angem. = Deutsches Patent Angemelded meaning German patent applied for/Patent pending)

-Early ones also may have a goldish or dark grey hue, later ones were brighter.

-Release button for handle is located on the side opposite to the socket (this is hard to describe - see pictures).

-Functioned as:
-lug wrench
-hubcap puller
-jack crank (pre-A cars only)

~1956 Sometime during 356A production (probably in 1956), Hazet received a patent, and the label changed to: "CHROM Hazet 772/2 VANADIUM GERMANY D.B.P." There are some odd varieties in this transitional period. I have seen:
-DBP with early release button position and early finish
-DBP with early release button position and late finish

Based on this, I would say the change to "DBP" came first, then the finish change, and then the button position, all in a very short period of time. The vast majority of 772 wrenches I have seen are either the early or late variety.

1956-1963 DBP:


-Release button for handle is located on the side closer to the socket (this is hard to describe - see pictures).

-Functioned as:
-lug wrench
-hubcap puller

Handle moved to reveal the peg for removing hubcaps.

T6B (late): Combined lug wrench/jack handle (elongated "L" shape), black oxide finish, stamped 19mm at socket end.

C/SC: same as T6B, but brushed chrome finish.

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