Is speedster front different from coupe’s?

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Is speedster front different from coupe’s?

#1 Post by Rafik Dous » Fri May 03, 2019 7:21 am

I noticed the driver’s headlight on my ‘58 Speedster is sitting slightly lower than the other side so I am not sure what’s going on. The lip of the wheel arch is also sitting slightly lower than the other side
Got me wondering if the car had been damaged and the guard was replaced at some stage. Is the coupe front fender different from a speedster fender? I didn’t think so but not sure
Or maybe it was just replaced with poor workmanship

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#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri May 03, 2019 7:59 am

I assume poor workmanship; or a pre-A fender?

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#3 Post by Norm Miller » Fri May 03, 2019 10:02 pm

+1
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#4 Post by Rafik Dous » Sat May 04, 2019 8:11 am

Ok thanks

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#5 Post by Mike DeJonge » Thu May 09, 2019 9:28 am

"A" speedster fenders are the same as "A" coupe fenders
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#6 Post by Mike Bushnell » Sun May 12, 2019 2:08 pm

Think I remember that the pre A light buckets were a bit lower but not positive about that.
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#7 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun May 12, 2019 2:56 pm

I think it was the turn signals that migrated.

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#8 Post by Mike DeJonge » Mon May 13, 2019 12:25 pm

Head light Bucket position did NOT change through the pre A and A models. All at the same height and position. Turn signals did change numerous times. '50-51 front signal lights were in the same horizontal position just inboard of the headlights. 1953 front signal lights moved to directly under the headlight, still in the same horizontal position. 1954 is the same position for the front signal lights but horn grille was added.
1955 front signal lights and horn grille moved u[p horizontally about 10 mm but still directly under the headlights. there is not definite cut off dates as to when changes were made, all changes were made on the run.
All headlight buckets dimensions were the same from pre A to mid/end production of 1989 for the 911. There are some differences in some stampings of the headlight bucket which can be seen from the inside, some holes were different, and some brackets were added and deleted through out the 911 years. Yes VW headlight buckets can be used because of the dimensions, but the stampings are not 100% correct
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Re: Is speedster front different from coupe’s?

#9 Post by Rafik Dous » Thu May 16, 2019 7:19 pm

Hmm, I was under the impression that the headlight bucket was slightly lower on the Pre As
If this is not the case, then I will put it down to poor workmanship on my speedster then

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