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Hi,

rear tires are a bit wider at the back: 185/65. It just fits the standard body without rubbing (IRS rear). But I can just fit a finger between body and tire.

It's indeed a shameless replica of Rod Emory’s “19” car, so all credits for composition go to him. I knew I wanted a racer (racer was more important then accurate 356 replica), and when the time came to choose the colour, after thinking for years about grey (Audi Nardo Grey in particular), I realised I just wanted the car I had as a background on my phone for years, which is Rod’s “19”. And I have absolutely not regretted that decision.

I came across a French guy, Lionel Rouault, on Facebook (he also posts in several 356 groups). He makes “drawings” of cars (I assume with some kind of mad Photoshop-superskills), and I asked him to make a drawing of mine. I'm over the moon, he nailed all details. I received a high-resolution PDF which I will have printed locally. The picture below is the lower resolution version. Highly recommended!

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@Marcel posted:

Hi,

It's indeed a shameless replica of Rod Emory’s “19” car, so all credits for composition go to him. I knew I wanted a racer (racer was more important then accurate 356 replica), and when the time came to choose the colour, after thinking for years about grey (Audi Nardo Grey in particular), I realised I just wanted the car I had as a background on my phone for years, which is Rod’s “19”. And I have absolutely not regretted that decision.

Certainly, no apologies needed.  That #19 is a gorgeous speedster, as is yours.

Well done!

Getting a bit bored with the cooling housing (sand, fill, sand, fill) I decided to start fitting my hardtop . Years ago I bought a Glasspar replica shell which I kept in a corner of my garage. I always knew fitting it would not be straight forward, but I decided to make it a bit more special, by making it fit over my tonneau-with-aero-thingy. This means a cutout in the rear screen, and a way to bring back the structural integrity that's lost when making the cut for the aerothingy. Current status:

(apologies for the blurry pics: I covered the aerothingy with cardboard to create an offset to allow for sealing rubber). The green section will be trimmed a lot, so the aerothingy will protrude from the hardtop.

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Well, the one on my car I laminated myself, but I did buy one of the “Emory” tonneaus. But that had an integrated fairing, whereas I wanted a separate piece. So I had to do some F2B25FC2-F2A0-47C2-975F-AAB909EA5EF0E8E07401-F2D6-44E6-A618-65B087A8A186moulding to be able to create my own version. The Emory (pictured) one will be for sale. However, it will be a challenge to have it transported.

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I bought the tonneau from a guy in the UK, and was lucky enough that a friend could bring it over to the Netherlands. I have no idea where it can be bought though. I had already bought a tonneau which can actually be bought at several places, but actually didn't really like the shape, so was over the moon when I came across the Emory tonneau.
By the way; I recently saw a picture of a Speedster in the sixties, which had the exact same shape tonneau, so I'm quite sure it is not originally from Emory.

The picture below shows the commercially available tonneau below the “Emory”.

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