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The answer is it depends. My Spyder beam is 2" narrowed, and welded in. It is the first Vintage Spyder to get this option.

But, it is due to my front brake package(Airkewld) which increases track width by about 3/4" per side. End result is approximately stock track width.

The short answer is: jack it up and measure the beam width.

Stock width is 40.5".

Danny,

I cant get it jacked up in the front right now is why I was asking. I think it is stock. I narrowed my Ghia 2" per side and this, from what I remember, looks wider.

Reason:

I used air shocks on my Ghia but I want to think about a center bag for my air ride on the Porsche. Adjustable beam gives me a start but if I stick with air shocks I need to swap out the bars for rods.

Just pondering such things.

Thanks.

Unless you have very wide or unusual dished rims, the original builder probably used the stock width axel.  Even with the stock width and 5.5" rims the front wheels will sit quite a bit back in the wheel wheels.  I have front disk brakes and added 1/2" spacers so rims (ET40) clear the calipers.

Are you saying your front end sits too low?  If so it was adjusted that way or the clamps were loosened and the torsion bars perhaps aren't secure at desired setting.

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Danny,

I cant get it jacked up in the front right now is why I was asking. I think it is stock. I narrowed my Ghia 2" per side and this, from what I remember, looks wider.

Reason:

I used air shocks on my Ghia but I want to think about a center bag for my air ride on the Porsche. Adjustable beam gives me a start but if I stick with air shocks I need to swap out the bars for rods.

Just pondering such things.

Thanks.

If you can get someone to help, you can sneak in there with a tape measure on the lower tube without raising the car.

Unless someone along the way has installed or narrowed the beam my bet is it's stock width.  And Danny's suggestion- getting a friend to help and sneaking a measuring tape underneath is probably the easiest, but with a friend you'd be able to lift up the front significantly and block it up.  Can you take a pic that shows how deep the wheel sits in the fender?

So car doesnt roll right now. Front is on the ground and the rear is disassembled. Haahhha

I cant get up under the front at this time. I cant tell if the front is not cranked all the way down or not yet. I dont think it is....I dont think it's that low. Might be now with the dropped spindles.

Plenty of stuff to do and figure out. I would have to agree that the beam is probably not narrowed but I dont know yet.

Thanks for the help, will keep everyone informed.

I think I'm going full air ride... make things...

Cooooooler.....

How do I "quote" someone to answer back...?

Thanks

Yes, you can use that, and it works, but you may only wish to quote a single line and respond to it while that reply function re-posts the entire contents of the original post, photos and all.  Which means that we all have to wade through someone else's post - again - to get to your response and why I never use that.  I've seen the same photo-laden post repeated several times in the same thread - Gets kind of repetitive, you know?

Much better is to simply highlight what you want to respond to, copy that to your clipboard (CMD C on a Mac, crtl C on a PC, etc) paste it into your reply with " " around it and comment.  Saves a lot of wasted reading for us, saves storage space on the server and gets the job done.  

Like this:

"Well look at that. Haahhhahaha"  You can even highlight it with color from the  menu bar at the top of your reply for emphasis.   Maybe even add a color background.

So car doesnt roll right now. Front is on the ground and the rear is disassembled...

How do I "quote" someone to answer back...?

Get a couple friends over, 2 of you pick the front up, slide the jack under- problem solved.

Much better is to simply highlight what you want to respond to, copy that to your clipboard (CMD C on a Mac, crtl C on a PC, etc) paste it into your reply with " " around it and comment.  Saves a lot of wasted reading for us, saves storage space on the server and gets the job done.

Or simply edit the quote down to the relevant part.  That way people aren't wading through all the 'blah blah blah' and it's obvious who and what you're responding to.

You're welcome!

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