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Hello, I was wondering if anyone could please tell me the measurement from the fenders edge to the outside edge of the torsion bar hole.  My kit did not come with that marking and I'm trying to install the lower trim pieces.  Thank youScreenshot_20240227_164320_OneDrive

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I don't have measurements and the CMC build manual only says to "center the molding between the wheel wells and centered up/down in the rocker panel".

There was once a PDF on here giving placement dimensions for almost everything.  It came from a guy in Uganda (not kidding) and I thought I had stored it but can't find it.  I'll look on here and see if I can locate it for you.

---EDIT---   Found it!

Look at the attachment, Page 18

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@Gordon Nichols that is the same pdf that I included in my original question. The moulding is mounted 10mm away from the circle. But since I don't have the circle I have nothing else to go on.  I could center it, yes, and it would probably look better actually. But I'd like it to be correct if possible. I'm not going for a concourse replica or anything but knowing how it's "supposed" to be may not sit with me doing it another way

That’s the best I can do for you.  My Speedster doesn’t even HAVE rocker moldings!!

I guess the best thing I can suggest to do, would be to find any cars and coffee events near you to see if there is a real one there to measure.  Just remember that the original (metal) cars were hand made and often have different placement of trim elements from one side of the car to the other.  

Giday, Joey.  My 1992 IM Roadster has those caps but my 1972 IM Speedster ( WITH A REALLY NICE AND WELL USED HARDTOP THAT MOST WHO NEVER HAD ONE CANNOT UNDERSTAND or COMPREHEND THE BENEFITS OF SUCH AN OPTION ) did not have those caps. My caps are 2 1/2" diameter and sit in line with the chrome / rubber strip under the door sill on the Roadster. The left side of the cap in this picture is 3/8" aft of the trim strip and the aft end of the cap sits 1 1/4" ahead of the wheel well opening. Hope this helps....your dimensions may vary but Henry usually did some pretty accurate reproductions. The Reutter Coachworks badge behind the left wheel well on the Roadster should really be mounted behind the right front wheel well but IM put a pretty substantial Intermeccanica badge there and I chose not to mess with removing that.

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@JoeyLegos posted:

Hello, I was wondering if anyone could please tell me the measurement from the fenders edge to the outside edge of the torsion bar hole.  My kit did not come with that marking and I'm trying to install the lower trim pieces.  Thank youScreenshot_20240227_164320_OneDrive

The CMC body in my kit, 43 years ago, had very small, very shallow dimples that were to be drilled for the anchors. They are hard to see but look close and I'd bet there are there.

Looks like your top and tonneau are CMC parts too. Most of our cars have canvas tops and covers. The prices you quote ate for canvas. Vinyl would be about 40% less. I did not used them in 1980 but had a top custom made. If I had to do it today I'd use them. Very seldom will the top be up.

@JoeyLegos posted:

@Jim Gilbert - Madison, Mississippi HI Jim, thanks for the reply. I'm not sure I understand the last part. Are you saying my items are not priced correctly? I won't be offended if I'm wrong lol. Both the top and tonneau are canvas (I believe. Both feel kinda like a levi jeans material). It's definitely not the same material as the vinyl interior

I had another look. Both are vinyl on top underside is canvas. These are considered vinyl. Canvas has a barrier between two layers of fabric. The outside of the material is the same as the underside. Vinyl is what was provided by CMC. There is nothing wrong with these. They will hold up very well.

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@JoeyLegos posted:

I'm not sure I understand. The material is the same on both sides. I tried to take some clearer higher quality pics. I just want to be transparent with what I'm selling. Next to it (the darker brown is actual vinyl for comparison.  It is "rough" like jeans or I think they call it hertz or hartz material20240301_14132020240301_14132020240301_141424

Yes...much better photo. Definitely canvas! In the other photos they looked shiny. Sorry for the mistake.

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