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COVIN made a great looking 911 Turbo.  I've seen photos of slant nose and cabriolets too.  Early ones were VW pan based but later were custom chassis with Type 3 suspension.  I've seen maybe 2 for sale in US.  I can see Porsche AG getting upset over the 911 replica!

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I wasn't aware of the 356 models.  Your's looks to have the taller D windshield (and maybe windup windows?)

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That's quite the project.  Cool that it's a T-3 chassis - That makes it IRS and weren't they a little wider for front foot room?  Pretty nice shop it's sitting in, too!  

Since you're on here, I'm sure you know many of us have built cars from scratch so don't be afraid to ask questions.  The Covin body may be a little different for us but I'm sure we can either answer all  of your questions or totally confuse you - maybe both at the same time!

Gordon
The Speedster Guy from Grafton
(2 towns away from either Oxford, Leicester or Marlboro (Massachusetts)

@WOLFGANG posted:

COVIN made a great looking 911 Turbo.  I've seen photos of slant nose and cabriolets too.  Early ones were VW pan based but later were custom chassis with Type 3 suspension.  I've seen maybe 2 for sale in US.  I can see Porsche AG getting upset over the 911 replica!

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I wasn't aware of the 356 models.  Your's looks to have the taller D windshield (and maybe windup windows?)

Well I’ve learnt something straight away, I thought the windscreen was odd, so it was from a convertible D? The problem I have that it doesn’t match up to the hardtop. What screen would the hard top use. Does the rest of the car look like converD, obviously not the wings.

That's quite the project.  Cool that it's a T-3 chassis - That makes it IRS and weren't they a little wider for front foot room?  Pretty nice shop it's sitting in, too!  

Since you're on here, I'm sure you know many of us have built cars from scratch so don't be afraid to ask questions.  The Covin body may be a little different for us but I'm sure we can either answer all  of your questions or totally confuse you - maybe both at the same time!

Gordon
The Speedster Guy from Grafton
(2 towns away from either Oxford, Leicester or Marlboro (Massachusetts)

Thanks for the welcome. The rear chassis is swing axel from an earlier type 3, but I’ll probably change it to IRS. That’s my shop it’s in, I restore Aircooled VWs for a living, but never done a Speedster.

So the red circled items are the convertible D windshield post and the green circled looks like bit for the top between the two.  I've never seen the taller top without windup side windows but I don't see the slot for glass in the doors.

It does take a taller windscreen - assume from a convertible D?  Check the front of the hardtop - a speedster windshield is arched from side to side the D is pretty much flat across.  The top frame and fabric top itself are taller too.

The speedster posts are easy to come by - those D ones are rare.  Someone here on SOC was looking for a pair (or was it just 1)?

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@WOLFGANG posted:

So the red circled items are the convertible D windshield post and the green circled looks like bit for the top between the two.  I've never seen the taller top without windup side windows but I don't see the slot for glass in the doors.

It does take a taller windscreen - assume from a convertible D?  Check the front of the hardtop - a speedster windshield is arched from side to side the D is pretty much flat across.  The top frame and fabric top itself are taller too.

The speedster posts are easy to come by - those D ones are rare.  Someone here on SOC was looking for a pair (or was it just 1)?

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That’s some great info Wolfgang. Your right it is the convert D windshield, but I’m not sure it was intended for that car, the bottom rail doesn’t follow the same curve on the body. The doors aren’t open at the top, but could they be cut in , also is the D pillar on the door or on the windshield?

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His point is that the pillar has to be solid and stationary which means it is on the body

Except that isn't the way the UK Chesil does their windup windows.  They put a strange post in the door that mates to the windshield. But they still use a Speedster windshield.

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On a D the rubber seal is on those taller windshield posts.  The red D replica I pulled from the internet has something red there - that probably should be black rubber but don't think it sticks out so prominently.   For the D posts to seal they need to be back in alignment with the front door edge - a Speedster windshield is a couple inches forward of the door opening.  I'd see what the hard top mates up to and go with that type windshield. 

 

FYI, the windshield post in a 1959 Convertible D only year that it was made... which IM makes and calls a roadster has the straight edge of the A pillar making up the windshield frame like the originals. 

In 1959 P made the convertible D and this is the model that is being duplicated but in the unit above there seems to also be a body panel seperating the rubber gasket from the chrome frame. 

look below an original ...look the front signal lighs are not flat as well. 

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Put that D windshield frame you have on the car (duct tape it together).  Then set the hard top on the car and see if it mates up with the D windshield frame.  The two windshield frames are so different that it will be obvious which frame the top goes to.   Or take a photo of the front of  of the tops sealing surface - it might be obvious from that.  Do you also have the convertible top frame?  Often the D top frame is a scissors (folding) frame  while the Speedster is often just 2 metal bows. Or post photo of it.

You don't have any windshield glass at all?

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