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  • revron
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    Legend? Will I have to change my user name . . .
    Apparently this doesn't apply to blogging as I have lost 2 messages so far - due to captcha code or timing, I guess.

    Anyway, to try another reply to Nur964; for which Roadster did you want dimensions? There were three distinct body shapes of the aluminum cars, based on cockpit length, door and rear quarter shape, wheel opening shape, engine lid and number of grills. The earliest cars (10465, the 2nd) appeared to be hand hammered and welded together without the benefit of a buck. This would make them quicker and cheaper to build, but almost impossible to duplicate. 10465 used thinner aluminum, about .030" like steel cars, to make them lighter for competition, since these were Porsche's first purpose-built race cars (10465 scored the first over-all victory for the Porsche name in its first race). One of the last cars, 12362, seemed more solid and luxurious with thicker aluminum and full leather upholstery.

    All Roadsters were built on a standard Cabriolet chassis, with the aluminum body riveted on. The steel bodied car is essentially a Cabriolet back to the windshield and hinge posts (a-pillars). This is all pretty well detailed, with a couple minor errors, in Steve Heinrich's book, "Speedster typ 540", There is even a picture of a (sepia?) print of a late Roadster on pg. 35. Unfortunately, its too small to read any of the dimensions.

    In short, I don't have dimensions.

    Hope that sheds a little light (and my post goes through this time).
    Ron

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  • Nur964
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    [quote="revron" post=37770]Wrong! This is an old speculation.
    There were 16 Aluminum cars and 1 steel car (a "cut down" Cabriolet)
    Ron[/quote
    Thank you. maybe you know the exact dimensions of the car? wheelbase? Or drawings blueprint?
    Thank you

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  • JTR70
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    Thanks for join us here Ron! WOW, the rust repair legend himself. Its an honor to have you along Sir, Welcome!
    Justin

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  • revron
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    Wrong! This is an old speculation.
    There were 16 Aluminum cars and 1 steel car (a "cut down" Cabriolet)
    Ron

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    Palm Springs maybe?

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  • Nur964
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    prompt. what sizes in America Roadster?
    It may have a drawing(blueprint)?

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  • Nur964
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    Originally posted by Trevor" post=36060
    It's currently down, but here's the address. I'm wondering if he just didn't renew it???

    http://www.stasher.us
    Thanks. I hope that the site will begin to work soon

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  • Trevor
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    It's currently down, but here's the address. I'm wondering if he just didn't renew it???

    http://www.stasher.us

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  • Nur964
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    Originally posted by Trevor" post=36058

    Phil Carney use to have a website (I've posted earlier in this thread)with details on each car and current condition/status, but it has been offline for months. I've emailed him to ask if the website is going to be coming back, but I've yet to receive a response.
    Thanks Trevor. you have a link to Phil site?
    Thank you

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  • Trevor
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    Originally posted by Nur964" post=36012
    I did not find threads dedicated to Porsche 356 America Roadster
    how many cars we know at the moment?
    Phil Carney use to have a website (I've posted earlier in this thread)with details on each car and current condition/status, but it has been offline for months. I've emailed him to ask if the website is going to be coming back, but I've yet to receive a response.

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