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    Is the roof panel above the door norrower or wider than the panel above the door than that of a tudor? Looking for these panels for my Dads special coupe and a friend called me and the right side he bought for his tudor is narrower than what he needs. Hoping it is the right width for the special coupe and I can trade him for the one I have for a tudor. For some reason I was thinking the one for the special coupe was wider, but now wondering if I have it backwards. Thanks Rod
    "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

  • #2
    I have a completed 1928 Special Coupe with top material and padding installed. I might be able to take some measurements from mine if you'd like. As I recall, the width is not the same at the front as it is at the back.


    • #3
      Had some spare time today and went to my friends house and took the narrower roof panel to the farm and tried the fit on Dad's coupe and it fits good. Took the one that I removed from a tudor and dropped it off at my freinds house. Now both panels are with the project they belong. Seems I had it backwards as to which was wider. Now to find a left side and beltrail molding for Dads coupe. Rod
      "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell


      • Ray Horton
        Ray Horton commented
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        Good luck with that molding. I looked for 5 years before I found a good set. They are very rare and very fragile. And very expensive if you find a set!

      • Rowdy
        Rowdy commented
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        No need to worry. I will find one. There is a complete roof about 40 miles from here that I still need to look at. Bringing the coupe to my shop for the winter to see what I can get done. Dad turned 75 earlier this month and has made no progress in recent years, so the time for me to take over the project has come. Want him to be able to enjoy it while he is still in good health. Rod

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