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  • 29 coupe and roadster sub rail differences.

    I'm moving on to the body part of a 29 standard coupe I have. I have a subframe for a Tudor which I thought was just a matter of lenthening a bit but after looking at it the side rail is nowhere near matching the body quarter panel/wheel well area as well.In hindsight I should have realised this earlier. While looking at my options including buying repro I notice that some vendors list coupe and roadster as being the same while others including Brookville have a different number for the coupe. Does anyone know the difference as I can't find a good enough pictures to tell. Thinking it will only be a slight difference between where the pillars mount but looking at my sports coupe it seems to have a recess where the pillar for the shorter roadster door would be.Thanks, John

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    I have not seen the subrails side by side, but would assume there is enough of a difference in 3 respects. The distance between the door and fender is longer for the roadster, the sill plates attach and are of a different design and there may be a slightly different placement of the cross rail right behind the seat. I could be wrong on the last one mentioned. Overall length should be the same as well as the rear cross rail. 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

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