New Shape Rear Clam

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New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Aussiespyder » Tue May 23, 2017 11:36 pm

Hi Guys

The shape of the rear of my car was bugging me so I splurged out and got the new shape from Carey at Special Edition. A local panel shop matched the paint pretty well and it looks great. After and before attached. No the steering wheel didnt swap sides I flipped the photo to match the picture angles.

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby egrant5329 » Wed May 24, 2017 7:29 am

Nice!
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Mtflyr » Fri May 26, 2017 3:06 am

Cool, I think.
It's hard to tell the difference since I can't enlarge the pic's. :D

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby danstern » Fri May 26, 2017 6:23 am

The new "more accurate" clams are more rounded, a bit lower over the wheel wells, have the flat for the lic. plate, etc. I got mine from Greg at Vintage and he did a great job. They are prettier IMHO.
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby WILL » Fri May 26, 2017 1:31 pm

Aussiespyder


In Order To Get A Good Match Line To Your Car's Front Half, Did You Have To Have The New Clam Fitted , Or Did It Fit Well As Shipped ?
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby danstern » Sat May 27, 2017 6:02 am

Greg installed mine (I think it's a bit of work to get right) and then painted the whole car.
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby WILL » Sat May 27, 2017 9:41 am

Thanks Dan !
I Appreciate Any Member Info About This.

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Aussiespyder » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:23 am

Sorry Will for delay in answering.

I fitted the clam and all I need to do was sand back the edge where it meets the body to get a uniform gap. Probably took off about 3/16 in some parts. Hardest part was positioning and fitting the latches! That was more trial and error aided by some plasticine to work out where the latch goes.

All in all a few hours work but pretty simple.

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Aussiespyder » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:39 am

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Aussiespyder » Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:47 am

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby beck688 » Sat Jun 03, 2017 4:57 am

I was talking to Chuck a bit ago and he told me that the beck was molded from chassis 77 if I recall so apparently the clamshell of the cars varied. I may see him tomorrow and I will ask.
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby WILL » Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:42 am

Thanks Ken For The Information.
The Car Looks Great. Beautiful Match Line.
I Remember Fooling A Lot With The Latches On My Car (Old Clam). Got A Good Match Line Too.

Great Top Hear That The Fit Is Pretty Good As Shipped From The Factory.

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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby danstern » Sat Jun 03, 2017 3:34 pm

True that the rear clams varied quite a bit, especially on the older cars. That said, the lower, rounder later cars were much more attractive, though not more authentic. The license plate flat is also indicative of the later rear clams.
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby beck688 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:07 pm

danstern wrote:True that the rear clams varied quite a bit, especially on the older cars. That said, the lower, rounder later cars were much more attractive, though not more authentic. The license plate flat is also indicative of the later rear clams.


I talked to Chuck this morning his clamshell was molded from a latter car. When they did the mold they found that the bulge was 2 inches higher on one side The beck is also 2 inches wider and 2 inches longer.
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Re: New Shape Rear Clam

Postby Larry Jowdy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:35 pm

What's funny is that 99.999999999999999999999% of the population wouldn't know the difference. Probably 99.9999999999999999999% of Porsche owners also would't know the difference. That minuscule number of people who REALLY know the car will immediately spot that the car is a replica so in my opinion is it really worth the expense ?????
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