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  1. thibaut

    thibaut Formula Junior

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    Hi,

    My 355 has the rear wing. So the weight of the cover is somewhat higher. As the cover is held up only on one side by a single lightweight rod, the cover is twisting quite a bit
    My mechanic is concerned that the twist is pretty bad and may damage the cover.

    Beyond putting a wood rod of same size on the other side if the cover stays up during extended period, has anyone come out with a more permanent fix ?

    Thanks for your help

    Best

    T
     
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  3. m80hot

    m80hot Formula Junior

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    Mine seems fine ... I will take a photo this weekend so you can check you have the correct parts in place

    You fouls always put the standard gas struts in
     
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  5. m80hot

    m80hot Formula Junior

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    thats different to mine ..
    mine just has one
     
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  8. m80hot

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    sagging a bit to the left now i look at it
     
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  10. dantm

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    Interesting -- I don't think mine has any of these parts...is it just for rigidity improvements?
     
  11. 308 GTB

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    Yes. They were part of the complete rear wing kit I posted.
     
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  13. thibaut

    thibaut Formula Junior

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    My car doesnt have these. Probably another case of lightening that went too far...
     
  14. m80hot

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    ah now i understand .. i will check mine at the weekend .. is that one on the left hand side on my pic?
     
  15. X11OUD

    X11OUD Formula Junior

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    Rich, if you look closely in your pic, my BM is between the 2 silver cars in the back ground, it's just as I tried to call you to see if you needed help lol

    Both of the challenge cars I have pics of show 2 rods.
     
  16. m80hot

    m80hot Formula Junior

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    ha ha .. thats so funny that i caught you on the picture

    is your car out of hibernation?

    you neeed to drive the challenge
     
  17. The extractor

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    I have 1995 355 ch car. The single rod is good for me. everything is straight
     
  18. m80hot

    m80hot Formula Junior

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    Ok ... Checked my car today ...

    So if you have a wing .. There should be two struts .. Connected on the underside of wher the wing mounts and going diagonally out to the edge of the lid

    These take the load of the wing at speed..

    I then have one support that holds the lid up


    Is ur wing a genuine part ... There were afew companies who made 'improved' versions I believe ???
     
  19. thibaut

    thibaut Formula Junior

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    I have been told the car is 'all original' but a few parts have been deleted... Will get the car in 2 weeks so will look into it then.
     
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    #17 308 GTB, May 31, 2014
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    Yes. Although the Nolder lip at the rear of the engine cover is quite rigid, the tie rods secured to the base of the wing and the lateral cover frame elements provide the necessary bracing for the wing in function.
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  21. m80hot

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    Yes that's how mine is fixed
     
  22. thibaut

    thibaut Formula Junior

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    Ok based on the picture, I ammissing the to wide struts. Not the one coming from the base of the wings but the wide ones. I guess these are standard 355 items, not challenge parts ?
     
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  24. thibaut

    thibaut Formula Junior

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    Ok thanks. We are trying to obtain a set of these from the breaker who's supplied all the missing parts for the road legalisation.
     

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