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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    Plus different positioning for Stradale and the Group 4's.
    There was only a Stradale production car.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    I meant the different bodies used on the kits. The rear catches are "higher up" on the Gp 4's so might need different blocks?

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    Quote Originally Posted by Normb666 View Post
    I meant the different bodies used on the kits. The rear catches are "higher up" on the Gp 4's so might need different blocks?
    They do, but a lot of cars will use one type of block on two or four corners.
    It's worth standardising on one size, at least. With the chamfer at one end.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    I see what you mean Chris. The front catches are the same on all cars aren't they? If so it would make sense to have the chamfer built into the catch base if possible.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    I think you'll find that the tub extensions for the front clip are curved and I wonder if they're the same on Hawk and LB cars? Probably easier to leave the casting flat and take the slack up with the usual rubber blocks? It allows for a little flex and will prevent paint being damaged by hard contact.

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    Re: Set of X1/9 targa catches

    I should have explained that better.

    Leigh,
    Yes the fronts and narrow arch rears should have some commonality.

    Guy,
    I did mean a flat alloy part, but a chamfer on the rubber part for the upper alloy part. (as in, the 'receiver' part that main part of the catch fastens to)

    The 'new' catch ought to be a pattern part for the original Stradale. Including the third hole etc.
    That thinking would be the same as those new wood gear lever knobs, in the way that they had the correct thread to fit Betas/Fulvia 3s and Fiat 124 Spiders.
    It made the parts useful on other cars. Not just Stratos replicas.
    Last edited by ProtoTipo; 09-06-2021 at 15:18.

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