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Offline Harry Dee

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What's with the curving / not curving?
« on: January 19, 2010, 02:49:01 PM »
OK, I suppose this is a stupid and trivial question, but I've been wondering about it for a long while now. How many different cowl curves are there in the 170 S to 220 line?

In some pictures you can clearly see a curving line of the crack between the cowl and the side engine cover. And then some pictures have the cowl line absolutely straight. What's up with that? Which models have which?

Here's a picture of the curve:



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Re: What's with the curving / not curving?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2010, 08:41:03 PM »
Here is a picture collage of all the 170-220 versions.  It looks as though the slope or curve of the hood is the same in all.  The visual difference is the cab A versions which accentuates the curve because of the chrome surround and larger windshield.

With regard to the sides, the cab A versions have curved doors and longer sweeping front fenders.  The side cowl of the cab A versions seem to mimic the sweep of the front doors.

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Re: What's with the curving / not curving?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2010, 07:32:39 AM »
Wow, John, did you have that collage ready in your computer or did you make if just for this occasion? :D

If I remember correctly, it has been mainly 170 S Cab A that has had that kind of "straight line cowl". Maybe it just looks that way when the front panels are stripped. I'll investigate a bit with real cars and a measure and get back to this when something comes up. :)

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Re: What's with the curving / not curving?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2010, 10:19:06 AM »
Just compiled some pictures that I had
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