Author Topic: Who has information about my pagoda?  (Read 1624 times)

Andi_Heritage

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2021, 18:04:21 »
Thanks! I am wondering if I have the eye on the body side to fix the spring. Perhaps this detail makes the difference between an original soft top car and my modified california version  :)

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2021, 22:03:38 »
As you can see in Garry's reply (#1) in my link, the other side of the spring hooks over a "peg" not through a hole
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MikeSimon

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2021, 23:24:23 »
If you don't have a data card to see what the original options were, you can look at the "data plate' the metal plate riveted to the inner left fender.
The second line of numbers should have a single digit "7" as the last number if your car really was a California Coupe
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Andi_Heritage

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2021, 07:28:21 »
Hello Mike. I have a data card and there is a entry under „wenig gewünscht“ with the figure 288 - which, according to my information is a certain indicator for a california version.

And in addition to that there is the „7“ on the data plate.

So all together, I am quite sure, that my car was like the one on picture at the beginning of this thread before it was modified to its actual look.
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Andi_Heritage

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2021, 07:52:59 »
Ok. No pegs in my soft top compartment. Seems this has been forgotten in course of the modifications.  :'(

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Re: Who has information about my pagoda?
« Reply #30 on: May 08, 2021, 06:53:40 »
I’d love to see your car in person and have it alongside a car that came from the factory as a coupe/roadster.  All I can say, at least based on the pictures, is that someone did a masterful conversion.  As it stands today your car is beautiful and I don’t believe anyone with the exception of some of this clubs most sharp eyed and knowledgeable members would ever guess that a conversion had been done.  Enjoy and be proud of a lovely car!
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