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Old 10th April 2018, 06:48 PM   #1
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Original GT40 B pillar

I believe the B pillar on original GT40's was smooth and did not have the swage line of replicas. Was it smooth on the rear clip and the door as well (3 arrows in the picture).
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

Yes - all the photos I have of originals show it is smooth on door, B pillar, and rear clip.
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

Hi,

The rear clip does have a swage but as Brian states, not on the door or the B-pillar.

I'll dig out some photos if you need them.

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Old 11th April 2018, 08:14 AM   #4
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

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Hi,

The rear clip does have a swage but as Brian states, not on the door or the B-pillar.

I'll dig out some photos if you need them.

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if you could Graham that would be great thanks.
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Old 11th April 2018, 02:29 PM   #5
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

Hi Nick,

Photo attached of 1063. Hope it helps.

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Old 12th April 2018, 04:19 AM   #6
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

The original KVA was the same as the original 40 and GTD started using the modified B pillar and door shape after Ray Christopher did some deal with Ford to make his GTD cars different from Fords original. That is how I remember it.
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Old 12th April 2018, 10:45 AM   #7
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

A couple of pics I took of original cars. Hope this helps.
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Old 12th April 2018, 11:12 AM   #8
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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

SPF has no swage on either door, clip or pillar at least on the MkII. Not sure on MkI.

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Re: Original GT40 B pillar

Graham and Mike,

Thanks for the pictures great help.

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The original KVA was the same as the original 40 and GTD started using the modified B pillar and door shape after Ray Christopher did some deal with Ford to make his GTD cars different from Fords original. That is how I remember it.
Thanks Kev, got me thinking as I have a GTD brochure so dug it out along with a copy of Peter Filbys component car OCT 1984 which had an article on MCR Phoenix Automotive Goole who were said to be the only Licensee of KVA at the time. They conveniently provided a 2 page centre spread side on shot of a car they had completed.

There does appear to be a small swage line on the car in the GTD brochure not as pronounced as the one one my car. The car in the magazine is smooth, which I think looks better. Will have to see if the body shop can replicate it
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