Front wing difference

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Front wing difference

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Hi, does anyone know what the difference between roadster and GT front wings is? Other than the slot for the windscreen frame are there any other differences? Reason for asking is I'm restoring a roadster on a budget and might be able to get some cheap glassfibre wings but I think that are from a GT. If the only difference is the slot I should be able to easily make them fit.

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The difference is at the screen end of the wing. The roadster version continues under the screen and has the rectangular hole for the screen pillars to pass through and then has a dog leg near the rear. The GT has the dog leg in front of the screen. So unfortunately you can't swap them. If you were looking at steel wings there is a chance that a roadster wing could be adapted to fit a GT by a highly skilled body specialist, but it probably isn't worth the time and effort, especially if you are buying new ones as they are the same price.
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Thanks Pete, that's what I expected. I'll either buy some new glassfibre wings or repair my old steel ones.
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I have an unused right hand wing for a roadster HZA3842. It is a pattern part, not a Heritage wing, but it has never been fitted to a car so is rust free. Interested?
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Thanks for the offer. I guess it depends on the price. My current options are either fix my existing ones which will cost next to nothing or buy some fibreglass ones for £125 each. Judging by the price of new steel wings I suspect yours would be worth more than I want to spend.

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Stu, whereabouts in the UK are you? Transport of wings is tricky!
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In Hertfordshire, not far from Watford
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Ah, therein lies the problem. I am in SW Scotland, not too far from Glasgow. Sending the bumper in a suitable large cardboard box would be quite pricey.
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Yes, no doubt would cost a packet! Never mind.
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