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What is this thing

Post by Mitch38 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:13 pm

I have a 1/18 model of a 1964 Corvette Grand Sport roadster. On the doors is a chrome object just below the door handles. I have seen thin on die case models and in photos of the real car. Not all photos have this item, but it seems most of the Grand Sport competition cars do. What in the world is this thing? I have searched everywhere on the web and no joy. It looks like it could be a vent or such, but why on a roadster, where you head is kin the wind.

Thanks for your help.

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Re: What is this thing

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:52 pm

Can you post some photos? TIA.

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Re: What is this thing

Post by Mitch38 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:09 pm

Just go on Ebay and look at any of the Road Legends 1964 Grand Sports and you'll know what I mean. Getting a photo online is somewhat of a hassle for me. Thanks for you quick reply. This thing is really bugging me to find out what it is. :(

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:58 pm

That metal piece on the door?

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:03 pm

I believe its a counter weight.

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Re: What is this thing

Post by Oldtimer » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:34 am

It's a light to illuminate the number roundel on the door, for endurance racing at night to identify the car as it drives by the pits at speed.

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Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:12 am

Oldtimer wrote:It's a light to illuminate the number roundel on the door, for endurance racing at night to identify the car as it drives by the pits at speed.
LOL, sounds about right :poke:

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Re: What is this thing

Post by Mitch38 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:36 pm

Thank you guys, Thank you guys. THANK YOU GUYS!! I would have never guessed what that was but it makes perfect sense, especially why it's only on some of the cars. I appreciate your help very much. Have a great weekend all.

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Re: What is this thing

Post by Mitch38 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:14 pm

I think i have been away too long, this really is a great site for all things die-cast.

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