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Old 08-07-2012, 03:56 PM
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Just out of curiosity does anyone know when and why they switched the wind bar from a round tubular bar as I've seen on some to a solid rectangular bar as seen on others.I think the later models (higher VIN's) have the solid bar.
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Old 08-07-2012, 04:13 PM
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Hi Bill, that is a question that Alan Tast, or "Fuz" Johnson might have to answer. I just looked at the VTCI Official Factory Specifications (OFS) for the Squarebird. They mention the wind bar in it, and say that there were reproductions made of it. Perhaps it is the reproductions that are rectangular instead of tubular. But they probably know if there was a change in the production of the bar later on in the production process. I think I have only seen pix of the round one.

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Old 08-07-2012, 06:04 PM
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Hi Ray.I emailed those photos to simplyconnected and he posted them for me including photos of both data plates.He also connected me with john@tbirdregistry.A spotter had registered this vehicle some years ago so I updated the registration and John put an article on the first page of the newsletter.About the wind bar.I was reading other articles in the news letter and there was another Golde Top had been registered with a VIN very close to mine.It also has the solid stainless steel rectangular bar.This is what made me ask.
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