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This question has come up a few times lately, and I know it is often asked here. A search would likely provide the answer, but it seems like a good subject for the FAQ.

How can you distinguish between the following automobiles and bodies:

the pre-lit

Narrow Low-line (ii)

iii) Limited

iv) Broad

Do I have any missing standard bodies?

Please provide information on any places that are clearly different, measuring points, etc.

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My gut tells me

One, the arches in the back of a pre lighted car are too flat and don't seem right. It reminds me a lot of a mobile kitchen:D

2. I'm not sure about the low, narrow line.durr:

To accommodate the taillights, the main body tub of a 3 or 4 wide vehicle includes small square holes, but the main tub of a 3 or 4 thin vehicle does not.

I'm at a loss for words.

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In contrast to the narrow, the wide features small square slots in the main body tub where the rear lights may fit.
Unless it's a vehicle with removable arches. However, the fact that *all* removable arched vehicles (save one!) have broad bodies makes it obvious.

Early models are practically indistinguishable from Caterhams when pre-lit.

Bonnet/nose bodywork is a few inches lower than the subsequent "high line" on a narrow low line. A tape measure would likely be necessary for the untrained eye to determine this.

Not wide: Narrow...

Wide body: These are now available as factory standard. A broad body or an evolution thereof is what you get if you purchase a new Westfield. The cockpit area is 2 inches larger on each side and 4 inches longer than a thin.

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Should this be made a sticky? Anyone know when irs became available on the SE (SEi) or when the first widebodys appeared? Dates for lit are known, and a rough history runs as follows: PreLit, SE (second edition? ), SEi, SEiW.Can you, for example, get a 1990 SEiW? I thought this was followed by widebodys?

Thx

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Sticky? No. The FAQ is not particularly difficult to navigate, is it?

Wide bodies first became available between the middle and end of 1989. In the mid-1990s, they became standard issue from the manufacturer... I believe... therefore, you can obtain a 1990 wide body. It will have a fixed arch (unless later bodywork has been installed) and either an Escort diff in a Westfield casing or a "normal" live axle rear end. However, it is unknown when Sierra diffs were first introduced.

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In addition to this, it provides information on many other models that WST  has manufactured, including the Topaz, Grand Prix Midget, TRA/TRZ, Turbo Diesel SE, and a wealth of technical data. Even our much-loved club gets a mention; it was definitely money well spent.

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Hello, I'm new here and am looking for the solution to this particular problem.
My vehicle is a 1990 SEi, which I assume has a thin body as the 'W' in SEiW is likely an acronym for wide? Could someone just clarify that I'm not being completely stupid?
If I'm mistaken, will someone please measure how broad or how narrow their vehicle is so we have something to compare it against? A wide is 2 inches broader than a narrow, which is excellent to know, but how wide is a narrow?

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