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Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 30 May 2016 08:40

Hi all

I am restoring my '77 FHC and it is coming on well. It has the small three-quarter length sunroof (approx 25"x34"), which I understand might have been a Weathershields dealer-fitted option. I removed the roof and all fittings many years ago, but am now at that stage where the body is nearly done and my thoughts have turned to what-to-do-about-the-sunroof. It has splits in the top cover.

So, any advice, folks?
Thanks, John.
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Postby sonscar » 30 May 2016 10:36

When faced with the same on my MGB several trimmers answers were "bring it in and we will see what we can do".Being a pauper I bought some sunroof vinyl and recovered it myself,a fiddly but not too taxing a task.It does not look like a pro job admittedly but it works and is leakfree.Steve.

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Postby john 215 » 30 May 2016 11:00

Hi Steve,

Fair play to you sir, exactly what I would have done, far too many people give up to easy and pay someone 8)

Hi John,

Welcome to the forum.

As far as spare parts for your roof, Robsport stock some and at guess so do S & S Prep -

https://robsport.co.uk/

http://www.ss-preparations.co.uk/

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Postby rugbyref1 » 30 May 2016 14:06

ACG5 has a small sunroof installed (by Unipart when it was in their hands) - it has been recovered and looks great.

I do not have the skill-set (or time) to do most of the jobs so I tend to have them professionally done and if you choose the right workshops then they normally do a great job.

My reasonable collection is definitely 'bought not built'!
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Re: Small sunroof

Postby Chris Turner » 30 May 2016 19:02

I have a really good original small sunroof. PM me for details.
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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 31 May 2016 21:17

Hi all and many thanks for your replies, most helpful. The welcome to the forum means a lot.

Not sure I have the confidence to "DIY", although I did just strip and rebuild my seats so I'd value your comments on whether recovering the sunroof is easier or harder than that job.

Rugbyref1: Many thanks for the photo. It could be my imagination, bit the distance between the rear screen rubber and the rear edge of the sunroof on ACG5 looks greater than on RJW307R (my car), but I'll measure up. Could it be that there were different 3/4 lengths?

Chris - I have sent you a PM.

Finally, has anyone used http://www.littleportboathaven.co.uk/br ... unroof.htm and if so what are your reports?

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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 01 Jun 2016 20:19

I just found some old photos which show the size of sunroof I have - the second one shows it better! Rugby ref, it seems slightly longer than yours.
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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 12 Jul 2016 19:18

Message for Chris T!

I sent a couple of PMs about this but didn't hear anything, and didn't want to pester. However having read the thread about outgoing PMs sometimes sitting in one's Outbox I can confirm that my messages to you didn't get sent, and I can't find a way of pushing them to you. Apologies if you thought I hadn't bothered to reply.

Long story short, I'd love to have a chat about your sunroof!

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Postby Stag76 » 12 Jul 2016 22:10

The message will sit in your out-box until it's read by the recipient.

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Re: Small sunroof

Postby Chris Turner » 16 Jul 2016 21:51

I am also having computer problems, not been able to reply, they are all being sent back.
Where abouts are you, Im in the North of England.
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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 17 Jul 2016 19:40

Hi Chris

Alas, I am in Northamptonshire (nothing against Northants, just a long way from the North!).

Perhaps you could send some photos if I give you my email address?

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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 08 Aug 2016 19:43

Hi Chris

Just wondering if you have had any further thoughts?

I can try another PM to send contact details.

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Re: Small sunroof

Postby johnnyj » 04 Dec 2019 16:37

Hi folks

Just resurrecting this post. I can't believe how quickly time flies!

I'm still working on the Weathershields sunroof and am at the point of fitting it, but I need the rear seal. Some old dealer fitting instructions and a parts list I found show the rear seal was originally made of "Butyl", which I think is a kind of pliable, Plasticine-type thing.

Rimmers list ZKC2275 for a very reasonable £fiver, but it just looks like a roll of some bog-standard self adhesive foam.

Anyone got any thoughts on the robustness of the Rimmer product, compared with the original spec seal?

Many thanks

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