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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: madmax] #610599
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Originally Posted by AeroIan
Hi Nick,

How did progress go with the roof. Any pics.

Ian

Hi Ian,

Due to the birth of my first son (and me building an extension - great timing!) I haven't had as much time as I would like to focus on the Morgan, I had my local Morgan trim specialist take a look at the roof and he reckoned it would take 2 weeks of full time labour to get it fitted and work out some solutions to the issues this would raise! Such as how to maintain the ability to use the soft-top, how to fix it for easy release and so on..

I would like to get him to do this in the summer so I will see how the extension pans out, I had some significant issues with the footings over the past few months which wiped out a considerable sum of money I had put aside for the roof, but alas these things happen.

Rest assured I will update this thread when I can, and it will be done.. eventually!

Originally Posted by madmax
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Amazing dedication to your Morgan Nick , looking forward to seeing the finish ! flag


Thanks, me too! rofl


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #610602
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Rest assured however, Luci is tucked up safe and sound over winter.. cheers

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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #611108
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The car is looking great Nick. Do keep us updated!


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #617255
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Interesting project. Wonder if I can do the same for the fezza

Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #618042
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Hi Nick,
I may be able to help you with this. I have GTN#1 which, along with other unique features, was the only one made by the factory capable of taking the hard top with the soft top folded in situ. In late 2003, an updated soft top design was introduced for the S1. Given the unusually long build time for my car (started mid 2003/delivered Jan 2004), I suspect that it may well have been the mule for the new soft top design but haven’t been able to find any hard evidence of this. Anyway, you are more than welcome to take a look and see how they did it before getting too far down the road with your own design.
The car is in SW London. PM me if you want to arrange to see it.


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #618103
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Thanks for the kind words all. smile

Originally Posted by cdav
Hi Nick,
I may be able to help you with this. I have GTN#1 which, along with other unique features, was the only one made by the factory capable of taking the hard top with the soft top folded in situ. In late 2003, an updated soft top design was introduced for the S1. Given the unusually long build time for my car (started mid 2003/delivered Jan 2004), I suspect that it may well have been the mule for the new soft top design but haven’t been able to find any hard evidence of this. Anyway, you are more than welcome to take a look and see how they did it before getting too far down the road with your own design.
The car is in SW London. PM me if you want to arrange to see it.


Hi Colin,

That is very kind of you, I am not that far from London (Bedfordshire) so when I undertake the roof fitting in hopefully a few months that would be an offer I would find very useful and much appreciated!
Do you happen to have any pictures of the roof folded inside the hard top? I presume the soft top is the later design.

One of the challenges I am facing is being an early roof it mounts very differently on the car to the later framed style, and it seems like having both together will be impossible to achieve without changing the soft-top roof (either significantly or in its entirety to a later type soft top with a new windscreen frame), so just having the option to use one or the other in a timely fashion could prove to be quite tricky! Ultimately if it can be swapped with some quick-release fasteners that would be an ideal scenario.

Regards,
Nick


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #618164
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The car comes out of mothballs next week and will post pic(s).
It will also be parked up on track at next Goodwood breakfast meet (Mar 1) if you are planning on being there - I will keep the hard top on.

Regards
Colin


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #618362
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Thanks Colin.
I would love to go to Goodwood but with a 4 month old it has been increasingly difficult to get anywhere lately laugh2


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #619003
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Nick,
Took some pics today but:
- really not sure they are much help since you can't see the mountings until the soft top is raised at the rear.
- can't get them uploaded anyway given apparent 1KB size limit.

The hood is indeed the later version, so probably no direct help for your early version.
Ping me anytime when/if you still want eyes on.

Colin


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Re: Aero progress.. and a new roof! [Re: NickCW] #619023
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Thanks Colin, I have to use imgur for uploading then linking images - right faff!
Ok will do, much appreciated.


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