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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: Stringers Best Mate] #585570
16/07/19 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Stringers Best Mate

Old English White roof, so that roundel needs changing to match, and either match the lower window to that or match the body colour.


Yep. I reckon body colour but with the roundel picked out to match the door roundel.


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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585578
16/07/19 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by KEVFITZ
Progress to date …(hope you're not bored !!!!)

NO FEMALE CONTENT OR COMMENTS ON WOMEN IN GENERAL !!!

It is only when you undertake a project like this that you realise how each Morgan is different in measurements ..even on the same car from side to side !!!

I have not made any changes to the top itself and only fitted 2 removable body fittings as per the LM62 fittings.

So I had to modify the spare pair of side screens .

Simply had to strip the screens and elongate the slots in the stainless steel fittings.

As I'm sure you know stainless is not easy to drill so I bought a 10mm Dormer bit (£8),measured many times,drilled a hole with lots of lubricant and then using an angle grinder (my favourite tool!) elongated the slot


So far so good !!!..Its actually great to drive around without the lower half in this warm spell.

I have decided to make some removable lower parts from shiny shiny aluminium .

Thoughts on cardboard template please ?

Notice fitted cockpit vents.

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that looks great Kev. - very impressed so far thumbs

re. the cardboard template - not sure it would stand up to the wet weather; maybe aluminium sheet would work better..... innocent

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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585592
16/07/19 02:48 PM
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I really like that Kev.

You've also made me miss my Plus 4 SS even more...

Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585606
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Thanks Gents for your encouraging (except JBW OF course!!! ) comments.

Remember the original car in the brochure had yellow roundals which might be an option also.

Simon can you remember the series number and the colour of your P4SS ?


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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585613
16/07/19 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by KEVFITZ

Simon can you remember the series number and the colour of your P4SS ?


I'm not that old laugh2

Car 60/60 and it was Iris Blue.

It ended up with another forum member but I'm not sure if he is still active on TM.

Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585615
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Haa haa

Thanks I now have info on 32 of the 60 cars produced.


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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585620
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Depending on how much info you are keeping - it was fitted with the track pack (cage, belts, fire system, etc) from the factory.

Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585763
17/07/19 11:41 AM
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Aluminium sides with engine turning / perlage would look fab IMO Hhhhhmm, might has a stab at that myself :-)
The hard top looks fantastic by the way !!

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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585771
17/07/19 12:46 PM
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Oh, somebody mention engine turned, of course hailing from the peoples republic of South Yorkshire, mine are of course stainless steel

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Re: HARD TOP PROJECT.... [Re: KEVFITZ] #585772
17/07/19 12:55 PM
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Making provision for elbow room was mentioned by a couple of the Collective....

Found this on the back of a scrap washing machine....what do you think ?

The washing machine was a Hotpoint Turbo 2 …..would this mean I could claim to have a Turbo P4SS ?


Answers on a post card to ….
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