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Old 25-07-2013   #1
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Driver's door's a bit tatty (as, I suspect, are the wheel arches...) -- but it's only done 35,000 miles.... Lovely colour, too...!
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apart from that door the car seems immaculate

what raises my eye brows and would put me off is the bit where he says

"Up until 2 weeks ago the car was in daily use and working a treat."

not long after saying "No MOT and no Tax, currently SORNed but I have the V5 of course."

did the head gasket coincidently blow just as the MOT is due? a quick check shows the car has only just been taxed so can only assume that he plans to cash it in which would have been a good bargaining point but as we all know you have to have an MOT to tax it ??
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Re: Twin sunnies; needs new HG [J229 CWF]

How hard would it be to take the roof off this Panda and put it onto another?

I'm presuming it's a matter of drilling out the spot welds along the roof seams and removing the lot?

Black Vinyl the roof and no ones the wiser?
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How hard would it be to take the roof off this Panda and put it onto another?

I'm presuming it's a matter of drilling out the spot welds along the roof seams and removing the lot?

Black Vinyl the roof and no ones the wiser?
Thats basically it, but it is a huge job in reality. It would require removal of the windscreen and tailgate, drilling out all the spot welds along the roof seams, windscreen flange and tailgate seal flange and then carefully cutting through the factory mig welds that fill in the gaps between the roof and windscreen seams. Doable but not for the faint hearted, I thought about it briefly on my Mk1 to get rid of the horrible sunroof that is currently fitted but decided its not worth it really, if you want a Panda with twin sunroofs, just buy one
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Thats basically it, but it is a huge job in reality. It would require removal of the windscreen and tailgate, drilling out all the spot welds along the roof seams, windscreen flange and tailgate seal flange and then carefully cutting through the factory mig welds that fill in the gaps between the roof and windscreen seams. Doable but not for the faint hearted, I thought about it briefly on my Mk1 to get rid of the horrible sunroof that is currently fitted but decided its not worth it really, if you want a Panda with twin sunroofs, just buy one
That's the beauty of forums, folks come along and poke big holes in your dreams for open topped motoring

I want big holes in my roof not my dreams
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Re: Twin sunnies; needs new HG [J229 CWF]

One of my spares cars is a twin sunny and I'm gonna be keeping the roof incase I fancy doing this in the future, but as Freddy has already pointed out its not that easy.
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I'd be happy with a retro fit roof like the selecta had but obviously glass and openable
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I'd be happy with a retro fit roof like the selecta had but obviously glass and openable
Thats what my Mk1 has, I am not a fan, it looks ok from the outside, but inside it looks like it belongs in a caravan It doesn't leak however and does make it nice and light inside, so not all bad.
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Re: Twin sunnies; needs new HG [J229 CWF]

£620. Crivens.
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Re: Twin sunnies; needs new HG [J229 CWF]

That's a lot of money for a knackerd car..
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That's a lot of money for a knackerd car..
I thought that too, not only is it a non runner, it has rusty wheel arches, isn't particularly tidy inside and no mention of the underside either.
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Re: Twin sunnies; needs new HG [J229 CWF]

I bet them muppets are sat on a fortune now....

Oh wait - that was Fraggle Rock
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