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Old 17-02-2008   #1
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Does anyone know if the Roof rails are easy to remove and what's left on the roof (screw holes, plate) when removed? If there is anything exposed can you get anything to cover it.
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Re: Roof rails

Non roof rail Pandas have black cross headed screws where the rail bolts on so I guess thats what you'd be left with if you remove them? Let me know if you need a pic.

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Re: Roof rails

A pic would help me make my mind up whether to leave them on or not.

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Re: Roof rails

Here you go :-)



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Re: Roof rails

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Non roof rail Pandas have black cross headed screws where the rail bolts on so I guess thats what you'd be left with if you remove them? Let me know if you need a pic.

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Technically, I think you'd actually be left with a threaded hole when you remove the bolt holding the roof rail on. This hole should be blind (I sincerely hope!) in other words closed at the bottom so rainwater doesn't seep into the underside of the roof structure. Into each hole you would then need to insert the black plastic threaded blanking plugs with a crossheaded screwdriver.
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Re: Roof rails

I kinda thought that would be obvious!!

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Re: Roof rails

I'd leave them on... I think they provide that extra little bit of protection for the skydome...
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I do think Pandas look better with rails.

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Thank you for the photo. I think i'll keep them on. Thanks to the rest of you for the advice.
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Re: Roof rails

Hi Folks,

I'm new to this forum and own a pre-reg 57 plate black Dynamic 360, owned for all of two weeks now.

I negotiated a set of longitudinal roof rails as part of the sale on my panda. After closing the deal, the salesman informed me that the longitudinal bars don't fix into the existing mounting points on the roof and needed new holes tapped in the roof for fitting.

I reckon he was trying to set doubt in my mind about future water leaks hoping I would cancel the bars. I wasn't too concerned either way as it would be main dealer fitting of approved Fiat parts so the work would obviously covered under warranty but it did seem daft that Fiat would go to the trouble of fitting mounting points on the roof and then not use them!

I'm still waiting for the bars to be fitted because "the parts are out of stock in the UK and need to be ordered from the continent".

I would be interested to hear from anyone who has removed and/or fitted the longitudinal rails just to verify how they are mounted.

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Re: Roof rails

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After closing the deal, the salesman informed me that the longitudinal bars don't fix into the existing mounting points on the roof and needed new holes tapped in the roof for fitting.
there is a thread in here somewhere, where a member bought the bars and fitted them, popped out the bungs, did something from teh inside, and away they went.

salesman is, i think, talking balls. seeing as they seem to like making holes in new cars, check how your rear number plate is fitted.....
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Re: Roof rails

If you do take your roof bars off Shortie, let me know if you want to sell them!

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If you do take your roof bars off Shortie, let me know if you want to sell them!

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Re: Roof rails blanking 'plugs'

Does anyone know the actual name of the blanking things and where to get them?
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Does anyone know the actual name of the blanking things and where to get them?
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