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1969 Se5 Webasto folding sunroof??

Post by a1al » Wed May 20, 2020 9:30 pm

Hi everyone just wondering are these sunroofs still available to buy or can you buy new covers and frames??


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1969 Se5 Webasto folding sunroof??

Post by rebel alliance » Wed May 20, 2020 10:48 pm

They are but expensive.David kelly was quoted £3,000 for a new one fitted .Mine was refurbished years ago cost £1,400



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1969 Se5 Webasto folding sunroof??

Post by a1al » Wed May 20, 2020 11:36 pm

OMG that is expensive!!!!


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Tudor Webasto sunroof- repair to front wood section

Post by Jpwill7675 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:35 am

I am replacing the vinyl on my folding sunroof. I have removed the roof. On inspection the front wooden section that contains the locking mechanism has delaminated. I am toying with the idea of fabricating a new section from a hard wood. I could use the old piece as a template but because of the delamination, the dimensions may not be accurate. Has anyone made a new section or have any diagrams/dimensions of the routings etc?

Thanks for any advice, Jim
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Tudor Webasto sunroof- repair to front wood section

Post by Coupe Racing » Sun Jun 07, 2020 5:05 pm

can you not compress the layers and take a measurement ?


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Post by Jpwill7675 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:26 pm

Thanks for the suggestion. I have separated the layers and in process of re-gluing them.


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Post by scimjim » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:49 pm

I repaired mine (on 8 ball) by gluing the laminates back together. The screw holes for the locking plate were oversize though, so I chiseled out a wider rebate and made a new plate out of 4mm alloy with new securing screws and holes.


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Post by Jpwill7675 » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:59 pm

Thanks Jim


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Tudor Webasto sunroof- repair to front wood section

Post by MushyP » Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:12 am

I had the same problem on my 5a. The wood frame was utterly rotten. I peeled back and carefully disassembled the sunroof using Webasto information off the web
I found this website
http://www.tudorwebastosunroofs.com/
I contacted the owners. They told me they had sold the business to the Trimming Centre in Sussex, see link below.
Below are links to the original Webasto installation manuals for reference.
http://www.tudorwebastosunroofs.com/dow ... _part1.pdf
http://www.tudorwebastosunroofs.com/dow ... _part2.pdf

The Trimming Centre had only just bought the business and were sifting through everything. I asked them for a Scimitar SE5a wood frame to install myself because I am located in the USA (since sold my Scimitar) They were initially reluctant to sell me one but eventually relented and posted me a complete frame in pieces with hardware. I had to assemble it into the roof of my care and refit the vinyl and fittings etc. I would strongly advise you to consider this route rather than trying to repair your existing frame. It wasn't cheap to buy, I can't remember the price now. It fitted beautifully and was as per the original fit.
https://www.thetrimmingcentre.co.uk/tudor-webasto


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Post by MushyP » Thu Jun 11, 2020 12:55 pm

Contact The Trimming Centre in Lewes, Sussex. They sold me a replacement frame and bought the Webasto Tudor sunroof business and all the parts/drawings etc.


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Post by Jpwill7675 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:38 am

Thanks Gordon for your suggestion and contact details. The Trimming Centre quoted a price for the complete kit of £1350.00 plus vat plus postage. I think thats too much to spend relative the value of the car. Thanks for the installation manuals - I am going to repair the roof and headlining myself. To quote Jeremy Clarkson - How hard can it be?

I will post some pictures when completed (hopefully soon).


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1969 Se5 Webasto folding sunroof??

Post by Jpwill7675 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 8:57 pm

I am in process of fitting a new headlining and vinyl cover to the Tudor Webasto roof on my SE5a. The rear plate has rusted away in the corners and has now been rebuilt with new metal. The cable guides are missing.

Has anyone fitted a mechanism to act as a cable guide? Just interested in ideas and how to attach th guides to the rear back plate.

Thanks in advance for any ideas/ suggestions.

Regards, Jim


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Post by Terry Rickard » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:28 pm

If not too late I recommend using double-duck mohair fabric (same as used for most convertible's folding roofs) as it looks better, does not distort or teare and last longer.
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Post by Jpwill7675 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:25 pm

Thanks Terry- where did you source the fabric from?
Any thoughts on the cable guides?


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Post by Jpwill7675 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:34 am

Thanks for the picture too Terry - its a useful reference. Did you get the roof made locally or DIY?


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