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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:14 pm

Have a look at this thread here and the same thread a few pages on here for an indication of how to do the bottom of the hoop. I'm not sure how accessible it is further up?


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:26 pm

Incidentally, the tube in your second picture, looks like the drain to take water away from the rear quarterlight seals, if any leaks in. It should go out through a hole in the sill, so that it drips onto the ground. If it's been in the position shown, it will have been dripping onto the rollbar mount, which won't have helped it.


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Post by Jc29cdo » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:05 pm

Thanks for the replies guys.

I’m happy how to approach the bottom of the mounts as I’ve cut a section out around the sill. I will get the triangular part ordered in the next few days.

The part that I’m stuck on is how to repair the rollover bar just below the highest seatbelt mount. See picture of where I cut the fibreglass to reveal the rusted section. I’m not sure how and why it has rusted where it has! Is this a common place for the bar to rust away? The bar above and below where it has rusted away seems like strong metal. As it has rusted on the bent section can this be sourced from GW or QRG? Or do I have to make something up myself to sleeve it?
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Post by Scimher » Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:47 am

The very first time I have seen a picture of the tubes behind the B-post......just shows that those people who worry about the tubes being cut to allow (or have allowed) a 'Webasto', or similar, to be fitted, are probably fretting for no good reason.... :shock:

Have you managed to resolve the situation?



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Post by Jc29cdo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:40 am

Not yet, it's currently in the body shop having its front outriggers and side rails replaced so this will be tackled at the same time. The plan of attack at the moment is to source a slightly smaller diameter length of steel tubing and insert it between to two existing tubes and weld in place, will also put a bolt through to add some more strength. I'm still unsure how this has rusted as I have a solid roof and no obvious signs on leaks. I have asked the garage to take detailed photos of the repair so will upload them once all is complete.



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Post by scimjim » Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:59 pm

I’ve never seen one rust through there before?


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Post by Jc29cdo » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:19 pm

scimjim wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:59 pm
I’ve never seen one rust through there before?
Slightly worrying! I've no idea why it has rusted here, the rest of the twin tubing seems rock solid albeit slight surface rust which comes on with a wire brush.



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Post by Roger Pennington » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:31 pm

They can leak where the rain gutter is pop-riveted to the roof (seal it with silicone sealant or mastic) or round the rear quarter window (I guess if the leak was fairly high up it might get to that point?). It's certainly unusual though?


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