Roof repair / replacement

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Roof repair / replacement

Postby Moonshine » Mon Feb 07, 2005 9:25 am

Some scrote slashed my wifes car roof on friday night and also did another MX5 in the same street :evil: - 2 slashes - one an L shape about 6" long and another about 6" long in a straight line by the passenger window. its a Mk 2, so glass screen. can they be repaired or is it ?425 from MX5parts and find someone to fit it?
If we have any suggestions, i'd be very grateful

Thanks

Gerry
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Postby Lazydonkey » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:30 pm

I feel your pain mate, same thing happened to me a while back.

Not sure about the repair but I know some companies offer a servvice whereby you can exchange your rear window which brings the cost down.

Personally I went to Mark @ Trimline systems in Glasgow and he source and fitted a new one for me.....complete with perfect new heated screen.

Bad news was it cost ?700 in VAT

ouch.

Nice job tho and he completed it in a day.
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Postby Moonshine » Mon Feb 07, 2005 3:39 pm

i sourced a vinyl roof with heated rear screen for ?350 including delivery and i will try and fit it myself. I have heard it is not too dificult, just it takes between 4 and 6 hours and is fiddly. Should be with me tomorrow.

Mohair ones are ?450 delivered next day

www.mazparts.co.uk

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Postby Moonshine » Mon Feb 14, 2005 4:09 pm

I ended up getting the mohair top in the end for ?450, delivered next day.
I fitted the roof myself - probably took me 8 hours to do on Friday night and saturday morning. I think i would manage it in about 4 hours if i had to fit another one. It is not really that hard - just Bl@$%y fiddly and awkward. - i would say a garage is a must for the job - i did it in my father in laws garage. i wouldn't fancy doing it in the street. 8)

It looks really good - better than new.

Gerry 8)
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Postby Si » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:25 pm

Excellent ... well done!! Did you just go for a black hood, or did you get another colour?

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Postby Moonshine » Mon Feb 14, 2005 5:31 pm

ellies car is red - and i think black looks the best with it, so i stayed with stock black

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