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    confused Collective Help Needed - MGTF Soft Top Replacement

    Guys and Gals,
    Need your thoughts/experience on replacing holey soft tops on a MGTF sports car. A friend at work is selling one, but the roof has a hole and the back window zip is damaged. She has sourced a place that sells a replacement roof, but how easy is it to fit one?

    Having had no experience with soft tops (my kit car was hard core and had no wet weather gear) how easy are they to replace as a DIY job or is best to leave it to the professionals as special tools are needed etc

    Help and comments as always grately recieved.

    Andy

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    Scrap it, it's a pile, you'll be gratefull in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VauxVeteran View Post
    Scrap it, it's a pile, you'll be gratefull in the long run.
    LMAO

    Personally I dont think it would be too hard, I think its the usual socket set jobbie to change it, I think most of the work will be figuring out where the hell that last bolt is when you already have a mountain of them and the damn roof still wont come off.

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    ...unbiased again VV....

    it is quite a big job to do, i've on ever done a few MGB's, but the principle is the same..the 1st one was a 4 day steep learning curve, with lots of chalk marking the centre lines of the hood and the frame etc..lots of impact adhesive and really bad head..

    in the end i found a really good 'old school' coach trimmer in Luton who did the last one for us.. saved the owner a packet as the hood was custom made and so a better fit that the pre-made's..and a wider colour choice..

    liked their work so much I had them do the headlining, ( yet again from scratch) in my last re-shell project..

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    Chalk will be your favorite tool of the day if you do it yourself. I did my XKR hood when it got vandalised and took me 2 days. Jaguar said £500 + vat to do though just for the labour! Just take youre time and have alook at some forums.

    Otherwise highly recommend Steve @ Classic Car Services to do this, he won't charge you the earth but do a bl00dy good job.

    www.classiccarservices.co.uk

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    Can you not get a hard top for them, a lot easier ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie View Post
    Can you not get a hard top for them, a lot easier ??
    Yeah, it's called a Metro!!

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    Many thanks for your "constructive" comments

    Posted her a link to this thread and looks like she might be getting it fitted by someone who knows what they are doing.

    Cheers,
    Andy

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