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10-07-2017, 06:44 PM
First i would say "Hello" to all of the Club; my name is Stefan and iam a new Member since one week;
because iam from Germany, my english is not so good, but i will do my best and hope its enough;
for a long time, i searched for a car like the marlin and last year in august i get one here with german papers;
now iam a proud owner;
The Car was an Marina based Roadster with a 1800 CC MG Engine with 3 camshaft; 4-Speed MG Gearbox; Marina Steering and suspensions; rear axle from Triumph;
according to the papers i have from Marlin Engineering (12/1991, 02/1992), the first owner was an Steven Broughton from Kirkby-in-Ashfield and the car was first registered in the
Club 1993 on the Membership number 920067;
and now he is with me ;)
but the years have left her signs and so i have decided to rebuild the whole car; (10 months till start);
nearly finished and when it is complete, i will post some photos;
and now, i have a big question to the club: read before so many times, that many cars build without roof and sidewindows and so mine:(
did anybody get some plans or constructions with dimensions, how to build a roof, sidewindows, and linkage that maybe i can give to a saddlery?
or maybe somebody have complete roof with windows and linkage, that he doesnt need?? (little joke?!);
Thanks to all and best regards

Blue Marlin
10-07-2017, 07:49 PM
Hi and welcome to the club.

I hope you find a roof, quite a few people have been or are searching for one. :D Open top motoring in Scotland is braising as I still don't have roof either :eek:. It's all good fun though.


10-07-2017, 08:00 PM
I'd imagine we have drawings and templates for the frame and hood somewhere?

10-07-2017, 08:28 PM
Stefan, welcome to the MOC, please email me at my home, my email address is in Pitstop

As the club's archivist I have some information on the car for you, and maybe a lead to a hood

Dave Cunnington

Cameron F
10-07-2017, 09:22 PM
Welcome to the club :)

20-07-2017, 04:46 PM
Hi Stefan, Welcome to the club !
My suggestion is to start off with a tonneau cover, which should be "quite" simple to make locally assuming you can get help from a local car upholsterer. Then get some side-screen or small wind deflectors.

In this way you will get some deflection from the wind when driving & be able to leave the car outside & it wont get too wet inside ! Marlins aren't so easy to drive on modern traffic with the roof up, although some will disagree !

To get a full hood you will need to start off the a hood frame , hopefully someone with your exact model can help with some dimensions.

Hope that's useful advice !

Regards .. Richard

21-07-2017, 04:37 PM
Hallo Stefan,
Du hattest mir schon eine Nachricht geschrieben,
aber ich hatte leider vergessen zu antworten, tut mir leid. :(
Du kannst mein Dach gerne als Muster haben.
Ich habe das eh nicht auf dem Auto.
Müsstest es nur bei Gelegeheit abholen, entweder
bei mir zuhause oder in Karlsruhe.


03-08-2017, 08:27 PM
A place to try for a tonneau cover might be a boat yard. They know people who make them for boats. They might make a hood.
Good luck

31-10-2018, 07:36 PM
Hello Stefan,
I am a new member and have detail sketches of the side screens and hood metalwork, if you still require them.

02-11-2018, 02:00 PM
Hello Stefan
Firstly may I say welcome.
Secondly your English is better than my German :oO

Good luck.........Steven