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  1. #21 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryannewell View Post
    When I bought my Cabrio it had an exhaust that went under car and exited behind rear pas wheel and the fumes were "orrible" as part of my improvements I had a Stainless twin pipe set up made and it was not much better, after some experimentation I went back and had the tail pipes changed to turn down (see photo) now much better as the fumes get whipped away instead of curling back into the car
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    Ps I did also shorten the Bumper brackets so as to be closer to the back of the car to improve air flow
    Hi Bryan,

    Your picture of the Cabrio has me slightly confused, as I was always under the illusion that the Cabrio's always came with a boot. Teaches me a lesson, just because mine has a boot doesn't mean everyone's has. Is yours a SWB?
    2000 Marlin Cabrio LWB; 2.0 L Burton Pinto in Ford Nightfire Red with Magnolia leather interior.

    http://www.marlinownersclub.com/wppg...&image_id=2349
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    My first Cabrio Q146 MPU was a SWB early model - no boot in that one . I thought at one time that the 'booted' version only came with the LWB but now not so sure!
    Would consider another as long as its a long wheel base model in top condition.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogoncrazy View Post
    My first Cabrio Q146 MPU was a SWB early model - no boot in that one . I thought at one time that the 'booted' version only came with the LWB but now not so sure!
    Would consider another as long as its a long wheel base model in top condition.
    Mine is a LWB so looks as if you've a) answered my question and b) are still correct. Ta.
    2000 Marlin Cabrio LWB; 2.0 L Burton Pinto in Ford Nightfire Red with Magnolia leather interior.

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  4. #24 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    The SWB Cabrio became available with a boot very early on. Peter Hare built one of the first kits and after the car was on the road cut his tail and fitted the first boot lid. to a Cabrio. He made plans available for others to follow. Marlin then developed their version. There were many SWB supplied with the boot before the LWB model came about.
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  5. #25 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Hi Wiggles
    It is a short wheelbase and defo no boot lid so I guess it is an early one?, reg in 1997 but not built by me
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  6. #26 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Hi Bryan, your car is number 60, probably mid-late 1994 - could you send me the data off your plate please ?

    Re this lwb discussion, just remembered I have this pic, the chassis front cross piece
    on R87 had this marked, in addition to the chassis plate
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  7. #27 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Hi DC
    Thanks for info 94 sounds about right as reg'd in 97
    Can you just clarify what info you require/What plate please?
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    Hi Bryan, I'm looking for the info from the plate on your scuttle, similar to this one from my Hunter

    The stamping on it will be something like T4060KRJJSWRV1994 or maybe T4060AGKR9409

    In 1993 the date was just the year, by 1995 it was year/month and yours could be either

    The letters are the initials of the guys who built the kit

    Rgds DC
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  9. #29 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Hi DC
    You are partly correct but all I have on my plate is the T4 060
    There is nowt else! That is also reflected on the V5C
    Hope that helps
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  10. #30 Re: The very long way to a boot lid 
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    Interesting, just when I think I've sorted a pattern, something changes !

    There are many cars for which I do not know the plate details, but it is (I thought !) normal
    for Cabrios & Sportsters to have the initials of the builders, and the build date - WRONG !

    Hunters (as far as I have seen) are the same but at the end of the sequence they also have
    the initials of the person the car was built for.

    Many thanks for looking Bryan

    Anyone else any numbers/letters for me ?
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