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  1. #1 Berlinetta 
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    Hello everyone,
    Today i brought a marlin berlinetta Q848CPE does anyone have any history on this car? It's in a sad state & is in need of some hard work.
    It is going to get a full strip down & build back up to a very usable fashion.
    i have many questions which i hope you knowledgeable people can help me with.

    Stripes
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  2. #2 Re: Berlinetta 
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    I am sure you will get the answer you are looking for soon but in the meanwhile welcome to the Club and forum. Keep us updated on progress in the Build Diaries section.
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  3. #3 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Hi Jon,

    i'll upload some photo's tomorrow.
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  4. #4 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Welcome, there’s a photo of your car on our web site;

    https://www.marlinownersclub.com/q848-cpe/
    - 9th owner of T693 SSC a factory built Ford based V8 Sportster
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne.
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  5. #5 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Hi David.

    many thanks exactly got the soft top covers they will need remaking, does a hard to just bolt on or is it inter changeable fitting
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  6. #6 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Bolts on!!
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  7. #7 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Stott View Post
    Bolts on!!
    Thank you Tony... I'm aware it bolt's on but you may have misunderstood my question.. can you just swap them over from soft top to hard top?
    Would you know where i could source the information & maybe some photo's..

    Kind Regards
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  8. #8 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Yes, just unbolt the soft top frame and then mount/bolt on the h/top assuming the car has had one fitted previously ---- somewhere on the site you will find a berly build manual, its covered in there, drawings but no pics!
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  9. #9 Re: Berlinetta 
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    Hi stripes, and welcome.

    Contact me on my home email, as in Pitstop, and I can sort some pics out to help you

    Rgds Dave Cunnington Club Archivist

    PS here's a 1986 pic of your car
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  10. #10 Re: Berlinetta 
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    The build manual will answer your question. Instructions and sketches. However if you do not have a hardtop that was fitted in company with the soft top, when the car was built, and you are considering fitting a hardtop that you buy from someone then you must be prepared to make adjustments and drill new fixing holes etc.
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