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  1. #1 Roadster roof 
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    Looking for a roadster roof - any ideas?
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    There has been quite a few posts about soft tops and some that have found a company to make one.
    Search on here or in the true spirit of kit car ownership make one yourself, many have successfully.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    If you don't already have a roof you will also need the cant rail. It's a glassfibre moulding that is attached to the forward edge of the hood material enabling the hood to be secured to the windscreen frame.
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    Back in 2013-14, on a MIG welding forum, these pics are from a selection of someone's roof construction on a Triumph based Roadster

    Does anyone know if the project was ever finished, and do you have any pics ?
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    Somewhere in the Marlin Club there is a mould for a LWB Roadster. I have a shell off that mould which I am cutting to fit a SWB. Not easy and too cold. Cutting a section out and getting the edges to meet was fun. More cutting and laminating to do. But it is a nice top. The metal one above looks like a modified top from something else, no? A close look at the MIG welding is not pretty.
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    The metal one is a scratch build (deffo from flat sheet) by someone who was learning to weld, two more pics :

    Trust you're staying well Dave ?
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    So far so good thanks, Dave. What made me wonder was, some looked very professional but some of the MIG did look a bit beginerish. It would be nice to see the finished article. I will try to take some pics of my roof but it has been so cold and wet I've done nothing for a couple of weeks.
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    From what little welding I've done it's not too hard to get the spot welding
    looking 100%, but real welding is more than a tad more difficult

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcunn View Post
    From what little welding I've done it's not too hard to get the spot welding
    looking 100%, but real welding is more than a tad more difficult

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    Don’t I know it :-) my welding isn’t great but when I do get a neat weld that I can be proud of I do exactly the same 5 minutes later and a bit of a mess.
    Looks good with a bit of grinding though.
    I definitely need practice.
    1275 Marina/Ital based LWB Roadster in the process of a ground up rebuild.
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    Quote Originally Posted by meverett View Post
    Don’t I know it :-) my welding isn’t great but when I do get a neat weld that I can be proud of I do exactly the same 5 minutes later and a bit of a mess.
    Looks good with a bit of grinding though.
    I definitely need practice.
    Welding is definitely a skill that requires a lot of practice. My gas welding used to be quite decent back in the 90s but my MIG welding is not there yet, I need much more practice.
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