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Thread: Early Sportster hood / frame

  1. #11 Re: Early Sportster hood / frame 
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    I’ve been wondering where my green tape measure went...
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned by Danny then Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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    As Marlin is supposed to be starting up again , it may be that you can get a hood through them in the near future as they surely have the pattern.
    Going and having one made bespoke as Steve did will likely cost a small fortune.
    Personally I would do as my friend did - take out the roll bar , then modify a Triumph Spitfire frame and hood. Better visibility and doesn't look like a barn door when erected.
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    THanks Stevepritch for the photo's and thanks for the other replies. Now torn between having a go at a hoop myself and seeing if Marlin are a possibility. I don't really want to lose the roll hoop, so i think the Spitfire option is out though.
    Original builder of SWB Cabrio chassis no. 04-33 reg. no. CRN540Y - had a 2.8L Cologne V6 when I sold it in 2011
    Briefly owned Marlin Berlinetta Q670XBB for about 4 months in 2012
    Did own SWB Marian 1800TC Roadster Q741LPP - modified for trials by Fourtune Engineering
    Now own Marlin Sportster with 3.5L BMW straight six powerplant P764DOD - proof that absolute power corrupts absolutely!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dogoncrazy View Post
    As Marlin is supposed to be starting up again , it may be that you can get a hood through them in the near future as they surely have the pattern.
    Going and having one made bespoke as Steve did will likely cost a small fortune.
    Personally I would do as my friend did - take out the roll bar , then modify a Triumph Spitfire frame and hood. Better visibility and doesn't look like a barn door when erected.
    it's not cheap 😂
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    Quote Originally Posted by David View Post
    I’ve been wondering where my green tape measure went...
    drop by and collect it 🤣
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevepritch View Post
    drop by and collect it
    - 4th owner of Q309 RNV, an early Cabrio built by Bob Copping, owned by Danny then Doug & Liz Billings for 16 years
    - 9th Custodian of JRR 929D, the Triumph Vitesse based special Paul Moorehouse built prior to the Triumph based Roadster kits.
    - 8th owner of Roadster chassis number 2395. Kit manufactured 1983, first registered in 1987. Now owned by Barry!
    - Builder of chassis number 2325 (PKK 989M) in the mid 80's. Now owned by Eric & Lynne in the NE of England.
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