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#1 Tim D.

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Posted 11 June 2018 - 08:47 PM

Someone asked for some photos of my webasto in the hard top. Can't remember who it was so have attached them for the record. Cheers Tim

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:00 AM

Is that clasp at the front edge an original part?

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:30 AM

Yes.. Actaully slight sad story.. The "clasp" is for a full width brown Perspex sun visor that comes with the sunroof (actaully a britax).
It was in one peice when i bought it and then I tripped over it and snapped it.. It is curved so need to find someone to make a new one..
the catch for the roof is actually on the sliding part.
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 11:40 AM

Tim,

Have a look at littleportboathaven.co.uk they sell some Britax parts.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:13 PM

Tim,

Have a look at littleportboathaven.co.uk they sell some Britax parts.

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Direct link https://littleportbo...tax sunroof.htm

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 02:59 PM

I’m so jealous Tim !

I’d love a hardtop with exactly that Webasto setup for my 6......reminds me of my very first car a Ford Capri in red with black Webasto roof.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 04:00 PM

Thanks for the link. Just what I needed!
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Posted 12 June 2018 - 08:25 PM

Used superglue to fix the visor. Not too bad

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Posted 08 July 2018 - 07:28 PM

I am an old man 63 so you can all shoot me, I do not like the sunroof in a TR6 hardtop, I have just spent about £2000 in total buying painting an NOS hardtop etc which I love, so I am mad to, but I don,t really like soft tops, I think the Surry top is the perfect solution apart from the fact that the curved rear screen should be square like the TR6 hardtop.
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Posted 08 July 2018 - 11:24 PM

I am an old man 63 so you can all shoot me, I do not like the sunroof in a TR6 hardtop, I have just spent about £2000 in total buying painting an NOS hardtop etc which I love, so I am mad to, but I don,t really like soft tops, I think the Surry top is the perfect solution apart from the fact that the curved rear screen should be square like the TR6 hardtop.

 

For what it is worth, people have tried to make a Surrey that is more in keeping with the 6 type hard top but to my eye, they look awful.

 

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  We are lucky to have so many options.


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 07:16 AM

I think it the end it really depends upon personal taste and what you are going to use the car for. I had an OEM hardtop on my triumph spitfire when I was a student and it was brilliant. Could park it anywhere without worrying and made the car useable as a daily driver in the winter. On the TR6 I love having the softop and now I have a garage now worries about parking. We even did the Essex rally last winter at below zero with the top down. However doing the round britain reliability run with my sister (who drives an Audi A6) as co-driver has made me get a hardtop. The decision to get one with a webasto was to see if it could be useable in the winter, give protection and allow the old wind in the hair experience. Equally a Surrey top would do this. Just a bit out of my price range :-)
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:00 AM

Hi Ragtag and Tim D I completely agree with both of you. (Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. We are lucky to have so many options.) This is so true I know I am in the minority, but I think the TR6 with a hardtop looks so sharp, not with holes cut in them :)  :)  :) at the nationals I could only see 2 hardtop TR6’s but many TR4/5 with Surrey tops.

 

I think I am correct I saw more Surrey topped TR6’s, although I don’t think they look quite right.

 

I don’t think I will buy a Surrey top but never say never, as I have a C5 Corvette coupe with the detachable top.

 

And I must agree Tim D second-hand Surrey tops are so expensive I suppose because you get the best of both worlds. 

 

I have never seen a picture of a TR6 designed Surrey top. I have only had this TR6 about a year, although my first car at 20 was a TR6 soft-top and my next was a TR6 hardtop, but in reality I could not really afford to run them back then, and when the oil crisis hit I was glad to sell my hardtop TR6, since then I have never really followed Triumphs although I always loved the TR6, nice to see the TR is such a large club. 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:17 AM

Hi mhossack,
One thing I like about this forum is the range of views and outlooks. Very good to hear yours.
Regarding the Surrey top. I originally thought about making a Surrey top out of an old TR6 hard top but it looked challenging. Also looked at a fibre glass Surrey. Much cheaper but the mix of TR6 lines and tr4 lines looks odd.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:47 AM

Hi Tim it,s Mick, yes the Surrey top does not look right to me I expect to see a TR4/5 when I see one, but it is still a nice compromise and fully removable.

I have only just got into the forum and the people who post are normally the nicest people with a wealth of knowledge you can't pay for, like all clubs.

I hope not to post to often :)  <_<  :)  as it will mean I am in trouble. 


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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:13 PM

Attached File  20170820_160252.jpg   130.07KB   0 downloadsI think the surrey conversion works really well and looks great on a TR6. It is so much better for wind suppression compared to those wind breakers. This cost around £1000 complete with painting (Honeybourne fibreglass version) and the Revington kit to secure the soft surrey top to the windscreen capping.

 

We all have different views and for looks, and practicality, the TR6 with surrey is ideal.

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:26 PM

Welcome to the forum Mick,
Having been on many forums, this one is a friendly one. Without it I wouldn't have managed the chassis swap or many of the other 1000s of jobs I have done on my TR6.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 12:27 PM

Colin,
Never seen a honeybourne Surrey top in the flesh. Looks good.
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Posted 09 July 2018 - 02:42 PM

I personally like the look of both the factory TR6 H/Top & the Surrey top on a '6 (although the Factory '6 top is slightly better suited & probably more practical). I'm just amazed that the factory dropped the Surrey top (with the TR5) at around the time that Porsche & Ferrari (& later Fiat, Lancia,Chevrolet etc) were starting to popularize the 'Targa' top, especially as I believe that many thought that proper convertibles were going to be outlawed in the USA; Also, I think a 'Targa' top could have suited the TR7.... Typical British motor industry foresight!

 

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 03:10 PM

Colin,
Never seen a honeybourne Surrey top in the flesh. Looks good.
Cheers
Tim

With a bit of fiddling you can make the Honeybourne version look identical to a real one as on my 4a.

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 05:23 PM

I’m so jealous Tim !
I’d love a hardtop with exactly that Webasto setup for my 6......reminds me of my very first car a Ford Capri in red with black Webasto roof.
Steve


Let us not forget that the Webasto sun roof was a factory option on TR 7

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