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#1 pfenlon

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 06:59 PM

a serious question too! I am certain its a  metal roof section from a surrey top????

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#2 Lebro

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:06 PM

I think it used to be insulation / padding !!

 

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#3 pfenlon

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 07:31 PM

I think it used to be insulation / padding !!

 

Bob

 

Apologies Bob,  having a hard day.


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#4 RogerH

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:10 PM

Hi Pete,

      I now understand your question.

It is a Surrey hard top. Probably steel by the look of the rust on the fabric.

 

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#5 Waldi

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 08:51 PM

Pete,
If you have this:
Be carefull with the insulation.
Might contain asbestos.
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#6 keith1948

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Posted 10 July 2018 - 09:52 PM

Inside of a surrey top. Insulation more likely to be some sort of foam. No need for asbestos in roof. The vinyl usually is in sections with wire frame behind holding into steel roof. If you decide to make a new vinyl liner using old one as a pattern then DO NOT mark it out in biro. The ink will go into the vinyl and be impossible to remove. I made this mistake (marking back of fabric with biro) and ink marks came through over weeks later. Only solution was to respray vinyl with vinyl paint (from Halfords). Work of art relining a steel surrey top requiring some skill with a sewing machine and exact measurements to get a good fit.

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#7 Chris59

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 01:07 AM

Glad you didn't bought this TR for nothing, Pete  ;)


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Posted 11 July 2018 - 08:33 AM

Hi Folks,

            I think the insulation is probably Kapok. Quite old fashioned but still in use.

 

As it s a USA car it is probably to keep the heat out.

 

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#9 pfenlon

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Posted 11 July 2018 - 10:11 AM

Thanks to all for their help, the item is a top section of a surrey the owner didn't know that and things became complex.

 

The roof is with the 250 I have bought so all is I hope OK.


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#10 Andy Moltu

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Posted Today, 15:49

I'm with Roger - Looks like Kapok to me.


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