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Jeano

posted on 21/7/16 at 11:41 AM Reply With Quote
Custom Roof/windscreen

Anyone know anyone in the south east that can help with making a full weather kit for my rush. Softbits are unable to help.





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rusty nuts

posted on 22/7/16 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
Taylor's of Burwell near Newmarket close enough?
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907

posted on 22/7/16 at 10:57 PM Reply With Quote
I'm looking for a shower cover, possibly a tonneau.


I phoned Ian at Taylor's and he said possibly after Christmas.

[Edited on 23/7/16 by 907]





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rusty nuts

posted on 23/7/16 at 06:07 AM Reply With Quote
Thomset's in Fen Rd Cambridge are also very good but tend to get very busy. Trouble these days are car upholstery/trimmers are pretty rare and tend to book up well in advance . I'd have thought a man of your talents would have been a dab hand with a sewing machine Paul?
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posted on 23/7/16 at 06:22 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by rusty nuts

I'd have thought a man of your talents would have been a dab hand with a sewing machine Paul?





A chap at Milton Keynes quoted 1000 + vat.
I've also had a quote for 800 ish + vat

I'm seriously considering buying a sewing machine and taking evening classes.

I did sew a button on once. Couldn't get it through the button hole though.

Paul G





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rusty nuts

posted on 23/7/16 at 07:36 AM Reply With Quote
I think Taylor's charged 400 for my roof about 8 years ago ?
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Schrodinger

posted on 23/7/16 at 08:03 AM Reply With Quote
You could try Shetland Boats at Gt Pakenham.
They were very helpful when I did my Tiger roof.





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David Jenkins

posted on 23/7/16 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
I was going to suggest boat outfitters - most boat covers are made-to-measure, use long-lasting material and have zips and poppers. A well-made speedboat cover is not very different from a car tonneau.





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Jeano

posted on 5/8/16 at 08:28 AM Reply With Quote
Will these people make up a windscreen and doors as well as i have nothing for the car?

Any contact details.

Cambridge is fine so is kent, willing to travel.





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posted on 5/8/16 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
Have you tried oxtead trimmings / thundersport ?

They're the caterham boys. I'm sure they will make a custom roof for you - just drop the car off and collect when all done.... (i reckon it's going to be expensive though)

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posted on 5/8/16 at 01:14 PM Reply With Quote
After trying companies miles away the wife spotted an ad in the local paper.

Turns out he's 3 miles away. Result.


I will report back with pics when it's done.

(It's in blue to match my eyes)

Paul G





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Riskyshift

posted on 5/8/16 at 05:18 PM Reply With Quote
Hi Paul,

Would you mind sharing contact details ?

Thanks
Ian

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Jeano

posted on 5/8/16 at 05:43 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 907
After trying companies miles away the wife spotted an ad in the local paper.

Turns out he's 3 miles away. Result.


I will report back with pics when it's done.

(It's in blue to match my eyes)

Paul G

roof or all parts?





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Rod Ends

posted on 5/8/16 at 06:51 PM Reply With Quote
This was a Stoneleigh a couple of years back.
Seem to recall reading here/Pistonheads? that the entire roof project was for sale.

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tims31

posted on 5/8/16 at 10:08 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rod Ends
This was a Stoneleigh a couple of years back.
Seem to recall reading here/Pistonheads? that the entire roof project was for sale.

Dax Rush hardtop
Dax Rush hardtop



Yep, The guy is based in Spalding Lins and I've seen it around a few times but never to speak to, not sure if he is still offering to make for others though.

Found the thread I posted about it
http://www.locostbuilders.co.uk/viewthread.php?tid=182143

[Edited on 5/8/16 by tims31]

[Edited on 5/8/16 by tims31]





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Jeano

posted on 8/8/16 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
cheers tims i have sent an email to see what the position is with him.

if anyone else has info of a firm that could make a full weatherpack i would be very appreciative.





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Jeano

posted on 11/8/16 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
Hardtop guy says hes not making them right now as hes waiting for them to gather interest.

Softbits cant help with a custom roof at current.







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adithorp

posted on 11/8/16 at 09:34 AM Reply With Quote
Think you'regoing to struggle to find a company that will make/fit the screen, doors and hood frame that'll also do the actual hood.





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