Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

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mauriceminor
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Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by mauriceminor » 13/10/16 21:23

Have had my MR2 for around 3 weeks.
All looks really good but the pvc soft top is cracking in a few places and has 3 small tears at various points.
I can buy a new mohair soft top for around £400 but need to know how easy is it to install.
If it is a specialist job does anyone know of a fitter in the north east of Scotland?

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Re: Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by Rev5v6 » 13/10/16 21:50

Why not just repair the cracks with a few merkins seen together?

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Re: Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by mauriceminor » 13/10/16 22:06

That is probably the short term solution to stop any further deterioration !

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Re: Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by Torero » 14/10/16 14:06

I posted on your other thread Maurice that the only person I know of that comes highly recommended is a guy down in Swansea and he needs the car to ensure the fit and tensioning are all good.

Unfortunately, I don't know of anyone your way, unless of course you fancy a driving holiday in S. Wales....which isn't actually as bad as it sounds.

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Re: Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by mauriceminor » 14/10/16 21:28

Thanks Torero
I spoke to Raymond in Swansea this morning and he confirmed the price and also that is can be rather awkward to fit.
I was hoping a retired Saab technician I know personally would be able to help as he has done several Saab 900s but there is a lot to be said for having a "jolly" down to Swansea & get it done right.
It would be a round trip of 1124 mile which means about 90 litres of fuel so would have to worked into a mini holiday.
Thankfully at the moment I am weatherproof.

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Re: Changing the soft top from plastic to mohair !

Post by jvanzyl » 20/04/17 11:55

Did you end up going down to Raymond? I got mine replaced the other month - it's a bargain at his price.

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