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Anybody in California??


So here in lovely Montana there aren't any easy opportunities to view someone's Peerless for reference.  My dad happens to be traveling to California in the coming weeks and I was hoping he could check someone's car out...maybe a weird request, but worth a shot. Most important part to view is the cars roof! dont need anything fancy to view. Thanks. arthur



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I'm in Santa Monica, about 20 mins drive from LAX if that helps.
dave

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Dave,

Not certain I can make it this time, but will try. #92 has a Sun roof cut into the top that Art and I want to repair. Actually looking at an unblemished roof might help...

Kent



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Kent Too much iron, too little time


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I am in Thousand Oaks - North of LA, South of Santa Barbara/Ventura. One option for the sunroof fix would be to take a look at my Warwick with a "factory" Webasto and go with a period sunroof.  It is a different look, but fun to open up on occasion.    Or perhaps we can take a mold from the roof of my Peerless.

Happy to help/host.  Let me know how.


Dean



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Dean,

We also have the vintage Wabaso, but want return to a solid top. Taking a mild would be great, but I am on a really tight schedule this trip. I think Art and I will have to make a quick trip later this summer...

Kent

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I had all the components (from a scrapyard) to build and fit a Wabasto sunroof to my car but when it came down to it I just couldn't bring myself to loose some of that gorgeous roof line/shape.....and on a white car

it was always going to look like someone had left a picnic blanket on the roof!

 

Shame as I had fitted one before years ago and in blighty they are the best of both worlds

 

May I suggest that a mold off Deans would be a very good idea and when finally fitted lay a thin layer of tissue matt over the whole thing to try and reduce the appearance of the cut lines in years to come.....just think Joan Rivers and you'll get where I'm coming from.............



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I tend to agree with Nigel on this one. I think a Webasto would spoil the lines of the car. Funnily enough, I went the opposite direction a few years ago when I bought a Reliant Scimitar se5a with a full length Webasto Tudor. It had obviously leaked so badly that the po had used silicon sealer round all the edges to try and stop water coming in. Needless to say, it wouldn't open.

I took it off and filled in the rather large hole with a roof section from a scrapped car and it worked out very well indeed. To my mind, it vastly improved the lines of the car and, of course, no more water on the head during a typical Scottish summer.

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but when they are working well they are a great asset........ to the right car



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'Working well' being the operative words here. On a metal bodied car I agree, I think they can work well and look quite good. MGB-GT's look nice in my eyes but maybe that's just because of familiarity. I wonder if the greater degree of flex that tends to occur on GRP cars is a factor in their failure?

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