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where to get new top made

Post  Mr Shiny on Sun Jul 01, 2012 8:37 pm

can anybody recommend a company to make a new top & any idea on cost for a mk2

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Re: where to get new top made

Post  Rum Tum Tugger on Sun Jul 01, 2012 9:23 pm

Well, I looked up "Coachtrimmers" in Yellow Pages, then checked out the possible candidates. The firm I picked was in cycling distance, and had some very nice classics in their workshop which were assurance enough of their standards. They did an excellent job for 200 (in 1984) and I may be visiting them again before long for a replacement.

If you're near the coast or a navigable waterway, you could do worse than investigate sailmakers & chandlers as well. Some of them do similar jobs for boats, and might be cheaper than a car firm. Or so I understand.
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Re: where to get new top made

Post  lin and tony on Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:25 pm

We had Taz's hood made by a local firm that makes hoods for river and canal boats, They did do a good job - but it is not cheap!
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Re: where to get new top made

Post  wezgit daan saaf on Mon Jul 02, 2012 9:11 pm

I got a boat hood manufacturer in Gillingham to make mine,there are probably a few boat hood/canopy manufacturers about where you are in Portsmouth.
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