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 Post subject: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:14 am 
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Anybody got a current source for an early type vinyl roof for a Sprint? The ones recommended previously don't seem to have websites any more.
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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:40 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:22 am 
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Nothing on their website about Dolomite.
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Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:37 am 
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And speaking to them, they wouldn't have the material for the early ones with the two seams.

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Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:08 pm 
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When I spoke to them at Stoneliegh they said they could make them,the roof is only bits of vinyl sewn and glued together

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:24 pm 
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Just got mine delivered from Aldridge Trimming twin seam and the D post panels also £123+ postage
They also do the bulkhead pad but its not on the site, it needs a slight modification to it. I need to let you all know of other mods I made to it too.
I got the headlining at the same time.
:shock: Wow, that was an expensive order.


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
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I've bought a few from Martrim. I spoke with Josh last year at the NEC and he confirmed they still make them. Give him a call.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 5:37 pm 
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they still make them. Give him a call.
What, the seamed ones?
Bloke I spoke to asked me if I wanted mohair or what!

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The 16v Slant 4 engine is more fun than the 3.5 V8, because you mostly drive it on the upslope of the torque curve.

Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:25 pm 
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Just got mine delivered from Aldridge Trimming twin seam and the D post panels also £123+ postage
They also do the bulkhead pad but its not on the site, it needs a slight modification to it. I need to let you all know of other mods I made to it too.
I got the headlining at the same time.
:shock: Wow, that was an expensive order.
Don't see ought but the headline and B post trims on their site. I'll call tomorrow lunch.
I'll call Martrim again as well.
Graham

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The 16v Slant 4 engine is more fun than the 3.5 V8, because you mostly drive it on the upslope of the torque curve.

Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
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I used to deal with Martin, Josh's Dad, but I think he's taken a back seat now. But talk with Josh about the seamed roofs.

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:00 pm 
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Just in case anyone else in the same boat is following this:

While neither have them listed on their websites, both Aldridge Trimming and Martrim have the early type, twin seam vinyl roof covers, with side post trims, for much the same price. Martrim also supply the glue as an extra. Though I'm not sure that's enough reason on its own to stick with them.

So, assuming there's not too much month left at the end of the money, I should be ordering one of those soon.

Any suggestions for how to compare these covers, price not seeming to be an issue, would be welcome.

Graham

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The 16v Slant 4 engine is more fun than the 3.5 V8, because you mostly drive it on the upslope of the torque curve.

Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
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Just in case anyone else in the same boat is following this:

While neither have them listed on their websites, both Aldridge Trimming and Martrim have the early type, twin seam vinyl roof covers, with side post trims, for much the same price. Martrim also supply the glue as an extra. Though I'm not sure that's enough reason on its own to stick with them.

So, assuming there's not too much month left at the end of the money, I should be ordering one of those soon.

Any suggestions for how to compare these covers, price not seeming to be an issue, would be welcome.

Graham
Ask both companies to send you a sample for comparison :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:42 pm 
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Ask both companies to send you a sample for comparison :?:
Good point, though I was thinking more in terms of cut and fit.
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The 16v Slant 4 engine is more fun than the 3.5 V8, because you mostly drive it on the upslope of the torque curve.

Factory 1977 TR7 Sprint FHC VVC 697S (Now all of, but still needs putting together)
B&Y 73 Dolomite Sprint UVB 274M (kids!)
1970 Maroon 13/60 Herald Convertable (wife's fun car).


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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:32 pm 
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[quote=GrahamFountain post_id=323490 time=1560191130 user_id=9503

Don't see ought but the headline and B post trims on their site. I'll call tomorrow lunch.
I'll call Martrim again as well.
Graham
[/quote]

When I contacted Aldridge I said that they could be my swing out on sales if their not on the website.
I only knew of the bulkhead pad by reading Mark Gibson’s restoration threads.
How do they except expect to retail these items. The next thing they’ll withdraw them as they haven’t moved many, bloody he’ll they have a limited audience as it is.
Bizarre

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 Post subject: Re: Sprint vinyl roof
PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:32 pm 
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Martrim also supply the glue as an extra. Though I'm not sure that's enough reason on its own to stick with them.
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