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Roof chopping - making a convertible watch

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    (Original post by Q_M)
    I'm also knackered but I've no idea what you can be making with scaff bar to be honest.
    Replacing rusted out bits of pillar/sill generally.
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    (Original post by terpineol)
    Replacing rusted out bits of pillar/sill generally.

    Suppose thats the sort of thing if you did a decent job they wouldnt know the difference. Anyway, off to bed.
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    (Original post by Q_M)
    Suppose thats the sort of thing if you did a decent job they wouldnt know the difference. Anyway, off to bed.
    Sleep well.

    Its very easy to hide in fairness with a bit of cardboard, hot melt glue, and a large quantity of black bitumen.
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    Something like this?

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/01/01/91...s-never-built/

    I don't see why it should fail MOT - some people build their own chassis!
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    (Original post by motoroller)
    Something like this?

    http://www.bmwblog.com/2009/01/01/91...s-never-built/

    I don't see why it should fail MOT - some people build their own chassis!
    Yes but they have to go to a SVA which is a hardcore MOT. Kit cars and homebuilt cars or cars which have undertaken extensive modification all have to go through a SVA.

    The reason the Renault Espace featured in TG was such a good choice was because the roof was not structural, it had a strong chassis and the roof was merely a roof, a plastic one at that. Most more modern cars, the roof is a stressed, structual area of the car. If you lop it off without strengthening the chassis then it will instantly fail its SVA.

    If you wanted to use it on a track/private road however, nothing stopping you then, it is just a hulk of metal...
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    OK. So how about with a targa? Could you take the back window and its frame off for open-air goodness?
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    Er...probably, check with VOSA.
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    Is a car with a targa not good enough already?
 
 
 
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