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Elan headling bars

PostPost by: cortinaelan455 » Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:03 pm

Anybody have a picture of the roof bars that tension the head cloth in an elan.
My car has a sun roof that I've removed so the bars were never with the car.
The wire clips are still in place above the doors, even suggestions on what to make them out of would be great.
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PostPost by: bitsobrits » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:07 am

They are 5/16" OD thin wall galvanized tube. I'll post a photo as soon as I can find it.
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PostPost by: Bits » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:03 am

Hi,
Have you still got the sunroof please and any photos of it fitted?

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PostPost by: cortinaelan455 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:46 am

Brilliant thanks for that. I'll just make some up.
I do still have the sunroof it was an after market number. I've attached an image of it fitted.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:55 pm

I think I made a tracing of my stays. It is probably at my winter Florida home where I am restoring my FHC., but I'll look here too. You would be able to make new ones easily from my tracing.

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PostPost by: Bill » Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:56 pm

I just went thu this on my Webasto sun roof refit on my Sprint Coupe, I made up the tubrs with old steel brke line that I had laying about. worked great!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:32 am

Hello,
I got a set (4or 5?) from a stock of parts I bought years ago.
If you pay shipping, they are yours ...
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PostPost by: Bits » Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:54 am

Has anyone got a webasto fitted to that they could photo inside and out please?
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:45 am

I made the Hoop for the Headlining for my TVR 1600M from "Kunifer" brake pipe, doesn't rust and doesn't need treating :wink: :wink:
Glue some Sound Deadening inside Roof before fitting Headlining :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: cortinaelan455 » Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:21 pm

I think I'll go down the stainless steel brake pipe route. Thanks for the tip with the sound deafening I'll fit some before put the lining in.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Wed Oct 07, 2020 6:54 am

The Kunifer is easier to bend in smooth curves with your hands
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PostPost by: cortinaelan455 » Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:48 pm

Ok, juniper it is then. I'm still a few weeks away from getting the headlining fitted the car comes back from painting at the end of the month.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Oct 07, 2020 10:17 pm

cortinaelan455 wrote:Ok, juniper it is then. ...............


I prefer mine in Gin... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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