Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

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richard moss
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Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by richard moss » Sat Sep 27, 2008 11:28 pm

Whilst re-attaching the inner roof lining on Phillippa's cabrio (the brackets had come away because the aluminium rivets had corroded to powder), I discovered a little more rust in the hood frame.

OK, a lot more rust!

Side frame:
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Rear fixing rail:
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Inner lining rail:
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Guess what I did about it!
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In the longer term, the side frames will need to be repaired (new metal welded in) and the rear fixing rail replaced (if I can get one). For now, though, it will do. That said, the rest of the hood mechanism is in good nick - which can't be bad for a 15 year old car.

This is the car in question, complete with a twin cam Honda D series engine and "perky" performance;

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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by advent » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:41 am

They are really nice cars, my mate was looking at them but the insurance group is too high for him. Thats a good car with really unique looks :)

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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by The Flying Dutchman » Fri Dec 12, 2008 10:07 am

Nice car. I always fancied one, but now I know what to look for.

Also like your solution for the leaking Rovers. :roll:
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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by richard moss » Fri Dec 12, 2008 1:06 pm

The Flying Dutchman wrote:Also like your solution for the leaking Rovers. :roll:
You've lost me there, sorry.
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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by The Flying Dutchman » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:05 pm

The garage grit like stuff under the cars. ;)
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'96 220 Coupe
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'96 Triumph Herald 12/50
'96 Triumph TR6

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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by 47p2 » Fri Dec 12, 2008 6:25 pm

The Flying Dutchman wrote:The garage grit like stuff under the cars. ;)
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by richard moss » Sat Dec 13, 2008 10:59 pm

The gravel would be useful for absorbing drips - if any of the Rovers leaked (which they don't, I'm pleased to say).
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1990 Jaguar Sovereign 4 Litre on LPG
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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by The Flying Dutchman » Sun Dec 14, 2008 1:53 am

Sure. They never leak, they just mark their territory. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by richard moss » Sun Dec 14, 2008 8:28 pm

Ours aren't territorial, then!
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Re: Mrs M's Rover 216 cabrio

Post by Richard Clements » Sun Dec 14, 2008 9:25 pm

If you ever what to sell this on Rich let me know.
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