Finally on the home run. Martin spent a good 5 hours fitting my new Renault panoramic roof, Renault Clio Cup 3 steering wheel and a few adjustments to other bits too.
Pleased with the results. What do you think? If anyone wants an orange roof cheap by the way...!
Roof removed with a sharp bendy blade. Took 40 minutes. Mind your fingers!
If only the UK was dry and warm. Alas not - so get the roof on quick!
Removing all the excess rubber from the factory install of the original roof was a pain and again took a further 30 minutes at least.
The replacement Renault Twizy Panoramic Roof was only manufactured in October last year!
And was extremely well packed.
Bonding activator being applied around the circumference of the roof.
Tube of windscreen glue all ready to apply. The nozzle had to be cut down as the height after application wasn't deep enough to protrude above the ring that the new roof sits in. Very important to get this right.
Just preparing for mounting new roof. Yep, another of my garage toys! The mods to the MX5 are even longer than the Twizy
Surface all cleaned with Contact Cleaner and bonding applicator applied here to. Have to wait 10 minutes. Time for a brew.
That isn't liquorish, just a long tube and a half of windscreen mount glue. Don't even think about getting it on your clothes.
The Twizy plastic body parts storage system....
Where did those straps go?.
Roof positioned and mounted, held down gently with straps. Make sure you leave enough room at the front to place back the edging strip between the new roof and the top of the windscreen. We did have a slightly "urgent" moment but recovered!
Martin trimming off the excess glue. All good so far.
New steering wheel looks good. Don't try this at home though. What a lot of re-profiling of cast- alloy and plastics to get that fitted, including a trip to an engineering shop to get modified too.
At last! An hour later, all plastic parts back on and looking good.
No wonder people always want to have a go in a Twizy!
Anyone for an Orange Roof Panel?