New Roof - Sourcing

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What’s wrong with your roof? Cosmetic or a fault?

Just had to replace the hydraulic pump on mine. All ok now. But thinking a future job will be to replace the canvas roof.
 

WDZ

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#4
What’s wrong with your roof? Cosmetic or a fault?

Just had to replace the hydraulic pump on mine. All ok now. But thinking a future job will be to replace the canvas roof.
Two tears in the canvas, both above the windows, obviously caused by previous faulty roof mechanism catching the roof
 
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#5
Be a bit careful if you go down the s/h route because I thought I read the early plastic window type are not interchangeable with the later glass window type.
I stand to be corrected.
 

WDZ

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#6
Be a bit careful if you go down the s/h route because I thought I read the early plastic window type are not interchangeable with the later glass window type.
I stand to be corrected.
It would be a new replacement...wouldn't touch a second hand one - Thanks
 

zagatoes30

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Be a bit careful if you go down the s/h route because I thought I read the early plastic window type are not interchangeable with the later glass window type.
I stand to be corrected.
Correct as far as I know everything has to be replaced, mechanism, frame, hood etc. I know Emblem sourced a original Maser kit and fitted it to an early Spyder, parts bill alone was around £5k plus days of labour getting it all to fit and work properly.

If it just needs a new canvas there are specialists who could probably make you one from scratch, these guys are well renowned within Alfa circles http://www.coburnhoods.co.uk
 
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Two tears in the canvas, both above the windows, obviously caused by previous faulty roof mechanism catching the roof
How badly damaged? Not repairable? I'm guessing the damage is the same spot each side? Every 4200 Spyder I've seen has some wear here and have had some sort of repair.
 

WDZ

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#11
Thanks the info guys... damage is not too bad, but was caused by the dealers mechanic, so they are liable for replacement. Trying to get some ammo together