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126dave

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« on: May 02, 2006, 09:22:46 PM »
does anyone know if a 500 sunroof would fit a 126? the roof is a bit more curvy if a remember correctly?

also,are the 500 sunroofs ''self contained''? ie,is it just a hole in the roof and the sunroof has all its own fittings/lock handles etc?...had some 500's in the past but im buxxxxd if i can remember!!!
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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2006, 10:11:07 PM »
the sunroof has its own fixings on a 500 mate

and the 500 indeed just has a hole in which the sunroof bolts into .. with a lock on the front .. and a centre bar ..

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2006, 10:21:15 PM »
mmmnnn,thanks richard,there are two on ebay at the mo,and i know there are some nice chequered/scorpian covers etc made for them in italy
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2006, 11:40:52 AM »
Hi Dave

I've just been out and compared my de ville and 500. The fabric is the same on both, but the frames are different. If you have a de ville with a decent frame then that's no problem. If you need a frame too, then I think Axel Gerstl sell 126 frames. The catalogue on their site should clarify what will fit which car.

If you are planning on converting a stock 126 to a de ville then it looks quite simple. There is a lip around the opening - in theory to keep rain out (it works better on a 500 because the roof is curved) and the back of the sunroof is bolted on at the cross brace on the roof. Someone sent me a pile of pics of a de ville roof (mine has been bodged) which I can forward if you need them.

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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2006, 01:08:49 PM »
hi,thanks for the input.........im going to go down the tudor webasto route,bidding on one at the mo on ebay,im not really trying to turn mine into a deville,its just very hot in malaysia!!!!
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