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    Suggestions please: lamping 'sunroof' options

    Hi,

    I've got a old Discovery that looks as though it might squeeze through its MOT. I'm looking to cut a hole in the roof at the rear, big enough for two fat blokes to be able to stand up together without any cuddling.
    Primarily for foxing with a rifle.

    Main design goals:
    1. Big hole - don't enjoy getting bashed up ribs whilst travelling
    2. Cushioned edges
    3. Covered over when not in use - ideally with the lid stored on board & rapidly deployable to allow warm travel between farms etc.
    4. Waterproof cover capable of staying on for normal motoring

    Anyone done anything similar?
    Suggestions for the 'lid' ?
    Any other words of wisdom?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Look on the" Shooting show" they have a Disco done this way and works a treat.Big square hole and an adjustable height seat as were all different .You can get roof rails to use as a rifle rest and it looks quite stable .Theres doesn,t obviously have a lid but an oversized alloy square held on with rally type bonnet catches should be easy to set up atb
    she buys shoes i buy ,shooting,she stops buying shoes,il be amazed

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonl View Post
    Hi,

    I've got a old Discovery that looks as though it might squeeze through its MOT. I'm looking to cut a hole in the roof at the rear, big enough for two fat blokes to be able to stand up together without any cuddling.
    Primarily for foxing with a rifle.

    Main design goals:
    1. Big hole - don't enjoy getting bashed up ribs whilst travelling
    2. Cushioned edges
    3. Covered over when not in use - ideally with the lid stored on board & rapidly deployable to allow warm travel between farms etc.
    4. Waterproof cover capable of staying on for normal motoring

    Anyone done anything similar?
    Suggestions for the 'lid' ?
    Any other words of wisdom?

    Thanks in advance.
    Go and find a scrap Daihatsu for-track and cut the roof off, then you can unpick the sunroof. They are huge, as a panel beater I would run a slitting saw to leave a nice flange and you could quite easy pop rivet the fortrak roof on top of your wagon and water proof it.

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    look out for an old pop out sunroof cut out the flange fitting use this as you template sorted water proof hole or bunny bashing hole few or on flee bay 25 and up its an easy job to do

    beaten to it by another old panel beater
    Last edited by paul o'; 14-07-2016 at 15:30.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paul o' View Post
    look out for an old pop out sunroof cut out the flange fitting use this as you template sorted water proof hole or bunny bashing hole few or on flee bay 25 and up its an easy job to do

    beaten to it by another old panel beater
    Oi less of the old lol

    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    Tim's idea is a good one. The 4trak sunroof is huge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim.243 View Post
    Go and find a scrap Daihatsu for-track and cut the roof off, then you can unpick the sunroof. They are huge, as a panel beater I would run a slitting saw to leave a nice flange and you could quite easy pop rivet the fortrak roof on top of your wagon and water proof it.
    Tim.243
    Sounds good. I've googled it to death, but can't seem to find a photo of a 4trak sunroof. Is it a large glass sunroof? Sliding or hinged? Manual I hope, not electric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonl View Post
    Sounds good. I've googled it to death, but can't seem to find a photo of a 4trak sunroof. Is it a large glass sunroof? Sliding or hinged? Manual I hope, not electric?
    Its manual, they cover the whole of the front two seats of the 4trak. You could crack it open or remove the whole sunroof bit. Took seconds to remove/ replace.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger22 View Post
    Its manual, they cover the whole of the front two seats of the 4trak. You could crack it open or remove the whole sunroof bit. Took seconds to remove/ replace.

    There is a large frame with 2 lugs on the front long side and a over centre clamp in the middle of the back long side, the front locates on the lugs and the chrome clamp hooks into a fitting and snugs it down to make the seal.
    The panel is a type of fibre glass, what we did was to take it off as we come on the farm then re fit it as we came back out to go on the road.

    If you are half handy then it will be a good project giving you what you need. The frame is very close to full width of a 4trac so even if you have eaten all the pies you and your mate will fit!!


    Google the 4trac owners club!!

    http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct...elyX5RATO4pZjw





    Better still Google car breakers/exporters

    Tim.243
    Last edited by Tim.243; 15-07-2016 at 06:51.
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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    There you go........43x24 in old money

    4Track Roof

    Big enough for any Cornish man to fit through.






    Tim.243
    Stalking is very much like going to the night club

    You can always tell an Essex Boy, just you cant tell him much...

    An hour in the field is worth a week of typing trash.....




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