Hi all! Firstly this it my first post on your forum " hiya " This weekend we bought a wonderfull triumph herald with a smooth running 2L engine and driven it back over 100miles and smiled all the way , the only issue is the roof is ripped on the front corners so the roof stayed down, that's fine as it was hot, a new roof is to be the first thing as we live in the north east of England , the car has had a Tristan roof fitted , I've searched and to my knowledge it's unavailable to get anywhere, I was hoping that one of you's might now a company that could copy the existing roof as a pattern to make a new one, I'm sure this is the first of many questions I will be asking so keep the thinking caps on and thank you
Welcome to the forum! I'm not a Herald expert (some of those will no doubt be along shortly) - is the Tristan roof a custom item or would any "standard" replacement soft-top suit you? As far as I can see James Paddock list a hood for the Herald (new).
YS: The Tristan was a hooky kludge that replaces a saloon roof to produce a pram-style cabriolet. It's not the same as anything Triumph would have ever done. Some people liked them as a short-cut to convertible motoring in the days when saloons were still more common than convertibles. Other people thought them ugly and naff. A matter of taste.
I doubt there's anyone selling spares for the Tristan kit these days. If it's just the fabric (vinyl) torn in the corners then you might, possibly, find that a general car trimmer could repair it. I strongly suspect "Dave the Trimmer" (who I'm going to take my Spitfire to once it's roadworthy) could, at a price, but he's in Cambridge so not a helpful recommendation.
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Current fleet 1967 Vitesse 2L conv "Tessa" 1970 Spitfire Mk3 (project) "Toby" 1972 GT6 Mk3 Not enough time or space
Recently sold: 1972 2.5 PI estate "Harry" (gone to russell on here) 1973 Toledo 2-door "Spike" (gone to a club official)
Hi Chris, yes Im sure there's places around that will make up a replacement cover. They did one for an ancient 3 wheel Morgan on one of the car shows (Car SOS?) and it had to made from scratch using just the frame and some pictures of the original. Corse they didnt mention a price.....
Thanks Steve p and glang, aldridge trimming looks promising as the web site states it can do it, i live near newcastle so its not to far away 200 miles , maby someone might know somewhere closer, keep the post coming👍