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October 29, 2017, 3:28am Report to Moderator

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I'm toying with the idea of buying a Herald Saloon and am currently educating myself on the differences that occurred throughout production.

During my reading I found some interesting pictures of cars without B-Posts. Was this something that came out of the factory, or has it been done by the car's owners?

Also, I've seen mention of being able to remove the roof from a Saloon and 'convert' it into a convertible (albeit unsafely)
I'd like to know, is it possible do do it the other way round? i.e. If I were to buy a convertible could I bolt on a hardtop, and what modifications/problems would I encounter?

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October 29, 2017, 3:51am Report to Moderator

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Hi mate,
That car should have a b post- every saloon should have them, as you cant fit the rear glass without it. The posts unbolt from the roof- on this car the owner has just not fitted them as they probably have the roof off quite often.
Unfortunately it is not possible to fit a standard roof to a convertible due to a number of differences in the body- you can however buy aftermarket coupe-like hard tops in fiberglass either secondhand from ebay or new from a company called honeybourne

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October 29, 2017, 4:47pm Report to Moderator

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To  add the deck infront of the boot is much deeper on a cv than a saloon, so a cv with roof wont be able to accept the saloon seats  the list is ....long
a cv rear deck wont have the lugs to take the B post, and may not have the seat belt achors on the waist rail.
as for the missing b post I would advise fitting the tongue and hasp required on a Cv to stop the doors self opening on roundabouts and rough roadsfitting

a roof to a cv needs the top capping of the screen aperture removing and adding a small flange as both quite different
as suggested honeybourne is the simplest way of adding a roof to a cv.

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October 29, 2017, 8:53pm Report to Moderator

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Usefully, Triumph produced Heralds with or without a roof so you don't really have a problem - just buy the variant you prefer!
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October 29, 2017, 9:19pm Report to Moderator

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Well yes.... but.....

The convertibles are very nice when the weather's good enough for topless motoring (no smut at the back - you know what I mean) and ok for pottering about with the top up.  They are noisy at speed though (and very noisy at higher speed), a little dark inside and not particularly waterproof.

The saloons have a wonderfully light and airy cabin (considering it's only a little car after all), are quieter at speed and usually fairly waterproof.  The roof does come off as well and getting it off is pretty quick and easy for two people.  Putting it back properly, a bit less so, but still not that much worse than fitting a Spitfire or Stag hardtop.  The catch comes when it rains and you've left your roof at the campsite, 30 miles away......

The saloons have a bit more back seat space but still hardly generous, or even sufficient for a full-grown human.

On my project list (though a little way down) is making a hardtop for my Vitesse from a saloon roof.  I have a Honeybourne roof, but I don't much like it.


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