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Old July 10th, 2006, 11:57 AM
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Tropical Roof on Defenders

I wanted to open this thread up to everyone and gather thoughts. I always liked the concept of the tropical roof on the old series line, and wondered why they did away with them for the introduction of the defender. Didn't think about it until I read through the land rover ad threads, where D110XD showed the link to the malaysian owners club ad that won an award at the Cannes festival.

It appears to have a fabricated diamond plate second skin, and then I started thinking that it would probably be easy to have one fabricated, and the parts for the vents that go through the 109 roof are easily sourced, and could probably be easily added to the defender roof. Has anyone done anything like this? How is the 109 second skin attached to roof ribs on the 109?
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Old July 10th, 2006, 01:52 PM
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Looks like a roof platform. I would guess doubles as a roof rack. Nice clean idea. (and cheaper). What one would need is to source the roof ribs?? to attach the platform to?

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Old July 10th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Old 110 roofs have ribs still, like the red 84.
*not legal advice*
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Old July 21st, 2006, 03:57 PM
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The ribs were on the outside on the early 90's and 110's
The tropical roof skin is an idea that's been brewing on the back burner with me too
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