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Old 03-21-2005, 01:12   #1 (permalink)
Dick Shenary
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A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
seen before...
It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
windows. There are no roof vents.
Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:12   #2 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On or around Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:04:25 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net>
enlightened us thusly:

>I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
>seen before...
>It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
>windows. There are no roof vents.
>Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?


they made almost every configuration you can comtemplate... you've got a
safari roof, from the sound of it. Might be a retrofit or replacement, but
I suspect it could be factory original too.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #3 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:13:32 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>On or around Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:04:25 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net>
>enlightened us thusly:
>
>>I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
>>seen before...
>>It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
>>windows. There are no roof vents.
>>Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?

>
>they made almost every configuration you can comtemplate... you've got a
>safari roof, from the sound of it. Might be a retrofit or replacement, but
>I suspect it could be factory original too.


I don't understand the difference,apparently.
I thought by definition that the safari roof had roof vents?
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #4 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

Dick Shenary composed the following;:
> On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 18:13:32 +0000, Austin Shackles
> <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
>
>> On or around Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:04:25 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net>
>> enlightened us thusly:
>>
>>> I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
>>> seen before...
>>> It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
>>> windows. There are no roof vents.
>>> Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?

>>
>> they made almost every configuration you can comtemplate... you've got a
>> safari roof, from the sound of it. Might be a retrofit or replacement,
>> but I suspect it could be factory original too.

>
> I don't understand the difference,apparently.
> I thought by definition that the safari roof had roof vents?


The Safari roof, ie the second roof above a normal roof, was meant to absorb
the heat of he sun and not allow the normal roof to get direct sunlight,
therefore in theory keeping it cooler. Whilst moving, air is channelled
between the two and cools the outer safari roof quite well. Whilst stood,
radiated heat does still get through to the cabin, obviously, but it does
help.

There was a film somewhere of someone in the Kalahari (I think) boiling an
egg on a safari roof , many years ago ISTR, in black and white ...


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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #5 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:04:25 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net> wrote:

>I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
>seen before...
>It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
>windows. There are no roof vents.
>Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?


If you mean it hasn't got side windows, but does have the little
curved windows and the vented top, no. But as the roof and side panels
are listed separatly in the parts and optional parts catalogue, it is
possible someone may have ordered these separatly and combined them,
but it seems more likely that someone has simply amalgamated two
hardtops at some point.

Alex
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #6 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 23:07:26 GMT, Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk>
wrote:

>On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 16:04:25 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>
>>I recently purchased a 1962 IIa with a top configuration I haven't
>>seen before...
>>It has the sides of a hardtop, yet it has a sunsheet and alpine
>>windows. There are no roof vents.
>>Did Land Rover ever make a top of this configuration?

>
>If you mean it hasn't got side windows, but does have the little
>curved windows and the vented top, no. But as the roof and side panels
>are listed separatly in the parts and optional parts catalogue, it is
>possible someone may have ordered these separatly and combined them,
>but it seems more likely that someone has simply amalgamated two
>hardtops at some point.
>
>Alex


Alex,
I meant that it has the one piece side windows that are slightly
smaller than the sliding windows that one commonly sees on a station
wagon, the sunsheet, the alpine windows, but no roof vents.
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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #7 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 01:01:59 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net>
enlightened us thusly:

>Alex,
>I meant that it has the one piece side windows that are slightly
>smaller than the sliding windows that one commonly sees on a station
>wagon, the sunsheet, the alpine windows, but no roof vents.


ah, well, that's yer "window hard top" with safari roof. I don't think the
vents were on all the safari roofs, but I do know what you mean.

there used to be an advert for LR with little line drawings all over it of
all the different configurations you could buy.

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Old 03-21-2005, 01:13   #8 (permalink)
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Re: A "hybrid" top on a series IIa?

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005 07:29:08 +0000, Austin Shackles
<austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

>On or around Thu, 10 Mar 2005 01:01:59 GMT, Dick Shenary <me@privacy.net>
>enlightened us thusly:
>
>>Alex,
>>I meant that it has the one piece side windows that are slightly
>>smaller than the sliding windows that one commonly sees on a station
>>wagon, the sunsheet, the alpine windows, but no roof vents.

>
>ah, well, that's yer "window hard top" with safari roof. I don't think the
>vents were on all the safari roofs, but I do know what you mean.
>
>there used to be an advert for LR with little line drawings all over it of
>all the different configurations you could buy.


Thanks Austin, and everyone.
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