The roof panel is the next major piece of body work on the schedule. This part of the body consists of the main roof (to keep the water out and provide some structural stability) and the safari sun sheet (to keep the sun off the main roof).
As previously commented the original sun sheet was pretty battered. After a year of searching, I found an ex military one in Yorkshire, England. It didn’t have the “bulges” to accommodate the 4 roof vents but I can confidently swap those over (with some drilling, cutting and riveting) but thats easy right… Right 🙂
A friend of mine does the same with sails, boat covers and anything needing a complete fabric based overhaul…. Same thing really but without the swarf, heat and sparks. Easy right?… Err no. Have a look at her blog… Curious Constructions
Before we get as far as fettling with the sun sheet, the main roof panel needs a complete repaint…. Lets start with scrubbing 50 years of dirt off.