The “Station Wagon” model of the Land Rover Series 2a 88″ had a “Safari” roof. Key features of which were the roof windows in the side of the roof panel (so one can view giraffe), a sun sheet (to keep the sun off the main roof panel) and 4 funky little roof vents.
These act as miniature sun roofs. They don’t actually let any additional light into the vehicle but when open they facilitate air movement through the vehicle…. similar to a conventional sun roof.
Fitting is fairly straightforward. 12nr flat head screws per unit. “Deeper” ones at the front. Perhaps most importantly…. the roof vents should open towards the rearward of the vehicle. This way, air is draw out of the cab. The other way around would force, sand, dirt, emissions, wasps, etc into the cab… less desirable.
Next job for the roof will be to repair, spray and fit the solar sheet.
What about mosquito netting over the vent? They’ll find their way in! Cheers, Nora
How much for all 4 vents and how can I order them?
Do front and rear vents have different part numbers?
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Hi Peter. Thanks for the message. I don’t sell parts…. if that’s what you’re asking. The part numbers are as follows. Front: 333835. Rear: 333836. They’re extremely rare however. You might be better off looking for an entire safari roof.
When it rains I have some leaks from the vents. I noticed that some holes were not riveted. And I thought I would have to insert some new rivets but without succes due to the headlining. The don’t seem to “catch” the roof .But looking at your photo’s they shouldn’t be riveted but screwed on. What do you think?
Hi Olivier, It could be that the rubber seal between the roof vent and the roof has failed. This would definitely let in water if the rain was heavy enough to get under the safari roof skin. If there are screws missing, it’s good practice to replace them. Here are the part numbers:
Rubber seal: 348678
Drive Screw: 77704
Hope this helps.
Thanks for your reply and part nr. s. But that would involve taking the outer roof off completely. Quite a job without damaging the roof. Or could i slide the seals underneath the vents ?
You’re welcome. You should be be able to remove the screws, push the vent up into the “dome” and slide the seal in between.