targa roof panel tangs

targa roof panel tangs

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enna

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51 posts

29 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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One of these targa roof panel "tangs" has come out of the panel itself
I have seen a step by step rebuild but any idea where to get the tangs from tvr race parts don't appear to do them on line but may do with a telephone all
Any advice would be helpful

greymrj

2,949 posts

139 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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TVR Parts did have some remade and in stock but they are a b....r to use. Many people seem to have made their own as it is very difficult to recreate the way in which the originals were fitted. Mine are alloy, some have used stainless. I must publish the step by step way I did it, I think I have 'improved' on the way I have seen it done before but I did a pretty wholescale job on all 8 and recovered the panels and resealed them at the same time.
Did you get step by step instructions of PH? If so which posts did you use?

glenrobbo

12,012 posts

85 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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Is this topic from last March any help?

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=158...

Spanish S2

293 posts

67 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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I'm almost certain that Racetech Direct stock the tangs.

DamianS3

1,712 posts

117 months

Monday 19th September 2016
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I got some from ML a while ago...

Damian S3
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greymrj

2,949 posts

139 months

Tuesday 20th September 2016
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glenrobbo said:
Is this topic from last March any help?

http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=158...
Good try Glen but it isnt the info I was looking for. The Search engine is so frustrating! Somewhere we have an account, with pics, of targa tang renewal, or at least of one way of doing it. Can anybody remember where it is. You have a good memory Phillpot, can you recall it?

The problem with any sort of repair is that the original tangs are thick steel strip encased in plastic. The steel rusts and expands enormously, often distorting or even breaking the targa panel or top screen rail grp. Once it has expanded it has very little structural strength. Anybody who has taken and old one out will know it simply crumbles away once released.
You cannot simply fit an new one into the old hole, the hole is now too big and there will be splits in the grp. Sugru may work if you are lucky (it is pretty good) and if you can get the alignment right.

I actually found that the hood leak in mine, apparently at the back of the targa panels, was actually a leak at the front allowing water in to the targa through the splits caused by the tangs. That water then leaked out of another split in the back of the targa!

If we cannot find that earlier info I will just have to try to dig out all the pics I took!

Griffinr

1,017 posts

109 months

Tuesday 20th September 2016
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Could be THIS you're looking for.

greymrj

2,949 posts

139 months

Tuesday 20th September 2016
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Well done Rob, clapthat is indeed the article. It was linked in to a PH thread some time but blowed if I can find it. Now we can!

I did it a little differently but I stripped my targa panels completely. Must find time to dig out my info type as it covers a little bit more of the issues involved with the panels.

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Tuesday 20th September 2016
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greymrj said:
You have a good memory Phillpot, can you recall it?
Now you are having a larf!

I have a lot of useful posts "bookmarked" or failing that I waste away hours on Google search smile

greymrj

2,949 posts

139 months

Wednesday 21st September 2016
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phillpot said:
I waste away hours on Google search smile
You and I!! typenuts

phillpot

14,410 posts

118 months

Monday 5th November
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Guess what these are were............ wink


RayTVR

789 posts

78 months

Monday 5th November
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Looks like another one of my wife's vegan recipes

Deeman

1,495 posts

117 months

Tuesday 6th November
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Looks like what i've done to the house!