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2021/08/08 12:37:09 (permalink)

Targa roof

I bought a 1979 SC Targa last year. The main problem, and it is very annoying, is the wind noise from the Targa roof. It spoils the driving experience above 40 mph.The rear seals are out of shape, but the main noise comes from the front left hand side. Can anyone recommend a company who could test it and rebuild it if necessary. I live in North Yorkshire, but could travel ifneeded.
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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/12 15:28:01 (permalink)
Try Southbound  Porsche Trim Specialists  friend used them 
01264 810080    www.southboundtrimmers.com
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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/12 16:55:47 (permalink)
Moved to the appropriate forum

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/12 21:20:44 (permalink)
I found Southbound very slow at responding. Check the roof in detail. Sometimes they are not assembled correctly.

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/15 09:47:23 (permalink)
Just check out your local coach trimmers as.long as the frame is in good condition they can do it either from scratch or buy the kit.

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/17 09:53:21 (permalink)
I have always had the same problem with mine, but mainly on the right. I assumed all Targas of this age did it, but I would be delighted to find out I am wrong. I did assume a gap between the roof and the quarterlight might be the culprit though - causing a vortex above a similar 40-50 mph. I would be interested to hear the outcome of this, or if anyone has previously fixed the problem with trimming or other means. (Or if any PCGB member would be kind enough to let me use their wind tunnel )

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/19 12:24:12 (permalink)
Thanks for replies. I have been in touch with Southbound but they are 300 miles away and any work they do sounds expensive, apart from the fact that the earliest available date is March! I am going to try to find local Porsche specialists first, although I doubt I will be successful.
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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/19 19:59:18 (permalink)
 I think Edd China fixed a leaky 911 targa roof on wheeler
post edited by richard.stephens-eosemi.com - 2021/08/20 17:49:29

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/19 20:00:25 (permalink)
I pasted a pdf image. Not sure what happened!
 

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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/19 20:16:51 (permalink)
I don’t think this forum lets you post images directly. You have to upload them to an images website like photobucket or imgur then link to that from your post. It’s desperately old fashioned for something that’s associated with the tech of Porsche! There is a guide about how to do it on here somewhere. 


edit: ah yes. When you are doing a reply there’s a link that says “Help with including photos your post” (or something. )
post edited by chris.hevey - 2021/08/19 20:34:39

Chris Hevey
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Re: Targa roof 2021/08/20 09:36:14 (permalink)
You won't need a Porsxhe specialist to replace a target roof its a bread and butter job for any self respecting trimmer.

Gordon
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Re: Targa roof 2021/12/17 09:17:47 (permalink)
IIRC I think it is mentioned on the Pelican site - the vinyl front edge isn't fitted tightly enough so sticks up a bit, into the wind.
A trimmer will need to be told this, or the problem might still be there after replacing the vinyl.  

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