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Hi all, I have a Safari roof currently on my series 3 that I will be swapping for a standard roof. I keep hearing that Safari roofs are fairly uncommon and perhaps even sought after.

Anyway I am not sure if the roof has been created by a previous owner to look like a Safari roof and was looking for information here prior to getting rid of it.

The reason I think it has been fabricated is, it appears to have no internal vents to let the air into the car, which I am positive, looking at pictures of other Safari roofed Land Rovers, it should have. The roof also had a roof lining when I purchased that looked factory fitted.

If it has been fabricated someone has done a very good job as the panel is well fitted. So I suppose the questions is did all Safari roofed cars have internal air vents. The car is a 1983 series 3 SWB.

Thanks in advance

Mark

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Thanks for the feedback so far... I have had a good look at it now and it seems to be too well done to have been fabricated by a previous owner... So just maybe they started fitting Safari roofs without vents in later models... Ala Portugal.

JBorges - Thanks for the piccie thats exactly as it looks minus your roofs battle scars... Mines actually in good knick just I would have kept it except I seeing it adding some additional drag factor and I do not see much call for it when working my gundog October thru till Jan..

Mark...

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In fact we have 3 types of safaris roofs:

- Hardtop + double skin

- Hardtop + double skin + alpines windows

- Hardtop + double skin + alpines windows + vents

That would further explain it then as it was originally a standard hardtop van..

Thanks for the info

Mark

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If it's in good nick and doesn't leak like a sieve (no vents), why ditch it? They are remarkably effective (by Land Rover standards) in dissipating heat.

Good point, I prefer the look of the standard roof. The car will be mainly used as a hardtop in the winter carrying me and the dog around shoots. The summer I plan to have sticks and canvas.

Mark

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