Sunroofs are like Marmite and not for me. I would urge caution about cutting away part of the roof as it must affect the structure of the car. Many years ago I was going around the M25 and went across a join in the road for an elevated section, the road had dropped a little and the Rover flexed causing the boot lid to touch the surrounding body and leave a chip and also to put a crack in the corner of the rear screen - and my roof is entire !
Hello peeps, I'm in the process of buying a P5b saloon from the Netherlands. From the pictures in the advert it has a sliding steel sunroof, as described by cyf. I've not yet had "eyes on". The vehicle is LHD and was imported new to NL in 1968. This is an interesting conversational thread to me as I've never seen any photos of a car with such a roof, and it seems as if my new acquisition could therefore be rare (or at least uncommon). I'm revisiting my childhood as my late father had a whole slew of P4's, one P5 and a couple of P6's More information to follow as and when. Keep on Rovering.
Further to the observations above I've now discovered that said car has a manual sunroof, possibly factory fitted. I've just been notified of another LHD P5b for sale in Belgium, which has the same type of sunroof; are they more common in the LHD European model? Did a batch get converted over here, like the batch which were "dealer" fitted in the UK? Who knows?
Last Edit: May 18, 2020 17:53:55 GMT by monsieurboz: More of the same
My 72 P5B coupe has a electric sliding steel sunroof but I am convinced that it wasn't factory fitted. It's wired directly to the battery (with a fuse) and some of the wiring is visible under the carpets. The switch is on the centre console and not fitted that well. It does work well but for me it's main use is to allow in light when working inside the car !
Hi, I would like to add my contribution to this topic. Also my P5 Coupé MK III (1966) is a Dutch car with an Hollandia sunroof installed.
I just removed it, in order to check the functionality. It seems fine, apart the rusty areas and some parts missing. The closing mechanism is working , but apparently there are some plastic components missing in the lines, which allow the roof to close properly setting the the lever back in position and pushing up the rear side of the roof to match with the roof line.
Could anyone send me some or post detailed photos of another working Hollandia sunroof, in order to identify what´s wrong with my car and which parts I could need (if still available)? Are any assembling / repairing instructions available (any language is good ! )
Please finde some pics here and in the next posts.