Vinyl Rear Quarter Panels on Series 1

#1
Would it be wrong to install the vinyl quarter panels on a 1968 2000 auto? According to the ebay listing they were on the later models. Thanks for the advice.
 

Phil Robson

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#2
It wouldn't be 'original' for a 'series 1' but then it's your car, so if you want to put them on, why not? :cool:

And like most things on a P6 - they could soon be changed back!
 
#3
Some owners were fitting them to Series 1s in the early 1970s shortly after the Seties 2 was introduced, so there's 50 years of 'history' of the 'modification/update'.
 

GRTV8

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#6
Your car -your call.
I also like the lower door scuttle painted black. Also not a S1 thing but common on the S2
 
#9
It's fine.. they were developed on the series 1, but not put into production until the series 2.
Now, that makes me feel better. I am just being "forward thinking" by putting the quarter panels on a Series 1. I just love the look of vinyl? Thanks all, from a novice in the states. Talking about the one i just bought up in Washington state still listed on the Rover Club of Canada site, Arden green 1968 200o auto. She's a beaut, just don't point her up a hill!
 

Demetris

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#10
Mine was already fitted with black vinyl rear quarter panels when i bought it. In a white car i think that the contrast is nice, so i have retained them though the years, even if i had the chance to get it back to original.

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#11
Mine was already fitted with black vinyl rear quarter panels when i bought it. In a white car i think that the contrast is nice, so i have retained them though the years, even if i had the chance to get it back to original.

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Great photo, looking so sharp! Really appreciate the positive response to my question, just bought panels from Pierre at Rover Parts in UK, great supplier for these cars and I believe well known here. I hope to post a photo once they arrive, Cheers!
 

harveyp6

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#13
Depends on your level of nicompoopery.

The rear seat and interior "D" post trim need to be removed to access 2 of the retaining screws, plus the 3 in the door shut.

Do-able with two different sizes of philips screwdrivers
 
#14
Thanks for the response Harvey. Will have to think about that. I also ordered a seat base so will at least need to remove that part. Like I mentioned, everyone knows these cars are best left to the handy.
 
#16
Now even I could do that! That's my worry, all the best British auto mechanics have long left the shop in these parts. Have a lead thanks to Jon Present tho...will keep my fingers crossed!
 

quattro

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#17
Would it be wrong to install the vinyl quarter panels on a 1968 2000 auto? According to the ebay listing they were on the later models. Thanks for the advice.
Why don't you just cover yours in vinyl? It's got to be a whole lot cheaper than fitting replacements.
 
#19
Why don't you just cover yours in vinyl? It's got to be a whole lot cheaper than fitting replacements.
Good suggestion but I find it much easier to just buy the fancy bits rather than tackle that mystery leak! Then there's those 200 quid mud flaps with the fancy insignia I bought...sigh
 
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