R8 Cabriolet and 3 door rear 3/4 and sill repair panels now available

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R8 Cabriolet and 3 door rear 3/4 and sill repair panels now available

#1 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:31 pm

The Rover 200&400 Owners Club is pleased to announce the availability of new repair panels for the R8 Cabriolet and 3 door models.

Club Members are being given the first opportunity to purchase these panels at discounted rates but non-members will be able to purchase them soon.

The panels being produced are the lower rear ¾ panel and sill repair panels, which are available in several lengths, and will allow owners to repair the main corrosion ‘hot spot’ of these cars with pre-formed panels designed to make the job as simple as possible. Both hands of each panel are available and, in addition, an unflanged sill section panel.

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Tooling has been commissioned with R2D Engineering and will allow for ongoing production of panels to meet the demand for these previously unavailable parts.

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Prices are as follows:

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The panels are common between the Rover R8 200 Cabriolet and 3 door models but differ from all other R8 derivatives. The shape of the panels has been designed using original Rover panels with the joint lines being as these panels - the top joint is largely hidden behind the side rubbing strip.

These cars usually corrode around the rear end of the sill which then can spread upwards, so may need a 3/4 panel and either a quarter- or half- sill length. If you need to replace the whole outer sill then you'll need a half sill and a sill section. The quarter- and half- sills are flanged around the wheelarch end, and are therefore handed, whereas the sill section is not flanged and so fits either side of the car.

For details of how to purchase these panels, please visit the club website https://rover200.org.uk/members

If bought this week they can be collected from the Classic Motor Show at the NEC next weekend.
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Re: R8 Cabriolet and 3 door rear 3/4 and sill repair panels now available

#2 Post by RoverRevival » Sun Nov 07, 2021 5:56 pm

RR will be holding stock of these shortly but only for our customers wanting us to do the fitting.
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Re: R8 Cabriolet and 3 door rear 3/4 and sill repair panels now available

#3 Post by JOHNDQ » Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:08 pm

Posted these to a few pages on FB looks like they will be popular. I'll take everything for the nearside :laughing2
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#4 Post by GTiJohn » Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:23 pm

JOHNDQ wrote:
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:08 pm
Posted these to a few pages on FB looks like they will be popular. I'll take everything for the nearside :laughing2
Thank you.

They are rather nice pressings and they will be on display on our club stand at the NEC next weekend :cool
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#5 Post by GTiJohn » Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:12 pm

When you click the link in the first post on this thread you'll be taken to the 'Members Area'. You then see this page.

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Click Repair Panels at the bottom of the page, read the info and then click on the link at the bottom of that page. That'll take you to an enquiry page which sends an email to our panel supplier when completed :-)

Non-members, wishing to take advantage of Member prices, are encouraged to click the 'Join the Club' link on the Club Menu and join :angel
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Re: R8 Cabriolet and 3 door rear 3/4 and sill repair panels now available

#6 Post by GTiJohn » Sat Nov 13, 2021 9:28 am

We've just worked out that these sill repair repair panels also fit R8 5 doors, 4 doors and Tourers :thumbup

We looked at Iain Turner's lovely SEi on the club stand at the NEC to confirm this :laughing2
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