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Modutop Opening
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Hi,

I've recently bought a 2004 Desire with the Modutop roof. I understand they can be a nightmare with water leaks, but this one has been perfect despite the heavy rain. It doesn't have air con, so one less thing to worry about.

Does anyone here know if there are kits available to change the fixed glass into hinged sun hatches? It would be th icing on the cake if this is possible. Confusedunny:

Thanks,

Karloff
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(17-07-2012, 11:33 AM)Karloff Wrote:  Hi,

I've recently bought a 2004 Desire with the Modutop roof. I understand they can be a nightmare with water leaks, but this one has been perfect despite the heavy rain. It doesn't have air con, so one less thing to worry about.

Does anyone here know if there are kits available to change the fixed glass into hinged sun hatches? It would be th icing on the cake if this is possible. Confusedunny:

Thanks,

Karloff

I had a Mk 2 with Modutop for 9 years and it never leaked, not a drop.
I now have a Mk3 with one and no problems with that either.
I have not seen any kits to change the modutop glass but would be very wary of any as I guess your chance of leaks would improve with them opening.
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2012 Iron Grey XTR 110 with lots of bits and bobs.
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#3
Modutop roof leaks are few and far beween.
To help prevent them don't use the roof rack for anything other than the lightest of loads and don't use
automatic car washes. It's far better to fit an aftermarket roof rack over the top of the modutop rack.
HTH
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#4
I'm not aware of anyone that has done this modification, but that's not to say it cannot be done. Anecdotal evidence from this, and other forums suggests that leaks are rare, but a nightmare to fix if it happens.

Mine lives outside and has always been leak-free, even after the last few months of rain.

I agree with Jeffers' advice, use the body mounts for a roof rack rather than the bars on the modutop.
2005 Berlingo Multispace 1.6i Desire (Iron Grey)

If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.


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#5
Thanks for your replies chaps. Sounds like the modutop is good as long as it's not messed with. I've not heard of / seen any kits or compatible vents that would accurately bolt in, so I will be leaving mine as it is.
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