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February 26, 2019 at 1:33 pm #1481
Having acquired a transcat SWB with hardtop, the roof is rotten around the gutter edges. In fact, they are completely missing around the front. Does anyone know if a land rover roof might fit, or if a repair is the only option? Does anyone happen to have a transcat hard top roof lying around? many thanksFebruary 28, 2019 at 8:39 pm #1484
yikes! have just checked ‘how many left’ and apparently there are on 12 registered UMM’s left on the UK roads. The one i have acquired was registered in January 1985, so perhaps is one of the first, and possibly oldest UMM in the UK? What is more, mine has never been MOTed, so the mileage of just under 50K is probably all it has done.March 3, 2019 at 1:32 pm #1485
Congratulations on buying an old Umm transcat. Have you posted on one of the Umm Facebook sites? People tend to read those more often.
Repairing the roof is always an option. The steel is quite thick and easy to weld. Other that that, you could turn it into a pick-up.
March 4, 2019 at 10:50 am #1487
- This reply was modified 1 year, 12 months ago by mrmosky.
thank you for replying. Yes, it was the blue transcat on ebay. The good news is that the engine started easily (with a temporary fuel supply), no cracks in block, and the truck moves backwards and forwards. All the rubber hoses are perished (water, fuel), simply falling to bits when you grab them. So have ordered various silicon hoses via ebay (I assume that original patterns aren’t available, and you have to make up your own patterns using motorsport options?), and the awakening begins. Even the tyres on it are vintage crossply Avon traction mileage, all with full tread. It looks as though the truck has never been used on the road, just run around an estate from new and then parked up in a barn for 20 years.March 4, 2019 at 10:52 pm #1488
The parts situation is pretty good, with many spares new and used available from Portugal. They speak good English and will post too.
Ummonline4x4 is one of them.
GeoffMarch 5, 2019 at 11:27 am #1489
I have the workshop manual printed out for the transcat. You are welcome to have it, if you don’t have one.March 10, 2019 at 11:59 am #1493octavioUmmParticipant
I have a comple roof for sale of the transcat with glasses among many other partsMarch 10, 2019 at 12:00 pm #1494octavioUmmParticipant
I have a roof for transcat complete whit glassesMarch 10, 2019 at 5:15 pm #1495
that sounds perfect – how do i contact you?March 11, 2019 at 1:45 pm #1496
OctavioUmm, could you contact me by text 07775 992 293 please? FerguumJuly 21, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1542little-alParticipant
do you still have the workshop manual dude? ive got a green 85′ transcatJuly 21, 2019 at 6:01 pm #1543
I still have most of the manual printed out. I cleared some stuff out as there was no interest before.
let me know if you want it.
GeoffSeptember 23, 2019 at 12:56 pm #1575martinbrown7967Participant
There is an option of repairing the roof. The steel is quite thick you may easily weld. Other than that, you could turn it into a pick-up. my friend modified and made like a pickup truck, now that working great and he is using that for Lockout Service Queens NY.October 24, 2019 at 11:12 am #1589AnonymousInactive
I think replacement is much better than the repairing, Its just my point of view.
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