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Swapping roof on a cab

Gizmo750 Aug 6, 2011

  1. Gizmo750

    Gizmo750 New Member

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    HI all,

    I wonder if anyone can give me any pointers on how easy (or difficult) it is to swap a roof on a 2007 A4 cab?

    I fancy changing the standard black one for a different colour but before I go buying one I thought I better find out how difficult the actual swap is.

    Anyone able to help with any instructions / costs etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group s tronic

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    From reading elsawin if your good with the spanners then you should be OK, however you need a specical tool (VAG tool number VAG1742) to align the windows to the new roof. Some times you can get away without these tools, but they make like a hell of a lot easier with them!

    Found this cut & paste out of elsawin.
    Convertible Top Overview
     
  3. Gizmo750

    Gizmo750 New Member

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    Thanks very much, might have a go at this myself if I can't get a decent price for someone else to do it.
     
  4. Gizmo750

    Gizmo750 New Member

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    Just had a quote from Audi - 8 hours labour!!! Might have to call that idea off as a bad plan.
     
  5. B5NUT

    B5NUT Well-Known Member VCDS Map User quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group S-line owners group s tronic

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    Try an independent, it looks a good few hours work, but don't think it's 8 from read the instructions.
     
  6. Gizmo750

    Gizmo750 New Member

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    Thanks, I will look up a few Independents in the area. I did think 8 hours seemed a bit excessive
     
  7. David280585

    David280585 Member

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    i fitted mine myself infact ive done 2 now,there pretty straight forward,
    storage cover box off,
    osr boot liner out,
    lower rear bench off
    both rear quarter cards,
    boot lift up panel out,
    mostly unclip wiring leaving pump attached with hydraulic cables,
    3 bolts per side 1 bolt is a locator bolt for refitting to take the weight need any info just ask
     

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