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roof whirly fan

Post by PaulieB » Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:54 pm

hey guys, I pick my very first caddy up this coming Saturday and I can't wait! The only thing I dislike about my new toy is the disgusting whirly vent on the roof which is mounted at the rear right hand side (why it couldn't be mounted centrally I don't know?). Has anybody removed said fan and if so how have you filled the hole which I believe is around 100mm in diameter?
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by torque777 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:45 pm

Maybe weld a plate in?

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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by kirade » Mon Feb 23, 2015 8:48 pm

I had one in mine horrible thing, tiger sealed a round repair panel that I had in the body colour, left a large weight on it overnight to keep it flat, had no issues with it, and a similar patch on roof lining before carpeting.
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by PaulieB » Mon Feb 23, 2015 9:41 pm

Cheers for the replies, I thought of sikaflexing a pre painted small metal panel inside the roof then maybe filling the hole on the external roof surface with maybe glassfibre then bodyfiller but I'm unsure whether this would work?
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by dubvan » Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:14 pm

I had one on a Vauxhall Combi once. Made a hell of a racket; I hated it! Most efficient and aesthetic way of getting rid, is to weld a plate in and paint it. Just my opinion, bud.

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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by PaulieB » Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:20 am

Cheers Dubvan... I know one thing for sure, one way or another it's being removed! :D
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by 714priest » Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:39 pm

i had a roof light in mine the hole was alot smaller but i used fiberglass and filler. i also used fiberglass to fill in some BIG rust holes in my mate mk2 caddy they were 6"plus size holes and it works well
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by PaulieB » Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:56 am

Cheers 714PRIEST, I may have a go at that rather than having a blanking plate on show! :)
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by 714priest » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:43 pm

i did it because i dont know how to weld or have the gear to blow myself up trying. fiberglass is easy but id watch some youtube videos on how to use it 1st.
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by PaulieB » Thu Feb 26, 2015 5:58 pm

Will do buddy.. Cheers for the advise! :D
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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by mikeb1810 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:08 pm

Hi all,

I realise this is an old thread, but seemed to make sense to carry this on rather than make a new one.

I am looking to remove the vent from my ex BG van and was wondering if I could get a plate slightly larger than the hole and use some metal adhesive to hold it in place
does anybody have any experience of this?

I am guessing it doesn't have to be that strong as it isn't load bearing, but should be flexible / waterproof.
Once cured I was thinking I could use some body filler and spray paint to smooth it out.

Thoughts?

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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by Caddyluv » Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:42 pm

Well I don’t have experience but cars are now being built with glues. So I assume if what ever they use is strong enough for a plate.

If your going to the effort of painting it, why not get it welded and respray the roof.


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Re: roof whirly fan

Post by mikeb1810 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 9:43 pm

I'd feel confident doing the adhesive and spray myself. It doesn't have to look perfect as its on the roof, I just want it to be functional.

I don't have any welding gear (or much experience welding!). If there was a solution that I could do myself that would be great.

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