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gabbett1 12-04-2016 01:46 PM

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I picked up an old aftermarket HT and was surprised at how light it is compared to others. If you are making a light weight version too, have a look at this mounting scheme. Basically 4 bolts hold on the top.

That is the front, the back is similar.

Isn't that basically how the originals hooked on? Not bolts but latches in the rear and front. What would be more beneficial with the bolts? Wouldn't they be hard to latch well from under the rear hatch?

The bolts appear to attach vertically. So instead of all the clamps, bolts, and brackets, you have 4 bolts. probably a few lbs difference. If the cf top is for looks it wouldn't be a big deal. If you are doing a lightweight top this would be the lightest way.

I'd definitely be more focused on the function of the piece vs the look but I'm sure there will be those that would want it purely for the look.

rtj 01-07-2017 01:47 PM

Another interesting attachment solution.

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Probably could find marine fasteners that didn't leak. Dzuz fasteners would lead like an sob.

gabbett1 02-05-2017 03:38 PM

Progress is being made. Not as quickly as I would have liked, but progress nonetheless.

LOTAHP 03-22-2017 04:47 PM

I would purchase the a piece to cover the wiper compartment on a '73. Currently the fiberglass piece I have has been modified & hydrodipped. Some of the body work on the piece is starting to show (5 years later). So I wouldn't mind a real carbon fiber piece.

gabbett1 03-30-2017 02:56 PM

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I would purchase the a piece to cover the wiper compartment on a '73. Currently the fiberglass piece I have has been modified & hydrodipped. Some of the body work on the piece is starting to show (5 years later). So I wouldn't mind a real carbon fiber piece.

Care to share some pictures of it? Eventually, IF things go well I'd like to produce all of the body panels, so the wiper door cover is definitely on my radar. It's easy enough, I'm sure it could be produced much sooner than the rest.


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