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PostPosted: January 14, 2018, 6:01 pm 
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Ought to be easy enough to do. Then you'd just have to put it on in inclement weather.


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Hard part then it getting in and out of the thing w/ the roof on?

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geek49203 wrote:
Hard part then it getting in and out of the thing w/ the roof on?


I've always been a little leery of gullwing doors as the though of being in a rollover accident and just being Spam in a Can terrifies me. Same goes for this. <shudder> :shock: I will grant you it's still pretty cool.

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Easily removed pins. But how many cars do you see upside down vs spun out or crashed sideways?

The pics of a guy getting in and out of this are kinda funny.

This is for inspiration only.

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I've seen rear-hinged setups that work much better. If I build a top, I will go that route.

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I've seen rear-hinged setups that work much better. If I build a top, I will go that route.

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A suicide top you mean.

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C10CoryM wrote:
I've seen rear-hinged setups that work much better. If I build a top, I will go that route.

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A suicide top you mean.


Call it that if you wish. Every convertible that I have owned closes at the top of the windshield and clamps shut there. I don't see anything different there. With 2 toggle clamps, one on each of the stanchions, I never felt that I made a bad decision. It sure was easy to get in and out of. :cheers:

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