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RE: Snug-Top help

Subject: RE: Snug-Top help
From: "Dodd, Kelvin" <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 11:09:20 -0800

        The Snugtop used a long piece of soft seal that went all the way
around the back, sides and front.  The seal was a very basic x-section, L
shaped with the long leg about 2 inchs, and the short leg about 3/4".  At
least that is what I recall.  I had a new seal kit that came with the
hardtop on Dick Criswell's 80 LE MGB.  The seal looked very generic, Metro
rubber may be your best bet if you can come up with a piece of undamaged
seal.  The Snugtop seal was not the best design in the world, so it's
possible to improve upon it.

        I don't know if stock front hold downs will work on the Snugtop.
The factory top hold downs look like cvt ones, only shorter to clear the


> Followers of the list,
> I have just procured a Snug-Top fiberglass hard top for my 
> '77 'B.  The 
> windows are OK, but it lacks any weather stripping, and the 
> brackets don't 
> function properly.  
> Can you recommend where I can find the proper seals and front 
> brackets for 
> the top?  I have gone to, but they seem obsessed 
> with camper 
> shells and Miata tops rather than supplying seals for their 
> past models.  
> Kelvin, you mentioned you might have some seals, or knew 
> where to get them.
> The gentleman who gave me the top (that's right, he gave it 
> to me!) also has 
> a fiberglass hard top for his bug-eye sprite.  This top also 
> is lacking its 
> weather stripping and I feel it would be a friendly gesture 
> if I could get 
> some seals for his top as well.  I don't know the brand of 
> his top, but the 
> latches for the windshield are molded into the outside of the 
> top and it 
> doesn't have quarter panel windows, simply the rear window.  
> I thank you for your help in these matters,
> Sincerely,
> Steve Sanchez
> 1977 MGB
> PS.  What kind of protection does a fiberglass top afford the 
> driver without 
> a rollbar in the event of a roll-over?  Slim to none?

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