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Re: Snug-Top help

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Subject: Re: Snug-Top help
From: Max Heim <>
Date: Fri, 3 Dec 1999 14:41:00 -0800
I have an aging SnugTop, as well. I don't have a source for the seals, 
but I would think that any generic rubber seal of roughly the correct 
dimensions would work for the front and back weatherstripping. The side 
window one is more specialized. Try the J. C. Whitney catalog. Since you 
don't have any seals for a model, I could draw the profile with some 
dimensions and send it so you'd know what you're looking for. I always 
assumed the front (windshield header) clamps were the same as the soft 
top clamps (or somebody's soft top clamps), so you could get them from 
the usual suppliers.

As for rollover protection, I wouldn't count on it. It seems unlikely 
that it could support the weight of the car, much less an impact. But I 
suppose if you went over "easy" enough not to shatter it instantly, it 
would at least keep your the top of your head from scraping on the 
asphalt. had this to say:

>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,
>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?


Max Heim
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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