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Re: Tops

To: Chris Chandler <>
Subject: Re: Tops
From: Stuart MacMillan <>
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2001 13:26:29 -0700
The yellowing is an irreversible UV degradation of the vinyl.  When you
can't see through them anymore it is a safety issue, so bite the bullet
and buy a new top.  They are not difficult to install, and I've gotten
good service out of the Robbins brand for around $200.

Eight years is a decent lifetime for these tops, especially if you live
in the sun belt.

I don't know about your frame question, but I installed the later type
frame that folds down with no bows bending in towards the middle. 
Easiest to use IMHO.

Chris Chandler wrote:
> I have an older (was new 8 years ago) top with extremely badly yellowed
> windows.  Is it possible to clean them up (noting that windwx didn't do a
> bit of good last night) or have the window portion replaced?  I can't see
> junking it considering what these things cost...
> Any ideas appreciated!
> While on the subject, which type of top frame should a '70 have?  Scissor?
> Or one of the other ones?  I have one of each as spares (somehow???) plus a
> scissor type that was on the car when I bought it.
> Chris Chandler
> '70 MGB Roadster

Stuart MacMillan

'84 Vanagon Westfalia w/2.1
'65 MGB (Daily driver since 1969)
'74 MGB GT (Restoring sloooowly)

Personal mechanic for:
'70 MGB GT (Daughter's)

Assisting on Restoration (and spending OPM):
'72 MGB GT (Was daughter's, now son's)
'64 MGB (Son's)

Stripped and gone but their parts live on:
'68 MGB, '73 MGB, '67 MGB GT

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