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Re: convertable top question....

Subject: Re: convertable top question....
Date: Tue, 5 Nov 2002 00:58:27 EST

What color is your top frame?  Normally the "scissors" frame is a gray frame 
(unless someone painted it).  That frame is fine and you can also get a zip 
down rear window top for that frame - Not sure if Caribou has it that way but 
other companies do have them.  If it were me I would only get a stayfast or 
mohair top as they are much easier to put up and down and don't shrink like 
vinyl does.  I have a mohair top on order for my MGB and just fought with the 
existing vinyl to put it back up after being stowed for all summer.  Took two 
of us to get it snapped down ;)

Best Regards,

Jeff Zorn
Little British Car Co. / Vintage Motors, LTD.
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In a message dated 11/4/2002 10:17:32 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

> I have a '70 B. (Oct '69) I also have a non-removable frame top.  (Well
> you can remove it, but it takes tools.)  I was told the frame is off of
> a later car as mine should have had a stow away top.  
> Not a big huge deal to me.  I don't know how much time it really saves
> as it is still a bit of a pain to put up and clamp down when it is
> cold.
> That said, it is about time for a new top.  Mine has a few holes and is
> looking the part of a ragtop.  
> Is there anything I should be aware of when buying a new folding frame
> top cover?  Is the cloth in the two top frames the same or is it a
> different cut?
> I am thinking about caribou canvas for the $ and the canvas.  I have
> heard the 3 month horror stories yet and remain undaunted as I have
> also heard that eventually they come through.
> Any other reasonably priced canvas tops out there?  Anyone hate their
> canvas top?  If not a canvas one, then which vinyl one[s]?
> TIA!

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