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Re: factory hard top

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Subject: Re: factory hard top
From: "MonteMorris" <>
Date: Mon, 18 Oct 2004 17:56:05 -0500
I purchased them from Martin MacGregor in Ontario. They all seemed to fit

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To: "MonteMorris" <>; "MG list" <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 12:54 AM
Subject: Re: factory hard top

> Monte,
> According to all the vendor ads the factory top should fit all years.
> the seals you have are too small? Where did you purchase them?
> Mine just barely seals. But I used a set of lower door seals for the
> and *slid* them down just a little bit where they clamp over the top
> The rear part of the glass seals very good.
> Mike
> '79B
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "MonteMorris" <>
> To: "MG list" <mgs@Autox.Team.Net>
> Sent: Sunday, October 17, 2004 10:30 PM
> Subject: factory hard top
> >I just finished putting new windows and seals all round in a factory hard
> > top that came with our 67B. This hardtop was purchased with the 67 and I
> > drove it back to Missouri from Seattle. On the way back from Seattle,
> > hardtop leaked a little and lacked the side locating brackets, but
> > everything else seemed to be fine.  I fitted new parts to it so I could
> > put
> > it on the 79B for the Missouri winters. It does not fit the 79. The
> > windows
> > have at least a half inch gap at the top before they would touch the
> > seals.
> > I turned the header seal around and still had the same problem. I even
> > pulled the new header seal clear off and clamped the hardtop to the
> > windshield, and it still has a huge gap at the window tops.
> > Were the factory hardtops designed to fit the early B's but not the
> > bumpers? I didn't think there was any difference between the bodies of
> > two cars.
> > Puzzled,
> > Monte

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