Thanks, Derf. Whatever I buy, I'm going to have it professionally
installed. I figure I'll spend $250-$350 on the top; I want it to be
right, and with no screw-ups (the top that came on the car, 26 years
ago, appears to have been an amateur installation). Since my comfort
zones are fitting & welding, and mechanical work, I'll continue to stick
with what I do best. We have a guy, in Indiana, PA (about 2 hrs drive,
for me), who does beautiful work and at a very reasonable price (like
$75). I've watched him install a few tops, during his annual
demonstration, at The Roadster Factory Summer Party, and he REALLY knows
his stuff. Gets it done in under an hour, as I recall, including
pausing to answer questions from the audience.
From: derf [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, April 30, 2008 8:53 AM
To: Bud Osbourne
Cc: Spridgets@Autox. Team. Net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] FW: advice/recommendations needed for new top
I put a <$200 ebay top on my Miata and I am pleased with it.
Installation is a long painful process. But, you don't have to spend
$500 on a top. On the other hand the $500 tops are nice, too.
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