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Re: Folding to packaway conversion (was: packaway to folding conv)

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Subject: Re: Folding to packaway conversion (was: packaway to folding conv)
From: "Don Collins" <>
Date: Sun, 2 May 1999 22:15:36 -0500
Hello James and the list. It has been a long time since I have posted here
due to my schedule for work and study for my MCSE. (yes Dan Ray I owe u
allot of emails!)
I did this conversion on my 70 B about 4 years ago. I had the fold down and
I wanted to convert to the stow away frame. I was able to use my old top but
there is a trick. The chrome plated slots fit right where the  old frame
would attach. To use the old top. ( mine was a 71-80 zipper rear window that
worked fine on my 70) I had to trim down the pegs on the stow away top frame
that slide into the chrome slots by about 1/2 inch. This work perfect and
the fit is great. I can use the newer style tops and I have had no problems.
I have some pictures posted on the web if you are interested on how this
actually looks.
Good luck with it and all in all it is pretty easy to do. All you will need
is the frame and the chrome slots.
Good Luck...

Don Collins
78B.... going to a new home! to make room for a 71 MGBGT

> >I'm interested in converting my convenient 1974 MGB fold-down top to an
> >older pain-in-the-rear packaway top. I completely remove the entire top
> >frame for autocrossing (every few ounces count), and it seems that, all
> >all, it would be easier to deal with a top that was *supposed* to come
> >completely off. Besides, the car is garaged and the top only goes on once
> >in a very long while.
> >
> >Anyone aware of any problems with doing this?
> >
> >- James Einolf
> >'74 MGB
> >
> >
> >
> --
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> Runs great,
> looks particularly bad since some SUV clown backed into it.
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.

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