At 05:08 PM 3/31/03 -0800, you wrote:
>I've been looking for a surrey top for my TR4A off and on over the
>years, but have never found one (that didn't come with a car
>attached!). But now I have lead on one, and realize that I have a few
>questions before I take the plunge.
>First, what changes, if any, do I need to make on a car that didn't
>come with one from the factory? I know that I will need to change the
>cap rail on the windscreen. Anything else?
I'm not sure that the cap rail needs to be changed. I think the softtop
cars had rubber plugs where the holes are to bolt the center section or
soft top frame in...
>Second, my main interest is in using only the cloth center section
>(when needed). I can't find a good picture of the frame, does it fold
>up? If not, does it fit in the boot?
The foldable center section and foldable frame does fit in the trunk
>Third, did cars that came with a surrey top have the snaps for a
>tonneau installed? Not much I can do about it now, but just curious.
My car does not have the snaps for a tonneau. In fact, I can't see how one
could be used.
>Lastly, does anyone know what a reasonable price might be for a used
>but restorable rear surround and hard center section (rear window is
>supposed to be in good condition)?
I know that a complete one sold on e-bay a while back for around $2600.
Mine came with the surrey top so I am using it, but I would prefer a
regular soft top. The problem is they are so rare that I would probably
just get a second car that is a true convertible before I sold mine...
Darrell - I would be happy to take any pictures you want of my surrey top.
Frame, backlight, center section, etc...
Just let me know what would be helpful.
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