I think you misunderstood my post. Titled and actual model year are
two different things. There are no such things as 1971 Datsun
Roadsters, only cars that were titled as 1971's (based on year sold).
I wasn't referring to Rallye's website as being misleading, and in fact
said that Rallye knows what top fits what, whereas other non-Datsun
specific vendors might not. I purchased a 68-69 top based on the info
on Rallye's page, even though mine is a 1970. Sidney Levine, the guy I
bought it from, said "well, you probably know what you're talking
about" even though he felt it was the wrong part number based on the
If you look at the Robbins book, it is misleading. Go to
http://www.autostyles.com/nisstop.htm and you'll see they list one top
for 68-69 and another for 69.5-71. What is a 69.5? How is it
different than a 69? Yes, I realize there are rain gutter style
differences, but there is no 71, and from what I understand the 70 top
had the rain gutter change, not the 69. The VIN numbers they list for
the change correspond to 70s, not 69s, too (per Rallye's website).
--- sidney raper <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> If you check the details on the Rallye website, I don't think that
> information is misleading. There was a change in details as to how
> the tops
> were stitched. To be "correct" you would have to get the one that
> came on
> your car. Esoteric? Yes.
> Oh yeah, on the 71 thing, I am sure that there are Roadsters
> titled as 71 models - based on when they are sold.
> Sidney Raper
> 1964 1500
> 1967 SRL311 00060
> 1967 SRL311 00076
> Jacksonville Florida
> >From: Adam Bradley <email@example.com>
> >Reply-To: Adam Bradley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >To: The Belgian Roadster <email@example.com>,
> >Subject: Re: Top, Tonneau and boot
> >Date: Tue, 28 Aug 2001 13:14:44 -0700 (PDT)
> >The prices are about the same as Rallye. They probably don't know
> >fits what on Datsuns like Rallye does, and the Robbins books have
> >misleading info for the later cars (i.e. 68-69 as one top, 70-71 as
> >another. 71???)
> >Robbins, the mfr of the tops for the first link, is the same one
> >uses. You may be able to get other colors (interior and exterior of
> >top) through these vendors, or Rallye and others may be able to do
> >that, too.
> >I bought my Robbins top through Sidney Levine, who sells the cheapie
> >tops on eBay for $135 or so. It's a real Robbins top and I believe
> >paid $240 delivered to my door. It hasn't been installed yet but it
> >looks good in the box!
> >--- The Belgian Roadster <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > Hi friends,
> > > Have found the following links for tonneau, boot and top.
> > > Anyone know about them or dealed already with them?
> > >
> > > http://www.autostyles.com/nisstop.htm
> > > http://www.atrim.com/Pager26.html
> > >
> > > Chris-The Belgian Roadster
> > >
> >'70 1600 SPL311-28181
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