Ed, that is interesting. I will have to track down the car if/when it
is on the salt and take a good look a it. Corvettes have a longer wheel
base which makes for an easier solution to the roll cage system and for
I think, easier ingress and exiting. Just an "I think" though as I am
only speculation and thinking out loud. I was thinking about a roll bar
hoop just behind the windshield frame to which the hard top could be
hinged so that it lifted from the rear. Some kind of lever actuated
latch to hold the rear down and a gas shock to lift the top. Again, just
thinking out loud. I have no idea how to implement something this
How is the Hot down your way? Has been fairly miserable here in
Pahrumpland: temps in the ranges of 113 - 115 give or take a few.
Fortunately no humidity to speak of.
Please say a Hello to Mz Linda for us?
Headed for WOS on the 13th of Sept.
Ed Van Scoy wrote:
> The Sundowner Corvette has a "removable" hardtop that has been bolted
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* drmayf [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> *Sent:* Wednesday, July 21, 2010 01:53 PM
> *To:* 'LSR'
> *Subject:* [Land-speed] Dumb MS car class question
> Just sitting here in Pahrump, slowly melting away, and thinking
> about possible future updates to the Sunbeam. The sunbeams were
> available with an optional and removeable hard top. So, I am
> wondering how that plays into the modified sports class. And then
> how in the heck would you attach one so that it meets tech safety
> needs for easy entry and egress and other safety considerations.
> Could such a top be chopped without violating a rule for the car
> body or other little known condition? Now before anbody goes
> beserk (tiger owners, rules makers, inspectors, etc), this is only
> a topic for discussion. I do not have a hard top, nor do I know
> where I could get one that could be "chopped". Or anything else.
> Just for fun thnking right now. But I am interested in thoughts
> about how th eheck one could attach a removeable top such that it
> could be opened for entry and egress easily. I have no clue as to
> how to even approach that. Thoughts? Comments? Madness? mayf