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Re: Hard Top

Postby Scott J » Tue 29.03.2005, 15:21

SY, ABSOLUTELY SUPERB, REALLY LOOKS 1000%
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Re: Hard Top

Postby rob » Tue 29.03.2005, 18:24

<br>looking good Mr V, but much better in the correct colours  ;)<br><br>Image
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Re: Hard Top

Postby DM_M100 » Tue 29.03.2005, 18:46

[quote author=Sy link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=435#437 date=03/25/05 at 22:55:05]<br><br>Headroom...I haven't noticed a problem.  So take it that it isn't any worse than the soft top. [/quote]<br><br>Grahame was kind enough to let me try the hard top on his Elan for size - being about 6 foot three I was a bit worried that the hard top might result in there being a good bit less headroom than is available when using the hood. <br><br>The result: it does decrease the headroom slightly (maybe an inch or so) but no more than that.<br><br>Specifying a thinner lining for the hard top (if that's possible) might help restore some of the lost headroom, but in any event it's a small price to pay for such an invaluable product.<br><br>Simon, there's another order coming your way. <br><br>
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Sy V » Tue 29.03.2005, 19:09

Oh balls!  My conifer's died and my drive's covered in lichen!<br><br>Silk red, nice...shame about the blue stripe though  [smiley=thumbs_down.gif]
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Stef » Tue 29.03.2005, 21:32

Me likes it!!!  8)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Costas » Wed 30.03.2005, 22:51

[quote author=Sy link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=435#443 date=03/29/05 at 10:09:35]Silk red, nice...shame about the blue stripe though  [smiley=thumbs_down.gif][/quote]<br><br>What about the Crystal Green rear lights then?  :P<br>
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Re: Hard Top

Postby F1 LOTUS » Thu 31.03.2005, 00:03

[quote author=Costas link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=435#445 date=03/30/05 at 13:51:57]<br><br>What about the Crystal Green rear lights then?  :P<br>[/quote]<br><br>Wow! Over 20,000 views!<br>
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Portugal_lotus » Wed 06.04.2005, 01:44

Great Job , <br>about the rear i would like to view with the original design , any one knows the price for the hardtop ?<br>regards
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Kuching » Sat 09.04.2005, 21:23

Apologies for being out of touch for a while but work has been very demanding recently  [smiley=disbelief.gif][smiley=whip.gif]<br><br>However, things have been progressing with the hardtop. I have now taken the moulds to another, much larger, manufacturer so I can now get them produced in respectable numbers. I am also arranging for a Lotus specialist to supply and fit the tops as I simply don't have the time to do this myself. Once this is up and running, I will let you know.
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Sy V » Sun 10.04.2005, 07:02

Simon<br><br>You deserve the break from this mate. You're doing the best thing for everyone.<br>You've achieved something that several parties have tried and all have ultimately failed.  You and your hard ones will go down in Elan history.  Well done.<br><br>Now, about the M200 retro front bumber and vallance...<br><br>Sorry Deb!
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Re: Hard Top

Postby herbert » Tue 12.04.2005, 17:11

As soon you start selling it, I want one, if you allready are selling the hardtops please tell me how can I get one. Thank you !!  
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Fubar1764 » Tue 12.04.2005, 17:30

[quote author=Kuching link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=435#448 date=04/09/05 at 13:23:43]I have now taken the moulds to another, much larger, manufacturer so I can now get them produced in respectable numbers. I am also arranging for a Lotus specialist to supply and fit the tops as I simply don't have the time to do this myself. Once this is up and running, I will let you know.[/quote]<br>Can I still get mine signed by you as if it were an original? ;)<br>
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Re: Hard Top

Postby westonben » Tue 03.05.2005, 12:40

"They said this job could not be done,<br>He smiled and said "I knew it"<br>So, tackled the job that could not be done,<br>[s]and couldn't flipping do it!"[/s]<br><br>except he did a sterling job.<br> :)<br><br>Are there any problems with the seals/flexing/noise? anything?
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Stef » Tue 03.05.2005, 12:47

No flexing and seals are sweet.<br><br>Visability is amazing and the car is a lot quieter.<br><br>It is really a 2 person job to put on and take off but it is not difficult.<br><br>You'll struggle now summer is here (kinda...) but see if you can have a look at one.  You'll love it!  ;)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Paul.P » Thu 05.05.2005, 17:17

So Simon, is your hardtop only available through this dealer now ?
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Re: Hard Top

Postby lotos » Thu 05.05.2005, 17:25

http://www.ntccars.com/accessories.htm<br><br>I found this searching the web a few days back.
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Stef » Thu 05.05.2005, 17:33

Simon was hoping to move the selling and distribution onto a dealer so he can regain some of his life!  ;D<br><br>He's a top man but can't personally deliver and fit everyone's roof  ;)
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Re: Hard Top

Postby Fubar1764 » Thu 05.05.2005, 19:53

[quote author=lotos link=board=body;num=1081474915;start=450#456 date=05/05/05 at 09:25:45]http://www.ntccars.com/accessories.htm<br><br>I found this searching the web a few days back.[/quote]<br><br>NTC's been promising for YEARS. Don't hold your breath, Lotos.  :-X<br>Simon the Magnificent, Protector of Squishy Heads, Savior of Air Condition and Low Wind Noise, is our only hope. So bow down to him!  [smiley=bowdown.gif] Bow down for Blessings of Good Seals.  [smiley=bowdown.gif] Bow down for All-Weather Driving.  [smiley=bowdown.gif] Bow down, man! [smiley=bowdown.gif]<br><br>Besides, Simon's hardtop is much much nicer than NTC's. Which, besides not existing beyond the odd prototype, isn't even available!  
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Re: Hard Top

Postby lotos » Thu 05.05.2005, 19:55

Doh - didn't even look closely, I assumed the NTC was Simon's top  ???
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