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    breissjr
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    @breissjr

    Looking for a top only replacement for my Fiberfab 53TD, needs to be for a two bow with grove windshield and looking for top only no side curtains and intaller in So California if anyone knows a good one.  Thanks

    Bob

    #304011

    toller
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    @toller

    Bob
    Have a look at MgMagic they may have a top that meets your requirements. As for installation if you don’t want to tackle the installation of the Snaps you may be able to engage a marina. The top is essentially a Bimini like you would find on a small boat

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA
    Sabine

    #304132

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Bob,

    Snaps are an easy install.

    You need one of these to punch the holes: https://www.amazon.com/Revolving-including-Screwdriver-Grinding-Saddle/dp/B06XRDBGY6/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1506032075&sr=8-3&keywords=hole+punch+tool

    There are others, the above is just an example.

    And you need one of these to attach the female snaps: https://www.amazon.com/Fastener-Piece-Complete-Female-Snaps/dp/B01H5YA8BO/ref=sr_1_3?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1506032178&sr=1-3&keywords=snap+fastener+pliers   Or this set that slips over any vise grip type pliers: https://www.amazon.com/CRL-Button-Socket-Fastening-Kit/dp/B000MQYP58/ref=sr_1_fkmr3_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1506032302&sr=1-1-fkmr3&keywords=snap+fastener+vise+grip+attachment

    Again, there are others. Just search for snap fasteners.

    I assume the male snaps are already on your car. With the roof on the support hoops and attached to the windshield frame, start from the middle at the rear and attached the female snaps to the roof. Alternate left/right as you go. That’ll keep everything properly aligned.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #304133

    toller
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    @toller

    As an alternative to using the rotary punch, as both tops and tonneau covers are now using a polyester type material I use a pencil style tip soldering iron to melt a hole in the material. By melting the hole I am able to minimize the potential of the material fraying and in fact have reinforced the hole with the melted material. As Paul points out it is not a difficult job

    David B Dixon
    Port Perry ON CA
    Sabine

    #304140

    secretagentcat
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    @secretagentcat

    A 357 Magnum will also leave a nice reinforced melted hole…But for this application I’d take the advice from the smarter members of our club…I’m just here for the comic relief!  That’s what Village Idiots do best!

    And I’m proud to be yours…

    “Good luck with the Project!”

    Rick and The Penny Marie

    #304191

    pmossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Not a bad idea Rick. And sounds like more fun than the punch. But… a 357 will leave a hole that is far too large. The female snaps will pull through the top material. You’ll have to go to a much smaller caliber. 😉

    • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by  pmossberg.

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to http://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

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