May 14, 2011 at 10:11 pm #233465
Hello, my name is Greg. I am new to the forum and MGTD world. I have
always wanted one since watching Funny Farm with Chevy Chase. They have
unique style and just look fun. So, we bought a VW replica which we love.
This car didn’t come with a top. I hate to be dumb, but where do you look to
find the frame for the car top? I have found some, but I’m not sure they will
fit this replica. Any ideas would be of great appreciation. Thanks to
whomever set up this forum… to cool!May 14, 2011 at 11:14 pm #244521Larry MurphyParticipant
Hi Greg, Welcome to the forum. We are always glad to get new members . Good people and good info here.
The top frames for our cars are simply two pieces of pipe cut and bent to fit. A boat dealer can provide the fittings to attach them to the body and some dealers can make the top as well.
Click on the photo gallery at the top right and look at the different cars and you will get an idea of how they are set up.May 14, 2011 at 11:27 pm #244522William J CollinsParticipant
hi Greg. I think I have a frame that might fit. If interested I’ll measure
and let u know . Interested.. PM MEMay 15, 2011 at 12:24 am #244523Paul MossbergKeymaster
Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
2005 Intermeccanica Roadster
If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)May 16, 2011 at 6:47 pm #244524Dan RosaParticipant
Hi Greg ,,,,,,,,,,I think if you look at past posts you WILL find all the infomation you need .. good luck Dan RMay 17, 2011 at 7:43 am #244525Dennis BrockParticipant
There is always MG Magic, they have the top bows and the hardware.May 22, 2011 at 2:21 pm #244526
Thanks for all the help. You all seem like a great bunch of folks.May 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm #244527newkitmanParticipant
Welcome aboarg Greg. Which VW based TD do you have? CMC Fiberfab, Daytona Migi, Duchess? Is the car a driving work in progress?
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackMay 25, 2011 at 12:02 am #244528
Thanks Allen, man I honestly don’t know the VW flavor but it is a
driving work in progress. Is there a way I can tell?May 25, 2011 at 6:53 am #244529newkitmanParticipant
There are different ways but the easiest is to check the photo gallery up top and look for a car like yours. ALSO, PMossberg and I believe Edsnova are working the differences between the kits on another thread. A photo of yours will help to as I’m sure many members will beable to tell you. I have a CMC Fiberfab and am new to the TD kit cars. Been working VWs since 1980.
VW based 53MGTD - "MoneyPenny"
"If one thing matters, everything matters" - from the book The ShackMay 25, 2011 at 10:49 am #244530James CochranParticipant
The measurements for the Fiberfab are here.
This may give you an idea of the size relative to your replica. This frame mounts to the inside and not on top of the tub.July 21, 2011 at 12:06 am #244531Hugh CoffeyParticipant
Because of all the different manufactures I would try to find who made yours. Prorbably a CMC/ Fiberfab. You might want to get a boat or car upholstery shop to make the top to fit. Mine is a little short on head room for me. I am 6 foot 1. Good luck and welcome aboard. What part of the country do you live in?
Live life to the fullest! If there is room left you are not living close enough to the edge!July 21, 2011 at 2:51 am #244532Peter C. KingParticipant
You need to figure out which manufacturer built your TD replica before you shop for parts. One size does not always fit all TD replicas.
The different TD replica manufacturers did not build to the same dimensions. Some are identical to the original TD. They can use original parts. $$$. Others are wider, longer, lower, taller. They need manufacturer specific parts for some purposes and generic for others.
Look on the body for a nameplate. It might be on any documentation you received with the car.
The manufacturer’s comparison on this Forum might help. Click on “Forum – My Project – Manufacturer Comparison” for pictures and descriptions. It’s a work in progress but it’s a good tool for differentiating the manufacturers.
The VW kit section contains a lot of information on maintaining VWs. Oil, valves, leaks, steering boxes and dampers. It’s based on personal experiences with the cars.
PeterJuly 21, 2011 at 4:24 pm #244533Montie HendersonParticipant
Welcome Greg, post some pictures and one of us might be able to help you ID your car.Montie
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