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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2005 1:40 am 
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i was thinking about making a speedster style fiberglass cover/cap to cover the convertible top. it would be a 1 piece lift on/off cover to replace the 3 piece stock units with a big bump behind each seat
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i'm wondering if jimmy and i should just make a one-off version for his geo-gti, or if there's enough interest to go to the trouble of making a mold and laying up a few of them.
what would a fair price be for such an item ?
i'm sure they could be done for less, but the mustang ones sell for ~$300-$450

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i like it, kris.

it'll be hard to get close to the light weight of the polyethylene boot cover, though.

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I don't imagine it should be too difficult. Granted, this will be a larger piece but you can get away with making it a bit thinner with no loss of strength as the factory peice is flat and the speedster piece is curved a bit which would add a good measure of strength.

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The cover area is very small. How would you store the cover when the top is up? Like, if it starts raining. I would be VERY interested tho :)

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how attaching it to the exsisting cover? not the" slide around " side ones but the center piece thats latches down. with the gt seats and a toddlers car seat in the pass. side it is a pain in the a$$ to use the side covers.

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if you make it, i will definately buy one, i think it would be a lot better looking then the stock, and the side sliders are a huge pain in the ass.


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Is this even on the project list anymore Kris?? :huh: Please say it is :)

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its still there , but on the back burner :( more pressing matters atm

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i wouldn't even worry about it being removeable or storeable. most of the summer i don't even put my top up. i use a convertible interior cover for everything except the hardest thunderstorms.

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t3 ragtop wrote:
i use a convertible interior cover


:huh: please ,go on. any pics?? does it snap on or what??

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