Hardtop fitting and removal information.

8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #54411 by Leigh Ping

Video courtesy of 'Yellow Peril' (Ken)

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Stan_B wrote: The hardtop fits with the soft top folded down, If your soft top clips on then the hard top will clip on the same place.
There are fittings for the hard top just behind the door.

In Whiz's pic below you can clearly see the adjustment screw, just move the foot up and down until it lands nicely on the fixed bracket and clips firmly with no play but not excessive force as you do up the over centre catch. You only need to do this the first time you fit it

Whiz wrote:

PQD44 wrote:

Alanrt54 wrote: I think it would be pretty safe to assume that the hooks on the hardtop will be there. But you will need to check that the brackets on the soft top frame are there (as shown in PQD44's picture above).

When I bought my green hood I had to take the ones off my old black hood. They are quite small and not fixed to the frame itself. They are held in place by the bolts that secure the hood to the car.

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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #54413 by Stan_B
I think those brilliant pics nail it guys.

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8 years 5 months ago #54421 by paulsmgf
Thanks you've got it spot on now but since my f tried to go on fire yesterday i wont be collecting the hardtop for a while :rant:

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8 years 5 months ago #54431 by mandymay1971
How far have you got to go to collect hard top Paul

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8 years 5 months ago #54432 by paulsmgf
its down in cambridge i've just text the vendor awaiting the answer.

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8 years 5 months ago #54443 by bensewell
No long term affects I hope from the fire o doom

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8 years 5 months ago #54452 by paulsmgf
I dont think so.

Just picked up oil and filter and when the hurricane stops i'll get out there and have a good look ramps at the ready and head torch lol

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8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #54461 by PQD44
Sorry to hear of your problems Paul, hope you're back on the road soon.

Here are two good threads with lots of information regarding the hardtop

Thinking of Fitting a Hardtop? Things to Consider.

MGF Hood removal


Should just warn people new to MGF/TF ownership
. Like myself, one of the first things, especially when you can see winter approaching, is you start thinking a hardtop will be a good idea.

However after purchasing one you'll find yourself on a sunny winter day wishing you could have a topless drive, you'll begin to dislike the hardtop as it denies you the spontaneous hood down pleasure of topless motoring. It will take up lots of space in your garage, shed or spare bedroom, you will eventually sell it on ebay and never regret having sold it.

Don't say I didn't warn you :bust:

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8 years 5 months ago #54464 by paulsmgf
Thanks Paul.

the car is now back up and running still a bit of smoke while it burns off the excess oil.

changed my mind about the hartop i thing my lil f was telling me NO

but its still for sale in Cambridge i was paying only £140 for it and its in silver if anyones interested

Paul

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