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Offline Helios

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Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« on: September 30, 2011, 07:30:33 AM »
I've been searching for a more cost effective way to replace our convertible tops. I have found one site, but it looks like you need to send the old top to get re-covered. Anyway, this is a thread to begin compiling any sites or vendors that could be of potential use in the future. The following place says they re-cover both the Sky and Solstice tops.

http://www.ezonauto.com/default.asp

http://www.ezonauto.com/pdf/Catalog.pdf

Here's a place in Charleston, SC that I may have to call/ drop by and find out if they can help us.

http://www.convertibletopspecialist.com/home
« Last Edit: October 11, 2011, 09:11:09 PM by Helios »
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Re: Replacement convertible tops
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2011, 10:45:46 AM »
Was there a key for the price codes?
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Re: Replacement convertible tops
« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2011, 04:42:45 PM »
In their FAQs they say contact a distributer for pricing.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops
« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2011, 05:13:02 PM »
I've never used EZ On tops, however a lot of my friends in the classic European car market have, and they speak very highly of the product.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 09:12:47 PM »
Here's a hardtop alternative to anyone that's interested. The whole thing flips up on the stock hinges.

« Last Edit: October 12, 2011, 09:02:05 AM by Helios »
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 09:48:47 PM »
That's pretty cool! Have you seen this one? (I can post a link here can't I?)

http://www.smoothline.com/solstice.php

      
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2011, 09:54:48 PM »
That's pretty cool! Have you seen this one? (I can post a link here can't I?)

http://www.smoothline.com/solstice.php

      


Yes, I've seen those. The only good one is the Club Racer style. The Le Mans is Le Puke, IMO. BIG downside is you can't get into the trunk without removing the top. Dunno, why they haven't made a hardtop with cloth flaps that fold like stock so the trunk is still accessible.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2011, 09:02:50 AM »
Updated pics.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2011, 09:10:26 AM »
Here's a hardtop alternative to anyone that's interested. The whole thing flips up on the stock hinges.
Yeah Chris at Nankoo Design is a member here and his top is sharp. Another Canadian invention.   :D
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2011, 10:51:11 AM »
Here's a hardtop alternative to anyone that's interested. The whole thing flips up on the stock hinges.



that's great! are there any more fotos on a factory kappa?
it is a good solution, but shipping cost should be $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2011, 08:52:52 PM »


edit: fixed image link
« Last Edit: October 13, 2011, 08:57:35 PM by Sly Bob »

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2011, 03:51:30 PM »
That thing is pretty sweet, what kind of price does it go for?
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #12 on: October 14, 2011, 06:48:58 PM »
He has said that if he could get 10 orders, he'd build them for $2000.
Just trying to do my part...

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2011, 08:56:28 AM »
Bob, Do you live close to him? Have you been up close to it? I assume you remove the trunk lid and attach it to the hinges. Is it sealed good where it meets the body? It would definitely give more trunk room. Could he make the glass top removable, maybe like a t top? I would be interested in one.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2011, 09:02:30 AM »
No I don't Dick. He's about an hour and a half away. He claims that it seals well on the the factory weatherstrips.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2011, 01:36:36 PM »
Spoke with EZ On tops and their suppliers have discontinued support for our tops. Oh well. I called the place that is local here in Charleston as well. He said he will get back to me in a couple of hours. I think it'll end up being a dead end, too.

UPDATE: The place in Charleston just called back. YUP! Dead end! He said it's a factory top only.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2011, 01:50:03 PM »
Good Luck.

I just bought an 07 Sky with a ripped top on each side. As part of the deal, I agreed to buy the car only if the Top would be replaced. They ordered a new top from GM (somewhere?) and had an outside contractor install it. It took them 2 days. So... tops are available from GM parts people... but I have no idea on the cost.

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 05:29:36 PM »
I have three softtops but only one that hasn't been vandalized.  I think i'm going to keep it safe in my garage until it's a super-collector's item :lol:

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 09:14:35 PM »
I found a dealership in OH that has an EDAG hardtop for $500.00. Not my style but someone may like it here.

What we really need is someone build a hardtop that folds into the trunk. If others cars can build it, why not ours?
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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #19 on: December 13, 2011, 07:44:59 AM »
cdflint,

Have you ever LOOKED in your trunk?   :poke: :(

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2011, 10:37:07 AM »
That top was originally 3K (only three made?).  One owner wanting to sell because their first one had leaking/reinforcement issues, plus he had to pay S&H.  That helped soured him on the whole Edag experience.   So the question is the one in OH the original or a replacement? 

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2011, 08:56:37 PM »
Yeah we have no room for junk in our trunk but I think a hard top could fit and extend out...That sounds so wrong...

Here are the pic they sent me on the EDAG one. They did mention there was a leak issue.





« Last Edit: December 13, 2011, 09:01:19 PM by cdflint »
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #22 on: December 14, 2011, 07:38:11 AM »
The EDAG hardtop made the car look like a station wagon. [DISLIKE]!!!
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #23 on: December 14, 2011, 09:40:00 AM »
The EDAG hardtop made the car look like a station wagon. [DISLIKE]!!!

THAT"S IT! There was this nagging sensation in the back of my head about what this reminded me of and you nailed it. Reminds me of one of those Dodge Magnum's.
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Re: Replacement convertible tops/ hardtops
« Reply #24 on: December 14, 2011, 09:43:46 AM »
EDAG hardtop is horrendous......sorry.

SMOOTHLINE hardtops look alot better......
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