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jvsantosmd jvsantosmd is offline
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Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Juan PR
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There is absolutely NO chassis rigidity with the fiberglass roof on. There may be a subjective sense of less flexing. If you see flexing with the top off it will be going on with it on, and anyway you have a chassis that needs reinforcing. I installed a weld in roll cage that allows the use of the top. The only drawback is that it mandates the installation of power window motors since the descending front post interferes with the window crank. While in the process, tie the roll cage to the rear suspension, and if possible, the front one too. It sounds complicated but actually an easy job (just takes several short horizontals) and that will stay under the replacement cost of a new car. I don't want to venture into the factory chassis reinforcing kits... they were just a patch and at the end proved no good.
The ability to run with the top off is to behold and should not be relegated to a rigid top if you have a removable one.
Happy motoring.
Old 01-21-2007, 01:53 PM
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