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Old 27 Aug 2016, 01:43 pm
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Default Removable Fiberglas Hardtop?

Has anyone ever produced a removable Fiberglas Hardtop for the PT Convertible?

I'm just not an al fresco kinda guy.

Had a 69 Corvette Roadster with both tops and once I put the Hardtop on it I never took it off.

Also had an 88 Suzuki Samurai that i bought a Fiberglas top for it and never took it off once I installed it.



So just wondering if anything was available.
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Old 27 Aug 2016, 02:01 pm
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Nope!

As per the longest running retailer in the PT Cruiser aftermarket parts CMS.
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I looked into this for a customer a few years ago and found a couple fiberglass /fabrication shops willing to take on the project. Around $3000 -3500 and a semi good soft top for a template and your PT Cruiser from about 3-6 weeks.


I had a 1979 1/2 Limited MGB with a Snug Top hardtop and never took it off once I installed it.
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To each their own, but why put a fiberglass hard top on a convertible and leave it on? I've always liked convertibles because I can drop the top.
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Old 29 Aug 2016, 12:43 pm
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Wait!

We are all forgetting about the famous "very high quality" how-to book that you can buy for only $19.95 that shows you how to building your own.

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Old 29 Aug 2016, 12:56 pm
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Now that's a removable hardtop I'd get
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Old 29 Aug 2016, 12:59 pm
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The hardtop was a section from the donor coupe car and would not really work for a convertible conversion hardtop.
Lots of welding and fabrication involved for the final fitment.

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Old 29 Aug 2016, 01:13 pm
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Now that's a removable hardtop I'd get
Yep. All that hard work and even the marketing photos look like something my wife's crazy uncle would build over the weekend while on a beer binge.
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Old 29 Aug 2016, 01:25 pm
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Yep. All that hard work and even the marketing photos look like something my wife's crazy uncle would build over the weekend while on a beer binge.
I thought as much.



Is his name Chester?


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I thought as much.



Is his name Chester?


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Nope. It's Burt. And the guy in your photo is not near far out enough. Burt recently traded his John Deer side-by-side ATV for a Harley like he used to have when it was younger. I've been expecting to get the sad phone call for about a month now. But not yet.
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Chester is actually a pretty nice guy. I got in touch with him about his PT Coupe, and if I had the money, I'd do that to mine. That would really piss the wife off and probably lead to divorce. Anyone want to lend me some money?
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