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 Post subject: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:49 am 
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Hi everybody,
Many moons ago when I joined this fraternity, my mind was set on making a hard top removable roof.
I settled on making the latch catches and I again thank everybody for encouraging me by purchasing them.
Anyway, my mind never stopped "exploring" the subject and today I received this from Bonhams.
As you know, a car guy likes ALL types of cars, antiques, drag, hot rods....but even though I have an open mind, even though I'M somewhat literate on
many makes, even though I am open to all sorts of ideas, shapes, motricity, I must admit that it is quite impossible for me to find something that I like with this car.....really for me the most unpleasant spectacle my poor eyes have seen.

http://www.bonhams.com/video/22148/

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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:02 pm 
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Some convertibles look best with their tops up, others with their tops lowered. Some even look best half open, targa style.

I'm afraid this one would look its best with all of its sheet metal aft and forward of the doors excised.

Thanks for sharing, I think..

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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:26 pm 
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what an ugly little toad! :twisted:

i have never really acquired a taste for any of the talbot inspired styling. although i have become a recent fan of retractable hardtops, my slk230 folds nicely into the trunk instead of perching atop it on the outside of the car. man is that unattractive!

the pinball machine-like electro-hydraulic top controls take up a bunch of real estate under the hood as well as the hydraulic motor and chain drive stashed into the left rear fender. the flat head v8 with 2 su carbs is another strike. the interior looks like it was transplanted from an amish buggy.

but, the car probably did set a mark - of how not to build a retractable roof.

even though the car is badged as a daimler it has many hallmarks that indicate it was designed by an englishman and built in the empty lot between the buggy works and the blacksmith's shop. i'd bet a dollar to a donut that it handles poorly, too. :blackeye:

honestly even if i was ultra rich with an extensive collection of vintage automobiles i'd avoid this monstrosity altogether.

but thanks frederick, for the entertainment. :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:27 am 
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Many moons ago I seem to remember a thread on here of a gentleman who did such a task. I followed page after page of his buildup. I wonder where it went.

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An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 8:58 pm 
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Tha'ts just crazy talk
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"Hardtop for convertible GEO"
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Its a convertible Danm it.!
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look you can't tell a rainbow stop being a rainbow
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The Suzuki Engineers in all there wisdom trickery and resources
Did not do it...
What make you think you could ....are should
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you want a hard top ...Buy a sedan
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Ya I've heard it Yad yad yad Miata blah blah blah Corvette
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I have two other cars that are convertibles with hard top from the Factory....CRAP I tell ya.! The Suzuki Tracker for one
What an abortion.
Suzuki Engineers design & built that...........then stood back in the native language and said
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なぜ我々はそれががらくたのように見えるの構築でした

"Wow that didn't go well..... lets not do that again or some one here is going to have to fall on a sword"
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Someone need to stop this nonsense and........... LOCK THIS THREAD.!
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.........................or prove me wrong Build one....... I double dog dare ya.!
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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:49 pm 
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Hard-top will make swift into the fake coupe... I don't want swift sedan and I want swift fastback/coupe so what's matter?

Oh by the way jeep is the last survive stand in the market right now... ;p I also believe in 4x4 should come with hard top... why? it's damn off road SUV!

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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 11:18 pm 
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Guys it's 2016. Maybe the convertible wants to identify as a coupe. :lol:

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clinty wrote:
Us swift people are a rare breed.

pacapo wrote:
You get an old one, clean it up, put it back to specs and take care of it, and she'll last for years.

JVS wrote:
We (the Suzuki enthusiast) are Dinosaurs.

An eye for an eye will leave the whole world blind.

1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: Red "My PocketRocket"
1989 Suzuki Swift GTi: White (Being resurrected)
1996 Geo Metro (Stocker)
1999 Suzuki 1.6 Esteem (Baleno) Wagon (Sleeper creeper)


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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 2:59 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: HardTop for vert.
PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:00 pm 
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Does the soft top fit underneath that?


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