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Repair the removable roof panel (1/5)
 3/23/13 9:54pm
djones57
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This might be a crazy question but has anyone replaced the acrylic top material with a fiberglass panel? I live in Phoenix and the clear top doesn't work so well here. I would like to trade for a plain fiberglass top but they are hard to find. Then I got to thinking if there was a company that made a replacement panel to replace in the frame...years ago I read something about a guy doing that but I have not found any thing available yet...

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Re: Repair the removable roof panel (2/5)
 3/24/13 6:54pm
Trooper
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Hermitage, TN - USA

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Astrotops.com they actually make the entire roof, but I bet you could work a deal on whatever you need...

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Re: Repair the removable roof panel (3/5)
 3/25/13 9:22am
tbirdsps
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Ridgecrest, CA - USA

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djones57 said: This might be a crazy question but has anyone replaced the acrylic top material with a fiberglass panel? I live in Phoenix and the clear top doesn't work so well here. I would like to trade for a plain fiberglass top but they are hard to find. Then I got to thinking if there was a company that made a replacement panel to replace in the frame...years ago I read something about a guy doing that but I have not found any thing available yet...

I've got both tops with my 90.  Structurally they seem a little different so not sure if it can be replaced with a fiberglass panel.
 
Since I have both tops I use the acrylic top in the winter time.  I live in a very hot area in California and the acrylic top works best in winter. LOL. 



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Re: Repair the removable roof panel (4/5)
 4/11/13 11:56pm
djones57
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My problem is solved, I found a nice fiberglass top cheap, could store away my tinted clear top...but it was from a 1988...no problem, I changed the front support mounts to match the top and bingo..it installs nice and solid. It was an easy swap and I went through the whole adjustment process to properly align the top brackets to the top mounts...I didn't know that there was a procedure but do now

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Re: Repair the removable roof panel (5/5)
 12/7/14 10:32pm
Taps
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Hi,

You may want to think about putting an inside headliner panel in it. May be less work and a lot less expensive!
Unless you've already taken care of the issue.

Taps




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