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Will an Series 3 hartop fit a Series 1 ??

PostPost by: mazlot » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:00 am

As per the header, any ideas ??


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PostPost by: steve71 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:05 am

Hi Jeff,

I don't believe so. The window openings are a different shape and the S3 has window frames, the S1 doesn't. Also they are shown as two different parts in the Dave Bean cataloge.

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PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 6:11 am

Steve is correct.
The soft tops are not interchangeable either, same reason, the window cutouts are different.
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PostPost by: cabc26b » Mon Mar 06, 2006 6:24 pm


Not likley to happen as the hartop is designed to dove-tail into the mounting arangment of cantrails and soft top which are unique to the type 26 series cars. ( a-pilar, bobin and tenax at the c-pilar and lastly the trunk hardware).
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PostPost by: pereirac » Wed Mar 08, 2006 5:39 pm

S3 has frames around the windows on the doors, S1 does not...
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