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S1 S2 Hardtop Latch

PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Feb 18, 2020 4:46 am

I'm looking a few of these for my hardtop. Pic attached

Thank you,

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:19 am

but NOT the screws I guess since you didn't respond to my offer on the "other" thread? :)
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:00 am

Hello Ted,

Correct. The Screws I have. Actually I needed nine for the three tops I have. It's the latch part I'm looking for. I may consider fabricating them myself. If I'm not mistaken, each top needs three screws and three of the latches. Maybe other years are different but the three S1 / S2 Hardtops utilize three of each.

As always, thank you very much,
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PostPost by: nomad » Sun Mar 15, 2020 6:05 am

My top to windshield securing clips were just a bit of formed up steel strip. I seem to have misplaced them for now but they seemed like they would do the job.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:55 am

Nomad, sounds interesting. Should you find them, can you shoot me a pic? Thank you, Frank
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PostPost by: miked » Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:17 am

Really easy to make. I did some for a friend. In fact i also made up the threaded pieces too and i am only a lathe tinkerer. :D
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PostPost by: 661 » Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:50 am

I bought some from the Elantriks guy in Aus.
They don't look like the originally but I would say are superior in design and look.
Personally, I'm annoyed I didn't fabricate them myself
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