Cabriolet hard top

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    • #10644
      lloyd roberts
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      Has anyone any experience of the hard top?

      I have one, unopened in its original box, or at least I am assured there is one in there, it has sat in the garage for 15 years. I am thinking of fitting it, a shame I know, it will reduce open-air driving pleasure, but thought I might make more use of the car if it was on.

       

      What’s it like when fitted? Noisy , squeaky, leak prone?

       

      Grateful for any comment,

      thanks

       

      Lloyd

       

    • #10683
      David Wardale
      Participant

      Merry Christmas, Lloyd.

      When I bought my car a few years ago, it came with both tops.The hardtop was attached to the car, and the softtop wrapped in plastic. I have been so pleased with the hardtop that I have looked at the other top briefly, and then wrapped it back up.

      My hardtop makes no noise, does not leak, and I like the appearance of the car. If you want the “wind in your hair” experience, just remove the targa panels, and roll down the windows.   Additionally, my car is quiet at speed, and the A/C works well with the hardtop in place.

      I would hope that there is no difference in colour , considering that your boxed top has not seen the light of day for so long.

      I will try to post a photo, if I can remember all the steps involved.

      All the best, Dave.

    • #10685
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi David Wardale

      Hopefully you will find it easy to insert photos now – please read this article Click Here

      Cheers,

      Laurence

    • #10694
      David Wardale
      Participant

      Laurence, I read it. I read it again.Better at working on Jags than computers .

      Perhaps I will print out the instructions, and then I can read all the steps as I go.

      Dave W.

    • #10700
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      🙂

      Short instruction – just click on Visual (just over to the right of the Text Area (looks like a filing cabinet folder tab).  Then click  on the little camera icon (to the right of the little smile in a circle), then follow instructions as you see them.

      Laurence

    • #10705
      Laurence Jones
      Keymaster

      Hi David Wardale ‍ ‍

      Here is the photo you wanted to add

      Photo 1146

      Cheers

      Laurence

    • #10724
      David Wardale
      Participant

      Thank you, Laurence, I knew you could make it work. Easy for you, not so much for this old Liverpudlian!

      Regards, Dave.

    • #10760

      OK lets have a go .

    • #10782
      lloyd roberts
      Participant

      hi all,

      I hope you all had a great Christmas, and thanks for your comments.

      also, thanks for perseverence to post a photo.

       

      I am having the targa panels recovered, so all should be well, I think I may go for the change!

       

      Happy New Year,

       

      Lloyd

       

       

    • #10795
      Martin Ball
      Participant

      You guys have probably already discussed this before but what is the flap above the mirror on US cars? Cheers

      Martin

      • #10974

        Hi Martin

        I assume you are referring to the Wind deflector which was an optional extra,

        Photo 1171

        Photo 1173

    • #10981
      Martin Ball
      Participant

      Hi John, yes, that sounds right.  I had a SD1 VDP once that had a wind deflector as part of the sun roof which spanned the width of the sunroof.  I wonder how effective such a small deflector is?  Was this an option on all cars or just US?  Regards, Martin

      • #10983

        Hi Martin It was available as “Optional Extra” world wide as far as I am aware certainly UK.

    • #15097
      lloyd roberts
      Participant

      an update on fitting my hard top.

      It booms inside with the targa panels removed, and its not so quiet, I’m aware of it being there without the ‘boom’.  The booms comes in at about 60mph.

      It’s relieved when the windows are fully open.

      Pity, as it looks good. But in reality, I preferred it before, the problem was the pram hood was looking scruffy and I didn’t want to drop cash on it.

       

      Lloyd

       

       

    • #15296
      Alan Irvine
      Participant

      Hi,

      I have a hardtop for my xjsc with no hardware to attach it to the car. All diagrams show one catch.  I’m assuming there are two? Does anyone know where to find the hardware and  does anyone have pictures of how they attach to the car and hood?

      Thanks Alan

      Canada

    • #15301
      lloyd roberts
      Participant

      Alan,

      reget i can’t answer your enquiry, but I was disapppointed after fitting the hard top,

      it looks great.. but

       

    • #15615
      Larry Sheets
      Participant

      Hello,

      I will be getting a hard top for my 87 xjsc in the near future. What are the two latches attached to. Photos would de really helpful.

      thanks

      larry Sheets
      Woodhaven, Michigan

      USA

      wagco1@yahoo.com

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