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1L-Loyd
Lawrence Loyd

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MGB factory hardtop question.
Posted by: 1L-Loyd
Date: February 22, 2022 01:10PM

Anyone have experience with the Rimmer Brothers MGB fiberglass hardtop? From the catalog depiction, It looks like a factory copy from what I can see.
Will those of you with the MGB factory top take a look and provide an opinion please. I'm sure the cost to ship one to the US would be steep, but it is "new".
Thanks



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/22/2022 06:40PM by 1L-Loyd.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: MGB factory hardtop question.
Posted by: mowog1
Date: March 30, 2022 10:09AM

If the hardtop to refer to is this listing: [rimmerbros.com] it is not even close to what the factory top provides. No side windows is the biggest difference.

For USD $1000 plus shipping, you should be able to find an authentic top here in the States.

Attached are photos of two tops that I've owned:

1968 MGC LR_1.JPG

MGC 3-4 rear_resize.jpg


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB Buick 215

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Re: MGB factory hardtop question.
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2022 10:28AM

We need a pic. The only hardtop I can find on the Rimmer Bros site is for a Triumph Spitfire.


mgb260
Jim Nichols
Sequim,WA
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02/29/2008 08:29PM

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1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: MGB factory hardtop question.
Posted by: mgb260
Date: March 30, 2022 10:36AM

If it looks like the factory hardtop it is a copy by Honebourne molding.
MGB Hardtop (2).jpg



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1L-Loyd
Lawrence Loyd

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Re: MGB factory hardtop question.
Posted by: 1L-Loyd
Date: April 16, 2022 01:25PM

Yes! That photo is what I was referencing in my original post. I like it because it is the same shape as the factory top, which in my opinion, looks great on the roadster.
Even though the quarter windows are what looks like fiberglass, they could possibly be painted a bright aluminum color and clear coated to look like the trim I have seen on a aged top!

Thanks to those of you who replied. My beloved wife still thinks I would complain about the entery and exit and only keep the car a short time like a few past fun vehicles I "had to have"! I figure life is short and I should spend the children's inheritance before they piss it away after I'm gone!!!
Get out there and have fun!


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