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NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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Who makes this top?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: October 19, 2013 03:56PM

I found it on a 1980 MGB LE in a Columbia, SC wrecking yard. It's the best looking hard top I've ever seen on an MG.
Camera Clean out 10-13 Trip to Columbia40.JPG


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

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: October 19, 2013 04:30PM

Very interesting. I've not seen anything like it. I'm sure Steve over at mgnuts.com would love to see it.

[www.mgnuts.com]


NCtim
Tim Shumbera
Western North Carolina
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Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: NCtim
Date: October 19, 2013 04:42PM

I'll shoot him an email. Thanks, Carl.


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
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09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: DonB
Date: October 28, 2013 01:31PM

Hi Tim,
Looks VERY similar to mine made by Classic Motor car Ltd .in UK called a Bermuda Top. They made them for Bs, Midgets and Spitifres. Think they were just too "weird" for most. I love mine.

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Rear quarter light appears a tidge different. I'm restoring mine, new color. Found a website from UK that must have had 20 different brands of aftermarket B tops... along with lots of background. Now I can't find it.
Don B.


DonB
Don Bonar
Prairie Village, KS
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Registered:
09/09/2011 10:06AM

Main British Car:
1971 MG-B 95 GM 3.4 V-6

Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: DonB
Date: October 30, 2013 10:11AM

Tim,
Additional thought...
I've seen what appear to be the same shape of rear side quarterlights on a few aftermarket MG Midget tops. Might be a clue in there for you. I'll keep looking for the British website with all the info.

Don B.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4411 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 30, 2013 10:52PM

This one, perhaps? [www.mgnuts.com]


waterbucket
Philip Waterman
England
(73 posts)

Registered:
07/30/2011 01:08PM

Main British Car:
1978 MGB GT

Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: waterbucket
Date: November 07, 2013 04:13PM

Here is a website from a company that makes all manner of fibreglass mouldings for an equally wide range of manufacturers.
[www.honeybournemouldings.co.uk]
regards
Philip



theonlyiceman53
Bill Russell
Florda
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11/18/2008 06:01AM

Main British Car:
77MGB 350 Chevy with LT1 heads

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Re: Who makes this top?
Posted by: theonlyiceman53
Date: November 18, 2013 08:54AM

Old MGB picture only one Cropped (3).JPG

I loved that top! It's the only picture I have of that 1965 car. This was before I finished the bodywork and painted it a bright white. It had a 283 with 3 speed stick. Always wondered what happened to that top. Would love to have one again. Bought the top on the same day my oldest daughter was born Oct 2, 1974. I was told a guy in the service brought it back from England. The girl that I bought the top from didn't have room to store the hardtop.
Cheers,
Bill


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