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    3000 with clear hard top??

    Take a look at this link and scroll down, a clear hard top on a 3000!

    https://myntransportblog.com/2016/10...motor-company/

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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    The Dutch Healey museum have one. Apparently, the heat build up inside is awful !

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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Looks like it belongs on the set of the Jetsons ?
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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Years ago Dad fabricated a clear plastic conv top. Worked good but was very hot inside on a suuny day.
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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Kind of reminds me of our dual fuel convection oven. Cooks from the top and bottom with circulator fans. Everything cooks twice as fast.

    The solar gain must be very effective in that car.
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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Probably not a problem in the UK where it's rainy or overcast most of the time. Phoenix not so much.


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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    I saw one at Beaulieu auto jumble a few years back. It sold on the first day.
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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    But it gets rid of the blind spot issues when you come up to a less than 90 degree Tee junction. I was out in the BJ7 the other day on a rare occasion when I had the soft top up. Came up to an oblique junction and had the devil of a job checking on the passenger side if it was safe to go, I was on my own and I wanted to turn right and could not see down to the left at all.




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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Quote Originally Posted by aero3113 View Post
    Take a look at this link and scroll down, a clear hard top on a 3000!

    https://myntransportblog.com/2016/10...motor-company/
    That must be the Austin-Healey "Fire Starter" hard top model?

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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    Would be great for one of those VW Bug flower vases. A perfect greenhouse, LoL!!

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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    IMG_8460.jpg This is the hardtop that Hans has at the Healey Museum. I visited last month.
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    Re: 3000 with clear hard top??

    If you google around you'll find clear plastic kayaks, etc. That must be the shark equivalent of my looking in a seafood market's lobster tank.
    Last edited by Michael Oritt; 10-19-2017 at 11:05 PM.

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