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    1974 MGB convertible top anchor bar size

    Top frame's now installed and seems good, so now it's time to put the new vinyl hood on. This has been a long time in coming, so the piece of scrap metal I used to use for the anchor bar at the rear of the old top/hood has disappeared.

    They're available in the catalogs, but I don't want to wait on a mail-order to get here or triple its cost by adding next-day air shipment. What is a good size for something like this? I've been told to use steel 1/8" thick and 1" wide, but not sure about the length.

    Any assistance would be appreciated.

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    William Killeffer
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    Re: 1974 MGB convertible top anchor bar size

    Hey, William -

    Just went out and measured mine; it's 35" long. Ends taper to a rounded point for inserting into the top pocket.

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    Re: 1974 MGB convertible top anchor bar size

    Thanks, Mickey.
    Think this is something I could get at the local Ace/Lowes/Home Despot? Probably get a slightly longer length so I can trim down the corners and make the ends round?

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    Re: 1974 MGB convertible top anchor bar size

    Probably can find some flat bar stock at the usual outlets. I would imagine they're available in 36" lengths, which would be perfect to cut down.
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    Re: 1974 MGB convertible top anchor bar size

    Mine is about the same, except that it's just rounded at the corners. Each end is flat with no sharp edges.
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