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    You May Not Know? Hardtop Installation

    That time of the year when those of us fortunate enough to own hardtops will be installing them, the benefits we enjoy quieter cockpit less body flexing resulting in less rattles more ridged in that it seems to hold panels in place. Mine was 1 of 45 @Triumphest USA 1 of 40 @ATDI Canada 3 of us @San Diego Brits Car Day excluding mine all had hardtops bolted/tightened down tight where the round rubber feet/mounts were touching the rear deck. Advised them to adjust/raise rear of hardtop so rubber do hickeys not touching as they will rub & leave imprint on rear deck during flexing (visuals: bottom rear 2 &1/2 inches from rear corner/tip of hardtop)

    1st 5 yrs of ownership ran my hardtop tightened down said feet/mounts touching rear deck etched imprint of feet/mounts into rear deck similar to dry water spot etched into paint matter not products/buffing couldn't remove had to respray. Since then always maintain minimum 1/2 inch clearance between those feet/mounts and rear deck and anyone I see sporting TR6 hardtop look at their scenario with them go to my TR6 show the difference which you can't tell unless pointed out to you.

    Raise 'em up a tad!

    Here You Can See mine raised up off rear deck: Mouse on pic clic once then again to magnify
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/picsby...h/42928363141/
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    Re: You May Not Know? Hardtop Installation

    I don't have a TR6 so can't comment on the hard top but I can say my hat's off to you for keeping up your 375K car like a trailer queen. Keep on driving.
    Tom
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    Re: You May Not Know? Hardtop Installation

    Thanks Tom appreciate the props & TRust me I will continue to Keep It Clean & Drive It! After 2800 roundtrip to All TR Drive In Canada & last weekend's trip to San Diego British Car Day just checked 378, 041 as she sets in the TR Cave (feel that's not accurate on the low side odometer/trip indicator don't match due to wear from excessive number of miles seat times feels more like 380K+) towards minimum goal 1/2 million always & will continue to maintain as I have during 40 yrs of ownership. Trailer queen? been telling people lately you see my TR6 on a trailer don't waste time trying to find me call the police immediately cause my TR's being stolen the time you waste looking for me they could get away find me after you call the police

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    Re: You May Not Know? Hardtop Installation

    Julius, I have seen your car in person a few times, it looks absolutely beautiful! I love all your photos.
    Dan
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    Re: You May Not Know? Hardtop Installation

    Dan
    Thanks simply my interpretation of what TR6 means to me Pride in Ownership the places it's taken me the sights I've seen behind the wheel and the Great People such as yourself it's allowed me to meet & many get to know over the years. Appreciate you looking couple hundred more pics on the way of the 300+ British Iron from San Diego British Car Day last weekend

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