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Old 05-22-2010, 06:16 PM
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Default Markcross and the Retractable hardtop birds?... anyone know how he did this?

Wow, just saw that Markcross had said he had made 2 tbirds a retractable hardtop... as I have all but 2 pieces needed for my soft top conversion, this would be so much cooler to do.. unfortunately Markcross is not allowing people to send him emails on how he did this (plus the post was 5 years ago) ... anyone else that can help me in this area to know how to do and where to cut on the roof, ect...
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Old 05-23-2010, 09:30 PM
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I vaguely remember that guy and his claims. I seriously doubt his claims about having made a retractable. The trunk seems simply too shallow to house a hard top. I'd be happy to be shown wrong.
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Old 05-23-2010, 10:52 PM
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Default Would be really cool ...

to do one out of fiberglass and epoxy resin, or for those with deep pockets, carbon fiber. Mike
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Old 05-24-2010, 09:21 AM
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I remember seeing a pic (still pic - not operational) of one that operated like the Skyliner? where the roof folded about 1/3 of the way back. I agree that the trunk looks too shallow to house those side pillars unless special slots were cut in the trunk (which would then probably interfere with the leaf springs or mufflers. The trunks on the Skyliner/Sunliners were much taller.

A project I would love to see happen too - but I just barely got pockets - much less deep ones.

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