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Old 01-14-2013   #1
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Ttop Soft Tops

I scored these the other day, never heard of them before, had to have them .... LOL.

Dont think I'd drive around w/ them, but they will keep the bugs out when I park in the garage. I usually keep the glass tops/in trunk during the summer in garage.

Pretty neat, and rare, company is out of biz. - these are so so - fit is not great on birds, probably better on camaros.
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Old 01-14-2013   #2
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

haha definitely strange
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Old 09-11-2013   #3
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

Do you still have these? I tried to buy a set a year ago but my offer was not high enough. Are you the same "buyer/seller"?
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Old 09-11-2013   #4
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

They would fit the same on a Camaro as a bird.
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Old 09-16-2013   #5
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

Would definitely say there rare and I think you have found the perfect use for them. As driving around with them on i'd be worried about them blowing away. Anyways great find!!!
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Old 09-18-2013   #6
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Never seen those before.... nice find!
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Old 09-24-2013   #7
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

I dumped them, sold for what I paid ... it was an aftermarket novelty thing that didnt take off.

Kinda worthless, cant really drive w/ them and the definately wouldnt keep water out. Fit was bad, gaps and didnt lock in too good. Door windows didnt close right ..... So I sold them off ...
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Old 10-24-2016   #8
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

They're in my basement now. I finally tracked down the previous owner. Novelty for sure but rare is the cool factor for me
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Old 10-24-2016   #9
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They're in my basement now. I finally tracked down the previous owner. Novelty for sure but rare is the cool factor for me
I would agree to "rare" if it were an option with part code from Pontiac.
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Old 10-24-2016   #10
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

I can honestly say I've never seen those before. They'd be cool to have around...might come in handy from time to time.
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Old 10-24-2016   #11
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I would agree to "rare" if it were an option with part code from Pontiac.
Rare due to the fact they are the only known set around. For sure not OEM but the Tram is not OEM & people say they are rare & worth it. I know the soft ttops provide zero for performance or even looks but they are rare.....rare doesn't equal sought afrer.... I'm stuck with them & happy to have them
Very few people have ever seem a set.
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

Just out of curiosity, what were these units designed for, what was the purpose? If the owner wants shade, the factory T-tops had those T-top shade/panels from GM. I've seen pix of them and so I assume T-top cars came with those shade/panels. If the owner wanted the T-tops to be sealed/closed, they would just install the glass T-Top panels. So I'm sort of stumped as to what these fabric T-Tops are for, what their purpose is. I really don't get the concept. The only possibility I can see is if these fabric T-top components are for a car that doesn't have the glass T-tops and this is the substitute.

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Old 10-25-2016   #13
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

My assumption on these tops were simply a temporary solution. So maybe you're traveling with luggage & don't have to mess with heavy ttops to pack around or possibly out & just want to throw these on while parked. They collapse and have a bag, so there is a purpose.
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My assumption on these tops were simply a temporary solution. So maybe you're traveling with luggage & don't have to mess with heavy ttops to pack around or possibly out & just want to throw these on while parked. They collapse and have a bag, so there is a purpose.
I see. There's a custom auto upholstery shop down the road from where I work and they turn stuff like this out every week. Their main business is restoration but they also do customized stuff that individual owners bring in for the shop to produce for them. Almost all these concepts that I see come out of there aren't that great at all and some are just downright a waste of time and materials.
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

I pictured using them to pop in for quick stops...(much less work than T-top in and out of the bag). Would be nice if they were pop open, like a windshield sunshade, or a small tent.
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Old 10-27-2016   #16
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

I did buy them thinking about either reproducing or improving the design. I only have 1 ttop car so I haven't even put them on to see what they're like yet. Been sitting in the box for over a year. Possibly next year I'll get into it more but for sure improvements can be made.
Thought some G body cars could use some as well.
I really don't like glass tops in my hatch, so these could have their time & place.
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Old 11-28-2016   #17
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

Not a bad concept. Good to throw in if a quick storm pops up or at a show and it's dusty or just want to display them in use.

Glad you are enjoying them. They are one of a kind things. They didn't fit so good in the Bird.
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

Not familiar with that soft top but I must say it looks functional.
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Re: Ttop Soft Tops

This thread makes for funny reading.

We should design and build one more item, but only one, to pass around and talk about for the next decade....
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