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Post by swoakes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:42 am

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I’ve fitted a single skinned hardtop - better aero and lighter than the soft top & frame.
I managed to pick up a hard top for mine last year but am not sure if I need fixings? I will take a look at how they fit at curborough on the 20th if others have theirs on.
Fitted by 2 levers at the leading edge and 2 bolts between the brackets on the hardtop and the hole in the B pillar mounted bracket on the car.

I'll take a photo of mine when I can. The hard top is the way to do go IMHO :wink:


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Post by swoakes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 2:50 pm

This is the hardtop fixing at B post. Large slotted bolt screws into the bracket. The bolt has a strange course thread from memory.
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Post by Oaksey » Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:04 pm

I didn't realise that was your car ;)


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Post by AndyM » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:17 pm

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This is the hardtop fixing at B post. Large slotted bolt screws into the bracket. The bolt has a strange course thread from memory.
Thanks for the pic. Mine has the slotted bolts and the roof has the bracket on already, my only issue may be the roll bar. I have one of the new ones from the club that is bolted to the same point. I will have to dig it out of the shed and see if it fits. It’s a bit tatty with 1980s black vinyl but fingers crossed. Do I need to take the soft top off completely?



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Post by swoakes » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:28 pm

I think you can fit the soft top frame fitted and fit the hard top but I wouldn't do this on track


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Post by AndyM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:12 pm

Tow Points? Hopefully I wont need it, but after seeing some rather expensive Ferraris in the gravel at Prescott last year, its got me thinking?

There is a tow loop on the front, but I can't see anything obvious at the back? I am sure I read on here somewhere that someone did something behind their rear number plate but I cant find it now? I found a picture with a naked SS1 showing a beam across the back. Is this what people use?

http://www.danlockton.co.uk/rebel/image ... dged_3.jpg



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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:17 pm

You need a rear tow point. I used the unthreaded hole on the diff to mount an aluminium loop that you can buy off the shelf. I then used a nylon lifting sling strap from that loop to a point just below the rear bumper held at that point with a nylon strap.

A picture paints a thousand words so I'll dig out the photo :wink:


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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:22 pm

Take a look here for the loop I used. Skip forward to page 30 for fitting photos

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Post by Benc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:34 pm

You also need a loop of some kind on the front, one of these will do.. http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/Product.d ... lsrc=aw.ds

I removed the existing front tow eye, welded a plate with a hole in to take the bolt, then refitted with the strap, you can see on the picture here scroll to bottom page..http://scimitarweb.co.uk/sgwrs/viewtopi ... 4&start=75



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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:43 pm

The existing front tow point is fine just needs to be marked


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Post by Benc » Mon Feb 19, 2018 2:52 pm

Ok ignore my post then but thought they had to be a certain size?



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Post by AndyM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:17 pm

Thanks again.



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Post by AndyM » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:38 pm

Could one of these also work at the back around a section of chassis?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorsport-H ... 1438.l2649



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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:45 pm

Benc wrote:
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Ok ignore my post then but thought they had to be a certain size?
Not that I am aware off Ben. Most cars have a front tow point that is readily accessible. It just needs marking so the Marshalls can find it quickly should they need to


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Post by swoakes » Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:50 pm

AndyM wrote:
Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:38 pm
Could one of these also work at the back around a section of chassis?

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Motorsport-H ... 1438.l2649
The steelwork behind the rear bumper on an SS1 is pretty thin and would not take much of a pull to pull it out of shape. Some have beefed this up by inserting a section of steel to the chassis below the tank I think linking the two together. I took the view that this was lots more work than what I did which was easy and cheap to achieve even by an amateur like me :wink:


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