Looking for a way to clamp a hard top down???

Frazzo

New member
Like it says guys. I'm stuck in finding a scale way to strap or clamp down the hard top on my cruiser. I have some pics to show what's in question. I'm up for a latch system or maybe a leather belt like strap.... I don't know. Please help.

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Ethan Boening

New member
One thing I did on my tf2 was put set screws in the body posts where you would normally put the screws, then just stretch your body around them


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Frazzo

New member
I've seen that trick. That's a great one. But I don't want something like that to hold on the hard top. The body mounting is good. Just the hard top.
 
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imthatguy

Putting it in "H"
I saw this on the FB page. What exactly are you trying to do, have it so the top is semi-permanent? Why not just mount it as per the instructions and remove it when you don't want it on?

Velcro wouldn't be strong enough, and everything else I can think of wouldn't be all that aesthetic.
 

JunkGTZ

Supporting Member
I don't know if this helps, but the hood on my Vette ala FIA GT3 build has two means of being held in place. There are some pieces of refrigerator magnets - (you know the ambulance chaser business cards that come attached to the latest edition of the phone directory) for the front edge. They are mounted to the body and a small piece of steel from a discarded windshield wiper blade is on the bottom of the hood. Along the sided I have thin velcro. At places like Home Depot you can get a small roll of thin velcro ties for tying up electrical and computer cables. They are two sided with a hook side and a fuzz side and they hold quite well despite their thinness. They might be just the ticket and they are inexpensive.
 

Prop Shaft

Slow Builders Guild
Have you considered magnets? You could make any kind of faux strap or clamp you want but rely on the magnets to do the work. They really are quite strong.
 
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