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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-10-2016, 11:28 Thread Starter
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Fitting hardtop

I've just invested in a hardtop for my MK2 MGF. Just wondering about peoples thoughts to whether it's better to fit it with leaving the soft top in place.
Doesn't the gathered soft top obscure rear view mirror?
Also it doesn't look like a hard job to remove soft top, any pointers to the best way to do it and any possible problems I may occur!
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The HT is made to fit over the ST.

The ST will be compressed by the rear part of the HT, and will not hindrance your vie in any way.
It's very easy to fit and will change you car immensly (for the good)
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Thanks for that. So do I leave the soft top secured down with the existing clips then? Sorry for the questions but don't want to keep lifting HT off and on on trial and error!
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* Unzip the plastic window (if you got plastic) or just fold ST if you got glass window
* Leave all other fittings in place
* Remove the aereal, in case ... (my GF broke it while giving me NON requested help...)
* Put the hardtop in line with windshield mount
** Everyone use a different technique, depending on your size and strength.
I simply lift the HT, myself, and put it straight on the car
* Be sure, if you have, to have you heated window plug free from the undercarpet, or you'll need to remove the HT again.
* Close first front catches
* then side catches
* Connect heated windshield plug
* DRIVE
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Only if it has a boot.
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Easy 5 minute job to put on or take off (10 if you stop for a brew half way through). Can be done on your own but much easier / quicker / safer with two. Transforms the inside into a lovely snug place to be in the cold. Car looks surprisingly different with it fitted. With the right colour very pretty. In effect two cars for the price of one. Well worth it IMO.
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Yep it was pretty easy to fit and with a nice new lining it does feel very snug.
I was under the impression the heated screen would work once plugged in but do I need the upgrade kit with relay etc?
Mine is a 2001 Freestyle MGF
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It has a boot!!!!! and lots of tiny places up front to hide your smalls




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It has a boot!!!!! and lots of tiny places up front to hide your smalls
I don't have anything small.
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Only if it has a boot.
My MGF has a boot......
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Yep it was pretty easy to fit and with a nice new lining it does feel very snug.
I was under the impression the heated screen would work once plugged in but do I need the upgrade kit with relay etc?
Mine is a 2001 Freestyle MGF
You will need the switch and relay, all the wiring is in place.
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Er...... Don't you mean Coupe?
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