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    The Beat Hardtop Guide

    Not many will find the need or want for one but this may be useful to some and possibly an insight for others.

    Let's start with the hardtops that can keep the softop Mugen and that is about it, every other hardtop requires soft top to be removed.

    Mugen looks like this



    Feels the one Tado has looks like this


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    Kimura Jidousha make 2 styles



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    PSi 26 do a similar copy to the feels one



    Backyard Special still do these


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    US Racing do this style



    Studio Liberta do a feels/psi 26 style one but with a flat middle


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    RS-Mach do 2 style also

    This one with the hinged hatch



    The del sol style one which I have


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    Ade Reid Planning do this awesome Targa removable top one but more expensive than what the Mugen ones go for




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    Prices vary but from most expensive it goes

    Ade Reid
    Mugen
    Backyard / PSi 26 /Studo Liberta
    Feels
    RS-Mach
    Kimura Jidousha
    US Racing

    There are a few more out there but are not big producers but styles are based on the Feels / Studio Liberta ones having recently imported one for myself, I feel I can offer advice to any owners in the UK/Europe that are looking to buy one but would like help arranging it all.

    I will say it now to avoid disappointment you will be lucky to get one for under 1400 delivered that's not new but second hand, delivery in itself is 570-600 depending on exchange rate at time of payment. My advice to those that are looking to buy one, due to the way international shipping is it will be based around volume. They don't care on weight to much, so best see if there any other parts you want at the same time like service items, interior / exterior parts.

    Hopefully this will help some out there, apologies to those that have spat their drinks out at their monitors or those crying with laughter at the price lol But if you are going new then any of the lower 3 on the list are easily obtainable within a reasonable time scale.
    Last edited by Gavin; 16-12-2014 at 11:54 PM.

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    i wonder if we can get anyone in uk to copy or fabricate the hardtops as im sure if they were readily available more of us would be willing to buy
    that one youve got looks good

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    Very cool info, the Ade Reid really does look awesome.

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    I'm going to be brutally honest the complexity in making a good mould for one in any of the above shapes would take a good bodywork / fabricator the best part of a few weeks to make in itself, then adding the right amount of FG layers is another thing to keep some sort of rigidity in the thing, I think labour costs would be the deal breaker.

    I think for those that want the ease at which the top can be dropped this won't be for them, but this is more for those who try to use their car most of the year, track car or keep it outside in all weathers. I think for most a replacement sof top from the guy down swansea at 300 ish fitted is what most would go for but the more adventurous like one of the Daves fit the new top themselves.

    Yes the Ade Reid one is stupidly good best of both worlds that one.
    Last edited by Gavin; 17-12-2014 at 10:19 PM.

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    Nice write up. Any more details on the Ade Reid one, looks super cool but I can't find any info about it.

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    What do you need to know mate I'lll get the details for you

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    Where they can be purchased from and pricing. I'm in New Zealand so would have to take care of the shipping side of things.

    Thanks

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    These are all based in Japan the Ade Reid one is very expensive if you want I can pm you what they are being sold for new if wanted? Put it this way they are more expensive than the mugen ones on yahoo auctions at the moment, the shipping is not a worry dude my hardtop came perfect

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    PM would be great thanks :-)

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    Since there's no pictures of the Ade Reide Planning top




    https://i.imgur.com/iLbCU6g.jpg

    https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/v530460097

    Sold for 267 000 jpy

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