so two months later i finally settle things up with my insurance company. took much longer than expected on account of the aftermarket goodies and all the "restoration work" (those were the insurance companies words not mine, i was just fixing broken things) in the end they cut me a check for a touch over seven grand, for my busted old wore out girls car.
they ended up pricing the car for the fully restored NADA value, minus $400 salvage value since i kept the burnt ruins of the car. and that same afternoon i replaced project miata with project maita 2.0, a red 1990, which cost me a whole whopping 2 grand with the hard top. so that leaves me when a pile of cash to start fixing the laundry list of things wrong with this car.
(though its not near the list that needed to be fixed on the original project miata)
(more pics to follow trying to fix some issues with the site currently before i can upload them)
anyway so question for all you hard top owners. omg they get HOT. i don't mean it gets a tad warm in there. i mean "holy crap my bald head is going to blister being so damned close to the thing" hot. now granted it was 110 outside today in the wonderful summer heat wave we are having in texas, but there's no way i can live with a hard top if i can't find a way to cool it down. there was 30 degrees diff in temp between 4 inches from the top and level with the ac vents. unacceptable.
so i guess in short what to you do to insulate a hardtop?