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Old 08-06-2009, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Group Buy (gauging interest): Spec Miata Brackets for Hard Top

Gauging interest for a group buy for Spec Miata brackets for hard top. Everything will be shipped to me and I'll ship the stuff out to save us a couple of dollars. I'm guessing ~$7 for shipping.

I'll be doing this for security reasons, after Hustler got his HT stolen. Then I'll use some weird shaped bolts to keep it intact.
Supposedly it stiffens the chassis quite a bit too.

No GB price (front and sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): $61.39 shipped to CA

GP price (front and sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): ~$47 shipped.
GP price (just sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): ~$27 shipped.


Price obviously will increase accordingly if hardware is needed. Look below.


PDF: http://www.rennenmetal.com/manuals/1335.pdf

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* 1/8" A36 Steel
* Meets SCCA, Nasa and most other sanctioning body specifications
* computer guided plasma cut
* Mounts to existing hardtop bracket locations using existing hardware or optional hex hardware kit (standard hex head)
* Raw steel finish or optional powdercoat
* Installation takes about 30 minutes or less

Quoted from Rennenmetal:

Spec Miata hardtop bracket set in black powdercoat $40/set
Add $5 for hex hardware kit (bolts, flat washers and lock washers)

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If someone is just interested in the sides for theft protection or rollbar clearance:

Side only brackets in black powedercoat $20/set
Add $2.50 for hex hardware kit (bolts, flat washers and lock washers)

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Just a note: I've had these for ages and to properly align _my_ hardtop with the top of the windshield I had to bring out some washer stacks. Otherwise the hard top was above the top of the windshield and would make all sorts of noises while driving.

Other than that, great product. Their tow hooks are great too.
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I have their tow hooks. Cheap, nicely powder coated and I could not be happier with them.

If I had a hardtop, I would be in this like white on rice.
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I'd probably do it, depending on how my finances are at the time of gb, even though there's other things I should probably buy first
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Gauging interest for a group buy for Spec Miata brackets for hard top. Everything will be shipped to me and I'll ship the stuff out to save us a couple of dollars. I'm guessing ~$7 for shipping.

I'll be doing this for security reasons, after Hustler got his HT stolen. Then I'll use some weird shaped bolts to keep it intact.
Supposedly it stiffens the chassis quite a bit too.

No GB price (front and sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): $61.39 shipped to CA

GP price (front and sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): ~$47 shipped.
GP price (just sides powdercoated w/ no hardware): ~$27 shipped.


Price obviously will increase accordingly if hardware is needed. Look below.


PDF: http://www.rennenmetal.com/manuals/1335.pdf

Rennenmetal.com

* 1/8" A36 Steel
* Meets SCCA, Nasa and most other sanctioning body specifications
* computer guided plasma cut
* Mounts to existing hardtop bracket locations using existing hardware or optional hex hardware kit (standard hex head)
* Raw steel finish or optional powdercoat
* Installation takes about 30 minutes or less

Quoted from Rennenmetal:

Spec Miata hardtop bracket set in black powdercoat $40/set
Add $5 for hex hardware kit (bolts, flat washers and lock washers)

OR

If someone is just interested in the sides for theft protection or rollbar clearance:

Side only brackets in black powedercoat $20/set
Add $2.50 for hex hardware kit (bolts, flat washers and lock washers)
Hey I was looking at these and I called and asked the guy if they were compatibale with the Snugtop Hardtop. He didn't sound to certain. Can anyone help!! Hate to waste the money
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Just got mine from this guy and there good quality.
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No washers needed for spec miatas with no plastic interior panels. They are designed primarily for racing cars. Many guys are running them on the street, but I have found the only guys that need any spacers are those whose tops have sprung out on the bottoms due to storing the top improperly on the ground when not on the car.

I had one customer in Canada who told me that I was wrong, until he compared his hardtop to another and saw first hand that they can get sprung out. DLee
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Hey I was looking at these and I called and asked the guy if they were compatibale with the Snugtop Hardtop. He didn't sound to certain. Can anyone help!! Hate to waste the money
I had a Snugtop. Different mounting holes......just sell the top.
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I had a Snugtop. Different mounting holes......just sell the top.
Thanks man thats what I was thinking......
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i bought these right before this group buy thread started... fail

They do stiffen up my car quite a bit, and it does make it harder for thieves to take the hardtop. I'm looking for other types of bolts to use to make it even more difficult for thieves.
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So anyone interested?
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1) Did you notice any chassis stiffening w/ these spec miata brackets?
No chassis stiffening, but i have the frame rails to do that. The hard top however is on tight and doesn't rumble anymore. That is, once I tightened the brackets correctly (laying on the roof while having a friend tighten them) and using washers to align the roof properly.
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2) Did you install the side brackets w/ the interior panels still present? Or is it stripped?
With panels present. May need some washers otherwise. I'll snap some pics of them installed.
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Awaiting pics...Thanks Spooky.
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Here are some pictures of them installed in my car:
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I want the tow hooks. Make it happen.
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how to i purchase at GB prices?
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how to i purchase at GB prices?
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Dammit. After I have already bought everything that you sell for Miata, including the crank holding fixture, you start having group buy here~!

Good luck. Awesome products.
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is this GB still on?
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/\ Yes that. I want a set.


Also, would these fit an nb? I seen no reason for them not to, but wanna make sure.
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