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Old 11-03-2008, 03:50 AM   #1
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Default It's hard to take good pictures of carbon fiber

so here are some shitty ones. I'm going to borrow an SLR and a human who knows how to use it later this week, but figured I'd share these now.

Sold my OEM top Wednesday for $1200, picked this up for $1300 on Thursday evening. C-West wet carbon top, 40lbs with OEM glass and seals. Fits pretty much like the OEM top did, keeps water out (tested that thoroughly this weekend). The rear latches are a little gross, still trying to figure out what I'm going to do about them.

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Gives it a much more brash look than the car used to have, less sleeper more racecar. I was going to do a vented FRP hood and paint it black, but I think I'm going to stick with raw carbon and mabye do a trunk as well later on.
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J/K, can I haz?
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Old 11-03-2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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Whats the official weight on an OEM hardtop? I wouldn't rock a CF hardtop unless it met 2 criteria
1. It's appreciably lighter than OEM
2. It's painted
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Stock hardtop weight is 44.5 lbs.

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Unpainted body parts are for ricers. Paint that ****. It looked good before.
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A lot easier to get good shots in the sunlight FWIW.
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I like it. You couldn't pull it off with any color other than black.
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turn off autofocus or focus on something that's not shiny but is at the same distance first (half button press) and with the button held half way, THEN take a pic of the car. the AF is picking up the reflection, not the top.
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$90 point-and-shoot camera. fail. :(
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I like the idea of a CF top but paint that ****!

Seriously though how much does it weigh?
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40lbs with OEM glass and seals.
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Stock hardtop weight is 44.5 lbs.
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Seriously though how much does it weigh?
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$90 point-and-shoot camera. fail. :(
should still work with the half-way button press. make and model please.
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What are you going to do about the frankenstein bolts?

I'm planning on removing mine and sticking some longer bolts in with a fat washer and painting the head and washer black. One of many projects I haven't gotten around to.
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Shoot some pics through a pair of polarized sunglasses rotated for max glare reduction
It works
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looks sick, i love some CF
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I think it looks great. Black+CF is nice.
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I read that top is strong enough to support the weight of the car..
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I read that top is strong enough to support the weight of the car..
WTf? No more need for a roll bar?
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40lbs is what I was told, at least. Next time it's sunny and I have it off I'll throw it on a bathroom scale and see what it really weighs.

As far as color, IMO painting a $2000 carbon fiber top is heresy.
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Honestly, a top on any color car I'd keep it carbon. Black tops go very well on ANY color... just look at soft tops! On a lot of cars I like the carbon hood, top, and trunk lid.. I'd do it myself, but thats like 15 times the cost of my car....
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