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Old 06-06-2009, 07:36 PM   #81
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not yet. Going to a miata meet tomorrow though, lol.
ooowww....can't wait for results!
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didn't go, manifold stud died.
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Old 06-08-2009, 10:20 AM   #84
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Thanks for the footward, but that's not it. It has a headliner, 2 more latches than mine, and a defroster. Mine had none of that stuff.

Besides, I just picked a new hardtop up from a guy on the forum for $650.
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Hey Hustler
is this yours ?/ No headliner Brg


Mazda Miata Hardtop British Racing Green
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Old 06-10-2009, 01:48 AM   #86
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Whoa that's scary it doesn't look like it matches the car it's on.

My friend had a Ducati 749 stolen, and went to see the remains of it at an apartment after the police identified the VIN on some ebay parts and caught the 17 year old punk who was parting it out. I don't know if that or identifying a dead family member would be worse. Good luck in your search Hustler.
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Old 06-10-2009, 02:27 AM   #87
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Pretty far stretch to think it made it to Cali, eh?

OTOH, if it were the one, at least there's a plate in one of the pics!
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Old 06-10-2009, 06:28 AM   #88
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Damn, I just saw this thread somehow. I thought it was the whole car at first, but just a hardtop can be replaced. If you do manage to get a hold of the guy, give him some pain for me. A thief is the lowest scum on earth.

What kind of thief steals a Miata hard top anyway? Its not really a pawn shop item, or a street corner item. I don't think he can sell it easy enough for a $20 hit of meth.
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By now, it's likely painted a different color and sitting atop the theif's Miata... unsuspectingly.
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Wow, it could be if they scratched it up worse...but the scratches on the b-pillar only hit the clear. That's pretty far away though.

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By now, it's likely painted a different color and sitting atop the theif's Miata... unsuspectingly.
That's my bet.



I'd also like to ad that I made a claim on my insurance and now I've been hit with a fraud investigation. This is fantastic!!!
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I'd also like to ad that I made a claim on my insurance and now I've been hit with a fraud investigation. This is fantastic!!!
WTF?! On what grounds?
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That's awesome... you are out of town and somehow managed to steal your own hardtop, while it was raining. That's just genius. I'm going to steal my steering wheel while on course at the local SCCA next weekend. That'll teach the insurance company a thing or two!
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WTF?! On what grounds?
they want to verify everything he says when he ethugs
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WTF?! On what grounds?
Probably because I just added a hardtop to the policy on my other miata recently. I don't blame them of course, its not hard to provide a multitude of shots with the green hardtop...and the ugly car with a HT with a headliner, defroster, and the wrong color.
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its not hard to provide a multitude of shots with the green hardtop...
do not show them anything resembling track time.
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do not show them anything resembling track time.
Track time? What is this "track" you speak of?

Hopefully they never ask me to open the hood.
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Track time? What is this "track" you speak of?

Hopefully they never ask me to open the hood.
"What? Turbo? Noo, I'm pretty sure it's stock... I bought it like this..."
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My new car has a hardtop and roll bar combination that virtually makes it impossible to remove the hard top. So I started looking for those low profile side latches and came across the harddog latches at $150 plus s/h.


Those latches looked very "mcmaster" to me and sure enough I found 'em at just over $5 each in galvanized.


But listed with these I also found the "lockable" version at $15 each for galvanized.


Granted that's three times the cost, but it appears to be a more robust design. I think that'd provide some deterrent for hard top theft. Enough that I'm willing to make some and replace the OE pieces. There's some other latches that would work too- but not as low profile: McMaster-Carr
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the pictured latches do not fit with the M2 hard core bar. just FYI.
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