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Old 07-31-2008, 10:10 AM   #1
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Default Harddog Fabrication Low profile Hard top side latches

I got these last weekend as part of a package deal. Turns out I don't need them as the OEM latches work with my sport bar.

If you have a Hard Core bar, these are what you need.

This is a stolen pic, the set I have are slightly different on one side to allow for even more clearance. I'll get actual pics tonight when I can find the camera.




Bethania gets $150 plus shipping. I'll set these on your doorstep for $125.
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is the "slightly different" one using a piece of angle iron? if so, that'd be my mod and it is totally reversible.
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Is this for if you have a hardcore none hardtop version?
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Or if you have two racing seats bolted to the floor, making the standard side latches a bitch/impossible to use. Hard to justify $125, though. Good luck with the sale.
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^ Are you saying the non hardtop roll bar fits with a hardtop?

Cause if thats what youre saying im gonna be pissed.
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it does. be pissed.

the difference is that the bar sits in front of where the side latches would be.
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So, my hardtop latches are supposed to work with my hardtop bar? They dont.
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it does. be pissed.

the difference is that the bar sits in front of where the side latches would be.
GOD DAMNIT TO HELL.

Had a chance to buy a Hard Dog Single diagonal for 300 bucks and didnt because I wasnt sure if it would fit with the blasted hard top. Even Tom at Bethania told me it wouldnt fit.
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So, my hardtop latches are supposed to work with my hardtop bar? They dont.
Then buy mine
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GOD DAMNIT TO HELL.

Had a chance to buy a Hard Dog Single diagonal for 300 bucks and didnt because I wasnt sure if it would fit with the blasted hard top. Even Tom at Bethania told me it wouldnt fit.
hard core double diagonal non hardtop.
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All the non-hardtop bars work with the hard top IF you have these latches?
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All the non-hardtop bars work with the hard top IF you have these latches?
My hard top bar doesnt work with my stock latches.
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This blows big donkey *****. I knew I should bought that roll bar and fucked the latches either way, god damnit.
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it does. be pissed.

the difference is that the bar sits in front of where the side latches would be.
Wow.... You know, you would think they would be specific about this on their web site. I always ***-umed that it would not CLEAR the hard top, and was not just a latch issue. Looks like it even clears with padding.

Glad I read this before I bought a bar. Thanks y8s
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Wow.... You know, you would think they would be specific about this on their web site. I always ***-umed that it would not CLEAR the hard top, and was not just a latch issue. Looks like it even clears with padding.

Glad I read this before I bought a bar. Thanks y8s
**** their site, I talked to the guy who ones the company and he told me it wont fit.
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so what have we learned?

we have learned that I am more awesome than bethania.
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Apparently.

Its 1 day later and im still kicking myself in the *** for passing up the deal. Should bought it and if it didnt fit just sold the ****.
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yeah, no ****... I'm glad I didn't buy yet either.
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For others that are confused, or not sure what to do about side latches. you can also get the solid hardtop mounts from safe racer. a more permanent fixture, but far easier to remove even than trying to open the latch with the roll bar in the way.
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For others that are confused, or not sure what to do about side latches. you can also get the solid hardtop mounts from safe racer. a more permanent fixture, but far easier to remove even than trying to open the latch with the roll bar in the way.
Or you could just buy these.
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