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Peter Bosch
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Glaspar hardtop manual

#1 Post by Peter Bosch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:12 pm

Hello,

does someone have a manual to install a glaspar hardtop (rubbers, chrome, etc...)

thanks

Peter Bosch
'58 hardtop cab
bt5 aka "Da chair"
'62 hardtop cab with soft
'66 sliding door samba, hmm, 21 windows to clean
 on the lookout for a speedster ;) found one in 2017! '55 pré-a

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Re: Glaspar hardtop manual

#2 Post by pascal giai » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:37 pm

Peter,
installing a Glasspar hard-top on a Speedster is easy. Simply remove the soft top and reuse the same bolts to secure the hard-top onto the car.
The rubber seals are glued to the hard-top and should fit easily in the back, resting against the paint. The front is sometime more problematic but with a little time and effort it will fit nicely on the windshield frame. Notice that the "real" Glasspar hard-tops are all aging the same way, the right rear corner is often a little short and these is a gap in that area, but all "original" Glasspar hard-tops are like that. Good luck with your project.

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Re: Glaspar hardtop manual

#3 Post by Peter Bosch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:16 pm

Thanks Pascal,

for the moment I got the parts on the pictures, seems like a puzzle to me without an example
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'58 hardtop cab
bt5 aka "Da chair"
'62 hardtop cab with soft
'66 sliding door samba, hmm, 21 windows to clean
 on the lookout for a speedster ;) found one in 2017! '55 pré-a

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Re: Glaspar hardtop manual

#4 Post by pascal giai » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:39 pm

You can learn a lot from these pictures. It is all correct for proper assembly. All original Glasspar Hard-Top.
Most cars I see don't have the original hardware...

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Re: Glaspar hardtop manual

#5 Post by Peter Bosch » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:50 pm

Thanks, i'm still wondering if this is an original one or a replica
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'58 hardtop cab
bt5 aka "Da chair"
'62 hardtop cab with soft
'66 sliding door samba, hmm, 21 windows to clean
 on the lookout for a speedster ;) found one in 2017! '55 pré-a

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