Thank you for the wonderful commentsHello all X1 owners. I'm happy to announce that our wait for a soft top is finally over. This has been in development since 2007. I want to give a huge THANK YOU to Steve Hemstock for taking this job on, and persevering through some really difficult challenges. Shadowman, for all his time on how to make the parts friendlier to the cars, the machinist, and us owners. And I can't leave out Kip for his advice on various parts of the project. Big :thumbsup to all of you.
The price from Steve is $6,500. You will need to contact him for instructions on what he needs to get your top done. It's basically a pattern that is drawn onto a piece of plastic he'll provide you with. His number is 715-702-2727.
Steve tested the car to little over 100, and reported that there is no wind noise, and no squeaking. He's to chicken to drive my car any faster. :lol He also poured water down the back and nothing got through. You might notice the water stains in the photo, those are from the previous Genaddi supplied window.:frown The car hasn't been through a downpour yet, but Steve feels confident that it shouldn't leak.
The top can be stowed behind the seats, or in the front bonnet. :wink
Since photo's are always a must on this forum......
Rear View, real glass
Inside View Rear Glass
Top Bars, even though it doesn't show well these are White. I'm thinking of having the stripes carried through the other parts on the back as well, but I'll have that done out here.
Top and side bars, the one on the drivers door is off.
Rear View doors open
Notice the GTX1 on the underside of the bars. Those are courtesy lights.:thumbsup
Thank god this is finally over. :thumbsup
I am very glad that you are enjoying the new addition to your gal; including the integrated lighting.Wait till you see my tan from having the top off, they might just deport me a couple hundred miles further South while at the rally. I've put 2000 MORE miles (3500 total) on the odo since you sent her my way. (6 months)
It'll be interesting to see what the AC actually feels like with the top on.
All the craftsmanship in that top and I'm like a monkey, can’t stop playing with the GTX1 courtesy lights in the middle support bars....mmmmm shinny objects. The lights are just wicked cool.
Yes it requires fitting to the galIs there any drilling required or it's just all held in place by pressure of the frame? I need this, what's the production schedule and estimated delivery if I arrange payment Mon/Tues.
Looks awesome, great work.