Final am getting around to this. Ok, around the beginning of April I made my way down to the Smoothline Factory near Cheswick PA. Nice ride down with some flurries going through the hills of Ohio. I got to Smoothline right on time and they had my top waiting for me. Wow, it looked just awesome. The Haartz Vinyl was totally the way to go and upgraded liner was perfect. A real quality product!!!!
Met Jack and his crew and toured the shop.
Install time comes and.....
the GM luggage rack was not factored in! I had sent pictures and was told all would be fine but ...Opps. Needless to say I was disappponted. Jack and I quickly worked out terms to make things right. However, I kept drooling over my hard top. I wanted it so bad but it had to work without removing the luggage rack. For me this is a key point due to no access to trunk once hard top is on.
Jack and his crew took a bunch of measurements and pictures and then offered to make me a custom one where the back window does not come as far out onto the deck lid. They would have it just line up after the edge so that there are no leaks but leaves enough room so the my GM luggage rack could stay on.
If they would make it I offered to come back in September to get it installed. They agreed and made an unfortunate situation into a positive outcome. The drive was about 5 hours but I had a visit to Erie PA and then Niagara Falls factored in so I was cool.
This is a "must mod" in my opinion. Looks stunning and preserves our soft top. Again, after seeing the product I was really impressed. Come September I will post pics once it is installed. If you have the GM Luggage rack you will now be able to use it with the Club Racer Top. Once they make the adjusted mold for mine they can do it for you!