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08-31-2019 12:47 PM
marksbug thats neet!!
08-31-2019 07:22 AM
Dox1974 Here is the pic
08-31-2019 07:21 AM
Dox1974 Well my search continues... I thought I had found one but turns out to be the wrong part. I thought I would post what I did find as it might be very useful to people out there. Looks like a complete upper back half of a coupe in dark blue. Including the glass. The company didn’t even know they had it until I asked. If anyone is interested let me know and I can provide the info.
08-09-2019 03:31 PM
marksbug I wood love one of those norms tops if the price was right.not for race, for every day.like today, in the rain,i love this car in the rain as my last car had engine out in the breezzee and no ac or defrost...this solstice is awesome in the rain!!!!even with the lower power.
08-09-2019 12:24 PM
wmf246
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Originally Posted by ChopTop View Post
Here's a couple pics of Norms race hardtop. Norm used an OEM coupe to create the mold, and then advertised it for sale afterwards, though I'm not sure it ever sold.




A pic for nostalgia, OEM top engineered into three pieces so that you could store it in the hatch. Fun fact, I watched a video several years ago of an interview w/coupe production designer Jose Gonzales saying that the L&R ridges molded into the hardtop were a homage to the verts humps.
pictures of a storable targa almost brings a tear to my eye, I wish there was such a thing. I remember way back when there was someone who was trying to make a 2 piece, but I don't know how successful they were

Bill
08-09-2019 08:30 AM
easyryderca Welcome Dox. I have been looking for a salvaged coupe & have had no luck so far. I'm still looking for the windshield weather strip oem part number 20818154 for the coupe. I hope you are able to get a hard top .
08-09-2019 05:21 AM
ChopTop Here's a couple pics of Norms race hardtop. Norm used an OEM coupe to create the mold, and then advertised it for sale afterwards, though I'm not sure it ever sold.




A pic for nostalgia, OEM top engineered into three pieces so that you could store it in the hatch. Fun fact, I watched a video several years ago of an interview w/coupe production designer Jose Gonzales saying that the L&R ridges molded into the hardtop were a homage to the verts humps.
08-08-2019 09:30 PM
DaveOC
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Originally Posted by Dox1974 View Post
How would I contact Norm? New to this and no idea how to find someone.
normsfiberglass(dot)com

Norm's Fiberglass Design Studio

(574) 255-7843

Norm Vandermee

Best to call.



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08-08-2019 07:44 PM
Dox1974 How would I contact Norm? New to this and no idea how to find someone.
08-07-2019 11:09 AM
wspohn Well that's a new one!

We've seen quite a few soft tops purchased then mothballed and never used - not a bad idea for future car sale enhancement.

This is the first time we've seen a sale where the hard top didn't go with the car.

The weather stripping rubbers for the body where the top fits are NLS IIRC, so best bet is to find a wrecked (but not rolled!) coupe and carefully remove all the rubber bits for re-use with the top panel.

FWIW, you might contact Norm who was making a faux coupe roof for the convertibles using a coupe as a base for measurement etc. He might have the old top he was measuring if he hasn't sold it.
08-06-2019 11:34 AM
JohnWR
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Originally Posted by Dox1974 View Post
Yeah I donít think I want to try to assemble one from parts from different sources. I think that might be a futile effort. I was hoping to find something used. Iím in no particular rush so Iíll just keep an eye out on eBay etc.
Assuming that part is available, it does open the way to rebuild a badly damaged one.
08-06-2019 11:25 AM
Dox1974 Yeah I don’t think I want to try to assemble one from parts from different sources. I think that might be a futile effort. I was hoping to find something used. I’m in no particular rush so I’ll just keep an eye out on eBay etc.
08-06-2019 08:42 AM
JohnWR
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Originally Posted by Saveaux View Post
Good to know, thanks! It looks like the hardware might be available on eBay as well, I'm not positive though.

I'm honestly just trying to figure out what the OP is actually looking for. Their description is.....lacking a great deal of info.
You might have missed this post in his other thread, it clarified things a lot, I think:
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Sorry. Yes a recent addition to my garage is a black 2009 solstice gxp coupe... 1 of the 1200 or so as stated. Only has a collapsible soft top. Not sure if the hardtop was lost or damaged or what but I would like to add one. Needs some other work as well but this would be the hardest to find since everything else it would have in common with the convertible
08-06-2019 08:17 AM
Saveaux
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It appears that is just the panel, and not any of the hardware, weather stripping, etc to make it a complete top.

It would be very useful if someone had a damaged top that could be salvaged for all of the other pieces, though.
Good to know, thanks! It looks like the hardware might be available on eBay as well, I'm not positive though.

I'm honestly just trying to figure out what the OP is actually looking for. Their description is.....lacking a great deal of info.
08-06-2019 07:25 AM
JohnWR It appears that is just the panel, and not any of the hardware, weather stripping, etc to make it a complete top.

It would be very useful if someone had a damaged top that could be salvaged for all of the other pieces, though.
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