convertible top: C to A

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Rod Letcher
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convertible top: C to A

Post by Rod Letcher » Sun May 26, 2019 11:43 am

Well here's my 1st question. Will a convertible top from a TC fit the frame of a TA?

2nd question. I know the "bonnet" refers to what I would call the hood (USA reference).
What is the term "Hood" in reference to? The convertible top?
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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Marv » Sun May 26, 2019 12:03 pm

Yup, you got it, Wings are fenders, Boot is trunk, windscreen is windshield, so on and so forth, I think there is an old listing somewhere in the forum achieves on Brit to Yank terms and definitions.

Maybe someone will find it and repost...

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Post by Rod Letcher » Sun May 26, 2019 12:14 pm

Marv wrote:Yup, you got it, Wings are fenders, Boot is trunk, windscreen is windshield, so on and so forth, I think there is an old listing somewhere in the forum achieves on Brit to Yank terms and definitions.

Maybe someone will find it and repost...

Thanks Marv, that clears up a few wild guesses I've had.
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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Franz Tenbrock » Sun May 26, 2019 12:43 pm

Hallo
o don t know it but i think the hood will not fit
The ta was to narrow so the TC get more room inside = wide

i have read it somewhere
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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Rod Letcher » Sun May 26, 2019 2:11 pm

Franz Tenbrock wrote:Hallo
o don t know it but i think the hood will not fit
The ta was to narrow so the TC get more room inside = wide

i have read it somewhere

Franz, Thanks for the input, I believe you are correct. The C was a bit wider.
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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Tom Wilson » Sun May 26, 2019 5:05 pm

The size and shape of the three rear tub rails are the same on a late TA, TB, and TC.
The windscreen size and location is the same on all three midgets.
The tub size variations n is the distance between the edge of the tub between the door hinges, and it isn’t 4 inches as reported in the press reviews of the TC era.
A TC top should fit a TA and TB.

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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Rod Letcher » Mon May 27, 2019 11:04 am

Tom Wilson wrote:The size and shape of the three rear tub rails are the same on a late TA, TB, and TC.
The windscreen size and location is the same on all three midgets.
The tub size variations n is the distance between the edge of the tub between the door hinges, and it isn’t 4 inches as reported in the press reviews of the TC era.
A TC top should fit a TA and TB.
Thanks Tom, That is encouraging. The car is currently in transit so I can't do any measuring. When it gets here I will measure some key distances on the badly worn existing top and maybe I can get someone with a "C" to varify those distances.
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Re: convertible top: C to A

Post by Rod Letcher » Wed May 29, 2019 12:00 pm

Just a heads up, this is the response from Moss Motors, I guess they would know.

"Marcel Sereboff :
Rod,

The top will absolutely not fit. The side curtains may fit but probably not cleanly. We cannot guarantee them for your application."

Marcel Sereboff
Retail Sales
Direct: 805-679-7255 | Fax: 805-692-2525
Toll Free in US/Canada: 800-667-7872
440 Rutherford St | Goleta, CA 93117
sereboffm@mossmotors.com www.mossmotors.com
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