Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

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Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by Bman new zealand » Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:51 am

Hi,
would any one with a factory mgb hardtop be able to tell me the measurement from the top of the battery box to the under side of the hardtop.


Im building a rollbar but have no hardtop yet.but aim to fit one in the future.
Any help would be very much appreciated

Kind regards
Bevan
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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop

Post by Dave Wheatley » Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:53 am

Just my humble opinion, but I would wait until I had the hardtop!
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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by Bman new zealand » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:00 am

My rollbar has a bend in the middle of the roof.it fits under the softtop.
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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by Ian Fozzard » Wed Oct 02, 2019 3:13 pm

Hi Bevan,. I can't give you an answer I'm afraid - I have a BGT - but someone on this forum should be able to help I think.
A couple of points: I think Dave is right - get your hardtop first as I suspect there may be some differences between different types? Secondly, it may be difficult to get a genuine "works" hardtop, so even if you get the measurement you are looking for, you may not get the relevant hardtop?

Best of luck with the build!

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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by steve00136 » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:57 pm

My works hardtop is not on the car at the moment but I put a bar across where the door shuts on the door jam pillar. I measured 400mm to the top of the inner roof about 20mm more in the centre - this clearance continues about 150mm towards the rear.
Hope this helps.
Just a thought that if you made it fit under a soft top surely it would then fit under a hard top?
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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by Bman new zealand » Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:54 am

Thanks so much for that.i will check where it ends up.thanks again
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Re: Height of mg factory hardtop (inside) 640mm ???

Post by Bman new zealand » Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:06 am

Ive got about 15mm clearance from what you have described..awesome..i will start tiging it up..thanks so much.
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