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hey gang,
this might sound like a strange question but here goes anyway. does anyone know where i might be able to get a custom soft top made? i want the basic stock pattern, but with a custom fabric. I can't give away what i plan on doing, but i need to find someone that can do this for me.

any suggestions?

alex
 

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I would say anyone down in Miami can do that for you. There are only a few custom shops up here in Tampa that can do that for you, Classic Auto Interiors, or German Auto House.
 

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well, i looked into this project with a local upholstery shop. they told me it would cost around $1000.00 to have the custom soft top made for me, then i would also need to pay to have the newly made soft top installed onto the top frame and that would cost another $600.00

so, for now, this project is on the back burner. i am willing to pay the $1000.00 for the top, but i can't justify spending $600 to have it installed.

well, maybe soon if i run into alot of extra money. another thing is that i need to see if the material i want to use is actually weatherproof.
 

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wow 600 for install!!! i did my own install in 4 hours at home in the driveway, its not as hard as it would seem, just time consuming and a friend that can hold stuff is a plus
 

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wow 600 for install!!! i did my own install in 4 hours at home in the driveway, its not as hard as it would seem, just time consuming and a friend that can hold stuff is a plus
I second that notion. Granted, the only soft-top install I have done was not on a Miata, but on a Alfa Romeo Spyder Veloce (puke!!!). The tops are rather similar, however. Install took a few hours, the worst part was having to glue the flaps around the support bars.
 

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Guesses as to what material will be used for the soft top:

-long haired fur
-cheetah pattern fabric
-snakeskin
-ostrich skin
-brown suede
-clear vinyl
 

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cow skin (with fur and udders attached)
bear skin with the head on top
Sheepskin (lol)
Terry cloth
Dry Carbon fiber
Beer labels stitched together

Louis Vittoun FTW
 

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I'm betting it's orange dimpled rubber material as used for basketballs, to match his orange car.
 

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Purple spandex?
 

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Trampoline material?
 

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Louis Vittoun FTW
You kid....

Back around '94 I worked at a Mazda dealer. Anything we took in trade that we couldn't sell would be sold to wholesalers. Well a wholesaller once drove up in a rather new Mitsubishi 3000GT VR-4.

It was painted a bass boat metal flake emerald green, had chrome wheels and wheel well arches and a custom vinyl top made of Louis Vittoun vinyl with the LV logos. Pimpin!
 
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