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Hello all,

I'm looking for a hardtop and found one selling for $900 but it is off a 1995 NA. From my initial research it seems as though all Miata hardtops will fit all models but I will have to spend ~$200 for it to work with my 2000 NB:

Your car is pre-wired for a defroster, but the connector on this older top will not work with the one on your rear deck. So you need to replace the pigtail inside the hardtop with the NB-style one. You also need to add striker plates at the sides and Frankenstein Bolts at the back.

Shopping list:

1. Left Old-Style Striker Plate - Total $29.84
2. Right Old-Style Striker Plate - Total $29.84
3. Four Striker Plate Screws - Total $8.52
4. Two Frankenstein Bolts - Total $24.88
5. NB Pigtail - $103.45
Overall Total - $196.53

Is this a correct understanding?
 

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d[-_-]b 56-783
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If its a clean top, 900 is fine. I don't think u'll end up spending that much after. Find used parts and find a trade for the pigtail. I'm sure someone has can trade, just be patient.
 

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Sorry, I just found out this hardtop has no headliner or defroster. The car is parked in the garage so I don't really have any concerns too much about the defroster, but for $900, I think he may be asking too much as there are headlined and defrosted hardtops going for $850-$900 locally. Would $700 be considered a lowball offer?
 

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Well I ended up picking the top up

Just a few questions

1) The top came with the normal top latches (by the sunvisors) and then latches on the side. I don't see anywhere these side latches are supposed to latch onto

2) I'm iffy if the top actually tops. It fits over the top of my roll bar but when I look back I see slight gaps between the car and the top. I'm assuming it isn't supposed to be like this? What can fix this?

3) Security: This thing is just held on my the latch tops, is there anything else I can do to secure it from theft?

Here are some pictures I tried to show the gaps and how it sits





 

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For the side latches, u need the striker plates.
Or for more security, u can remove the latches and bolt it down to the car. Different type of plates out there.
U can adjust the latches for a tighter fit also.
 

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You have to buy the brackets for the side latches. I was lucky when I got my hardtop, because the PO just gave them to me for free.

As far as security, there are some lock type mechanisms for the side latches made by TOPLOC. I know a few people on here have them and are pleased with em. Another option is getting something like RennenMetal Brackets and secure them with custom/theft prevention hardware.
 
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