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« on: March 12, 2009, 08:12:56 AM »

Hi, all,

Along with the big HP set-up we are installing in the Firecracker at the moment, we will also need to put on a roof rail in anticipation of the great speeds we will attain.   grin

We (unfortunately) have T-tops on the race car and are thinking of running the roof rails all the way from the front windshield, across the T-tops, back to the rear window.  We are thinking that the roof rails will incorporate the top windshield tabs, T-top securing points and top rear window tabs.

The question is; will this design meet the requirement of securing the T-tops and is there a rule or guideline of how many attaching points on the roof rails we need to have ?

Thanks for your assistance in advance,
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« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2009, 08:56:47 AM »

Whjat about getting rid of the T tops?  Un less you REALLY clamp down on them they are going to try to depart at worse---air leak at best.
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« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2009, 03:11:06 PM »

You will need to put another strap on the opposite side from the rails.I would loose the tops.
Just my thoughts
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« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2009, 05:30:22 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys.

We know we need to have window tabs on the bottom side of the windows as well and if we get rid of the t-tops, we will have a huge air leak.   wink
We have been thinking about removing the t-tops for racing and installing filler panels.

The question remains; will this design meet the requirement of securing the T-tops and is there a rule or guideline of how many attaching points on the roof rails we need to have ?
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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2009, 12:38:44 PM »

What I ment was make panels to fill in the t-top.Have the rail secure the out side edge.Then run a strap
across the other side 1in from edge.
I would think this would be more than enough.
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« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2009, 08:30:09 AM »

Sweet, thanks Terry.
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