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Old 08-27-2017, 01:25 PM
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Hello! I am looking for a Le Mans style hardtop for my Cobra roadster. I came across a post on the Factory Five Forum about a guy named "Bruce" from Pennsylvania who supposedly makes them, but the contact number for him didn't work. These posts were from 2013/14, so maybe the guy is out of business. Anyway, anyone know of a Le Mans style hardtop available in the USA? I also tried to buy a top from Backdraft in England, but since I would have had to modify it to fit my car (1991 Everett-Morison) I only wanted an unfinished top from them. They would only sell me a completely finished top and, with crating and shipping, it was going to be way too much money. I have also seen pictures online of a top from ERA. Does anyone know if the top is still available? Any help appreciated. Thanks, Howard
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Check with Unique in Gadsden Alabama

I think I saw a LeMan top in their shop.

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still make them, number here is 412-466-1312
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Mr Bruce "fixed" hard top meaning no hatch for trunk access. Bought it 10 months ago and spent time over the winter shaping it to my FFR. Plenty of material to work with where it meets the body. He is quite helpful with questions or concerns. I am also available if I can be of any help. Just PM me.
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my top is hinged and opens to allow access to boot area ,not a good shot sorry Sam
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perhaps better shots Sam
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Mr. Bruce makes both Lemans tops, fixed like mine and with the hatch back opening. I chose mine based strictly on shape. I noticed that the hatch had a different overall shape to it and the amount of tweaking I could do to it was going to be limited. Although the hatch is very functional and convenient I bought the car based on its killer lines and the fixed top, once I put my spin on it added even more "cool factor" to the car. It's all a matter of personal preference.
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If you spend some time on it, the top can be made to lift off the car for trunk access or you can go the route of the half trunk lid which Mr. Bruce also sells.
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Mr Bruce "fixed" hard top meaning no hatch for trunk access. Bought it 10 months ago and spent time over the winter shaping it to my FFR. Plenty of material to work with where it meets the body. He is quite helpful with questions or concerns. I am also available if I can be of any help. Just PM me.
That does look really good - nice work!
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You'll notice the additional amount of realestate in the rear corners and the flatter lines of the hatch back versus the rounded tighter lines of the Ford top. I think these are both Mr. Bruce tops your looking at.
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Did a cool vid of the car. Will share the link Tuesday when itís done.
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