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Has anyone retrofitted a P1top on a P2 car with one of the kits available? I'm looking at buying a P1 top for my P2 car and need some feedback on the fit of the kit and if the latch kit works well as far as wind noise, leaks & squeaks.
I cannot find a P2 top anywhere in Ontario and the P1's are definitely more plentiful and affordable.
I bought the kit a few months ago but haven't done the conversion yet. It comes with a DVD with good instructions and I did watch it.
The kit uses the side latches, mounts them on the front header plate of the top along with some machined parts that resemble the locking bearing used on the soft top header motors. The kit has instructions and dimensions for mounting.
The header plate on the hard top and weather strip need to be trimmed somewhat since the receptacles on the later windshield frame protrude up. This area is where you get a bad seal if you don't trim the interfering areas.
Here are some pix. I also made a "J" hook out of a hardware store "J" bolt, threaded it with the required metric thread, (8mm I believe), since the original hook was a bit too short in the "J" portion.
Thanks! I'm hoping to hear from a guy who has a P1 top for sale about 100 miles from me. I'm thinking of driving my car to him and putting the top on for the ride home. Maybe I'll use a strap or 2 to hold it on for the trip home