TURN YOUR SEVEN INTO A COUPE
So you need a hardtop for your own Seven? Latest attempt appears slicker than most
Ha, you may as-well make one for a motorcycle. That is been the general response on clothing here where someone's asked the query, but the odd few have mentioned it had make the-car a lot more useable for long distance touring, as an example.
Rush and therefore determined to set about developing a hardtop which can be adapted for all Lotus Seven alikes. It is a rough thing to do given how much it changes the appearance of the automobile, but we believed it was fairly successful visually, at least on the Dax. "It had to look like it was part of-the first car," he told us. "My work in wind tunnels educated me it required to get a-line that flows."
So he understood how construct moulds and designs to produce the GRP top Howlett did most of his racecar work with Lola building prototypes. He reckons it had weigh about 28kg for the Caterham, including doors, removable roof panels, the and acrylic windows. His is eternally secured but says a one will be simple to create by making use of the same two center catches that fasten the top at the front and changing the M6 bolts for Dzus quarter turn fasteners at the back.
The removable roof panels are significant, he reckons. They stow in the boot so when the sun got its act together on an otherwise rain sodden excursion you had have the ability to make use.
There is still lots of space even with the roof panels packed away, he reckons.
If there is enough interest, he'll create a roof for virtually any Seven, Caterhams contained.
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