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Acrylic Plastic T-tops ... Cleaning Instructions

Discussion in 'History and Memorabilia' started by Jan Larsson, Dec 20, 2012.

  1. Jan Larsson

    Jan Larsson Super Moderator Staff Member

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    If you got the plastic t-tops this came with the rest of the documentation for your car.

    Just found this photo so thought I would share .... sheet looks to be about the same size as the owners manual.
     

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  2. jarredsoon

    jarredsoon Silver Member

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    Good Tip I don't remember that in all my stuff. My TTA 1130 has lexan panels.

    Thanks
     
  3. tta299

    tta299 White Car Fever

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    neat stuff thanks for posting im a horder of lexan t-tops
     
  4. joe88gta

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    1160 has the lexan panels.....weren't they recalled? I worked at gm and I'm sure that there was a recall .....
     
  5. TT/Ameasap

    TT/Ameasap Well-Known Member

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    Ive heard something about higher speeds make them crack...Mine have been 125mph with multiple trans brake launches.
    I wax mine with carnuba wax. they look minty.
     
  6. TTOP350

    TTOP350 Well-Known Member

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    I can tell you, at "elevated speeds" or "spirited driving", they can bow up and pop out of the center rail..
     
  7. TT/Ameasap

    TT/Ameasap Well-Known Member

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    I must have a good set then. How "elevated" do the speeds need to be? or what is your definition of "spirited" driving?
    Mine is as follows:
    600hp
    1.4 60ft
    30ft wheelie
     
  8. TTOP350

    TTOP350 Well-Known Member

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    The car I'm referring to is my 89 formula 350 that is "slightly modded" as well.
    It is above the HP you have listed and has been over 200mph many times.
    At around 140-150plus mph the tops start to bow in the middle and pop out a lil bit from the center. (I put glass tops in for future runs)
    I'm sure that is from the air pressures and all that funky jazz.
     
  9. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    Yeah at 180+ they start shedding skin, you know, like hoods and what-not...
     
  10. TTOP350

    TTOP350 Well-Known Member

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    And at 188, you better have the time travel stuff turned off or ......
     
  11. TT/Ameasap

    TT/Ameasap Well-Known Member

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    Ya, at those speeds a high pressure would form inside the car. Bernoulli’s Principle.
     
  12. robert lee

    robert lee Gold Member

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    Down south we call it the " Holy shit bat-man principle "
     

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