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« on: July 14, 2011, 09:39:00 AM »

After a few years of trying, I FINALLY started the process of having Aussie-style "BubbleTops" made! I visited a very high quality fiberglass shop yesterday, and contracted with them to produce a mold for me. We should have "BubbleTops" for sale within the next couple of months! Target price is currently $400, shipped to anywhere in the US! These are the Australian-style tops, and will be of very high quality, temperature resistant fiberglass.

Here is a link to pictures:
http://ImageEvent.com/roosport/roosportparts

If anyone is interested, please email me at CapriTypeR@Gmail.com, and I will give you specifics!

---Russ
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« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2011, 10:46:00 AM »

I'm very excited for this!
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« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2011, 11:41:00 AM »

"Aussie style"  are there different styles/version?

I saw a video on youtube where this guy fabricated one himself.  I've bought all the stuff already under $100, and making from wood mold. It won't be rounded like the "aussie" style but hopefully it turns out ok.  Learn as I go.  Just wish more time available in a day.
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« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2011, 01:04:00 PM »

There are 2 styles. The Aussie style is, by far, the most stylish. More rounded curves, and there is a cutout for the seat headrests.
Pictures can be found here:   http://ImageEvent.com/roosport/roosportparts

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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 05:52:00 AM »

Looks like I need to start saving up some Money!!!  That is pure Beauty!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 11:21:00 PM »

The Roadster cover have been available . .  $295 plus shipping which puts it about $400, same as yours. So what is the difference?? How about making the rear taillight panel for a Clubsprint rear??
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 03:13:00 AM »

Pete-
The cover that is currently available (in the US), is the Kaminari cover.The price on that, with shipping, is $400, as you said. The difference is ours will be the Aussie style Roadster cover - with more rounded curves, and there is a cutout for the seat headrests.
Pictures can be found here:   http://ImageEvent.com/roosport/roosportparts .
I have owned over 20 Kaminari style covers in the 13 years I have been involved in these cars. EVERY single one (with NO exception) has been warped. I got tired of having to settle for a crappy product, so we came up with our own.
The mold is still under construction, and we hope to have it completed soon.

We also hope to begin making a ClubSprint-styled kit soon, as well. We plan on 2 styles - a full kit, and just a rear tail light panel with the Clubsprint look. Here is a couple pictures of the 2 different kits:

Full ClubSprint kit:
 
 

HalfSprint tail light panel:
 
 

Production of the HalfSprint panel will probably begin first, followed by the full ClubSprint kit.

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« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 12:46:00 PM »

Did you get the ClubSprint kit from Australia and are those tickford badges on it? That car is beautiful!!!!
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« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2011, 03:16:00 PM »

I would love to have the Clubsprint rear section. I have even thought of fabbing one myself from fiberglass, because shipping one from the other side of the world is $$$$. If you need any help with getting the production off the ground, let me know. I have many talents and resources:) I do full time Restoration now. I  have been a Tech Ed Teacher; Autoshop, drafting ,architecture/CAD, machines/metals, Pre-Engineering etc.  Though my teaching days are behind me, my resources are available    I really want one !!
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« Reply #9 on: September 12, 2011, 04:24:00 PM »

MHowell-
The previous owner bought and installed the kit...Yes, those are Tickford emblems! There is NOTHING on the car ANYWHERE that identifies it as a Mercury!!   ;)  

Pete-
Any chance of you making it to the Northeast Capri Gathering next weekend? I will be there with the ClubSprint, and we can discuss some options. I would be willing to utilize your knowledge!

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« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 01:17:00 AM »

I guess I could. Its a bit of a hike for me, being down near Annapolis MD. But I realize many may be traveling farther.Its about a 4 hours trip. If I was able to come up, when would be the best time?? I'm not really into the cruise, just making some eye to eye contact. Plus I have lots of things going on here, so it would be a quick up and back for me. Tell me more please.
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« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2011, 06:26:00 PM »

                 CANT WAIT FOR THE BUBBLE TOP RUSS. I WANT ONE!!!  :D    :D    :D
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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2011, 01:27:00 PM »

luvit is watching..
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« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2011, 08:00:00 AM »

i want a bubble top, too.
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« Reply #14 on: March 07, 2012, 03:20:00 PM »

Just wonder how they bubble tops coming along or has the project been ditched?
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