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Old 11-17-2016, 04:26 PM   #1
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For those interested in the carbon fiber T-Tops, here is the information thread.

Preliminary buying terms and conditions:

The Group Buy carbon fiber T-Top offer is for 10+ buyers. Buyers participating in the Group Buy will need to contact the carbon fiber fabricator and pay in advance thru PayPal. All transactions are going to be made directly with the carbon fiber fabricator. I, BBSDesigns is not responsible for negotiations between the buyer and the carbon fiber seller.

Carbon fiber T-Tops and it's usages. The manufacturer of the T-Tops is offering the carbon fiber T-Tops ONLY for non-moving car or as an ornament use only. Carbon fiber T-Tops are not intended nor recomended for regular street use or racing purposes.

I will post updates and pictures of the carbon fiber T-Tops here
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Re: Carbon Fiber T-Tops Group Purchase

One Major question.

Are these complete assemblies? If not, what is involved in installing these?

Maybe a small tutorial so those who might not know how to do it may see it as easy and jump in on the Group Buy. Thanks again.
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I'm a buyer, but need more info... and PICS!
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Watching for more info
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Interested but would like to see more pictures and curious if these are complete and ready to install. Thanks
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Re: Carbon Fiber T-Tops Group Purchase

Each carbon fiber T-Top shell weights around 2.5 - 3lbs

The aluminum "Pin Style" bracket system it's still being perfectioned and has not been weighted yet.

Please remember that for safety reasons all the carbon fiber T-Tops shells will be offered for the sole purpose of non-moving car ornament or show car piece only, not intended for normally driven street cars or race cars.

All carbon fiber T-Tops are hand made and are not "perfect". Some imperfections may appear during the fabrication process like; carbon weave being a bit distorded, not perfect surface with a bit of a wavy look and things like that, specially in ones with NACA ducts as in the pictures below.




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Carbon fiber T-Tops are lightweight!!!!!! Only 2.5 to 3 pounds each.
That's me holding one finished carbon fiber T-Top shell with my finger tips.
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I dig those!
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Can you take some pics of the underside and seal area. I'd like to see the bracket system as well
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Are these just for looks? I thought the car pictured was used as an actual race car?
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Ive asked twice in his other thread with no pics yet. how they look inside and installed is just as important.
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Surely we could use the stock latching system if carefully removed from a spare set of tops.
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Surely we could use the stock latching system if carefully removed from a spare set of tops.
Updates!!!
I used the mechanism out of the spare T-Tops I lend for the molds, guess what?
They fit almost perfect!!!!
Since I am looking to use them in my road race GTA despite the recomendations of the manufacturer not use them in racing nor street driven (I am well aware of the risks) I made four small holes in the carbon T-Top and bolted an aluminum 1"x1"x1/16" angle bar, there I bolted the spare lacht system and voila!! The only thing that I need to complete the latching system is a pair of guides for the end of each pin.
At first I was considering to epoxy the angle bar, but since my GTA is meant for road racing I want some mechanical fastener also.









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I will wait for a hook type to come available
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I will wait for a hook type to come available
I ended up using one Pin-Style latching system from a spare of T-Tops I had.

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Updates!!!
I discarded the latching system and try using the mechanism out of the spare T-Tops I lend for the molds, guess what?
They fit almost perfect!!!!
Since I am looking to use them in my road race GTA despite the recomendations of the manufacturer not use them in racing nor street driven (I am well aware of the risks) I made four small holes in the carbon T-Top and bolted an aluminum 1"x1"x1/16" angle bar, there I bolted the spare lacht system and voila!! The only thing that I need to complete the latching system is a pair of guides for the end of each pin.
At first I was considering to epoxy the angle bar, but since my GTA is meant for road racing I want some mechanical fastener also.








Can you post pics of the top, finished side in this same area with good lighting, and some better angles of the window side edge area.

You still think you need to have 10 on you group buy for just the panels?
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Can you post pics of the top, finished side in this same area with good lighting, and some better angles of the window side edge area.

You still think you need to have 10 on you group buy for just the panels?
I'll try to take more pics but this week it's a bit complicated for me to work on the GTA.
The Group Purchase conditions are not set by me, that call is for the guy that actually makes the carbon fiber T-Tops. My only "job" was to help the guy sell more of these T-Tops.
BTW: I am also going to order from him a carbon fiber shifter center console, carbon fiber T-Top headliner and carbon fiber dash pad.

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I'll try to take more pics but this week it's a bit complicated for me to work on the GTA.
The Group Purchase conditions are not set by me, that call is for the guy that actually makes the carbon fiber T-Tops. My only "job" was to help the guy sell more of these T-Tops and also try and make some latching system that would be cost effective and viable for the selling of the T-Tops. But since I ended up using a latching system out of a spare of T-Tops I had, I'll no longer will be offering them as part of the deal.

BTW: I am also going to order from him a carbon fiber shifter center console, carbon fiber T-Top headliner and carbon fiber dash pad.

Well take as many pics as you can, when you can. Don't think anyone is gonna jump on board without that.

BTW... I'm interested in a dash pad if a Camaro dash pad
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Any word on how those pics are coming?
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Im interested as well. These come ready to install no modification needed?

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I'm interested in a standard set. I pretty see my iroc just has a standard latch.

Are there holes or anything to mount the latches?

Edit: disregard. This is 95% street car and daily driven. Just saw these appear to be show only.
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So i'm not sure if im understanding this but will these fit a 88 gta ?
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Hello again,
please remember that theres no latching system offered or available, the deal is for the carbon fiber T-tops shells only. I used a standard latching system out pf a spare T-tops I had, they work perfectly.
If anyone is interested in a pair of carbon fiber T-tops shells I think is easier just to communicate with the fabricator himself, I'm just trying to help you guys get more aftermarket or performance parts for our cars. Attached are more pictures of my GTA with the carbon fiber T-tops in the last road racing event I attended.





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This is the carbon fabricator Facebook information:
https://www.facebook.com/jossue.oyola?fref=ts
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I am selling my carbon fiber T-Tops if anyone is interested!!!!!!!
They have been proven in several track events, there are perfect and track proven!!! The only reason for selling is that I am going to go with a one-piece targa top.

Here is the ebay listing:http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/182527800952?
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If not for the naca ducts... Good luck
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So where is the list for these or is the group thing still going on??
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No, apparently there will be no group sale. I was originally in charge of this group sale, but since I was no longer going to offer the latching system with the carbon shells it made no sence to have a middle man, so I contacted the fabricator to continue offering by himself the t-top shells. Also no member made an actual and serious approach into making a pre-order.
My T-Tops are the only ones made, they are also for sale.
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No, apparently there will be no group sale. I was originally in charge of this group sale, but since I was no longer going to offer the latching system with the carbon shells it made no sence to have a middle man, so I contacted the fabricator to continue offering by himself the t-top shells. Also no member made an actual and serious approach into making a pre-order.
My T-Tops are the only ones made, they are also for sale.
How much are they just curious?
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How much are they just curious?
I'm asking $425.00 plus buyer pays actual shipping, but I am willing go down to $395.00.
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