Will a MK 11 hardtop fit on a bugeye?

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Will a MK 11 hardtop fit on a bugeye?

Postby liamof » Tue Jun 13, 2006 2:50 am

I have found a local used hardtop for sale but it is for a MK11 Sprite or MK1 midget. Does anyone know if it will fit a bugeye or is the back deck profile a little different? I think the windshield mounting should be close.
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MKII on A MKI

Postby sprite63 » Wed Jun 14, 2006 9:12 pm

I had a MKI top on my MKII and it fit fine. My MKII factory parts manual has it as an early option for the MKII and was it subsequently replaced with the square MKII top. About a year ago I was looking for a MKII top and came across one on ebay that was being sold as a factory top for a Bugeye. I corresponded with the owner and he advised me that he had bought it from a dealer as an option on his 61 Bugeye, I don't think you'll have any problems with the fit.

Just as an aside I found the MKII top to be much harder to find than the MKI top. If you decide to buy it I'm sure you'll be able to recover your money later should you decide to replace it with a MKI top
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MKI Midget Hardtop on Eby

Postby sprite63 » Thu Aug 17, 2006 9:21 pm

MK1 Midget/MK2 Sprite top on ebay (160020079742) with the special side curtains
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