[Healeys] top frames

Derek Job derek.c.job at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 10:46:59 MST 2015

I forgot to mention. The actual hoods (tops) themselves are slightly
different shapes, so that one of the early 100-Six tops  would not fit
correctly on the later type of frame and vice versa.

On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 11:29 AM, Per Schoerner <per at schoerner.se> wrote:

> Ira, Derek
> As far as I know that early frame fits in the same holes as the hard top.
> The later frame fits in holes in the shelf above the wheel arch. These
> holes are a bit larger than the hard top holes.
> As Derek mention there is an even earlier frame that is fixed on the car
> in two short rails.
> Per
> Den 2015-12-31 kl. 09:21, skrev Derek Job:
>> The frame on the left is from a BN4, they were introduced when the older
>> frame that was attached to the car was replaced. The frame on the right
>> is the Abingdon style used on late 100-Sixes and 3000s. They are not
>> interchangeable as the diameter of the legs is not the same. The newer
>> style has thicker legs so you might have to widen the hole unless it
>> slots directly into the tonneau bar hole. Strange that you have a 3000
>> but with an early frame. Normally you might  see early Longbridge cars
>> that have been restored with the later frames. Somebody must have
>> modified your 3000 to get the early frame to fit.
>> Derek
>> On Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 3:22 AM, i erbs <eyera3000 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:eyera3000 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     Are theses frames interchangeable?
>>     MY car had the frame with the bent legs, but I just got one with
>>     straight legs. I can't locate my bent leg frame. So, can I use the
>>     straight one? I am fitting a new, but already complete top I bought.
>>     Thanks, Happy New Years to all.
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