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I believe that Gene has a good point about the members that live in the cold country. There are some names that I haven't noticed lately, so you might not

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Old 01-09-2017, 01:35 PM   #31 (permalink)
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I believe that Gene has a good point about the members that live in the cold country. There are some names that I haven't noticed lately, so you might not be reaching everyone at this time of year. Might have to put it on hold for a while.
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:21 PM   #32 (permalink)
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I believe that Gene has a good point about the members that live in the cold country. There are some names that I haven't noticed lately, so you might not be reaching everyone at this time of year. Might have to put it on hold for a while.
Might be the case OldGuyFla I just thought most upgrade in the winter time when the car is parked. I do all my upgrades in the winter and enjoy it all summer. Although we do not have snow that sticks for more than a couple of days and we do see highs of 50 degrees and sunny. When these days come in the winter I am out running my car

My scheduled winter list so far is:

Lightweight Racing Seats
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And this hard top if we can develop
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What is this "car is parked" of which I keep reading?

My Z has about 3" of road clearance. If it snows more than that I borrow either the wife's pickup or SUV. MY other car is a touring bike. That's the only thing I park for the winter.
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I'm not sure this will help you, since I rather doubt you can get it this far into your ownership, and I'm not at all sure what "reasonable" means for you since it varies so much from person to person, but...

I have the Nissan Platinum warranty. Everything but wear parts - brake pads, clutch friction plate, tires, in general the standard wear items. The fabric of the top is not covered but the mechanism is. According to the paperwork I got at purchase I'm good for a total of 100,000 miles or seven years, whichever comes first.
Thanks to you (and Old Guy) for your replies here re: the extended warranty, and I apologize for hijacking the thread. I won't post any more about warranties here after this post.

The last time I got an extended wty (I think it was when I bought an early model Prius, maybe 2005) the Toyota forum turned me on to a Toyota dealer in TN or somewhere that sold factory wtys online. They were 7/100k like the ones you two mentioned. You could buy them at any time up until your original factory wty expired (which for me is 11/17, for the Z). They were going for over $1200 then, but this dealer sold them for $800 and it was a very easy transaction. I was wondering if Nissan was similar, and if there was a dealership somewhere that discounted them heavily in return for the volume. I am not interested in buying an ext wty from a third party.

Back to the tops. The poster who mentioned the negatives made some good points. I will have to consider the storage/weight issue if someone decides to make these. I live in a highrise condo now, and we can't store anything in our pkg spaces other than our cars.
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Please don't let my comment discourage you from contacting your Nissan dealer and ask. It's certainly worth a try.
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Please share your thoughts.

I'm interested in a hard top for winter to solve a problem that pops up occasionally in cold weather.

The window is designed to lower about a quarter of an inch when the door is opened. It is raised again after the door is shut. (Ah, the magic of computers.) This allows for proper seating into the seal at the top of the window. Unfortunately in the winter the windows will freeze in place causing the window to close against the outside of the rubber seal at the top when the door is closed.

This problem takes a bit of effort to resolve each time. I've learned to whack the top edge of the window with the heel of my hand(s) to break it loose and lower it. I don't really like this solution.

I'm hoping a hard top can be designed with a seal shaped differently so that this is no longer a problem.
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I'm interested in a hard top for winter to solve a problem that pops up occasionally in cold weather.



The window is designed to lower about a quarter of an inch when the door is opened. It is raised again after the door is shut. (Ah, the magic of computers.) This allows for proper seating into the seal at the top of the window. Unfortunately in the winter the windows will freeze in place causing the window to close against the outside of the rubber seal at the top when the door is closed.



This problem takes a bit of effort to resolve each time. I've learned to whack the top edge of the window with the heel of my hand(s) to break it loose and lower it. I don't really like this solution.



I'm hoping a hard top can be designed with a seal shaped differently so that this is no longer a problem.


I hope others see the potential value this option can bring!



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I am interested!!
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This is great... Keep it coming!

I wonder how many owners we have so far that are interested?

If I lived near the manufacturer I would definitely let them use my car to develop and get this top for free!
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Hey guys...

Checking in for any new roadster owners that may be interested in this Option.

I created a list on the first post with the list of owners that are "interested".

Please let me know if you are interested and I will add you to the list.

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This is great... We are up to 14 interested owners!

List updates on post #1

Keep it coming I know we have more that are concerned with our tops in the future and would love to have this option developed!

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This company is offering a free top to a donor vehicle to help develop.

I am not affiliated with this company but want to buy a 370Z Roadster top from them if they produce. Like I said before this would not only be a great option to have it would help many with top issues that are out of warranty.

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I just sent them an email
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