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Old 07-23-2012, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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FS: Hard top bolts, socket cap

I made some extra hard top bolts. The original Lotus bolts are button head torx.
The original torx pattern likes to strip with the shallow button head design.

These are allen head. More depth for your tool and the allen wrench too.

4 bolts black oxide steel

Shipped for $25.00 USA

Multiple orders are fine. I can make more.

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Old 07-23-2012, 12:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jim, This is GENIOUS!!!

How long do you plan on making these for?
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Where I doubt forever is an option (as we just can't seem to crack that code) and you have cracked many, I will be on the train with these in the near future for sure. I know I have at least one or two of the stupid torq bolts showing a bit of wear/tear.

Thanks again for being this good.
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Will you make the bolts for the top panel?
http://www.lotusgarage.com/shop/imag...2.04_large.jpg
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Where I doubt forever is an option (as we just can't seem to crack that code) and you have cracked many, I will be on the train with these in the near future for sure. I know I have at least one or two of the stupid torq bolts showing a bit of wear/tear.

Thanks again for being this good.
I'm always getting stuck with cars that have stripped heads. A real joy getting them out. Spend the first hour trying to get the hardtop off. Pulling a head is quicker.
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Will you make the bolts for the top panel?
http://www.lotusgarage.com/shop/imag...2.04_large.jpg
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I don't have a sample of that bolt. My buddy ditched his trim panels a long time ago. Is there anything special about that bolt? ( I don't own a hard top )
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What size is that Allen head?

EDIT: I have my hardtop off the Exige right now, so here's a few shots of the bolts on the liner. They're held permanently in-place with a small plastic washer. Has anyone ever pulled one out before?




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Looks great Jim.

I'd be down if you do the trim as well. one tool is always better than two for the task of roof removal.

I can pull one out and mail it to you if you want. PM me.
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Subscribed... Would also like a full "Exige hardtop set" so that they all matched. That'd be awesome.

Very nice work, and genius indeed!!!
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What size is that Allen head?

6mm
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Looks great Jim.

I'd be down if you do the trim as well. one tool is always better than two for the task of roof removal.

I can pull one out and mail it to you if you want. PM me.
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I'm happy to do trim bolts if possible. Interesting pictures of the bolt.
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PayPal sent. Will wait and see what you can come up with on the balance bolts. In for these though.

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I'd be in if you could replace all of the hardtop bolts.
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I'm also interested in a full set if/when you're able to do them. Those in the trim panel are visible when it's installed, which is something to keep in mind.
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Jim... received these in the mail yesterday, and opened them up today.

Definitely won't have to worry anymore about stripping the stock ones out. Ingenious solution... and very well executed. These are a MUST have for these cars. No longer worried about taking the top off of the car. Thanks.
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mmmm, I'd be down for a set if it comes with a headliner bolts like many others have mentioned.
It'll give me more excuse to take the top off!
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I was examining my bolts today on the HT & yes, I agree with all the other comments here; it would be nice to have a full set of Exige HT bolts to complete the set. I do kind like the extra security of having the torques in the instance some person tried to get some bright ideas on stealing a top...but...I do like these allen head bolts more.
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Pretty limited market for people in need of an Exige hardtop in that specific color. Not sure that needs to be a big concern!

I'm in for a set of the 4! PayPal on its way.
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