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Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Paddyman » Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:03 +0000

Hi All,

I bought one of those replacement Soft tops from Prestige Auto. I believe there are companies in the U.K. that specialise in replacing these. Is there anyone in the Cork area that does this or could someone recommend a place to get it done? I am thinking Body Image in Ballincollig as I have heard good things about them. Your man told me he has never done it before but will have a look for me if I want.

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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby 93 Mk1 » Wed, 01 Feb 2017 12:31 +0000

I'm not sure who does fitting locally in the Cork area but there are a good few online tutorials if you fancied tackling it yourself.
By the way, who are Prestige Auto ? Do they specialize in soft top roofs ?
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Paddyman » Wed, 01 Feb 2017 1:40 +0000

Had both hips replaced recently so wouldn't be able for it.

This is a link to their site:

http://www.prestigeautotrim.com/uk/mazda-mx5.html
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby MX5Spares » Wed, 01 Feb 2017 6:29 +0000

Expensive at 369 pounds plus vat at 20% for the mohair with glass roof .Plus delivery approx 60euro .We have same thing only cheaper !!
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Paddyman » Wed, 01 Feb 2017 7:18 +0000

Can't remember which one I bought but it wasn't a mohair for £370 that's for sure. Thought I got something vinyl for around the €150 / 200 mark. Have to go up in the attic and see what it is. I thought it seemed reasonable at the time, but I was heavily medicated.

Do you have a website?
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Paddyman » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 2:35 +0000

Anyone know someplace I could get this done?

Your man in Ballincollig is not willing to do it so it looks like I will have to travel for this. I suppose anywhere within reason of Cork is what I am looking for. Ideally South Tipp but more realistically it's probably gonna be Dublin.
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Steve » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 6:04 +0000

I've popped a message to someone in Cork who used to do them. Will let you know if he comes back to me.
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby 93 Mk1 » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 7:48 +0000

Was that Finbarr Hennessy that you contacted Steve ? If so, he has passed away.
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Fergus » Tue, 14 Feb 2017 7:51 +0000

Thanks for the PM Steve :wink:
I'm in Cork, Douglas to be exact. Did you get replacement 'Hood Tension Cables' ? Always worth replacing them at the same time.

Mazda: http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/hood-tension- ... -2808.html
Aftermarket: http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/hood-tension- ... p-451.html
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Paddyman » Wed, 15 Feb 2017 1:15 +0000

Fergus wrote:Thanks for the PM Steve :wink:
I'm in Cork, Douglas to be exact. Did you get replacement 'Hood Tension Cables' ? Always worth replacing them at the same time.

Mazda: http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/hood-tension- ... -2808.html
Aftermarket: http://www.mx5parts.co.uk/hood-tension- ... p-451.html


Fergus,

Never even knew they existed. Am completely new to the Mx5.

Will send you a message with my number.

Oh and thanks Steve.
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Re: Replacing Soft Top on MK1

Postby Fergus » Thu, 16 Feb 2017 2:17 +0000

Just saw this right now, I'll PM you back.
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