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Redneck engineered top rack

RoadReady

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Joined
Sep 5, 2003
Messages
175
Location
Savannah, Tennessee
Corvette
Torch Red C5 coupe
I needed a way to store the spare top and could not determine how securely the ones in the catalogs actually held the top. I did determine that they were pricey. Since the top would be in a storage room, appearance was not a factor. So, here's my redneck engineered $1.89 top storage rack.

A couple of scrap 2x4s screwed together in an unside down 'L', the top 2x4 cut slightly smaller than the inside contour of the top:

Toprack1.jpg


Two 3/4-inch deep holes drilled to accept the rear roof mounting pins:

Toprack2.jpg

Toprack3.jpg


The $1.89 was for felt to cover the top 2x4 so nothing can get scratched. It isn't pretty, but works well. The shaped board easily guides the top into position so the top mounting pins fall into the holes....and they are the only thing that actually touch, other than the top frame sitting against a felt pad on the wall stud. The bungee cord isn't very elegant (but it works and I already had it), and the arrangement is super stable. There is no way the top is going to fall!

Toprack5.jpg


Not pretty, but it works and it was CHEAP!
 

yellow_2002_germany

Well-known member
Joined
Dec 9, 2002
Messages
801
Location
Kokomo, Indiana
Corvette
2006 Velocity Yellow
Nice Job!

Might I suggest a towel of some sort between the bungee and the top as well to further protect the finish of the top.
 

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