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How long does it take to convert the F50 from berlinetta to barchetta?

Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by millemiglia, Jun 4, 2004.

  1. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

    Jan 14, 2003
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    Downloaded the F50 owner's manual and read the procedure of removing the roof (top), wow, seems a real PITA!
    If you're driving and there's a sudden change in weather, is it even feasible to put the top back on?

    The worse top I've ever encountered is the one on the Lotus Elise, phew.
    Btw. thanks for the PDF files Timothy! (TestShootCom)
    // Peter
     
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  3. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    If ur driving barchetta mode , the hard top will most likely be at home ..and u will only have the soft top with you ( in the front trunk ?? ) ..i think it takes 20 minutes to put it on ..and around 40mns/1 h to put the hard top back .
     
  4. millemiglia

    millemiglia Formula Junior

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    Thanks for the clarification!
    I didn't know there was a soft top and a hardtop, I thought it was one-in-all...
    // Peter
     
  5. Doody

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    ROTFLMAO! that's 100% useless. very amusing.

    and here we thought the 550 Barchetta top was a joke - it doesn't come close!

    doody.
     
  6. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Come on..20 minutes isnt that long..im sure that after several rainstorms , the average F50 owner will manage to do it in 10mns :)
     
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  8. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Just carry a big umbrella...

    --Dan
     
  9. 0UTXLR8

    0UTXLR8 Formula Junior

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    Where can I download the F50 manual? It's something that I have wanted for a while now.
     
  10. alx355gt

    alx355gt F1 Veteran

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    http://www.TestShoot.com/Ferrari
    http://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20182
    So... http://www.TestShoot.com/Ferrari !!! It's also in the first post of THIS thread BTW ;) Cool site!!! :cool:

    Greets, Alexander
     
  11. amenasce

    amenasce Two Time F1 World Champ
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    We wont need one..it almost never rains between Mougin and Maranello :)
     
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  13. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    I believe putting on the hard top, in addition to the length of time, also requires two people.
     
  14. Napolis

    Napolis Three Time F1 World Champ
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    and a dog...
     
  15. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    THAT's the trick!

    --Dan
     
  16. rexrcr

    rexrcr Formula 3

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    The conversion from soft top hardware (with roll hoops, etc.) to hard top, and visa-versa, takes only about 20 minutes or so. Less time with a helper.

    Installation of just the soft top, once the hardware is in place, takes one minute.


    Best regards,

    Rob Schermerhorn
     

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