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Discussion in '308/328' started by Gianluca, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Hi everybody,
    I posted some pictures here. I am starting a new thread to see how many committed buyer there are. The top works flawlessly. Fits very nicely in the trunk and behind the seats.
    I am still in the process of testing different material and construction methods. This thing is large and rigid therefore I need to be creative with the feeding in the sewing machine.

    Here they are.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/gianluca308gtsi

    Thank you all,

    Gianluca
     
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  3. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    I used 2 different threads for the top and the bottom. I will stay with the black thread as it is a lot more forgiving and I just like the looks better.

    I definately need a name and a logo of a sort. My wife suggested " quick tops" but I know you guys can come out with much better and suggestive names such as " carpet munchers" and the like :)

    Gianluca
     
  4. PoleApart

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    Looking through the pictures I started wondering whether optionally you could also sew on a piece of fabric with suction cups at the bottom to to cover the windshield (or even without suction cups since you could just slip it under the wipers). Your product would then also double as a very effective sunshade for when the car is parked in sunlight.
     
  5. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    That would make it way too big to deal with when not in use.
     
  6. Dr Tommy Cosgrove

    Dr Tommy Cosgrove Three Time F1 World Champ
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    Your prototype looks EXACTLY like my original. Nice going
     
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  8. Inowownone

    Inowownone Formula Junior

    Jul 22, 2005
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    Looks nice Gianluca. I'm not too creative when it comes to "naming things". Temp-Top sounds good to me. Any ideas of what you will be asking for them? Regards, Tom in Texas.
     
  9. mk e

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    It looks great, nice job!
     
  10. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Thank you guys.

    I am already working on some very minor changes.

    I have inserted 18 steel wires and they are very formable. This morning I formed to get a better shape of the roof (as I can not stand the "starved cow" look) and the look is so much nicer and top still folds without issues while retaing the shape once opened.
    I am going to post some pictures on this thread of roof.

    Gianluca
     
  11. sparta49

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    Are we still around $150 ish on these?? If so I'm in.
     
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  13. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    I just lost my whole reply! Darn!

    Here is a synopsis. $ 130 plus shipping (I would hope less that $ 10 for the cont. States).

    Custom choice of colour/trim.

    I had many other things I wrote but I must go and start making pizza for my guests tonight.

    New pictures have been posted here

    http://picasaweb.google.com/gianluca308gtsi

    Gianluca
     
  14. dogue

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    Looks great. I would want silver with black trim.

    Terry

    name suggestion: lazytop..jk
     
  15. Inowownone

    Inowownone Formula Junior

    Jul 22, 2005
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    Good luck with the Pizzas.
    Let us know Color combos when you are done with dinner/ :)
    Still interested. Make sure you get set up to take PayPal.
    Need a key for the pouch behind your passenger seat? P.M. me.
    Tom
     
  16. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    That looks great! Let us know when you are ready to start taking orders!

    Thanks,
    John
     
  17. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

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    Thank you for the positive feed back.

    I am ready for taking orders. It may be easier to send me a regular email but I will be checking this thread and keep on making updates, pictures and so forth.

    In your email, please specify the colour and trim.

    I would like to get $ 40.00 deposit to cover my out of pocket expenses. The total would $ 130.00 plus shipping. The shipping will be one money for all unless you are not in the 48 cont. States. In such case it will be the actual shipping cost. I will let you know the shipping cost shortly. I guess about $ 10.00

    I will gather all the common materials right away and the specific one in about a week . Given that, I should be able to begin delivery in about 2-3 weeks from now. I will buy black material in excess of the orders but for the specific colours, I may just buy what I need. For some colours probably I will get some extra. I guess silver/gray and dk. blue are going to be "safe" colours.
    I will give a 10% discount for pink provided you post pictures of it.

    My email and Paypal address is:

    chegai1@cox.net

    I will confirm with everybody the correctness of the order.

    Thank you,

    Gianluca
     
  18. Matt308

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    Sweet! I'm still in.
     
  19. show time

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    I'm still in also!! Regular old Black is fine for me....
     
  20. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Deposit sent! Thanks again for stepping up and getting this going. This kind of thing is what makes this site so great!

    John
     
  21. Roryferrari

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  22. ATSAaron

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    SWEET!! Full amount sent (from nitrusmr2@yahoo.com) for a BLACK one (I forgot to add that in my description).

    Aarom
     
  23. dogue

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    Deposit sent, Silver with black trim please.

    Terry
     
  24. Mule

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    Great idea and initiative. When you are able, please let me know what shipping to Anchorage, Alaska would be (zip 99502), then I will send payment for a black one.

    Thank you again for this great work.
     
  25. Jdubbya

    Jdubbya Two Time F1 World Champ
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    I should have added black also. Would it be possible to do the trim in red though? It'd match my new interior nicely!! If not all black would be just fine too!

    Thanks again!!
     
  26. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Thank you all guys for the down payments, multiple orders and full payments!

    No problems for trim colours and top colours. I will make some boards to show some possibilities.

    I will answer to each and all of you to confirm the product.

    I am waiting for a fabric sample that is waterproof but has the feel and look of fabric ( a convertible top fabric) and the price is right.
    The supplier assured me that is a very nice quality product and the have sold thousands of yards of it to happy customers. I want to take a look at it and report my impression to you guys. The also sell genuine Sunbrella, just in case.

    Today I forgot the car outside and it started raining and I was not aware of it until my wife called me. I just ran outside to put it in the garage (I keep my car without the targa top all the times when I realize that the prototype Quick-Top (?) was on it. It was not raining a whole lot but the car was perfectly dry inside. I still have a grin that will not go away! Just wanted to share.

    Thank again,

    Gianluca
     
  27. Gerry328

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    I just sent you my deposit for a Black on Black top.
     
  28. Gianluca

    Gianluca Formula Junior

    May 6, 2003
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    Gianluca Chegai
    Just like every good (or bad) Italian, my name is Gianluca, Giovanni, Pietro, etc., etc.,

    My wife is bugging me to come up with a name for the top.

    So I think that "Top Of Gianluca Giovanni" would be appropriate but a little too long. Therefore the name could be...



    ...









    Top-O-GiGio
     

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