Dutton Kit Cars and their owners

hi folks just wondering what fixing some of you guys are using on the legerra soft top front fixing the ones that are on mine are a bit fiddely to get located and locked down i wid be soaked by the time i had managed to get the roof on i had removed the fiddely ones and replaced them with m6 bolts and thumb screws makes it a bit quicker and easier but interested what other folks are using  thanks in advance 

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Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 11, 2018 at 1:01

He already knows there are two different sizes needed so he can get both measurements from my cars. 

If I leave the green one with him while he makes them I can always drop my cover off.

Comment by James Doulton on March 11, 2018 at 0:49

No, mine is 'naked'.

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 11, 2018 at 0:35

Neil Winnington from Enwins motor channel is doing one later in the year for mine. Yours doesn't have a cover on the roll bar does it.

Comment by James Doulton on March 11, 2018 at 0:32

Are you getting a replacement roof, Ade? If you are then I think mine is close to the end of its life and needs replacing too. 

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 10, 2018 at 17:59

Being honest the vinyl is so brittle it's more like a hard top now so new one being acquired and won't make that mistake again :)

Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2018 at 23:09

What about inverting the catch, fitting a stud onto the roof and the catch on the screen frame, that would work with both soft and hard tops, wouldn't need a wing nut. Probably require a bit of moulding and bracing.

Comment by James paton on March 9, 2018 at 22:29

its a fairly easy fix for any one that dont have the fittings or access to them

Comment by James paton on March 9, 2018 at 22:28

thats the ones that were on it adrian i have taken them off and fitted m6 2.5inch bolts with a washer top n bottom through the original hole in the fiberglass under the skin and a nut to hold all in place . i drilled two holes where the fixing pins were at 10mm dia this allows the nut holding the bolt in place drop in the hole and the roof to sit flush so its just a cease of sit the front part through the holes and fit a washer and thumb screw on each side then the studs at the back . i will at some point try and find a better way but we dont want roofs were looking for some sunshine now 


Comment by Adrian Southgate on March 9, 2018 at 20:42

For the soft top 'pop' fasteners at six inch intervals round the rear of the tub and the sliding catches at the front. I made a mistake and fitted mine outside but have since been informed they are supposed to go under the material.

Hard top also can use the sliding fasteners at the front but they don't look pretty and over centre catches on the sides just behind the door / in front of the roll bar. You'll need to make a block to fix these onto or the bolts will go through and look ugly. Dont forget a weather seal on the edge of the hard top.


This is how NOT to fit them on the outside and what happens to them if you do.

Comment by Scott Grimson on March 9, 2018 at 19:40

Anyone got any close up pics of how you've fitted your soft tops and indeed hard tops too as i have both but no fittings to go with them. cheers.

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