I'm seein in ebay that the tops comes in vinyl twill and cloth. I already reed a topic about the soft tops but I still dont know what material to buy
in ebay they are plenty of soft top available making it difficult to chooseMy original Spyder still has the OEM (vinyl) top after 12 years. It's doing fine. I scrub it and apply 303 Aerospace Protectant once a year. It is not parked outside.
My second Spyder (bought used) has a fabric top of unknown origin. The water repellancy must be renewed at least once a year (303 High Tech Fabric Guard), which is a messy job. This car is not parked outside, either.
As I've said several times on here:
Either vinyl or fabric will keep the water out.
Take your pick.
making a new top will use the same frame. I will like to have the new frame springs of the top latches are fatigued alreadyPR Spyder. There is a guy in Mayaguez that makes tops. He did the top for my fathers Jeep and it was cheap. My dad and I were talking about him making me a top but I told him that someone would have to go with there car and then he could make one for me. If your interested let me know. I'll ask my dad to send me a pic of his top and I'll post it. Maybe from yours he can prototype one for me :
The only springs are a couple that are light-duty and are not related to the frame.making a new top will use the same frame. I will like to have the new frame springs of the top latches are fatigued already
I replaced my original vinyl top to canvas cloth. I like the cloth for the looks but it shows all the straps and some wrinkles here and there. The vinyl is thicker so it shows less "stuff" through the fabric. If its black it probably won't matter cuz you can't see all the wrinkles, etc. I'll probably switch to vinyl after a few years.I'm seein in ebay that the tops comes in vinyl twill and cloth. I already reed a topic about the soft tops but I still dont know what material to buy