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Willbuild Charles Williamson
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand   NZL
The corner by the window needs to unclip and fold back so the roof cover can clip on

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rusty bucket Cam H
Baltimore, MD, USA   USA
Here is an odd question. I suspect that the motoring public of Britain and U.K. would think it silly, but was there ever a "removal hardtop" for convertibles made ?

In the States, it's common to find an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) of a hard top for convertible, but I have yet see one for a Morris.

- just wondering -
Cam

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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Interesting Question Cam,

I had or indeed have one for my Midget and I bought a Triumph Herald with a factory supplied fast back hard top, however I am clueless about Moggy hardtops.

Would have thought that there must have been such an animal, but can't say I have ever seen one.

Ummmmmm

All the best Johnny

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emjay Jim English
Etters, PA, USA   USA
I recall a while back someone had an ad for an after market one. Probably more obscure than the salesman bumped out boot lid. Also in fiberglass.

But then that's why you have more than one Minor.



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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Thanks for that Jim,

I've not got a convertible but would love to see one with a hard top.

Johnny

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Willbuild Charles Williamson
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand   NZL
I found this photo in a book “Morris Minor, 70 years on the road”. Written by Ray Newwell. Also in his older book “Morris Minor 50 years on the road. It looks like you had to remove the folding roof first. This was from around 1955.



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Willbuild Charles Williamson
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand   NZL
Found this on the Morris Minor Series II MM Facebook site posted by Jonathan Morgan, Looks like it was in “The Motor’ magazine dated January 23rd 1952


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Willbuild Charles Williamson
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand   NZL
This is how my canvas roof is fixed at the back. It has a push stud in the front corner to unclip to fit a cover when roof folded down.


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Willbuild Charles Williamson
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand   NZL
This page was from the book called Morris Minor by Autocar


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johnnyw637 Silver Member John Warner
Norwich, Norfolk, UK   GBR
1960 Morris Minor Traveller "Boris 2"
1964 MG Midget MkI "Flying Midge"
1964 MG Midget MkI
Love those old adds,

That 1st one is so Exchange & Mart (a weekly paper that carried adverts for everything, no articles just ad copy), from anytime 50s to 70s.

Fantastic

Johnny

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rusty bucket Cam H
Baltimore, MD, USA   USA
WOW - Thanks for blowing the dust off that magazine.

Now you tell your wife "...See Honey, there "REALLY WAS a NEED" to save this Old Publications all this TIME !!"
VINDICATION!!


That is amazing looking Ad/Vert of the day. You see the occasional Morris Coupe' with an "optional Sunroof" cloth top, or the 2door converted to a chop top. But I have yet to see some post an actual photo of a current MM with one of these aftermarket Tops.

Maybe they were not as durable as might be portaged.

THANK YOU FOR THE DIGGING OUT THE ARCHIVED ADVERT. Brilliant !!

Cam

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