Low WS hardtop thru smoothline

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Re: Low WS hardtop thru smoothline

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I'm also interested in the factory top, as well.

I recall a junkyard in Washington that listed a factory hardtop ($350) on ebay about a year ago. It needed some heavy work, but if we could track down the owner, maybe we could get detailed pictures and measurement.
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I looked at completed auctions on ebay , no luck ! Maybe someone from our group bought it and might read this
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The only top I would be interested in would be a factory or a GOOD factory replica. I am sure there is interest in the other options from other owners, but only the factory for me, thanks..

And thanks for taking this on!
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Your welcome Mike and thanks for your input
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Does anyone have good photos of the Nissan Factory Hardtop latches . also the top itself , high and low widshield tops
I saw these on ebay they were from a 67 with a port hole top . belive they are the side latches . We are trying to find out how the factory top was held down and what kind of latches were used
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A few from my archives:

OEM High Windshield Hardtop:

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The factory parts manual has illustrations that show them too.

There are also a few threads on 311s.org that have additional photos and images.

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Michael thanks alot for the photos . I checked my parts manual and found the latches there . Jack from SL is also following this Post
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That is a high windshield top, correct? Those latches will not work on a low windshield top.
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Yes, that is a high windshield top. I think that the rear latches were common to both, but I am not sure.
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Here are photos of the original low windshield hard top clamps:

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Good side profile shot of a factory hard top from Solvang:

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spriso wrote:Here are photos of the original low windshield hard top clamps:

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I believe these were used on the 1500 hard tops-- I need to find the drawing that I have somewhere in my collection that shows them being attached.

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A view from the parts book showing the later style hard top latches:

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Re: Low WS hardtop thru smoothline

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Even factory hard tops came in different shapes.