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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 3:04 pm    Post subject: Thing top price question Reply with quote

Thing question. I have a new canvas top, clear window and excellent frame. I just sold my Thing with the hardtop, but kept the rag top.

I was trying to get an idea of a asking place when I put it in classifieds. I couldn't find one complete to compare. Thanks
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

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Thing question. I have a new canvas top, clear window and excellent frame. I just sold my Thing with the hardtop, but kept the rag top.

I was trying to get an idea of a asking place when I put it in classifieds. I couldn't find one complete to compare. Thanks


What type of soft top makes a huge difference. Thing shop? TMI?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 5:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

Thing shop as far as I know.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

Just curious...what color is the top?
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

white.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:10 am    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

athingperson wrote:
Thing shop as far as I know.


You need to know before you price it, both the fabric and the frame. If original frame it is flimsy.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 3:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

OK, NEW canvas top, not sure if it's a Thing Shop, TMI or other Mfg as there is no specific tag. Clear rear window and frame complete in Excellent cond. Ready to install Just looking for a ballpark figure on a realistic selling price.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

athingperson wrote:
OK, NEW canvas top, not sure if it's a Thing Shop, TMI or other Mfg as there is no specific tag. Clear rear window and frame complete in Excellent cond. Ready to install Just looking for a ballpark figure on a realistic selling price.


Does the soft top have a metal rod on the back, and pre punched holes?

Ok, I will take a stab -- top, unknown manufacture, white, 2nd hand... $150 - $200. True ready to install frame (can't tell by looking, distortion is a killer) up to $400. Shipping the frame = crazy pricey. Sooo, you need a local to pickup -- $500 on a good day? If you find someone local who wants/needs a white top.

Thingshop top and frame? $1000.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:26 am    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

Top and frame together shipped with Greyhound $75-$100
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

Your Thing's buyer must have had a screw loose to not want the soft top with his purchase. It was worth more as a value-adder with the car than on its own. Why not call the guy and offer the top to him.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Thing top price question Reply with quote

I think Hitest is a genius, simple, sensible, easy, good solution.
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