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View Poll Results: Best Thar Hardtop?
Bimbra 27 17.76%
Hyderabad Short 44 28.95%
Hyderabad Tall 25 16.45%
Performance 35 23.03%
Italian HT 18 11.84%
Roplas HT 3 1.97%
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Old 25th September 2013, 18:24   #46
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Italian replica is made in your city sir Follow this link:
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Try to contact this company and if this is good HT then update me as well as I am also looking for one.
Hi,
Can you give me the contact no. Of Sana Motors Mumbai ?I tried searching onthe net but could not find it.
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Old 25th September 2013, 20:11   #47
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Hello guys,

I need your help in procuring the Italian Hard Top replica.The people at R&T have stopped making it.
Do you guys have any idea as to who else make the Italian Hard Top?
I would have happily ordered the original one but the increasing dollar rates and custom problems are making me put that thought aside.

However the Hard-Top manufacturing should meet the below criteria:
1.The Hard-Top should made only in frp and not metal or cloth.
2.It can be disassembled into parts which can be transported to Mumbai.
3.I should not be the first person for whom the Hard-top is made,
the main intention of this criteria is to avoid myself from becoming a test- mule.

Hope to hear from you guys soon.
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dean5545...I had visited Sana Motors in Thane and saw the hard top from close. Infact drove one of those at the Mahindra Igatpuri facility as well. I wasn't too impressed with the finish and the overall fitting of the hard top. Eventually ended up buying from Mars Auto in Hyderabad and I've been very happy with the decision despite the 1500 km journey involved to buy it. So would suggest to avoid Sana Motors if you can. HHT meets all the above requirements that you have and then there is a big factor of Prabhu, the proprietor, who is very helpful and great to deal with.
One big factor for any HT is the sealing between different parts and the insulation. Did not think it was great in SM but is excellent for HHT.
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Old 25th September 2013, 21:16   #48
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Hey Redherring,
Thanks alot for your valuable inputs.
Coming to the Hard-Top :
The Thar in question belongs to a friend of mine,but I'm in charge of the mods.
The HHT is still no.1 on my list mainly because of the practicality it offers.
It may not have the road presence of the Italian counterpart.But my friend is crazy about the Italian hard -top design,hence the replica.
Since you say that Sana Motors are not good I will take your word for it.
Thanks.
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Old 25th September 2013, 21:22   #49
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Hi,
Can you give me the contact no. Of Sana Motors Mumbai ?I tried searching onthe net but could not find it.
I don't have contact information sir, I just found this video on youtube.

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dean5545...I had visited Sana Motors in Thane and saw ... HHT.
Gr8! Thanks for review, I was waiting long for review on this HT as this is the only Italian HT replica.

Thanks,
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Old 26th September 2013, 09:28   #50
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Guys, I have seen the replica italian top from Pune. It is just not worth it. The fit and finish and quality is really poor. I had a few pictures when it was being installed in a jeep.

I feel the Hyderabad one is much better. If you can wait, there will be one coming out of Coimbatore in a couple of weeks.
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Old 27th September 2013, 13:33   #51
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What about the hard top provided by Mahindra customization? Has anyone inspected them closely to give an opinion about it? I have seen it on a couple of Thars in Pune. But since they were on the move, could not get a closer look.
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Old 27th September 2013, 16:51   #52
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Product Name: Mahindra Thar: Bimbra Removable Half Cabin

- Two piece FRP Body in Matte Black Finish.

- Throughly tested to ensure Zero Water Leakage.

- Dual finish with 2 Layers of FRP with PU injected inside the body to make the body insulated, hence making it noise proof, weatherproof and very durable, even for offroading. It also makes the A/C inside very effective.

- Requires no alteration to the original body, no cutting of the B-Pillar or any extra holes.

- Price : Rs. 34,500/- exclusive of taxes.

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Old 27th September 2013, 16:56   #53
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So this will convert Thar into a practical 2-seater right?
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Old 28th September 2013, 15:32   #54
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Default Re: The most practical & best looking Hardtop - Mahindra Thar

In the below mentioned thread, Mod Samurai's friend Mr. Sachin Karkera, has installed a metal hardtop on his MM 550. By the looks of it, it seems to have a very good finish & good quality of workmanship!!

Check out the pics:-
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Below is the link to the thread :-
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ve...ml#post3217173 (A restored MM550 and how...)

I did ask about the price of the hardtop but, Samurai had not got the costing until then. I'm sure he can shed some more light on it now.

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Old 28th September 2013, 20:26   #55
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What are the disadvantages of having a metal Hard-Top other than the cost?
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I voted for the Hyderabad hard top. The removable covers add a lot of flexibility, can get close to the open Jeep feel without being too exposed to the weather.
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In the below mentioned thread, Mod Samurai's friend Mr. Sachin Karkera, has installed a metal hardtop on his MM 550. By the looks of it, it seems to have a very good finish & good quality of workmanship!!
At Sakleshpur MGE last month, it got mistaken for Thar CDRe more than a few times. I still don't know the price.
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What are the disadvantages of having a metal Hard-Top other than the cost?
The only disadvantage I can see is, it can't be removable unless you make some nice design which will be bolt on and can be opened easily.
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Old 18th October 2013, 20:30   #59
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Hi. IMO the best hard top is the one which can keep the heat away, doesn't show signs of cracking in extreme temps both summers and winters and doesn't leak when it pours. Now saying that i would like to request all Thar owners who have installed the hard tops to kindly give their feedback on the reliability of their hard tops.
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I am all set to purchase a Hyderabad hard top except for this vital piece of information for clarification.

Will the installation of this Hard top lead to exaust fumes entering the cabin ?
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