Jensen-Healey Hardtop for sale in UK

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Jensen-Healey Hardtop for sale in UK

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Complete looking J-H hardtop. Usually the very hard to get chrome trim bits are lost.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jensen-Healey-1974-H ... SwfBNgcXh5
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kees wrote: Mon Apr 19, 2021 9:38 am Complete looking J-H hardtop. Usually the very hard to get chrome trim bits are lost.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Jensen-Healey-1974-H ... SwfBNgcXh5
Hi Kees,

Thank you for sending the link.

In your experience, is it worth having an original hard top, or are they badly fitting etc?

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Neither the original hardtop nor the Lenham one are properly fitting. They offer only slightly more protection than the softtop (which is rather useless unless tailor made). Especially the rear ledge leaves fairly large gaps. Also all hard/softtops are leaking where they meet the windscreen.
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kees wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:08 am Neither the original hardtop nor the Lenham one are properly fitting. They offer only slightly more protection than the softtop (which is rather useless unless tailor made). Especially the rear ledge leaves fairly large gaps. Also all hard/softtops are leaking where they meet the windscreen.
I have a new softtop on my J/H that is a good fit (not tried it in the rain yet!).

Maybe it is not worth paying several hundred pounds for the original hardtop, but might be good to have the option to fit.
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A hardtop does look quite good though on the J-H.
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kees wrote: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:49 am A hardtop does look quite good though on the J-H.IMG_1718.JPGHJGH weekend 2020 JH hardtop voor en achter.JPGIMG_1691.JPG
Thanks for pictures, I agree the hardtop does look good,
so, I have bought the one from Ebay!

If you do visit the UK for the Healey meet, we have holiday accommodation here, you would be most welcome, and we could talk Jensens!

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Thanks for the offer. We will just have to wait and see how the travel situation is developing. At the moment there is no holiday travel abroad allowed from the NL. At least in a months time I will have my two Covid-19 vaccinations so hopefully they will grant more freedom to those who have been vaccinated.
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Do not forget the donor cars, i.e.:
Vauxhall Viva/Firenza/Magnum: suspension, steering rack, upper steering column parts, brakes, front indicator lights, alternative wheels.
Lotus Eclat/Elite/Esprit; engine parts
Aston-Martin, Lotus, Reliant: rear lights.
Sunbeam/Hillman/Humber: 4-speed gearbox, these also provide the OD for the gearbox, radiator (minus core).
Alfa Guilia/Guilietta: small side lights on the front wings.
and others for small parts.
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