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  This topic is about my 1979 MG MGB MkIII
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mgchef Gold Member Richard Reynolds
Fairport, NY, USA   USA
1974 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Spits Oil"
1979 MG MGB MkIII "Penelope"
Hi, I will be installing a new top this spring. Has anyone replaced the lift a dot fasteners with another kind that worked better?
If so please supply source.
Thanks
Richard



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Richard Reynolds
Fairport, NY
1979 MGB "Penelope"

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mvheim Silver Member Mark Heim
CA, USA   USA
1966 MG MGB "Uroboros"
IMO, if the choice is lift-the-dot versus regular snaps, you are far better off with the lift-the-dots, in terms of holding power, and in releasing under tension.



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chasloew Charles Loew
Fort Wayne, IN, USA   USA
1954 MG TF 1500
1976 MG MGB
It looks to me like the lift-o-dots come in different levels of quality. The good ones seem to work really well. Marine hardware suppliers have some good-quality snaps, but pricey. My Morgan had a a fastener that had an oval grommet and a tab that turned 90* to fasten. It worked really well, but was a little bulky. I would not recommend regular snaps. -- Chas

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bev sleet Bev S
Raunds, Northamptonshire, UK   GBR
Source MGOC UK take your pick


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Sarge101st Silver Member Brian S
Carlisle, PA, USA   USA
1977 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Biggles"
1979 MG Midget 1500 "Grrr"
1980 MG MGB "Piddles"
Richard,

In case the manipulation is more the issue, there are these sorts of things out there for the boat people;

https://www.ironwoodpacific.com/Top-Snapper-Canvas-Snap-Tool

Having broken eight out of ten fingers in my younger days, arthiritis is now my friend. Some version of one of these canvas unsnapping tools is in the boot tool-kit in each of my cars.

If I'm off on a tangent that doesn't apply, my apologies.

Grin!



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bbond Bill Bond
Griffin, GA, USA   USA
Do an internet search for a company called Sail Rite (I think that is the right spelling). They have good quality marine fasteners for almost anything in the canvas world.

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