Inspired by some SEMA show concept cars, I had a Spyder/Bikini top constructed for MinimalUpgrades.
The show car top was convertible top fabric over a hard shell that extended from the windshield frame to “feet” that came down behind the seats to the roll hoops. Mazda never considered a production version as there is nowhere to store the top inside the car when removed to secure the vehicle or during inclement weather.
My version started with a donor convertible top frame acquired from someone building a track car.
I cut it apart to used the header bow that latches to the windshield frame. It’s surprisingly solid when latched into place.
I then mocked up with some old drop cloth and worked with Riggs Brothers in St Charles to source the convertible material and complete the top.