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Snow forecast tonight 1-3 inches, so I put on the metal hardtop. Have not posted a poll since the board makeover, so this is practice with a hard question.
 

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Tomorrow's forecast is 82F here in North San Diego county, so my 1986 doesn't really need the hard top on, but I'm in the midst of a garage organizing project, and have nowhere to put it. Check out the clutter blocking the SL in! I have the top support bracket, with it's garage ceiling pulley, but don't yet trust that thing enough to support an almost 100 lb hard top over the car.
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I took the old lady for a spin on Saturday, breezy crispy air around 8deg C. Luckily the V8 produces such astronomical amouts of heat that I didn't even feel the cold 😎
 

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Just put the hard top on yesterday. we got 5 inch of snow today....snow tires are on as well..
 

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Mine sad to say is parked inside for the winter. The hard top is stored in the rafters wrapped in a tarp. I have only seen the hard top twice in the 17 years I've owned it.

It's unseasonably cold in Wisconsin this fall.
 

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I will be back to mine in USA late next week. Presently hard top is off but car is covered in garage. If weather is good when I arrive, first ride will be sans hardtop!
 

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Just think, next spring when the Pig comes out of hibernation you'll be retired! The hibernation clock is ticking for me (rain turning to snow showers this afternoon), so I'm trying to squeeze in every bit of top down driving that I can no matter what the temperature is.
 

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Just think, next spring when the Pig comes out of hibernation you'll be retired! The hibernation clock is ticking for me (rain turning to snow showers this afternoon), so I'm trying to squeeze in every bit of top down driving that I can no matter what the temperature is.
That's the thing.
It won't be next spring.
I won't have a Pig Pen until late September.
Sigh.
 

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Soft Top, or No Top but nary a Hard Top :)

Here in North Carolina its top down from Spring to late Fall, then Soft Top.

Hard Tops are just a waste of Garage Space.
Must be 20 years since I had the hard top on my 380SL.
Almost 5 years since I purchased a hard top for my 560SL, put it on for a few days and then took it off and its been sitting there ever since.
 

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She's In the garage until spring with the top down. Hard top is in the basement. I've never driven the car in rain or snow. Time to throw some Stabil in and get to work on her.
 

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YOU....need a windblocker.
I've thought about it, but here in Georgia, there are too many good days when I wouldn't need it and too few bad days to justify having it. The low tomorrow is 25 degrees, so it's staying warm in the garage. I know in your neck of the woods, 25 degrees means break out the BBQ, but it's a little too chilly for me.
 

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That's the thing.
It won't be next spring.
I won't have a Pig Pen until late September.
Sigh.
Oh. That's not good. The roads will still be there once you're squared away though. Looking at the pics of your home site, I'll bet that the roads, and scenery are spectacular in the area that you'll be in.
 

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I've thought about it, but here in Georgia, there are too many good days when I wouldn't need it and too few bad days to justify having it. The low tomorrow is 25 degrees, so it's staying warm in the garage. I know in your neck of the woods, 25 degrees means break out the BBQ, but it's a little too chilly for me.
So now I'm guessing you've never tried one. It changes your driving experience even in good weather......no more wind buffeting your ears....keeps your hair (and wife's) in one place....and you can have a conversation and or listen to the radio.
Cold weather....blocker and windows up heater on.......you'll extend your driving season.
 

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So now I'm guessing you've never tried one. It changes your driving experience even in good weather......no more wind buffeting your ears....keeps your hair (and wife's) in one place....and you can have a conversation and or listen to the radio.
Cold weather....blocker and windows up heater on.......you'll extend your driving season.
It will pay for itself in lost hats. ;)
 

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I recently repainted the hard top and installed a hoist in my garage, so it is presently on the car. I like to be warm when its cold, and even in Alabama this week it is cold (33 F yesterday). If we have a warm day, I can take it off in few minutes and enjoy.:)
 
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