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Old 09-23-2015, 03:54 PM   #1
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I am getting ready to order new tops and enclosure from Leta's. The price quote I got is $1,300 cheaper than my quote to have it made locally.



Their website, however, is woefully inadequate when it comes to pictures.



Those of you who have had tops made by Leta's, can you post some pictures?



One of the main things I am trying to determine before I order is, how wide is the canvas 'frame' around the isenglass? My current canvas has maybe a 2" frame, but I have seen other people's canvas with 6-8" or maybe more. This makes the isenglass window much smaller, and I don't like the way it looks.



I would like to know how the factory patterns handle this, and what I'd be getting when I order.



Also, this thread may help others, as most of what I found searching, I couldn't confirm they were pictures of a Leta's top.
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Old 10-15-2015, 04:58 PM   #2
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The larger the frame, the easier it is to stretch and fit the eisinglass over time. It's a personal preference. The size of the panel is the same. Standard is about 2". It's up to you which you prefer. Advise the shop and they'll accommodate.

Leta is not going onsite to custom measure, she is not custom fitting it and placing the snaps. she is manufacturing from a template. You are fitting it and you are configuring the snap location yourself.

The cost of time and labor is where you are saving.
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I have used Leta's in the past, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. I have a 3000SCR. My last experience was not so good. I had them replace the 2 back slant pieces and they put the zippers on incorrectly. Not once or twice, but 3 times. The above statement is true, they will make you a piece based on the factory template. This year I replaced my whole top with a local custom fit package. Yes I paid more but it is beautiful, fits perfectly, and I did not have to deal with those infernal snaps!
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The old saying "You get what you pay for!" really works here. She is giving you a generic piece and you might like it or you might not! Roll the dice..

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i had side windows done not so good was cheap trim almost plastic not cloth i was not happy she gave me a full refund tho , and they where to small also / she went by vin also local guy was $60 more but better job more oem
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you get what you pay for with leta. we had her do ours 8 years ago and it was not very good. lets just say i would never use leta again.
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Well, despite some of the posts here, I did finally pull the trigger and ordered from her. Crossing my fingers!
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Well, despite some of the posts here, I did finally pull the trigger and ordered from her. Crossing my fingers!
Kev.....I will be watching for updates!! I need to order a couple of rear seat skins. Will be my first order from letas.....Jesse
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I did seat upholstery locally, but canvas? Wow, it's like their too good to take my money around here.
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I am needing my upholstery to be as close to factory as I can, as I'm only needing a couple seat backs.
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