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Old 06-27-2011, 01:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Project-G G-String bikini top

I got my Project-G G-String (with garters and revlimiter mod) this last week and installed it last weekend. Here's a review.



Build Quality: Extremely well made. Iíll put it like this: I installed a Robbins cloth top on my NB on the same weekend that I installed this Project-G top. The Robbins is widely regarded as being the highest quality top you can buy for a Miata. And the Project-G G-String is every bit as nice. Every part is engineered. Every stitch is straight. There are little rigid inserts in every edge to keep it from flapping. Thereís little flaps in the front to get it glued down to the front bow correctly. Itís the goods. Iím blown away by the quality. A+

Initial Build: Difficult. The vinyl parts arenít very hard. But that center brace is a little tough to get perfect. I spent a half hour grinding away tiny bits of plastic to get a perfect fit. Itís not like a big complicated install or anything, but it isnít the easiest thing. Iíd give it a C.

Install/Removal (once you have everything together): Very very simple. Seriously minutes. Just taking the top off and on is cake. I give it an A.

Useability: (How is it to live with this top?) This top is seriously great. Thereís no ballooning at speed thanks to that center brace. Thereís no flapping at all thanks to the many attachment points. Thereís just shade and lots of ventilation. Itís wonderful. Everything I ever wanted in a bikini top. And better than anything I ever designed in my 5 years of working on-and-off on a bikini top project. A+

Overall: I love it. A++








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Old 06-27-2011, 03:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I seriously want one even more now! I needa hurry up and land a rollbar here.
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Old 06-28-2011, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rev - Thanks for the product review! I didn't even know this section was here. I don't know why.

I have to say from my experience I agree on every point made. The center brace has been the weak point in this project, but at the same time has been the key to making it work.

Thanks for spreading the word! It's almost like people without access to one can get a good feel for what it's all about with your distinctive way of presenting products. Great work!
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would have to agree on everything but the center brace. Not sure why people are having a tough time with the center brace. As long as you use a dremel it is a breeze. I used the excess pipe as a shape and sculpted it with the dremel. It took me a total of 10-15 minutes and the fitment came out perfect. I took my time and only removed a small bit at a time, but the dremel makes very short work of the piping.

I thought of plastidiping the edges that connect to the roll bar just to prevent it from chipping the paint in the future, that is just cosmetic stuff.

So far I have put on about 800-900 highway miles on mine since I first received it, couldn't be happier with it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My center bar came out like this. I'm pretty happy with it, but it could still be a bit better. Took me about a half hour and 3 test fittings. Not difficult work. Just a little bit tedious. I used my actual rollbar to shape it. The extra pipe was of a slightly larger diameter.
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Old 06-28-2011, 07:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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^Appears you sculpted the tube to offset it just a bit higher than the roll bar, vs centering on the roll bar. Was that intentional, for a more secure brace, or maybe 1/4" more head room?
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Old 06-28-2011, 10:58 PM   #7 (permalink)
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It's just the angle I shot the photo at. A straight on angle had the bar/brace intersection in complete shadow. It also showed my extremely cluttered workbench top instead of a nice white background.

It's pretty hard to get it anything but centered.
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Old 06-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I could have spent a lot more time on it to get it to where its actually perfect, but it's never seen and I really had to prevent myself from making it an all day project.

Using the excess bracing instead of the bar made it easier for the brace to actually wrap around the roll bar instead of just being pinned to it.

I can take better photos of it, but I am content how it turned out...for now.


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Old 06-30-2011, 04:10 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I think they both look great! Thanks for posting pics. I found it to be pretty easy, but then again I like doing that kind of stuff.................... For my own car.

I don't think I've even seen mine since the day I did it. It's kind of tucked up and out of the way. Even when people are checking out the top they seem to completely miss the center brace.
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I wrote a blog post about the G-String. I call it Ode to a Bikini Top.











Needless to say, I'm a fan of this top.
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Old 07-09-2011, 02:21 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Awesome images, Rev! Ode to a bikini top seems to express the feelings common to the G-String owners. I'm very happy to see you are fond of this top. I hope it lives up to what you have been thinking about for the past 4 years.
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Old 07-10-2011, 08:10 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The other day.. I had my roof off after fitting my new roll bar. The temp was around 20-25'.. I drove for 60miles, all i could think about was.. I need this in my life! However Iam unsure if the weather here is good enough :/

Thanks for the review though Rev, Its made me think on sitting some cash aside for our 1 hot day a year!
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Old 07-10-2011, 10:55 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Heh, when its cold at night, windows up, it keeps the heat in if you have a wind blocker.
I'm rocking a prototype wind blocker Risingsun came up with. it works pretty damn good.
Last few days has been 90 degrees during the day. I had to make errands while at work
in prime time heat(2-3pm). I just have the a/c on with the windows up on my bikini top
and it keeps the cool in(kinda). Its not like a hardtop on the car, but it's not too shabby
for what it is.
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