I have two GT II's; one is pristine, the other a never fully completed parts car that is on a pan but came with no glass at all (save for a back window for some reason). So, now we have one complete and marvelous example, and one lacking all of its glass but with a perfect body - I doubt it ever went on the road.
Rather than trashing the parts car, I am contemplating unbolting the top half entirely. If I added a convertible windshield frame (from a convertible with actually available glass) I could just make a topless Bradley. It would be simple to cut down the doors and hinge them conventionally, then I would only need to fiberglass in a rear deck panel to fill the hole behind the front seats. I am thinking the styling could look very period-correct for that era.
I cannot believe I am the only one to think about this, but I cannot find any examples. Has anyone ever done a convertible treatment? Are there any other decent solutions for completing a zero-glass GT II kit out there?
Anyone with ANY idea on how to build out a GT II that came with no glass is welcome. Convertible was only one thought, but any way to solve the windshield problem helps. The body is not painted, or interior in, so reworking the upper fiberglass is just not a problem at this point.
Convertible conversion seems a logical answer. Lot of glass that might work, try these first, MGB, Corvette, Porsche Speedster. Then there are Triumph Spitfire, and Alfa-Romeo Spider*. No doubt there are many others if you can fabricate the window frame.
As to the "Crash" comment above, NOTHING wrong with adding some underbody reinforcement!
*Alfa does not have an easily fit bolt-on frame, but the curve may work well?
Here is My GTII convertible. I had a roll bar made to support the windshield frame. I'm hoping this also supports the body and keeps it from flexing too much, don"t want the windshield cracking because of cowl shake.
jchr7485: BTW- Anybody have a spare rear window?
Nov 5, 2018 8:43:13 GMT -5
coach: i have a 78 Bradley GT ( rolling Project ) for sale in NC $1500 call 336-684-6894 for pics Mike
Nov 15, 2018 12:28:59 GMT -5
vw2themaxman: I have a bradley GT2 for sale need some work chicago area reply for pictures $2500
Jan 6, 2019 23:38:40 GMT -5
cocacoladodge: Does anyone know if Skip20s family has plans to keep his projects or undecided at this point? Who to contact? Heck he was one of the first to talk to me on here, I feel like a good friend is gone before his time.
Feb 23, 2019 18:54:39 GMT -5
modnar: sorry things happen, moved, been off line, crazy times. hope you found a rear window.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:20 GMT -5
modnar: again sorry for not answering.
Mar 30, 2019 17:55:34 GMT -5
jdawg01: Anyone have spare rear window and a driver's side window as well or no where or a distributor?
Apr 1, 2019 13:08:27 GMT -5
bhackler: I have Bradley GT2 in Nashville has been sitting in garage for 30 years at least. Have all parts to complete assembly except windshield of course. Sitting on nice 1969 beetle floor pan with rebuilt engine. Doors and glass never installed $1500.00
Apr 9, 2019 9:18:08 GMT -5
bradleycrazy1: Hey, you still have the garage of parts?
May 9, 2019 20:00:51 GMT -5
wantabradley: Any body have a rear window for sale?
May 15, 2019 8:24:10 GMT -5
aquaticharpy: What's happen to skip20?
Aug 4, 2019 13:53:26 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have about 90 rear hatch glasses for gt2s
Sept 25, 2019 20:21:30 GMT -5
bobevans41: I have lots of Brad gt 2 parts....Just let me know what you need
Sept 25, 2019 20:23:52 GMT -5
awolprod: looking for a bradley gt windshield...
Oct 1, 2019 20:47:56 GMT -5
jbrancazzu: hi i have a bradley gt with the full lexan doors im trying to locate the piston things that open the door ,hold them up please help also has anyone installed linear actuators on them if so how thank you all
Nov 6, 2019 18:32:52 GMT -5