I have been running these on my car for a few years now and I love them, its time to let you guys in on the fun.
As everyone with a Targa top knows that when you drive with the top off the car feels like a limp noodle, that shakes and shimmy's over every bump. Now I love driving on twisty roads with the top off but hate how the car feels and handles without the roof. These bars tie the widshield and rear roof togeather with two simple bars. With the BIC Targa bars on the car feels just like when the roof is on, no more shakes or shimmys over bumps.
I know you guys are all thinking, why not make it with an X brace or triangulated design?. The goal was to make something that works well, is compact, looks good and priced resonably. Other designs use an X brace design, but what do you do when its not in use?, it takes up all the room in the trunk or back seat. How about when you are on a road trip with the car packed, then it rains....you are stuck with nowhere to put the top. It also "kills" the open top experience with bars hanging over your head, and for tall people these can get in the way of your head!!
The BIC bars are so compact they can fit under your seat, and use they factory Targa tools to attach. They are clean looking and low profile. They will also be made from brushed 304 Stainless steel, this can be polished to a chrome finnish or even painted to match the car color.
If there is enough interest we will make jigs and start producing these on a larger scale. So the question is, who is interested and who would actually buy these?, pricing will definatly be below the other options that have been available.
These Targa bars are now available, the price is $139 plus shipping. We will do an initial run of 10 sets of the original design in stainless steel as shown in the pics below.
The Targa bars are $139 plus $35 shipping ($174 total). You can send paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org . You should see them in about two weeks after placing the order. We will include free BIC decals that you can put on the bars.