I love my Roadster and have logged over 100K miles of topless fun in it. I've been froze, snowed, baked and drowned to the amusement of my cruising friends. Never have I considered giving up the fresh air, sunshine and vistas that top-down cruising avails. However, age and the dermatologist's warnings say, I gotta do something before melanoma ends the good times. A removable stowable top that I could "erect" for sun protection seemed the answer. However, anything I could buy was outta my price range and the stowable part meant that placement in the trunk was on the diagonal. And since I could not find beer or luggage in triangular packages, that was the deal breaker for a store-bought top. So I set about designing and building a minimal top that provided some sun protection while allowing some semblance of open air cruising. And further, the package when folded, had to store efficiently and squarely in the trunk.