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theman440
02-22-2013, 11:50 AM
The new top for my car is on order and I will be dropping the car off at the installer's next week! Car has been down for going on two years now - got a bad itch to drive it.884

67r/t4speeder
02-22-2013, 12:04 PM
Any painting being done to the framing or is it good?
How long did the old one last?

Racer Brown
02-22-2013, 12:08 PM
I like the light blue! Top going to be white??

theman440
02-22-2013, 02:02 PM
I took the mechanism completely apart, repaired, cleaned, lubed, sanded and painted it all. New latches, cylinders, hoses, weatherstripping, tack strips ETC. What a project... probably have 20 hours in it adjusting it all up, windows and all. I recall my Dad saying he replaced the top twice - last time probably in the mid eighties. The top had been down the last 20+ it was junk and whoever installed it should've been shot (same goes for the person who did the paint and body)

The car was built with a Blue top - I'm going with a very dark blue (almost black) My Dad had changed it to black (said the blue was ugly) I found this photo on the internet - if this is the factory color I can understand why he did not like it. What do you think? 885

stamm321
02-22-2013, 07:10 PM
Blue on blue looks fine to me. Does that shade match the dark blue interior?

theman440
02-22-2013, 07:56 PM
Blue on blue looks fine to me. Does that shade match the dark blue interior?

No not really, the interior is Navy blue - seems darker than the top in that photo.

ws27
02-22-2013, 10:38 PM
Jeff, did you go with the 67 top with glass?

honcho
02-23-2013, 09:41 AM
send us mo pics when you have it installed.my top is black over red.my top goes up really slow,when the cylinders and pump motor go,I am going to disconnect everything and put it up and down by hand. I only put top up once a year anyway,for about 4 months,then it stays down the rest of the year

theman440
02-23-2013, 09:32 PM
Jeff, did you go with the 67 top with glass?

No I had to go with the plastic - the rear bow is different :(

ws27
02-23-2013, 11:35 PM
You're talking about the one above the window itself?

theman440
02-24-2013, 11:12 PM
Yes Rich.