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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 12-28-2001 06:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, I am about to purchase a convertible top. What brands have your found good for fit and reliablity?

As always, Ralph

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mellowyellow
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posted 12-29-2001 12:14 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've used a few. I did NOT like Crown, and Electron is not too bad-have one on my 65 now. The best brand of top that I have used is Robbins. It seemed heavier, fit very well. While it is a bit more expensive, I reccomend using the ORIGINAL web type padding. Have used it on the last three and it makes the top fill out well. Make sure that your installer uses padding on the sail panel-behind the quarter window. Have seen many tops installed where the installer omits this padding. On the rear bow, it is attached with a round head pin with a cotter pin. It is meant to have the round head face the inside of the car. Turn it around so the cotter pin is on the inside. Have seen a couple tops receive a small hole as a result of the cotter pin getting caught in the fold when putting down. It's hardly noticeable but on a car where the top is put down a lot, it's worth doing. Also, respray your bows before the new top is installed. The guy that I use makes me put on the top w/strip before and have windows adjusted before the top is done. His hourly rate is such that I gladly do it, and then take off the w/strip.

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