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martyleo
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From: Houston
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posted 01-22-2003 11:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for martyleo   Click Here to Email martyleo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I bought a 74 Ghia that has the full vinyl roof. The side panels on the vinly roof are twisted and discolored. I can't find good ones in any junk yards, what options do I have to replace them...what are they actually called? Can I get rid of them and put on a completely new vinyl roof? Help!

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IIGood
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From: Arnold, MD, USA
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posted 01-23-2003 12:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for IIGood   Click Here to Email IIGood     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The...side pads...maybe? Don't know what exactly to call them...but I think they were specific to the '74 Ghias because starting in '75, Ghias had those opera windows.

Anyway...check with Phil Schmidt. [email protected] He runs the Mustang II Specialty Shop, and should be able to get you hooked up.

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'77 Ghia--"II Good"
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Mike Patterson
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posted 01-24-2003 08:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike Patterson   Click Here to Email Mike Patterson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If you can't find the filler parts, you can replace the Ghia windows with standard coupe windows, it's not difficult but a little more involved than some people think. besides the windows, you will need both the exterior and interior window trim peices. If your carefull, I think the headliner can be carfully trimed to fit the bigger windows, and if your vinal roof is in good shape, I think it can also be retained. You might want to talk to an upholestry shop to be sure.

One of the things I've noticed about the Mustang IIs, is that the roofs were pretty well finished before the vinyl roofs were added. This generally means that after the vinyl is removed, all the top needs is sanding and painted rather having to replace the vinyl if desired. (I personally like the vinyl tops, but where I am in Arizona, they really take a beating on cars that sit out in the sun.)

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