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Old 12-11-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
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Default Where to get black "canvas" t-tops?

Hello Where can I find these t-tops I don't see them around much up here and I think they give the car a different look.I bet there cheaper then glass too.Thanks Dale :thumbs:
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Old 12-11-2002, 02:00 PM   #2
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Do you mean this one (1 piece top)



It's the rain coat. It's a pretty nice product and it stays on at high speeds (110+ mph) It did bulge up in the middle but part of the problem was that I had no weatherstripping so it created pressure under the top. I fixed that by having some extra straps sewn on it to go around the T-bar (hey, no way I'm sitting behind a sewing machine :) )

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Yeah Thats what I want Didn't know they were one piece but like I said I don't see much of them.Whered you get it and how much?
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The 2 piece tops are long out of production and no trace of the company to be found. You can sometimes find them on eBay or at bigger swap meets. They normally go for about $250 on ebay. I got a good deal on a set at a swap meet a couple years ago. I like them as they fold in half, are very light and easy to store away. They are NOT a substitute for good tops in bad weather though.
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Theseperate canvas tops indeed are not available anymore but they do pop up on ebay sometimes.

I got the raincoat from either eckelers or mid america, can't remember.

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Old 12-11-2002, 05:19 PM   #6
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These? They are actually vinyl.





You will note that they have t-top mounting hardware rather than the velcro fits that you see on today's versions. They were produced by a company called Amtop in the early 1980s (patent below). The company is long gone. EBay and swap meets is the only source these days.
http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-P...S=PN/4,330,150

They fold and with storage bag, fit very nicely into the back of the car.




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Nice :D Where do you live.......just kidding....
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