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Old 08-14-2018, 06:16 PM
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Good afternoon all.
Quick question.....
want to buy NEW glass/blue tint top for my 96’

Melrose or Corvette Central?

Thanks!!!!

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Old 08-14-2018, 06:39 PM
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Here is link to the best interior shop, most Corvette parts stores uses him.

http://www.alknochinteriors.com/store/c4-84-96
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Thanks bdvet.
Doesn’t appear, from their website, that they sell glass tops. They have some nice looking products for sure. I’ll keep them in mind for future reference.
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Originally Posted by Estalks View Post
Thanks bdvet.
Doesn’t appear, from their website, that they sell glass tops. They have some nice looking products for sure. I’ll keep them in mind for future reference.
I hope you scrolled down the page, you have choice of tops!

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Old 08-15-2018, 09:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 1bdvet View Post
I hope you scrolled down the page, you have choice of tops!
he isnt looking for a convertible top....

Al Knock, while a great interior and convertible top source, I dont think sells targa top panels.



To the OP: I believe MOST of the replacement targa tops are probably all made by the same place so most likely all of them are about 100% the same. Buy from a reputable source like Ecklers or MAD or Corvette Central and you will likely get something that will fit the bill.
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Old 08-15-2018, 12:15 PM
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Thank you both.
And yes, I am looking for a targa top.
I think I will go with corvette central.
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Old 08-15-2018, 05:24 PM
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Ecklers lists three in a catalog I have.
Melrose is supposed to be the cream of the crop, but they're very pricey.
The Astro 4 is the least expensive, but the reviews are mixed. They're still being sold so that has to say something.
There's one in the middle in my Ecklers catalog but I have no idea whose it is or the quality.

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Old 08-15-2018, 07:53 PM
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Appreciate your response. Another fella in a post I saw somewhere here also said Mel rose was very good. I have checked them out. They are about $150 more than Corvette central for what seems to be the same product. The Astro 4 is the lightweight offering which I am not considering at this point. Thank again!
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by 1bdvet View Post
Here is link to the best interior shop, most Corvette parts stores uses him.

http://www.alknochinteriors.com/store/c4-84-96
Lousy web site. A lot of "pictures coming soon" makes me think he is afraid or too lazy to get a picture of his product.
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Old 08-15-2018, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Estalks View Post
Appreciate your response. Another fella in a post I saw somewhere here also said Mel rose was very good. I have checked them out. They are about $150 more than Corvette central for what seems to be the same product. The Astro 4 is the lightweight offering which I am not considering at this point. Thank again!
I did visit their shop. Seems clean and all that. Workers seemed to work with a purpose and not just "mark time" waiting to get paid.
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Old 08-16-2018, 09:10 AM
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Mel rose is top notch. Had mine replaced under insurance 6 months ago it’s am OEM GM top that they rebuild. Very nice!
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Originally Posted by Kens94 View Post
Mel rose is top notch. Had mine replaced under insurance 6 months ago it’s am OEM GM top that they rebuild. Very nice!
I think they can redo the lens or sell you one they built with a new GM frame and glass glued on.
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Old 10-11-2018, 12:19 PM
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Hi fellas
got my new top a couple weeks ago. Ordered it from corvette central. It appears, at least from the paper work that it was actually shipped from Melrose. Either way, very good product. The fit was perfect.
Thanks for all your responses.
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