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OLE442 05-12-2019 07:17 PM

AM Tops (cloth tops for T-Top) for C3 Corvette
 
Looking to find a nice set of "AM Tops" for C3 Corvette coupes. They are canvas type material with a metal frame that fold for storage and lock in place just like the T-tops do (not Velcro like the ones they sell on Eckler now).

Let me know if you have any for sale or know of someone who does.

Thank you,
OLE442

OLE442 05-17-2019 05:51 PM

Bump!

OLE442 05-21-2019 08:43 PM

Btt

OLE442 05-24-2019 08:11 PM

Bump

OLE442 05-28-2019 12:57 PM

Bump.....still looking!

OLE442 06-14-2019 05:29 AM

Back to the top!

OLE442 06-20-2019 02:42 PM

Btt

OLE442 06-26-2019 08:42 PM

Still on the lookout for a set?

KingRat 06-26-2019 10:13 PM


Originally Posted by OLE442 (Post 1599651798)
Still on the lookout for a set?

https://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/p...920418958.html

I'm pretty sure this guy has a set with the carrying case. Not affiliated

docmow 07-01-2019 03:16 PM

i sent a pm paul

OLE442 07-04-2019 05:48 PM

How can you tell if they’re AM tops?

The ones that Eckler sells appear to be one piece that fits over the whole T top area as best I can tell. They appear to be held down somehow with Velcro which I’m not too fond about sticking Velcro on my car!!

So if they’re older and they are two separate T-top panels does that mean they are AM tops?

Anyone have pictures of a set? I just don’t want to buy a used set and find out they’re the wrong ones… They say the AM tops are the best and don’t leak!!

Mooser 07-05-2019 07:30 AM

IIRC mine have a tag on the inside that says AM Top, I'll check when I'm in the garage today
For now
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...6c6bc767b.jpeg

M

OLE442 07-05-2019 08:50 AM

Mooser:

Thank you for the picture. Just how do they attach to the car?

OLE442

Mooser 07-05-2019 05:04 PM

Label on the inside
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...9dbdc3224.jpeg

Two tabs go into the center t-top slots (this picture the top isn't fully un-folded as can be seen in the center hinge not open all the way)
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...0f48360b7.jpeg

The front outer corner has a pin that drops into the guide hole (same as stock) and a bracket turns to lock it in place (as opposed to the levers)
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...8ea3e03cf.jpeg
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...a7d016b19.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...072ead588.jpeg


The back has a spring loaded pin, on mine, the car has the later style pin (single lever tops)
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...ee3a1543e.jpeg
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...591742109.jpeg
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...f1374db4c.jpeg


Or the bullet unscrews and a set of these go on to grab the triangle guide on the older style
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...a86bf34fc.jpeg

The bullets or triangle tips are not available so make sure you get what you need because it's hard to find otherwise, (I had to make the bullet tips for mine)

HIH
M

OLE442 07-06-2019 06:21 AM

Thank you Mooser!

docmow 07-06-2019 02:58 PM

i do not know how to post pictures i was told the a spring that pushes the front pin was missing so just send me the address i will send them and if you want then send what you want if not give them a way
paul

OLE442 07-06-2019 05:19 PM

Doc:

I'll send you a PM!

OLE442

OLE442 07-06-2019 05:48 PM

Looks like AMTOP might have gone out of business in 1982 as best I can tell.

OLE442 07-07-2019 04:16 AM


Originally Posted by Mooser (Post 1599702142)

The back has a spring loaded pin, on mine, the car has the later style pin (single lever tops)
Or the bullet unscrews and a set of these go on to grab the triangle guide on the older style
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.cor...a86bf34fc.jpeg

The bullets or triangle tips are not available so make sure you get what you need because it's hard to find otherwise, (I had to make the bullet tips for mine)

HIH
M

So, without all the original parts, I may have to fabricate some of the mounting parts to make a set work on my '76 Vette. We shall see! Since Paul has a '76 also, hopefully it will transfer over to mine with a little work.

OLE442


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