Convertible Top Restoration And Installation
Theres an old saying weve all heard before that goes When the top goes
down the price goes up. Of all the projects involved with the
restoration of your collector car, few seem as challenging or confusing
as addressing the convertible top. Due to aging and neglect, the
hardware and fabric covering have led to some not-so-nice conditions,
making it difficult to find information addressing your specific model.
Fred Mattson, author of Automotive Upholstery and Interior Restoration,
delivers this compilation on restoring and repairing convertible tops.
Step-by-step photo sequencing walks you through convertible top
applications for Corvettes, Ford retractable tops, scissors tops, manual
tops, and power tops. Fred also addresses the weather seals, well
liners, hydraulic/electrical systems, adjustments, materials, and pads.
No other book ever produced on convertible tops goes into this much
depth of coverage.
With this book you will be guided through the convertible top
repair/restoration process in an easy-to-read how-to format, so there
should be no reason to fear taking your drop top out with the threat of
rain. Convertible Top Restoration and Installation will be the one tool
that will show you how important a well-sorted top restoration is, not
only for practical reasons, such as staying dry, but for cosmetic
reasons as well.
Convertibles (in the First Gear series) is a celebration of the classic
drop-top, from the earliest of coach cars where convertible style was
the norm, to the high-end sports cars of today. Today?s convertible is a
metaphor for freedom on the open road. To drop the top and feel the wind
and sun and to be able to cover up again in rain and cold represents the
ultimate automotive luxury. From Ford?s Model T to sporty Jaguar
roadsters, from classic Chevys to modern Miatas, the convertible is a
body style that never goes out of style.
Convertibles profiles more than 60 cars in wonderful photographic
detail. Each car profile includes its history, performance specs,
trivia, and a color photo gallery. For the dedicated auto enthusiast or
the casual or budding fan, this book is an entertaining survey of the
greatest convertibles ever made.