There’s an old saying we’ve 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.
• Tens of millions of convertibles have been constructed since the 1920s
• With step-by-step procedures, it will be much easier restoring your
convertible top with this book
• Convertible-equipped collector cars are the most valuable of all