Anyone done their own Convertible top replacement?

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  1. Zymurgy

    Zymurgy Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Are they actually available? I had my boot made of the material I used for the interior. On my 66 300, the boot matches the interior, not the top.

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  2. 300rag

    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    I got my boot from Legendary, and it also matches the interior.

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    3175375 Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    Yes they are available you just need to fit the fasteners.
     
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    68fury3 New Member

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    Yeah, they are available with both. Glass just cost more.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    although it can be done after the fact,pick up a well liner if you need one.
     
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    I think mine came with the top but I wouldn’t trust my memory it’s not what it used to be.
     
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    mr. fix it Old Man with a Hat

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    My experience has been that you need to remove the back of the top section to install the well liner.

    can you add to your comment for clarification?
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    The well liner can be easily installed with the top up.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    the well liner fastens on the inside of the top. if i remember right there are snaps on the inside of the trim sticks. it is then glued in place over the rear seat brace.
     
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    polara71 Old Man with a Hat

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    I guess i gotta remember this is a 68 so things could be different than my 69/70 experiences.
     
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    300rag Waiting out the storm FCBO Gold Member

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    68 should be like my 65. The well liner is sandwiched between the body and the top material under the rear window. This is the best shot I have...

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    It sits in this recessed flange which goes all the way around...

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  13. 68fury3

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    I definitely need a well liner. I will be installing one when I do the top.
     
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    1970cat Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

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    ah, ok. i didn't realize there was such a variation between the slabs and fusies. thanks.
     
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    bluefury361 Old Man with a Hat

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    I have installed four tops. (Not the old music group). A Sunbeam Tiger, a Karmain Giha, a mustang and a 69 Chrysler 300. The Chrysler was by far the most challenging. I won't be doing that again. Flat rate says 7 hours for a C body. Multiply your trim shop hourly rate by that..... it's worth it. I spent 3 days on it.
     
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