I just finished making my top for my '13 runabout. I'm satisfied, but I'll do a better job next time. I had pretty good patterns, plus the print from the archives. I learned a lot doing this, and will do better next time. The car hadn't run for at least 6 months. I primed it, and it started on compression. Not too bad for a 100 year old car, with only 15 miles on it since a total rebuild. As you can see, the car needs a lot of things done, but at least it's driveable. From what I've been able to determine, the car was restored in the late '40s, and hasn't been driven since the mid '50s. It's had a lot of owners since then, but no one ever did anything with it until I got it.
Looks great to me. Like so many things we do, by the time we are finished we know where to start. Keep up the good work.
Looks nice! Did you take notes and/or photos? If so an article or a thread on how you did it could prove helpful to others in the future.
Again good job!
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Looks great Larry. 13's are my favorite
Well goldarnit take 'er out fer some exercise and shake out some of the cobwebs. top looks good from here.
Nice job! looks great!
Looks good Larry, when are you going to open up your shop for business. There are more T's in southern California that could use a nice new top like that.
Looks great Larry!
How about a few close-up photos of the front (windshield) area and the rear bow from the outside?
I've got a lot of playing to do with this car in the future. I don't intend to take it off the road for a complete restoration, but I plan to restore one part at a time, and return it to the road for driving. One of the first things I want to do is get rid of those '15 rear fenders. Next, I want to go through the driveline, and install a Ruckstell, and genuine original Rocky Mountain Brakes, all the while getting rid of that ugly green paint!