Hi everyone - I bought this top for my 26 roadster, second hand, about a year ago. I have finally got around to installing it and there are no instructions.
There are no indications who the manufacturer is if that matters.
Does anyone have a set of instructions for the installation?
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks in advance. Mark.
Here's some generic written instructions.
And link to general touring top instruction videos
I did one on my 21 many years ago. Hopefully I can remember enough to get you started. If your kit is anything like mine was.
Use the Black cloth to cover the wood portion of the bows. Fold the ends over on to itself to hide the raw cut edge of the cloth. Remembering to put the tacks on top so they do not show when the top is up.
Next I would install the bows on the car and lock into place at the windshield posts. Run a length of heavy cord down the middle from the windshield over, one wrap, the rear bow to the seat tack strip to hold the bows in the correct position.
Lay out the pads with the cloth then the burlap strips and tack at the front bow then the rear bow. then lay on the cotton padding. Fold the cloth over the cotton padding and lace up with a heavy needle and thread. At this point you can remove the cord holding the bows up. The pads should hold it all in place. Make any needed adjustments.
Now its a matter of fitting the vinyl top material onto the bows and tacking on. Stretch it tight. Best to do it on a warm day. Use the welting to finish off the tack lines. This should get you started. There appears to be some pieces in the pictures that I do not know where they fit. Hopefully someone else will chime in That has done a 26-7. Might be good to look at another 26-7 roadster and take some pictures of the final fit.
Looks like Dan replied while I was remembering and ttyping. Looks like some good instructions.
Mark: you may also want to look at this link
Forgot to say oct 2nd and 23rd are what you want to look at
Classtique's website has a couple of good videos on intallation of a touring top, a lot of that info transfers to your Roadster.
On my top, I used push pins to position things initially before I stapled, just in case I had to make adjustments. I also bit the bullet and bought a good pneumatic staple gun made for upholstery work, it helped a lot because I was able to position the material with one hand and staple with the other.
How do you make a copy of that video to move it from the computer room Desktop with an Internet link to the garage for view with a Laptop without an Internet link, where the car is located and then be able to pause, as you continue with the installation?