You may remember this. Last May I slid off a muddy road and into a pile of branches. If you look closely you can see that the only significant damage was to the top.
One of the top sockets ended up in two pieces.
When ace body man Jerry Loomis got a look at it, he volunteered to fix it. The result was a thing of beauty.
Today we installed the repaired piece.
Hey, get over here and help!
Top expert Jack Daron informed me that the rivet which holds the two main top sockets together can't be bought, so I made it.
A bonus is that now I can get things out of my trunk a lot easier without the top folded over it.
Always a good feeling to get things working right and/or repair problems/mistakes.
Is the top socket attached to the iron with just a plain bolt and nut, or do the early cars use a top prop nut like the later cars?
Mark, The early cars use a top prop nut, and it should be black, not brass or chrome.
If I could learn to weld that well, I might consider a bargain with the red-tailed guy.
Regular paint or powder coat?
Paint. We boogered it up a little putting it on, so I will have to do some touch-ups.
Yes, it should have prop nuts. I just haven't got them yet.