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Post by D.Yoder » Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:25 pm

Top Main Deck, Sugested minimum temperature 75 F it hit 78 today :D top done.
Top ready for prom
Top ready for prom

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Re: Instructions

Post by Rob » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:30 pm

Nice Dean. Prom's coming.... :)

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Post by Steve Jelf » Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:47 pm

1919, isn't it?
The inevitable often happens.
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Re: Instructions

Post by D.Yoder » Thu Apr 18, 2019 9:42 pm

Yes 1919 closest thing I have to a RipVanwinkle
I hated replacing the 100 year old top.

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Post by Sean Butler » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:23 pm

That's okay, Dean. Sometimes the choice is out of your hands. Don't worry, it will weather...
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Re: Instructions

Post by Steve Hughes » Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:55 pm

I feel your pain, Dean. I have a 1911 Oakland that had fairly good interor. It was at the point where it would either have to be a museum piece with original interior or a tour car with new interior. I chose to have a tour car.

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Re: Instructions

Post by Jeff5015 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:00 am

Are there any videos on replacing or repairing a two man top?

Thanks, Jeff
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Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:15 am

My father was a self taught master of upholstery...I sure wish some of that would have rubbed off on me !
I have a clue, a nice machine, sewing table, material, just not very good at it. :(

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Post by Mark Gregush » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:44 am

I say it this way; "my brain knows how to do it, my hands don't" (yet! ;) )
I know the voices aren't real but damn they have some good ideas! :roll:

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Re: Instructions

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:45 am

Are there any videos on replacing or repairing a two man top?

Yes. Years ago Vince Iacchino made some good top installation videos, but after he died the masters were lost and they're no longer available. I think the Classtique videos are as good as you'll find today.

https://classtiqueupholstery.com/index. ... ion-videos
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Post by DHort » Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:52 pm

Jeff. I have a dvd copy of vinces video if you would like to borrow it. Dave

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Re: Instructions

Post by Jeff5015 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 2:37 pm

That's nice of you Dave but maybe not needed.

More specifically, I need a top repair.

One of the wood bows has pulled away from the upholstery.
I don't know if it is repairable without removing the whole top.

I'm not sure how it happened. I have only had the car since December last year.

I can take pictures the next time I have it out.

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Re: Instructions

Post by Art Ebeling » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:27 pm

Nice job Dean. My 1911 Touring car project came with a new J V Auto Group top kit. I plan on installing it when the weather here in mid Illinois stays warm enough. I also have new top bows that need shaped to the top irons first. Both tasks seem rather difficult. Art


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Re: Instructions

Post by Original Smith » Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:47 pm

I wish you would have pulled it tighter. It still looks ok though.

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