Originally Posted by MARTINSR
Even with the little windows? I sure as heck know they did this sort of stuff but don't remember this one exactly.
I was working at a shop where we were getting out work from a Dodge dealer and I remember a bunch of odd specialty edition cars they did. One was a Duster with 43 on the side! It had black rims with no wheel covers. They had another one that was a "Cruiser" as I remember, it had a friggin fake Carson top, chrome wheels with baby moons and fake lake pipes!
Nope that's a aftermarket top. The windows are add-ons. Remember " Fast Eddie" from the recent thread on body side mouldings? Well he installed tops also. Round, diamond, crescent, oval, rectangular all kinds of port hole shapes. Padded tops, half tops, full tops, landau bars, side emblems that went into the sail area of the top. Ugh! As I remember the tops came as kits. Pre cut and sewn. You could order different grain patterns also.
As long as we are talking about add-on accessories lets not forget curb feelers! The best curb feeler story I can remember was the White on White Grand Prix with Vogue Tyres ( about a $600 option in 1972) that I installed double curb feeler on both sides of the car! This was the same car that the customer had brought back in with the complaint that the seats were discoloring. When I got the car it had a bright blue coming out of the Drivers seat. I walked back up front to talk to the service manager about theseat but what do I spy? This tall nattily dressed Afro-American gentleman in this bright Peacock Blue Suit! Guess who owned the GP? I suggested to the service manager that he might explain to the owner that perhaps he ought to pay more than $10 for his next suit!
Now the next part of this story I am totally ashamed of myself over. We live in a much more politically correct time and I am a much more mature and caring person. What did we use to call curb feelers there after? N----- whiskers!
Bad BB bad BB!