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Old 07-25-2003, 12:41 AM
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Convertible top for pick-ups?

I need to see if there is anyone out there that knows if there is a place where I can find convertible top kits for older pick-ups? And how to get a hold of them.
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Old 07-25-2003, 08:02 AM
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HEY CAS: I will be going to NSRA Street Rod Nationals in Lousiville next week. There will be 12,000 cars and 400 vendors. There are a lot of 50's Chevy pickups of all descriptions. If I see of anything i will give you a shout.....DAVE
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Old 07-25-2003, 02:26 PM
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Jeeze ... I never knew there was such a thing! You got any pics of one???

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Most of the ones that I have seen have been homemade. The best looking one that I have seen looked like a carson top.
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Old 07-25-2003, 06:19 PM
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Seems to me the only thing that would look decent would be a removable hardtop.

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I can't imagine cutting the top off my 54.
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A number of years back I did a hard top convertible on my 90 Chev shortbox , it was the first in western Canada at the time and it sure looked sweet , I purchased it from Ratical Tops in Tempe , Arizona , I think they have now become very large and are now known as AIM Industries , just click HERE and it will take you to the convertible pages at AIM .
Keep in mind there are 4 pages of stuff there .
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I did a search for ratical tops, and got everything but........ thanks.

damn. as usual, every freakin' thing in the world for a chevy, and nada for a ford.......
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Old 07-25-2003, 08:23 PM
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Hey, Larry -- Ford is posted on page 2

I couldn't imagine doing anything like this to my 54 though ... a newer truck, yes! But a 54?? No way, man. The whole "54 thing" would be lost!

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yeah, but their 80's model rangers, mini TRUCKS.........
they have 'em for full size chevy's... wtf?
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When I did it to my 90 Chev , it turned heads everywhere I went , it was awesome , the only bad part was that it sure did leak !
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The 47-54 do look good done as a ragtop, but the folding top does not look very good, it would need the lift off hardtop.
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hey outlaw the AIM website is cool and has what I was kinda lookin for but I need a rag top for a 1967 Chevy. The oldest I saw there was 1973 and I am not sure if that is gonna be compatible or not. But thanks anyways.
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Your welcome, if you have any questions just give them a call .
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That was the bad thing with the "minis" is the tops always leaked. I'm with Horvath. I think the only proper way would be to have a removable hardtop. With proper metal working techniques this could be a relatively simple job. Just look at the old Corvettes, '55-'57 T-Birds, and the new T-Birds. You would have to weld some flanges around the bottom for suppoty plus sealing area. The hardest would be around the windshield to get it to seal plus get it to latch tight. Would be a nice compliment to a good looking ride. HEY HORVATH...I GOT THE SAWZALL READY!!!!!! YOU BUY THE BEER AND WE'LL MODIFY!!!!!

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