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Old 03-11-2012, 01:10 PM
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Tack strips in convertible top irons.

Dan, I had a buddy over yesterday and he was looking at my tacks trips on the top irons and said that the guy who did his Vette top told him he rather work with funky looking original strips than the hard plastic stuff they sell to replace it. I have that plastic stuff, though I don't have any big enough to the rear bow. At least not what it looks like it uses, maybe there are many layers and the 3/8 inch stuff (about 1/4-3/8") thick stuff I have would work, but I don't have enough anyway.
What do you think? I am trying to upload photos I am having a problem.

I do have another rear bow on that other set of irons that looks damn good. I am going to go out and remove it from the irons and remove the remnants of the top on it and see that it looks like.

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Old 03-11-2012, 06:10 PM
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Your buddy is right, but you've got lots of chunks out of there, Brian. I'd at least replace the bad areas if I were you. Let me look at my suppliers tomorrow, I think I can get you the older style. They're not expensive. You could also glue together some strips of black waterproof panel board and make repair pieces. That would be the cheapest way to do it.
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Yeah if you can see and let me know where to get it. That rear bow from the other top is has a nice tack strip but the metal needs sand blasting and paint, which both do but it's a little worse. Is that whole rear bow hollow and the tack strip is an inch thick? Or is it layers of thinner stuff?

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Old 03-12-2012, 03:15 AM
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I'll check tomorrow. The tack strip is hollow, but it's only 3/8" thick and 5/8" wide. Your tack strip de-laminated in spots. That should be held in by screws, or heavy staples.


Update: Here's what you're looking for, Brian: CLICK HERE
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