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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Dec 26, 2020.
We filled the top on Richards 1934 Chevy coupe. HRP
Over on the European Deuce thread there are some cars that look like they have a canvas sunroof similar to what Volkswagen and other makes offered in the 1950's and 1960's. Haven't been able to find out if they were OEM or grafted in from something else.
I agree, a filled top would not be a deal breaker, but prefer original style.
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There were a lot of coach built cars in Europe, the builders would start with a factory built model and add features that would not have been done here in the States. HRP
The top on my coupe is filled but I guess the previous owner did it when they chopped it.
What, no pics of a big breasted lady in a bikini top?
HAMB is slipping
I like the tonneau snap top idea, assuming water doesn’t come in when raining?
My old 5 window hiboy had a nice new top insert. HRP
I love that car.
John, you do know that that car went down the road and is in Cherokee, North Carolina now, man I do miss it. HRP
Jim went with the filled top when he chopped this 5 window, HRP
@krylon32 would yo care to share/show some details on how that Walden insert was installed?
Gary can build some great looking cars but when it comes to posting photo's I am afraid he can't seem to get the hang of it, if you will send him a conversation and see if he has photo's, he does email and he can send the photo's to you or me and I will post them. HRP
Thank You HRP, I will reach out to him and see what he can do....
I like an insert, even in a chopped top. IF I was going to fill a roof, '57-'59 Ford station wagons (and maybe some '60s) and some 60's Dodge and Chrysler wagons had some really cool rib designs to choose from.
Going to fill the roof on my 33 chev 3 window and cover it with material for the original look .
Have a 55 crown Victoria roof or a 65 buick Riviera roof to choose from .
In the HAMBANDY video referred to in this thread I think I remember it saying that his A sedan has a '63 Valiant wagon roof for fill, but the only shot didn't really show it very well, or at least I couldn't see it very well. I think I remember that it had several ribs near each side. Anyone got a better pic of his roof or a Valiant wagon roof?
Here is the finished top.
I used the UPAC trim for a 5 window and bought extra to make longer pieces for the sides. The front and back pieces fit almost perfectly out of the box. Powder coated black and attached with many small screws.
A third option is to build a louvered insert. I've seen several old coupes done this way, and recently a friend had one built for his '35 Plymouth coupe project. Of course it's not an all weather car, and needs to be wiped down on top with a damp cloth instead of washing it down. But it really does look great!
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