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OK, I think I've finally lost it............... :pray:

Here goes my TRY.
Corsa Top Day 1 002 (800x600).jpg
I pretty sure the screws are not suppose to show. Tight as a drum, and still looks 1/2 inch short. Anyone have a picture?

Most of the old top off...............
Corsa Top Day 1 015 (800x600).jpg
And a whole lot of dirt.............
Corsa Top Day 1 017 (800x600).jpg
I had hoped to get more done today. Life got in the way ! :dontknow:
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Just a guess here...........

Replacing a corvair top, in 8 hours must be with a 2 year old corvair? :think:

I've been running into some clean-up before getting much work done.
Corsa Top Day 2 002 (800x600).jpg
Still so far, I'M Tired Of Pulling Staples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :banghead:
Corsa Top Day 2 004 (800x600).jpg
Getting there, more updates soon.
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Well, this was day 3, and still much to do.

Finished some more paint, and glued in spacers.
Corsa Top Day 3 01.jpg
Back window came out fair, only 2 attempts.
Corsa Top Day 3 005 (800x600).jpg
And just started with top. this may take awhile............
Corsa Top Day 3 007 (800x600).jpg
Hopfully get some more done next weekend.
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best of luck. thanks for the nice pics.
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O K, Update It Can Be DONE !!
Corvair Top 3 001 (800x600).jpg
A couple of small wrinkles in the right sail, came out well with steam.
Corvair Top 3 003 (800x600).jpg
I do believe the instructions could have been written better.
Corvair Top 3 005 (800x600).jpg
But I think it came out OK. :banghead:

It really was NOT a lot of fun, but here are the reasons that I tried it.

After check with the upholsterer, I was quoted a price for a new top, pads and well. That was it, those parts, and labor.

Quick look at Clark's, and I added all the seals, cables, boot, and boot bag. After buying a stapler, I still saved $700. That made-up my mind.

Finished it, then squared the doors up, and added the steering wheel that I took off the Buggy.
Corvair Wheel 2 015 (800x600).jpg
All-in-all a pretty good day. :zzzz:
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What changes would you have made to the directions?

The pics look great!
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I had two problems, First was that I "scratched" the top on the right sail, the trim was removed and caught on the body. :banghead:
Anyone know of a REPAIR? not really that noticeable, just really pissed me off.

The Second, was the front of the top,. How and where to attach and finish.
Corvair Top 2 001 (800x600).jpg
Took me a full Day to make sense of it. No picture right now, I'll post one later.

Thanks again for the advice.
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Wow Barrist, I just checked out your other project on the Samba with your Barris C cab buggy :thewave:

Very impressive build! Nice attention to detail :tu:
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Thanks Jeremy (cad-kid),

This is how the front edge came out.
Top Work 006 (800x600).jpg
Still not sure if its correct, but no staples, and don't look like it will leak.
Top Work 008 (800x600).jpg
Out for a short ride.................
Corvair july 14 015 (800x600).jpg
I think I like her better with the top down. ( the car too.)
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Very good for a novice. I don't think I would even want to try one even with 27 years as a mattress builder. :tu: :tu: :tu:
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A local car show this weeknd.

Man was I Surprised :doh:
Car Show  6-6-15 005 (800x800).jpg
Favorite GM ?

I'm guessing the new top was a succsess.

Have a Graet Day,

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Congrats!
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Barrist
Thank you for the link, It'll be awhile before I get there, but what the Hell, I'm going to dive in head first. (Question) who's instructions did you youse?? Clarks?? I'm thinking, I'd like to read two install guides.
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Yes, I used the instructions from Clarks. Many measurements that help.

I also viewed ALL the videos that I could find.

Good Luck, and Enjoy. :tu:
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The "Corv" Brothers, went to a show this weekend. :doh:
1st  Heritage Point Car Show 01.jpg
If the weather is good, All go this coming weekend. 1st time all 3 out together.
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Well, Thanks to the Wife, and Her Niece, They all 3 made it. :sad5:
Indepence Day Show2017 002 (800x600).jpg
The One in the middle, even got a trophy.
Indepence Day Show2017 005 (800x600).jpg
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