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monzadon
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Convertible top

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I have a 65 convertible and it needs a new top, how hard is it to.replace, I'm wondering if i could do.it?i.worked in auto body repair for 38 years but i have never replaced a convertible top

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It is a huge job. Plenty of people do it. I did one ages ago with the help of an upholsterer friend and it took 26 man hours. (13 each) Neither one of us had done one before.
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a lot of time and expense and if not done properly it will look poor maybe and not last. I did one, one time. It was a pain. it came out well, but, I let a professional top shop with old car experience do them now. They come out better.
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monzadon
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Thanks for the information

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The PO installed the top on my 66. He is a highly experienced Corvair restorer (he was the regional Corvair Guru). Looks nice, but, he too said it was a royal pain!!!
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