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    greg press


    I’ve been thinking about replacing my top and boot I went to talk with a guy about it and he suggested that the top and boot match the the color of the car(british green).At the time i didn’t like it.Now that i have been thinking about it maybe it wood look good. Do any of you have thoughts on this. Maybe sombody has see a car like this or a picture(british green car ,cream interior, british green top and boot




    I don’t believe it was ever done as an original TD, but
    that’s the beauty of a home built car. You can do what you
    like as you like.
    Import a photo into “Paint” or “Photoshop” and change the
    color and take a look.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    Larry Murphy


     Greg, I cannot remember seeing a green top . Many  TD’s use a top that matches the interior,however, Paul Mossberg’s red car has a red top and a white interior and it looks great. With our cars ,I think it’s more a matter of personal preference than what’s right or wrong.I also like white cars with white tops.The lighter color tops are cooler than darker colors but if you usually ride with the top down that would not matter. It’s your car ,do it like YOU want too.

    Dan Rosa


    Greg,, you have to like the color Smile but ,,I to have not seen a green toped TD . I have only ordered 1 car with a white top, car that was a 92 Mustang all the outhers were black [6] it is just easyer to keep clean. I just got my FIRST hard top car this year and a 4 door yet Confused  But I still have 2 convertables Big smile a Camaro and my TD   ,,,,, Dan

    edward ericson


    I like ’em tan meself. But truly, anything goes! I saw a tartan convertible top on a Mustang a few years back & thought it was the coolest thing ever.

    Paul Mossberg


    Original appears to be tan only.

    But that’s the beauty of a reproduction. You can do what pleases YOU.

    I have seen black topped green TDs, like this one:

    One very subjective comment….getting an exact match between the green
    body gel-coat/paint and the green vinyl roof may be tough. If you shoot for an exact match and miss, I think it’s just going to look “off”. I prefer some contrast…

    And that is why my Duchess is red with a burgundy roof. It may not show that clearly in the pictures here. But the roof is not an exact match to the car. But thanks for the compliment Larry!

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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