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    Hi all

    Recently purchased a garage-kept ’52. Top never put up. Snaps on side of windshield fine. Can’t figure out how to get it on top of windshield. Please advise.



    Paul Mossberg


    Depends on the manufacturer.

    On Classic Roadsters tops, there is a sleeve about an inch wide sewn across the full width of the top. They provided (in early years) an aluminum bar, (in later years) a flexible plastic bar that slid into the top sleeve. Once in the sleeve, the roof folded over the top of the frame and the bar was inserted in to the slot on the leading edge of the windshield frame.

    Other manufacatuers had  series of snaps all along the front of the roof. The roof came over the top of the windwhield frame and attached to snaps screwed into the underside of the frame’s leading edge.


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

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