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for sale 1954 kaiser darrin hard top.

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PowDeb    10

Can you provide me with the manufacturer of these hard tops?  I would like to get one for my 1954 Kaiser Darrin.  Also, I have not taken my soft top out to check the condition but figure I will need to replace the soft top at some point...does anybody know where I can buy the material for the top and/or the side curtains?

 

Thank you,

Debbie

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nick8086    204
14 hours ago, PowDeb said:

Can you provide me with the manufacturer of these hard tops?  I would like to get one for my 1954 Kaiser Darrin.  Also, I have not taken my soft top out to check the condition but figure I will need to replace the soft top at some point...does anybody know where I can buy the material for the top and/or the side curtains?

 

Thank you,

Debbie

847-668-5004 cell

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The guy that made the hard top was a man named Andy S..

 

Here is his price sheet from 1978.. Here is a picture of it. on the second kaiser over.. I owned  it about 5 years now..

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PowDeb    10

Thanks Nick8086, I really like the look of the car with the hardtop.  Was it Andy Schroyer who made the mold?  I understand that Andy was the one who originally created the Kaiser Darrin registry.

 

Also, is it true that you have to totally remove the soft top and frame to install a hard top?  As much as I like the look of the hard top I don't know if I would be willing to do away with my soft top.  I am still trying to figure out how to access my soft top, I was pulling on the lever in the trunk and it seemed to be activating a release but when I went around to the cover area I couldn't open it.  Waiting for a nice hot day to try to put up my soft top.

 

Thanks for the information!

 

 

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nick8086    204

I have a lot of snail mail from him..  Andy Schroyer .

 

Not sure on the installation of that part.

 

 

 I Wish you the best of luck with your project..,

 

Jake..

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jimkf    5

The top cover release handle is cable operated. There are two release mechanisms that work off the single pull handle and when you pull the handle, the top cover should pop up an inch or so. You may have to have someone help...as you pull the handle, have them try to lift the top cover at the front center. If the cable is stuck, you can reach in and manually trip each release as well.

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