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Installing New Touring Top


LarryP

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I'm considering the purchase of a 1926 Nash Advanced Six touring car. The top bows are good shape, but the convertible material has some tears in it and is stained.

I have no idea where to start in having the top replaced or obtaining top material to do it myself (assuming I can figure that out).

So, where do I start? Can anyone give me a rough estimate on costs? $2,000? $5,000? More?

Thanks!

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Absolutely agree, for plain black leather jobs buy from Mel, he'll even send you the hides and let you return any you don't feel are suitable for the job, and horsehair (curled hair) is getting harder and harder to find......

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Larry, would be helpful if we knew where you were located so we might be able to give you a couple of referrals. Trimacar (David Coco) who responded to you earlier is the premier top expert in the northern VA area. He did my top on the 23 McLaughlin Buick. He used a product call Stayfast.

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Thanks everyone. This is all great information. Oh, and John, I've updated my profile to now indicate my home, which is Saint Joseph, Michigan (southwest corner of state).

Here's a picture of the car I'm looking at. I haven't decided yet if I want to just repair mechanicals and drive it as is (survivor, HPOOF, or just fun car to drive), or if I should do a full restoration. Either way, with the tears in the top material, I'm going to have to replace it (unless I leave the top down).

Thanks!

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Aeromotive In Lapaz IN. Does EXCELLENT Work on these and is reasonable in cost. Ask for Brad at 574 784 2661

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