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Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 08, 2018 03:34PM

I am in the final stages of installing my convertible top. I do not have a reference for installing the welting at the front edge.

I know the main top is stapled to the tack strip and the welting sits on top of that, one flap is stapled to the tack strip and the lower flap is glued in place to hide the staples,

The question I really have is how are the corners finished off.

Could some one take a picture of the corner of their top one from the outside and one from the underside and post it.

Thanks!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: irvan ()
Date: April 08, 2018 04:21PM

i went out to the garage and took these, never really paid attention, doesn't appear to have been a great job years ago.

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 08, 2018 04:46PM

Thanks for the pics, it looks like they tucked the ends in. before doing the final attachment.


Any one else's finished differently?

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 08, 2018 06:31PM

No picture handy at the moment, will try to get a good one. I like to do an upholstery corner and bring the end back at 90 degrees to tuck under the top end flap. Gives it a finished look vs bending it over 180 and stapling. Have to cut back into the welting to remove the end of the foam.



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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 08, 2018 06:44PM

That will be great! thumbs up

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: April 10, 2018 05:56AM

If you still need them, I can post a few pics of mine tonight when I get home. It was installed about 10 years ago by a professional trim guy with decades of experience that was meticulous about originality.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: April 10, 2018 07:07AM

I know it needs a wash....


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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 10, 2018 07:12AM

Thanks, Nicely done!

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: dedwinson ()
Date: April 10, 2018 10:00AM

i used leftover material and created a finished cap by using top glue to adhere it in place.

Picts tonight when I get home. Just got it out of storage on Friday.

Dave Edwinson
Doing Vairly well in Minnesota
'66 Vert 140HP
www.frontiernet.net/~dedwinson


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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 10, 2018 10:22AM

I'm not sure there is supposed to be a welt there. The Shop manual procedure for replacing the top doesn't show anything for a welt or refer to it. It just describes the procedure for folding the top material forward and attaching. I did take these photos of that area before I removed my old top. It didn't have a welt, either. The roof rail weatherstripping would be installed in front of this...

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 11, 2018 01:08PM

I'm not far from doing my top as well... Any other input or photos on this?

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: April 12, 2018 07:10PM

Here's the pictures that I promised a few days ago. This was done by a very experienced trim guy that installed dozens of tops over the years. The top that he removed was the original. He also stitched the well from scratch- so he knows what he's doing! The two shots with the top off the windshield are of the driver's side. The latched top with the vent window showing is the passenger side. One of the things to be careful is that the top doesn't overhang to much and catch the door frame or window.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: glivorsi ()
Date: April 12, 2018 07:22PM

The other thing my trim guy mentioned is to be sure to use the correct trim pieces for the ends of the rear bow. I'm not sure what this piece is actually called. Anyway, he said that the repros don't have the flat part at the base where the metal touches the top canvas. These have a somewhat sharp edge that can sometimes cut into the top material.

Greg in Wildwood, MO (part of the St. Louis urban sprawl)

1965 Monza Vert 110PG, Crocus Yellow with black interior and top

2014 Honda Accord V6 (DD)
2017 Honda Pilot (wifemobile)
2012 Chevy Sonic 1.8L (kid's car)
1997 Honda CBR1100XX
2006 Mazdaspeed 6 (no longer own)

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Re: Picture of front welting on convertible top please
Posted by: azdave ()
Date: April 13, 2018 06:55AM

Thanks for all the pics and info. Getting ready to install a new top on the 65 Monza I got last month.

Replacing the failed staple-receptive fiber material in the rear trim strips has been some fun. Should be done with that tonight. Replacement of the tack strips in the bows should be much easier I think.

Several of the sheet metal bolts that hold the trim sticks were stripped out so I plan to install nutserts instead of using oversize bolts as recommended by Clark's. I see every sign that the old top was original but maybe it was removed when they did a respray many years ago. I guess it is possible the bolt were stripped out when the top was installed new at the factory.

My little trim caps have a flange as above photo but not as wide.

I have also attached a few pics of how my front welting looked at the corner. Some of it was missing due to age and rot. Last pic shows driver side corner.


Dave W. / Gilbert Arizona
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed w/factory A/C
66 Corsa 140 4-speed
65 Corsa 140 4-speed
66 Corsa 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 455 Toro V8
65 Monza 110 Convertible
65 Monza 4DR 140 PG w/factory A/C
65 Monza 4DR EJ20T w/5-speed







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