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Post by Ddcimino on Wed Feb 07, 2018 12:43 pm

Dose anyone know what a finished hardtop looks like on the inside? What seals are used? I have a shell and don't know where to start to finish it.
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Post by David V. on Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:37 pm

How much of a hurry are you in? Razz
I'm currently working on an OCD re-build of my hardtop, but I won't be able to post pictures for a while (like next summer ish).

If it's anything to go off of. When I got mine it had had a vinyl tacked to the inside with upholstery glue, but that ended up peeling off. I'm planning to make a full headliner.

Rear window is really simple, just a thin piece of acrylic shoved in there (will likely improve that too). Rubber seal around it is standard fare for classic car/truck rear windows.

Seals are a joke. There's a standard one around the back that just cushions it against the body's rear deck (similar to the one around the hood opening). Another two pieces of this go around where the side window openings are to theoretically seal the glass against the top. There was also just a big block of foam cushioning (sealing????) the front of the top against the windshield (seen here in shreds). Not sure if it was supposed to come with anything else.

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The easiest way to do interior finishing would be to either paint it or "flock" it using velvet fibers.
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Post by Ddcimino on Wed Feb 07, 2018 3:09 pm

Thanks Dave.
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