New Convertible Top Basics

Discussion in 'The ragtop shop' started by BuickV8$Mike, Apr 19, 2017.

  1. BuickV8$Mike

    BuickV8$Mike Well-Known Member

    Hello,
    I need a new top for my 1969 GS convertible and I wanted to find out what I need beyond a good quality top. Mines not vinyl, but more fabric and I need the glass window as well. Any advise would be great. I don't plan on doing it myself however. I just want it to come out great.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    http://www.electrontop.com./before-buy.html

    Go to an Electron or Robbins authorized dealer. They can buy what is need at a fraction of your cost. You can get some of that savings while retaining your warranty. . Call Electron for a list of authorized dealers in your area. Many other pieces like pads will be needed. Shop around. Prices will vary a lot.
     
  3. BuickV8$Mike

    BuickV8$Mike Well-Known Member

    Flynbuick and the rest. Looks like I'm going Robbins. What is a Floating Rear Bow. Rare Canadian type? Also, how much should I expect to pay with new parts, installation and cotton not vinyl? Unlike, KIWI I'm working with real money here.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    In the U.S. the total for a complete redo installed using a premium top like Robbins may approach $2000.00. I would not try to buy the parts, including the top. Let the shop supply those.
     

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