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Question for the Vert Brigade.
#1
HIi Folks,

Came across this Vert for sale and noted that the chrome and stainless trim that holds down the parade cover has been modified with studs. I wrestle to put my new cover on, and thought this was not a bad alternative to capture the cover along the back, to make it more of an easy fit. You would have to install new female studs to your parade cover to match up of course.

However, as a departure look from trad factory, what do you think of how it does look. Is it ugly, and ruins the car's appearence, or does it add to the appearence? Would you do this to your own Vert? If my parade cover was not such a big effort to put on, i'm sure i would make use of it more often. Hhhmmmmmmmmmmm.

BTW - I don't mind the look of the Stayfast Fabric top either.

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Greg.Smile

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#2
As an owner of a 65, I am comfortable with that look. I think it looks good on this car. But it's one of those things-it's hard to go back once chosen, as the parts are hard to come by. You have to be sure. I do like the look.
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#3
Thanks Judge,

You're right, the mouldings are hard to replace or come by per say. If you were to do this mod, it would pay to have a good backup set in the background just in case.

Yeah, i agree with you and think it doesn't look too bad myself. This cat has gone to the trouble of setting the studs just right with correct and equal spacing and width alighnment
as well. Well executed.

Greg.Smile

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#4
I think it looks ok. I've been pondering that same thing for mine as I hardly ever care to break my fingers to put the top boot on.
I would use the "Tenax" fasteners. Google it, I only get German websites when I search for it.
Those are the small fasteners used on vintage euro cars and also the Shelby Cobras.
By the way, I use them for strap locks on some of my guitars.
The top has a lock that requires you to pull the middle tab up so it releases. The usual fasteners only need pulling, kinda like on your usual western shirt.
The Tenax ones will not come off, no matter how hard you pull.
Plus you need no pressure to put them on as they slide over the pin on the base and once they are in the right position they lock.

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Mike

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#5
Thanks Mike,


I'll check Tenax out. I haven't got a prob with the way they look. Kinda gives the car a masculine grunty feel.
Look's like you've been struggling to get yours on as well. I admit you've got to have some pull tension happening when it's installed, but
the fit is just too tight. Maybe age, stretching, and the sun would help the bugger to eventually fit more easily.

Greg.Smile

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#6
As mentioned by Austin, the installation of the snaps is very well done so it looks acceptable. Would like to see a pic with the cover installed.

I've always liked the look of (clean) Stayfast fabric in black.

I've found over the years that it takes a couple weeks of stretching the boot cover in hot sun during occasional drives to really stretch-form the cover so its easy to put on but also stays in place at highway speeds. The fabric should have some elasticity to it. Mine was made by TMI and aside from one broken snap has lasted 14 years. I start with pulling the middle into position and then work one side at a time.
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#7
Thank's Bill,

I agree, it would have been good to see the parade cover installed to get a full idea of the concept. My cover is new, so i figured the old sun treatment would be of great help.

Greg.Smile

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#8
ALERT!!!

Please be very careful with that seller. Over the last few years I've seen him selling stangs that look pretty much the same as this one, then all of a sudden after a few weeks, they're back on ebay. He also sells rear deck stripes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-1973-F...78&vxp=mtr

Plus he goes under two different names on ebay.

Proceed with serious caution.

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#9
Austin Vert;198605 Wrote:Maybe age, stretching, and the sun would help the bugger to eventually fit more easily.

Greg.Smile

Nah, not really. I also have what seems to be the original top boot and it won't fit either.

I really don´t care about putting it on because I use my car so often that I am constantly putting the top up and down.
I often drive and the sun comes out and I spontaneously drop the top only to put it back up an hour later when it gets dark or cold.
It would be a drag to always waste time with the top boot but once in a while I´d like to put it on just for looks but I usually give up. I would put it on more often though if I knew I didn´t need a whole day off to wrestle with it.

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Mike

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#10
mpbsr;198640 Wrote:ALERT!!!

Please be very careful with that seller. Over the last few years I've seen him selling stangs that look pretty much the same as this one, then all of a sudden after a few weeks, they're back on ebay. He also sells rear deck stripes.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-1972-1973-F...78&vxp=mtr

Plus he goes under two different names on ebay.

Proceed with serious caution.

Thanks for the head's up MP. What do you think of the stud look as such?


Mike, that's very true in regards what you say here. The amount of times you would use the parade cover would maybe not justify going to the expense and trouble to mod the mouldings and cover.

Greg.Smile

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