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Which Top To Buy
#1
Hello All.  I'm new to the site and have found tons of information already.  I'm in desperate need of a new top and have two questions.  Of all the top suppliers who has the best product and reputation?  Is there info on what top colors where available with what body color.  My original top is white and I really want to change it to black if it was available that way from the factory.  Thanks for any help!
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#2
Black and white are the only colors available from the factory. The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover.

There are a number of good top manufacturers. Keep is a decentry one. I can't recall the other names. If you are building a concourse convertible. Then there are two things needed to avoid point deductions. The pads should be the thicker high quality pads (more expensive) and the rear bow trim staple strip and tips should be the concurse version. Some repro strips are wire-on and not concourse.

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(03-11-2019, 12:26 PM)rackerm Wrote: Black and white are the only colors available from the factory. The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover.  

There are a number of good top manufacturers. Keep is a decentry one. I can't recall the other names. If you are building a concourse convertible. Then there are two things needed to avoid point deductions. The pads should be the thicker high quality pads (more expensive) and the rear bow trim staple strip and tips should be the concurse version. Some repro strips are wire-on and not concourse.

Thanks rackerm.  I couldn't find any info on what tops were available, all other sorts of specs, but not that.  So my Stang COULD have been ordered with a black top?

I have the original blue vinyl boot that matches the blue carpet and blue interior and factory blue floor mats.  There is A LOT of blue which is why I thought black might break it up a little.

Not worried about concourse quality, just a good ole survivor to take to cruise nights and parades.
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#4
runninpony 
Keep in mind that most if not all installers use their own products and won't install a top brought in. Unless you wanna do it yourself there's KEE, HAARTZ and EASY ON, the latter which is the best in my opinion!

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(03-11-2019, 03:39 PM)NOT A T5 Wrote: Keep in mind that most if not all installers use their own products and won't install a top brought in. Unless you wanna do it yourself there's KEE, HAARTZ and EASY ON, the latter which is the best in my opinion!


True Not a t5!  
I'm working with a local shop and I asked them if I could run my preferences by them.  I thought about doing it my self, but I want it done this year and with no leaks!
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#6
robbins  top also available  i got a cloth top and love the look it ran 200$ more then the vinyl but takes a little more work to keep clean
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(03-11-2019, 12:26 PM)rackerm Wrote: Black and white are the only colors available from the factory. The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover.  

There are a number of good top manufacturers. Keep is a decentry one. I can't recall the other names. If you are building a concourse convertible. Then there are two things needed to avoid point deductions. The pads should be the thicker high quality pads (more expensive) and the rear bow trim staple strip and tips should be the concurse version. Some repro strips are wire-on and not concourse.

"The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover."

I'm not so sure this is an accurate statement... 
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(03-11-2019, 04:26 PM)nailpounder Wrote: robbins  top also available  i got a cloth top and love the look it ran 200$ more then the vinyl but takes a little more work to keep clean

I thought about cloth, but I wanted to keep it's appearance as stock as possible, besides entirely changing the color it came with from the factory!
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(03-11-2019, 05:01 PM)7173Vert Wrote:
(03-11-2019, 12:26 PM)rackerm Wrote: Black and white are the only colors available from the factory. The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover.  

There are a number of good top manufacturers. Keep is a decentry one. I can't recall the other names. If you are building a concourse convertible. Then there are two things needed to avoid point deductions. The pads should be the thicker high quality pads (more expensive) and the rear bow trim staple strip and tips should be the concurse version. Some repro strips are wire-on and not concourse.

"The vinyl boot cover matched the interior carpet color, ie blue carpet then blue cover."

I'm not so sure this is an accurate statement... 

Could it be that the boot matched the seat and dash color?
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#10
Here is where I got mine. Almost 5 years old and still looks great.

http://ezonauto.com/product/mustang-1971-1973/


John J
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