82-A Top

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MrBill
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82-A Top

Post by MrBill » February 17th, 2018, 7:02 am

I am planning to do my top soon and I assembled my truck from a basket case. Question is first layers burlap,chicken wire,batting then top ? Also has anyone seen articles on tacks ,screws,welting,rain gutters and how material is fold over at rear corners? My truck is a driver not for show and I dont want top to look like Jefro Clampett did it. HELP

MrBill
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Re: 82-A Top

Post by MrBill » February 17th, 2018, 7:03 am

Also what vendor supplys the most complete top kit. Thanks

Bob C
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Re: 82-A Top

Post by Bob C » February 17th, 2018, 8:25 am

This link has a lot of pictures that Marco posted on the 82-A top. http://abarnyard.com/temp/82-a/
There is no chicken wire on the top.

Bob

KimVanOrder
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Re: 82-A Top

Post by KimVanOrder » February 17th, 2018, 4:07 pm

KVO
Dec. '28 AA

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Neil Wilson
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Re: 82-A Top

Post by Neil Wilson » February 18th, 2018, 7:11 am

MrBill wrote:
February 17th, 2018, 7:02 am
I am planning to do my top soon and I assembled my truck from a basket case. Question is first layers burlap,chicken wire,batting then top ? Also has anyone seen articles on tacks ,screws,welting,rain gutters and how material is fold over at rear corners? My truck is a driver not for show and I dont want top to look like Jefro Clampett did it. HELP
Do study the pictures at http://abarnyard.com/temp/82-a/. There is a black duck type material above the wood bows, then padding, and finally the top material. Don't forget the welt attached to the perimeter of the wood (1st). The job will not look correct without this welt. I don't think the vendors include this with their kits.

The sun visor is another challenge to get it covered correctly.
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