Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Englewood, Ohio
Included a couple of antenna shots...is this what you wanted to see? The green tape is from when I had taped off the car in order to mount the top without scatching the paint. I think the area needs to be beveled out just a bit more before paint.
Peter sent me a picture of a top covered in vinyl. I thought that sure is different! Went to my upholstery guy and he said about $500 to do the top in black vinyl. Side windows will have to come off. Body shop says about $450 - $500 to paint lower section black or $1000 to paint the entire top. Again, side windows have to come off. Last stop was to my body/paint guy and he talked me out of the vinyl top and go with black basecoat/clearcoat. He is going to fix the imperfections, prime it, block it and paint it for $800. An automotive glass guy is coming over to the house to remove the two side windows. $75 a window. This includes re-installing the glass. I did talk to Peter and he has more glass if we crack or break anything getting it removed.
Why is it everything I do usually involves spending lots more money?!!!
Btw...I think it would be no big deal to make your own mounting kit from what I have seen. Biggest problem would be the plate that locks down the rear trunk hinges and then the top bolts to that plate. When I remove the top for paint, I may make a template and see if I can make one up...just for the heck of it!
Last edited by riggs314; 11-14-2012 at 08:10 AM.