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The car Im restoring originally had a vinyl top, which was removed many years ago. As Im stripping down the car to bare metal Im finding tons of pits and rust spots on the roof, as well as large holes on the sail panels. If I can get everything smooth and pretty Ill probably just paint it, but if it looks rough I might put a vinyl top back on. My question is, I see the tops, moldings, and molding clip kits available. The only thing I dont see is there is a long metal piece that holds the vinyl top into the drip rail on each side. Where can I get replacements of those? Once the top is on they just push down and snap in the top of the drip rails. I havent seen them anywhere.
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a photo would help. not familiar with this piece. not present on my car?
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I THINK that piece was actually plastic...it is missing from most cars..not reproduced....I've never actually seen one either...Eric



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What year is the car? My 69 originally had a vinyl top and the only thing holding it down into the drip rails was glue.

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