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Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby mge825y » Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:09 pm

I know the preferred vendor of choice for replacement convertible tops is Jim Wallace. But Jim is a little backed up right now and wondering if anyone has used another supplier?

Has anyone used these guys? https://keeautotop.com/
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby frasern » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:05 pm

I purchased a Kee top for my '67 through Hydro E Lectric. It had a stitching defect, which Kee would not honour, nothing but bad vibes from them. Hydro E, agreed with my complaint, and sent an Electron top as a replacement. It was higher quality, neater stitching, and fit perfectly.
I will not buy another Kee, will be ordering an electron top for my '62 when it's ready for one, through Hydro E.
I may still have pictures of the defect, I could send them to your E Mail if you would like.
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby action » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:08 pm

I got a top for a 71 LTD from here
https://www.convertibletopguys.com/
It did not get installed as the paint shop never completed their work.

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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby mge825y » Wed Aug 25, 2021 7:49 pm

frasern wrote:I purchased a Kee top for my '67 through Hydro E Lectric. It had a stitching defect, which Kee would not honour, nothing but bad vibes from them. Hydro E, agreed with my complaint, and sent an Electron top as a replacement. It was higher quality, neater stitching, and fit perfectly.
I will not buy another Kee, will be ordering an electron top for my '62 when it's ready for one, through Hydro E.
I may still have pictures of the defect, I could send them to your E Mail if you would like.



Thanks - I would like to see this as these guys are local to me. I think you still have my email - if not PM me.
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby mge825y » Sat Aug 28, 2021 6:35 am

Thanks for the info Fraser & Action.

Other fellow convertible owners - do you have and convertible top suppliers that you would recommend (or disavow)?

Thanks for any feedback you can share
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby JAB » Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:18 pm

Robbins has been making good tops for a long time.
My dad had his 67 top replaced back in 1969 and it was a good product then
They are still making tops and doing a good job.

I prefer Jim Wallace because his kits are more complete (including top pads)

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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby mge825y » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:36 pm

JAB wrote:Robbins has been making good tops for a long time.
My dad had his 67 top replaced back in 1969 and it was a good product then
They are still making tops and doing a good job.

I prefer Jim Wallace because his kits are more complete (including top pads)

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Thanks for the info John - I'm a Jim Wallace fan too. As it turns out, Jim was able to acquire some materials and is in the process of building me a top that should be ready soon. So I won't have to look for a top from other "Plan B" suppliers after all!
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby mge825y » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:21 pm

Last week I was in Florida checking on my car (it's with the good folks at Lincoln Land). Jim Wallace was able to make a new top for me so I drove up to see him finish it and take it back to Lincoln Land where it was installed. Jim has a great setup and does fine work and was good to finally meet him in-person.
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby LithiumCobalt » Thu Sep 23, 2021 8:45 am

Awesome! Would love to learn the skill and craftsmanship that Jim is good at!
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Re: Convertible Top Suppliers?

Postby bd94s10 » Tue Oct 05, 2021 7:15 pm

Mark, so glad you got to meet Wallace. Sorry I missed you man. Glad we were able to link up via a phone call. Keep your dream going with your amazing convertible!!! Hope you enjoyed FL!
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