Author Topic: 1941 Convertible Coupe Top  (Read 759 times)

Offline Brad Ipsen CLC #737

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  • Name: Brad Ipsen
1941 Convertible Coupe Top
« on: May 13, 2014, 01:05:10 PM »
Has anyone bought a 41 convertible top from Hirsch.  Any comments of quality.  Email direct if desired at brad@ipsengarage.com.
Brad Ipsen
1940 Cadillac 60S
1938 Cadillac 9039
1940 Cadillac 6267
1940 LaSalle 5227
1949 Cadillac 6237X
1940 Cadillac 60S Limo

Offline Steve Passmore

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  • Name: Steve Passmore - Sadly Deceased
Re: 1941 Convertible Coupe Top
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2014, 01:19:18 PM »
I did once brad many many years ago, 1983 I think it was. Nothing wrong with them but I found with all the pre made ones they never give you enough material. Tops are attached under considerable tension if you want them to look right and from tight as a drum with these kits you only get an extra 1/2" or so to pull on, no good for my aging fingers to grab hold of.
 I decided back then that you really don't get much for your money when you study these tops, there nothing to them!  about 3 yards of material and some wire-on lacing.    I have since made about three dozen for myself and others thus giving myself plenty of extra material to pull and tug at.  Surprising how many friends you get when they know you can do this ;D
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Offline Doug Houston

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Re: 1941 Convertible Coupe Top
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2014, 06:12:21 PM »
A few years ago, already, I jhad a new Styay-fast top put on my convertible coupe, after it had been  painted it set me back two grand, but it looks so good, I'm mot fretting about the chromium moldongs not being there.

The shop gets convertible tops from Mead Distributing, in Detroit. That's where all of the local shops (and possibly Hirsch) get heir top kits from.

There's a good shot of my '41 Cad. Convertible with the new top, but it's nowhere to be found. I offer a pix of my '41 Chevy convertible, just out of the trim shop. The top is identical to the one on the Cadillac.

NOW, hedre's the picture I was looking for, and finally found. This waas at the trim shop whnere the top was put on.
« Last Edit: May 15, 2014, 11:11:32 PM by Doug Houston »
38-6019S
38-9039
39-9057B
41-6227D
41-6019SF
41-6229D
41-6267D
56-6267
70-DeV Conv
41-Chev 41-1167
41 Olds 41-3929

 

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