Sep 2nd, 04, 05:35 AM
i have a manual top and want power . i have the whole assembly out now . can anyone tell me what i need or hook me up with a power top frame . everything else i think i could find either new or used . i would be willing to sell my frame that is great shape or do some trading . please email me or just post your opinons . thanks firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep 4th, 04, 02:27 PM
The "Body by Fisher" manual tells you a lot about convertible tops & the power top assembly, motor, rams, etc. I converted a manual top on a 68 years ago without any big problems. I relyed on the Fisher manual big time. It was long before the days of the internet.
Sep 4th, 04, 03:38 PM
I don't really see the advantage. But mine has been giving problems lately. I gusses its nicer. But it would be alot of work and $.
Sep 5th, 04, 06:03 PM
1 power top frame
1 set of lines
2 lift cylinders
1 wiring harness from horn relay to circuit breaker
1 circuit breaker
1 wiring harness from circuit breaker to switch
1 wiring harness from switch to pump
I think I spent like $800 to get my top working and I started with a power top frame.
(The wiring is extremely simple if you just want to make your own.)
I wasn't to interested in having a power top, but the wife said it was a must. After having the power top working for almost a year and a half now I must say that it is truely a very nice feature to have. My two daughters love to go for a ride with the top down, but they can only take the sun for about 30 minutes on extreme days before they ask for the top to be up. Catch a stop light, push the switch and instant shade. I must admit... the black interior does get hot, but I LOVE DRIVING WITH THE TOP DOWN!!!
Sep 7th, 04, 05:38 AM
I put my top up yesterday just because I forgot what the car looked like that way! She's goin' back down today!
Sep 7th, 04, 04:17 PM
I used my 68 RS convertible as a daily driver for almost 20 years. I had converted to power about the first year or two I had the car. ITS THE BEST!! I don't know how many times over the years I would be going somewhere & it would start to rain, or too cold at night. Sometimes at a red light, or even many times, just plain stuck in traffic on the freeway, I could just buzz the top up (or down). People all around would get a kick out it. The car also had power windows, another great feature!!About three years ago the car was ripped-off. Now I have an orignal 67 RS matching numbers 275hp convertible that CAME with a power top. I got some original power windows off of the bay. I'm back on road & everything is cool. smile.gif