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    I was told to buy the LeBaron Bonney kit for my roof top. I found it comes in 2 materials ( colonial grain n-10 and vinyl x148 ) and brown or black. Would there be a difference in durability and ease of installation between these two ? Any tips on installation would also be helpful. Thanks, Pat
    Model A's and of course the famous AA's

  • #2
    You could also buy local from Classtique, and get the same material. Elizabeth does installations, if you don't want to do the job yourself.


    • #3
      Thanks again Tom, I'll wait till you get her number.. Pat
      Model A's and of course the famous AA's


      • #4
        Here are some good photos of a top installation from Marco's website -


        • pAAt
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          Thanks for the link, Dan and "Thanks" to Marco for that great website. Totally awesome pictures for a restoration in progress. Pat

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