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  • 30/31 Sport Coupe top

    OK Guys, what material was originally used for the top on a 30/31 Sport Coupe?

    TOB

  • #2
    The Standards show Two-tone diagonal grain artificial leather (gray).

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    • TOBKOB
      TOBKOB commented
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      Yesterday I was looking through some books that a deceased member of my car club had given me and there was an article form the Restorer magazine volume 15 issue 2 that said the same thing and that no one was reproducing it then.
      I don't know what year this was from but I don't recall ever seeing a Sport Coupe (including mine) with anything except a canvas material. I just thought this was an interesting fact that I have never read before.

      TOB

  • #3
    We restored a '30spt coupe in the 1980's and used the LeBaron kit. We coated the canvas with gray fabric spray which at least had an approx. color.and painted the rear window frame gray. At the time ,the kit had no inner fabric liner though the canvas insides blended well with the drill used to wrap the bow,s etc.. One could now possibly get a gray Haartz canvas , vinyl or stippled vinyl top fabric from Kwiktops or others or use SEM coatings sprays used to touch up car fabrics, plastics, etc..
    Check out Marco's abarnyard.com site for photos of the original spt coupe top material and color. It looks close to the Haartz materials used on German cars.

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