Author Topic: Manual to Power Top Conversion  (Read 1190 times)

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Manual to Power Top Conversion
« on: June 15, 2007, 03:39:24 AM »
I'm considering converting a 68 manual top  to a power top. Has anyone used the power top frame available from Ricks? Also could the manual top frame be modified into a power top frame? Any help or opinions would be appreciated.
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Re: Manual to Power Top Conversion
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2007, 05:31:17 PM »
I was considering doing the same on my '68, but thought I would look for some advice on the subject.
Ran into a few discussion threads over on Team Camaro that had a few guys saying not to change. They felt their manuals worked faster than the power tops & had much less problems. That weekend I cleaned & lub'd up all the joints & hinges in mine, and they were right. Now mine goes up & down with hardly any effort and I know I won't have anything happen, like getting stuck half way.
I'm happy with the way it is now, and I'm putting the money & time into other things I want to do on it.
Jerry
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