Top Modifications

Un-conventional ways of handling the TOPS are on this page. Be sure to scroll all of the way down.

Don, the Annexmaster built two fiberglass tops at two different
times for two cars.

Car 1254 -- read about this homemade fiberglass top      Car 689 - read about THIS homemade fiberglass top

How about a Roadster with a SUNROOF?
More here about Car 914

Car u004

This car belongs to Tom LaJeunesse in upstate New York.. It is a 1973 (he thinks) - Here are his comments and pics of his car.

.I built the top frame out of a luggage rack from a Dodge Caravan a friend had sitting around. We used 3/4" plumbing T's and built the frame. I brought it to a local shop that stitched a custom top for it. It's fairly light and comes off in one piece. I reinforced the sides and front with 1 1/2" aluminum angle I got at home DEPOT. We riveted the T's with steel pop-rivets and the thing holds up at 80 mph on he highway no problem.

For more pictures of Tom's car (u004), including shots of the frame built for this top: CLICK HERE

For more pictures of Tom's car (u004), including shots of the frame built for this top: CLICK HERE

This pic came from a car ad in 7/02. Car year unknown, likely 1973 or so. The seller was a dealer who did not respond to my inquiry about this top. Note the barely visible sunroof, oval window in back and upgrade wheels.

Car 158 -- a 1966, used by the owner for hire to parades, special events and advertising space - also has an unusual top treatment.

The pictures below are of a REAL 1928 Ford 4 door Phaeton hot rod with a custom build fiberglass top. The owner had the car at the 2002 NHRA show in Oct. 2002 at Tampa and said that the top was built as follows.

He used (I believe that he said 1/2 inch square) steel tube to weld together a frame modeled after the original top frame -- he used the original to get the shape of the top. He then had someone fiberglass the frame. It was also nicely upholstered on the inside. He had provisions for soft side curtains and said that the front bow was shaped from wood, and attached similar to the Glassics in the front, and with two hex head bolts where the shaped base made of bent flat steel rested on the back rim of the rear seat. The metal piece extended an inch or so forward of where the top met the base to leave a tab for the bolts to go through. He guessed that he had about $1500 in the top, and was selling the car for $30,000+

This series is NOT a Glassic, but a real Ford Phaeton with a nice fiberglass top.