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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Joe Santana
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As a follow up to my post #5 of this thread, at the National Meet last weekend I saw the third Caribbean where the owner chose a colored inner ply to match the exterior accent color.

Posted on: 7/13 21:59
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Re: 1955 Caribbean top material
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Leeedy
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Quote:

Joe Santana wrote:
As a follow up to my post #5 of this thread, at the National Meet last weekend I saw the third Caribbean where the owner chose a colored inner ply to match the exterior accent color.


Yes.

The 1956 Caribbean shown at Amelia Island this year also was done this way as well. I had several discussions with the trimmer who did it.

I also did this same kind of treatment with a 1956 Caribbean in the 1970s. It was done by my friends at Robbins Auto Top Company in Santa Monica, California (they no longer do retail customer work and have long since moved away).

Laminations fold less easily and are artificially thicker with the added issue of two different types of fabric "honeymooning" together but unmarried. Either can suddenly decide to go its own way and that's that.

I've got one word for convertible tops done this way: de-lamination. Not a matter of if. Just a matter of when.

Posted on: 7/14 10:37
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